92Y And Archie Comics Launch Online Comic Class For Kids

by James Ferguson

If you’re cooped up inside with the family, why not make something fun? 92Y and Archie Comics have joined forces for a new online comic book class for kids. “Create Your Own Comic Book” features Archie writer / artist Dan Parent as the instructor. The four-week class for kids ages 9-13 teaches them to draw, write, and create their own comic book while exploring Archie Comics’ characters.

The class costs $200 and is part of 92Y’s Virtual Afterschool program which launched in September. It runs from Thursday, January 14th, 2021 – Thursday, February 4th, 2021.

“I can’t think of a better way to introduce kids to the world of comic books and illustrating than through the eyes and ears of Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica and the Riverdale gang,” said Lauren Wexler, 92Y Afterschool Director. “For many of us growing up, those richly drawn fictional characters and the world they inhabited served as an introduction to teenage life – friendship, romance, and the adventures and challenges that define what it means to be a teenager. We’re so excited to collaborate with an iconic comic book brand in this endeavor.”

“Archie Comics are, and always will be, for everyone – from age seven to seventy. Partnering with an institution like 92Y and having Dan teach some of the amazing lessons he’s mastered over his legendary career is just another example of that,” said Archie Comics Co-President, Alex Segura. “We’re excited to engage and help foster the next generation of Archie Comics fans and creators while also providing some educational entertainment during these very challenging times.”

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