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Making Space For Comic Books’ Smallest Fans

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Aired 7/26/10

Now that Comic-Con is over the big question remains: Can San Diego bring the ever-growing convention back next year? One organization has been trying to make space for comic books’ smallest fans.

— Now that Comic-Con is over the big question remains: Can San Diego keep the convention coming back in the future? One organization has been trying to make space for comic books’ smallest fans.

A few blocks away from Comic-Con, this year San Diego’s New Children’s Museum took the graphic arts chaos and made it kid-sized. They hosted a comic book exhibit and drawing workshops.

Six-year-old Catherine Arcarissaid said she learned to draw her favorite characters from the Shrek movies.

Christine Larsen is a Shrek comic book illustrator and led some of the workshops.

“I think it’s tough for little kids because there’s so much going on. I mean there’s kid stuff but there’s a lot more stuff that’s way more suitable for adults, than, I think, for small children," Larsen said. "And, I don’t know. I see some of those little kids and I’m like -– those kids are going to get lost, there are seas of people. I think it’s more the large amount of people that makes it less kid friendly.”

Kid-friendly or not, San Diego hopes to see all of those people for years to come.

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