Bronx, NY - Kingsbridge Heights Community Center (KHCC) will host a special comic workshop with Hip Hop legend and Comic Book Creator, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels. This two-hour workshop is scheduled for Monday, July 29th from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. The workshop will feature tips on writing, illustration and story generation.
As an honoree at the 2017 “Home Away From Home” benefit, an annual event that raises funds to support over 4,500 Bronx residents including youth and their families, DMC’s overall engagement is inspirational, as he continuously remains involved with the youth here at KHCC.
“DMC is able to create diverse characters in his comic book universe that keeps readers engaged,” said Margaret Della, KHCC Executive Director. “As a kid, DMC played with words, language, imagery through comics - developing his unique style and career. We’re excited for our kids to find play and self expression through this workshop. We’re also grateful for his support of KHCC’s children, youth and families.”
The workshop will offer summer camp participants in grades K-5 an opportunity to share their own comic book ideas and learn more about DMC’s legacy as a hip hop lyricist and comic book creator.
About Kingsbridge Heights Community Center
KHCC provides resources to empower Bronx residents from cradle to career to advance education and well-being for a vibrant community. We achieve this in an environment that fosters academic milestones, literacy, mental health support, nutrition, technology, and the arts. To learn more about KHCC, visit our website: www.khcc-nyc.org
About Darryl McDaniels
Darryl McDaniels is a member of the legendary hip-hop group RunDMC. Born in Harlem and raised in Queens, McDaniels grew in the foster care system from birth until his adoption by his foster family. He has been a vocal advocate for foster children, using his platform to empower and inspire communities. He has also used his passion for writing and comics to create his own series. In 2009, RunDMC was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.