Kids Love Comics at the 2016 East Coast Comicon

The East Coast Comicon takes place April 16 and 17 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Seacaucus NJ. Visit for all the information on the show. The Kids Love […]

The East Coast Comicon takes place April 16 and 17 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Seacaucus NJ. Visit for all the information on the show. The Kids Love Comics pavilion will be there featuring your favorite artists and tons of fun programming! As always, for the best news on kids comics. Here’s the line-up for our East Coast Comicon Pavilion!


Franco, Mark Mariano, Chris Mariano, John Gallagher, Jamar Nicholas, Alex Simmons, Paul Castiglia, Joe Endres, Diana Leto, Emilio Velez Jr., Tim Fielder, Mike Lopez, and Gary Eckerson.




Mark Mariano Presents Scribble Scramble!

Eight young artists are chosen from the crowd to pit their scribbles against one another in a series of improvisational drawing quests. Do you have the courage to doodle silly things for a crowd? Will the crowd have the imagination necessary to help you conquer the quests and ultimately win the coveted Scribble Scramble championship belt? Eight contenders enter. One leaves as champion. Your doodling destiny awaits.


Alex Simmons’ Sci-Tech Heroes!

In this amazing hands-on workshop comics author Alex Simmons demonstrates how to explore and create superheroes and villains using the boundless regions of science and the imaginative realm of comics. Kids will discuss the powers and abilities of popular comic book characters, and then create their own.


Digital Cartooning with Tim Fielder

For many comic creators, pencils and paper are the tools of the past. Writer and artist, Tim Fielder demonstrates how technology has advanced the process of making comics and cartoons.


Light Saber Training with Jedi Master Jongal

Learn the ancient techniques of the light saber in this fun and safe workshop lead by Jedi Master Jongal of the Dagobah system.


Let’s Draw Pinkie Pie! With Diana Leto

My Little Pony artist, Diana Leto, teaches you how to draw the cute characters from the hit My Little Pony cartoon and comic book series.


Cartoon Beach Party with Mike Lopez
Do you love Scooby-Doo, Spongebob Squarepants or Mickey Mouse? Would you like to wow your friends by drawing these characters & more?
Join educator & co-creator of “Life’s A Beach”, Mike Lopez, for this fun workshop where you will learn to draw your favorite cartoon characters, as well make-up your own. Participants will learn the tricks of the trade to create their own comic strips.
First come first served. Limited seating.



Superhero University with Chris Mariano and Joe Endres

You won’t be able to fly and it won’t give you super powers, but you will learn all the ins and outs of superheroics from the industry’s top professors. PLUS you’ll have fun making your own cape and superhero mask! Come to this workshop as a kid, leave as a superhero!


Mark Mariano Presents The Cartoon Carnival

You don’t have to be an artist to enjoy this drawing extravaganza! Join cartoonist, Mark Mariano, for a series of fun cooperative drawing challenges that are sure to spark your imagination and tickle your funny bone.


Tim Fielder’s Pixel Portraits

Pixel Portraits: A Digital Storytelling Workshop by the  creator of Matty’s Rocket, showcases his storyboarding process of panel to panel techniques for comics, animation and film.


Imagination Aquarium with Jamar Nicholas

Ever find yourself stuck for cartoon ideas? Put on your wetsuit and dive into the IMAGINATION AQUARIUM, where cartoonist Jamar Nicholas will help you catch ideas in your net and create awesome cartoons!


Storytelling University with John Gallagher

John Gallagher has been writing and drawing comics for decades. In this workshop, John covers the steps he uses to create an awesome story.

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