VanCAF Kids Programming 2019

Throughout the weekend we will be offering hands-on lessons with some of VanCAF’s exhibitors, introducing children to the basics of comic book creation. We hope to inspire the next generation of writers, artists and cartoonists.

Lessons take place in the Kids Area on Saturday and Sunday. Every 30 minutes brings a new lesson, so feel free to drop by any time!

Highlighted Kids Workshops

Animation 101

Saturday and Sunday at 3:00 PM

Join Alex Pelletier, the animation supervisor of Captain Underpants at Titmouse Studios, in the kids area to learn more about animation! Pelletier will be showing kids how to create flip books and demonstrate how to bring a character to life. 

Monster Battle Time KO

Saturday at 2:00 PM

Three artists go head-to-head for ultimate glory in this amazing draw-off! Selected audience members will give descriptions of monsters, which will be drawn by three different artists 


Saturday Workshop Schedule

TimeWorkshop LeaderTopic
11:00 AMAnita Ho & Jazz Groden-GilchristThe Pass-It-On Drawing Game
11:30 AMforest fen and foxHow to make a book to draw comics in
11:30 AMKim SmithMonster Mash-Up
12:00 PMColleen LaurelMagical powers and Pets
12:30 PMEggman ComicsSticky Note Comics
1:00 PMJames LloydComic book covers
1:30 PMEmily Lewis4-panel comic
2:00 PMAndrea Rosales, Tay Dow, Valentine Barker & @allofthenorthMonster Battle KO
2:30 PMJonathon DaltonFacial Expressions
3:00 PMAlex PelletierAnimation 101 with Flip Books!

Sunday Workshop Schedule

TimeWorkshop LeaderTopic
11:00 AMMatthew SeelyMonsters/Creatures drawing
11:30 AMMeggie RammEmanata 
11:30 AM@allofthenorthInventing Magical Potions
12:30 PMFox on The TableThe basics of drawing People
1:00 PMPOMEgranate Magazine8-page zines
1:30 PMMatt SmithExpressive Characters
2:00 PMSiobhan Smith8-page Zines
2:30 PMSpencer Soares4-panel Comic
3:00 PMAlex PelletierAnimation 101 with Flip Books!
3:30 PMStephen Crowe and Melanie AmaralComic Jam

Kids and Teen Section at VanCAF!

We have a whole section of our exhibition floor with creators who make kid-friendly comics.