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Out of all the comic conventions, the Baltimore Comic-Con offers the largest family-friendly comics area. Organized and produced by Mark Mariano, John Gallagher, and Chris Mariano, the Kids Love Comics Pavilion is the place to be for kid and young adult comics. This year, the KLC Pavilion will feature over 30 family-friendly comic creators and deliver plenty of laughs, education, and imagination-inspiring workshops at the top of every hour.

Normally at comic conventions, parents and kids meet the creators of their favorite books. This year, the Kids Love Comics Pavilion is switching things up by having the kids on the other side of the table! It’s the Future of Comics Contest. Four YOUNG COMIC CREATORS will win half table spots in our pavilion to sell their comics and art. See the details below to see how you can enter. All entries will be reviewed and selected by the Kids Love Comics “Future of Comics Board.”

The Future of Comics Contest

Kids Love Comics is looking for comics written and drawn by young creators. The art doesn’t have to be perfect — the story just needs to be clear. Your comic can be in black and white, color, pencil, crayon, however you like to tell your story!

  • Open to creators from ages 5 to 17
  • Submit a short bio and 3 to 5 sample comic pages to (files can be JPG or PDF)
  • Entrants must have at least one title available to sell at the convention (we suggest at least 30 copies of each title)
  • All submissions must be received by July 31, 2015
  • Winning creators will be announced August 21, 2015

Winning Young Creators must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the convention.

Best of luck and have fun making comics!

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, and Facebook pages.

General Admission and VIP Package tickets for Weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, as well as the Harvey Awards, are now on sale! Visit for more information and to purchase your advanced tickets now, and as always, kids 10 and under get into the show free with a paid adult General Admission!


About Kids Love Comics
Kids Love Comics is all about sharing up-to-date and important information about graphic novels and comics for children, teens, and kids of all ages. KLC is aimed as a resource for parents, educators, librarians, teachers, book buyers, and retailers to learn and get news about graphic novels for kids. The Kids Love Comics Pavilion travels to several comic conventions and provides a fun and safe environment for families to discover talented artists and great stories for kids. Their live programming at comic conventions, libraries, and schools encourages creativity and imagination through fun and engaging workshops. Be a part of the fun at

About The Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 16th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit

About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 10 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit


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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...

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