To do Saturday: Toon Books

If you aren’t at the con, there is still plenty of comics related frolic to be had, including this event at the McNally Robinson bookstre: Comics for Kids with TOON Books:

Geoffrey Hayes, author of Benny and Penny in Just Pretend
Frank Cammuso and Jay Lynch, creators of Otto’s Orange Day
Introduction by TOON Books editor Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly
In this very special McNally Robinson Saturday Storytime, kids will hear stories and make crafts with the creators of two new graphic novels just for kids! Geoffrey Hayes will show pictures on the big screen to tell the story of Benny the mouse and his little sister Penny in Just Pretend. Jay Lynch and Frank Cammuso will share their story and pictures about Otto, a cat who wishes for a genie to make everything orange! The artists will also wow the crowd with original drawings, and afterward kids will create their own graphic novels. The authors will be introduced by the creators of TOON Books — series advisor Art Spiegelman (author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel Maus) and editorial director Francoise Mouly (art director for The New Yorker and co-editor of RAW magazine) — who will talk to kids and parents about what comics for kids are all about. Join us for a special comics edition of Saturday Storytime! Please note: Mr. Spiegelman will not sign books at this event.

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