Author, Alex Simmons had a booth setup at the Schomburg Center in Harlem for the Black Comic Book Festival. He had a bunch of his work on display at the event. I got to catch up to him and get the update and insight on some of his projects. Alex talks about his comic “Black Jack”, his collaboration with Archie Comics, his new book “The Art Of Making Comics”, his convention “Kids Comic Con” and more.
About Alex Simmons:
“Over the past 20 years Alex Simmons has written (and in some cases also created) a number of juvenile mysteries under a variety of pseudonyms for many well-known publishers. He has also penned two educational documentaries and several stage plays. One of his plays, Sherlock Holmes & the Hands of Othello, received critical praise and was published in Black Thunder: An Anthology of Contemporary African American Drama, published by Signet/Mentor Books.
Simmons has written three movie novelizations for Disney and three biographies for Steck-Vaughn, including one on Denzel Washington.
As a voiceover talent, Simmons can be heard on a wide range of projects from O’Henry Bars, to podcasting financial information for DeLoitte and Touche.
Simmons has traveled the country as a guest speaker and teaching artist. He has developed and conducted creative writing workshops (prose, comics, journalism, and playwriting), as well as consulted on a number of creative arts programs and curricula for children.
Currently, Simmons is serving on the board of the New York State Alliance for Arts and Education. He is also arts and education consultant for the Christopher Barron Live Life Foundation, a curator for his COLOR OF COMICS Exhibit; and he is affiliated with the Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art.”
For more information about Alex visit KidsComiccon.com