Was mostly virtual. Links and photos to come.
“FROM BATMAN TO SCOOBY DOO: IMAGINING YOUR IDOL.” Join author Alex Simmons for this interactive lecture as he takes you down the happy and some times complex trail from reading your favorite childhood heroes to writing them.
When: June 23rd, 11 AM — Noon
Where: The Superheroes for Hospice comic book fundraiser for the Saint Barnabas Hospital hospice program.
95 Old Short Hills Road, West Orange, NJ
SIMMONS IS ON THE ROAD AGAIN!!!
June 10th he’ll appear at the Albany Comic Con, signing his Archie masterworks, as well as copies of his most well known creation BLACKJACK, tales of an African American soldier of fortune in the 1930s.
Simmons will also have copies of the critically acclaimed, African American Classics (AAC) anthology. “I feel very fortunate to have been asked to work on two stories in this amazing collection,” Simmons says. AAC is a collection of short stories by such extraordinary talents as Zora Neale Hurston, W.E.B. DuBois, Langston Hughes (to name a few) which have been adapted into graphic novel by some of today’s most well known black comic book artists.
March 3rd – Guest speaker at the ScienceTechnology Engineering & Math
Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.
March 30th – guest speaker at the Science Technology Energy Program Conference in Albany, NY. students of mine will also be making presentations about a forensic science program I developed.
April 13 & 14th– appearing and speaking at the Wildcat Comic Con at Pennsylvania College of Technology, in Williamsport, PA.
April 19th – Guest speaking and signing for the students of Passages Academy in Brooklyn.
Simmons took his Sci-Tech Heroes comics workshop into the labs when he and 20 high school students explored the process of creating science fiction from science fact. “There were high and low moments,” Simmons said. “But many of the kids got it, as they wrestled with scientific concepts, terms, and projects to create their own characters.” Where did this take place? At Bronx Community College as part of their summer fun and facts programs.
Simmons is also working in collaboration with teachers and administrators of a Westchester school system to develop innovative creative arts programs for the fall.
Saturday, JUNE 4th
Alex Simmons, Eric Battle, Jerry Craft, N. Steven Harris will be part of a panel talking about the Graphic Novel medium at the Art Sanctuary.
Simmons will also be part of their all day book fair. So come meet greet and have him autograph some of the many Archie Comics, and other books, he’s written.
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Friday, JUNE 3rd
Alex Simmons will be a guest artist creating comic art with the children of the Edwin M. Stanton School, in Philadelphia.
SATURDAY May, 21th
Convention Panelist Moderator – Discussing topics and subject pertaining toComic book industry, professionalism and challenges of being an author, writerand creator. Your Panelists are: TonyIsabella/ Black Lightning, Writer, Author; Joe Illidge/ Milestone Media, VergeEntertainment and Screenwriter; Shannon Newby / Heavy Sedation/ Screenwriter, andDirector.
11am – 12pm: WRITERS PANEL MOD
S.T.A.R.S. Workshop Facilitator – Instructing young people how to create their funcartoons.
1pm – 1:45pm: WRITE WORDS
Friday May, 20th
[Bet. 7pm and 9pm]
Award Presenter – Announcing nominees and winners for a given category. [During the GlyphComics Award ceremony – 7pm – 9pm]
The Glyph Comics Award for Best Writer
Simmons will be presenting the Glyph Comics Award for Best Writer on Friday, May 20th. On Saturday, may 21st, he’ll be moderating the writers’ panel at 11:00 AM and facilitating the WRITE WORDS youth workshop at 1:00 PM — all at the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention. Be there and shake a hand, make a friend!
East Coast Black Age of Comics (ECBACC)
10 AM – 7 PM
Crown Plaza Hotel
1800 Market Street
Check out ECBACC
Saturday, April 16th (NYC)) Simmons will be signing comic books he’s written for Archie, DC Comics, PaperCutz, and more at the 5th annual KIDS’ COMIC CON, on the campus of Bronx Community College, 181st Street & University Avenue, Bronx NY. For more information email Eugene Adams at Gene@kidscomiccon.com.
April Simmons will be teaching a Saturday morning workshop for kids called, Animation Alley. Sponsored by Bronx Community College/College Prep, this will be an introductory class in creating limited animation clips and presentations.
Saturday, March 19th (NYC) Simmons will be signing comics, leading creating comics workshops, and coordinating other artists and activities as part of Kids’ Comic Con Day at the Ronald McDonald House in NYC (http://www.rmh-newyork.org/) . This fun filled event is strictly for the children (undergoing treatment) and their families living at RMH.
Saturday, February 19th (NYC) Alex Simmons (The Cartoon Life of Chuck Clayton), will be appearing with syndicated cartoonists Jerry Craft (Mama’s Boyz), Ray Billingsley (Curtis), comic book writers and artists N Steven Harris (The Fringe and Ajala: A Series of Adventures), comic historian Professor Bill Foster and more as they unveil their rack at the Hue-Man Bookstore and Café in Harlem, 2319 Frederick Douglass Blvd, between 124th and 125th Streets. (A similar event occurred in Atlanta, Chicago, and Los Angles on separate days.)
Simmons will be the MC when his Kids Comic Con Road Show visits Ronald McDonald House NYC, on March 19th.
A representative from the 15th Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival has asked Simmons and associates to help them obtain submissions of animated short films from the US and Senegal. “We’re very excited about this,” Simmons says, “because it offers several fantastic possibilities for adults and kids.”