Alex Simmons is an award-winning freelance writer of plays, books, and comics, as well as a teaching artist, guest speaker, and creative consultant. He’s written for Disney Books, Penguin Random House, Simon and Schuster, Marvel, DC, and Archie Comics. Simmons is the creator of the acclaimed adventure comic book series, Blackjack, and he’s developed concepts and scripts for several animation projects. As a teaching artist, Simmons has developed and taught master classes and workshops for students and educators in the US, West Indies, Africa, and Europe. He’s served on panels and delivered lectures on children’s entertainment mediums, as well as empowering young people through the arts. Simmons founded the annual family event, Kids Comic Con, and three comic arts exhibits, which have traveled abroad. He continues to develop, and advocate for, comics and creative arts programs for young people around the world. www.SimmonsHereAndNow.com / @AlexSimmonsSays
Sci-Tech Heroes with Alex Simmons
Sunday September 10, 2023 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm | Room: Kids Love Comics Area
This amazing hands-on workshop 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.