Pocket Con Features Artists, Authors of Color

Pocket Con 2013 logo-art by Ashley Woods
Pocket Con 2013 logo-
art by Ashley Woods

Chicago’s only comic book convention for teens and kids of color comes to the Greater Grand Crossing Branch and the Gary Comer Youth Center from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 12.  Pocket Con features the works of artists and authors of color.

Children younger than 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Meet local artists and authors, shop for comics and art, hear great live music, and participate in workshops, quiz games, panels and activities.  Create a chainmail bracelet, learn to make a robot dance or to program video games, or participate in interviews with award-winning authors and animators such as  LeSean Thomas, Jeremy Whitley and Brandon Thomas.

This year we are introducing a maker space that will give teens a chance to experiment with a variety of media, from laser-cut vinyl masks to graffiti murals to 3D printing.  Or hone your creative skills by drawing with an artist or participating in our drawing, comics writing and costume contests.

These photos showcase highlights of Pocket Con 2013:

Artists Larry Stroman, Gene Ha, and Elgin Bokari Smith at Pocket Con 2013.
Artists Larry Stroman, Gene Ha and Elgin Bokari Smith at Pocket Con 2013
Black Image in Anime Panel, Pocket Con 2013
Black Image in Anime Panel, Pocket Con 2013
The Microphone Misfitz at Pocket Con 2013
The Microphone Misfitz at Pocket Con 2013

Get ready for Pocket Con with one of these great titles:

The Many Adventures of Miranda Mercury

Princeless

Public Enemy #2