KABOOM! POW! Comic camp is next week

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Kevin Stokes will hold a comic camp next week at the Extension office.

Kevin Stokes will hold a comic camp next week at the Extension office.

Do your children love Spiderman, Green Lantern, Batman, Iron Man, Superman or the like?

Next week’s comic art camp may be for them.

Andalusia native Kevin Stokes will take children on an adventure that will include a take-home art kit.

The camp, which is held in partnership with Covington County 4-H, will begin June 3 and end June 7, and will take place from noon until 4 p.m. each day at the Covington County Extension auditorium.

The camp is open for campers ages 9 to 19, and is open to a maximum of 25 students.

Cost is $30 and will include all art supplies, a take-home art kit, and art lessons from Stokes.

4-H will also provide a free lunch each day to participants.

Tanya Bales of Covington County 4-H said she’s been working to get Stokes to Andalusia for the past five years because his mother, Susan Stokes, worked with her at the extension office.

“I have been putting a bug into his mother’s ear for like five years,” she said. “I was so excited that it worked out. With his job, he is often here and there, wherever they need him.”

Stokes is a professional artist whose work is published with Dynamite Publishing.

His expertise is in the area of comic-style art although he has experience in other art styles including caricature portraits.

Stokes has worked with DC and Marvel comics and has worked on projects with Stan Lee.

His work has been featured in episodes of the TV series “Smallville,” which was based on the comic book story of Superman.

For more information or to register for this event, visit the Covington County Extension Office or contact Bales at 222-1125.