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Chelsea District Library brings comics arts to your home

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Edith Donnell for the information in this story.)

Kids Read Comics, with its history of bringing fun, family-friendly, comic book artists to Chelsea, is going to be a little different this year. While a convention teeming with activity has been a hallmark of the event, this year we wanted everyone to be able to stay closer to home—even our special comic artist guest—Ted Woods.

Woods has a special talent for beautiful black and white art, and his skills are a joy to watch.

Join us via Facebook Live on Monday nights at 6:30 p.m. in October for Kids Read Comics, Home Toon Edition. We can’t wait to watch Woods as he draws a brand new comic strip about Chelsea and teaches a little bit about how you can draw your own comics. Each week, CDL will bring comic creation to your home, your phone, wherever. Can’t make the live event? Past editions will be viewable on the CDL website.

Throughout the month, we invite you to test your own drawing skills with daily drawing prompts courtesy of Inktober, a web project developed by comics artist Jake Parker. Share your creations with us in the Kids Read Comics Facebook event or by emailing them to [email protected]. We are thrilled to share participant creations on the Kids Read Comics website ( During an otherwise challenging year, we can all share a laugh or ooh and aah over beautiful comics art.

About Kids Read Comics: Kids Read Comics is a nonprofit organized in 2008 by four Michigan residents dedicated to putting comics, and the tools to make comics, in the hands of young people. In addition to librarian Donnell, they are artist and cartooning teacher Jerzy Drozd, Green Brain co-owner Dan Merritt, and comic book writer Dan Mishkin. Kids Read Comics puts on the annual Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival.

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