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20th Century Danny Boy reviews Banana Tail creator Mark McKenna's career in honor of his 50th birthday.

Jennifer M. Contino interviews Mark McKenna over at

Banana Tail creator Mark McKenna will be appearing at the New York Comic Con at the world renowned Jacob Javits Center on Feb 23-25th in New York City.

Come see Mark in Booth 939 as part of the six booth KIDS LOVE COMICS section of the convention. Mark will be selling and signing Banana Tail books and giving away free stuff! If you're an educator, come and speak with Mark about doing a Banana Tail presentation and fundraiser at your school.

NYC KLC SHOW SPECIAL: Get a signed limited Kids Love Comics Print! Print out the card to the left, and visit the other KLC Creator sites listed, and print out the cards at each site. Anyone bringing at least 4 KLC card printouts will receive a special KLC Print to be signed by the creators!

After printing out the Banana Tail card, visit these KLC creator sites below, and come see us in NYC- Booth 939!

Mark McKenna visits Deer Park Elementary School
April 18, 2006 in New Port Richey, Florida

While I was visting some of my family for Easter I decided it would be nice to make an appearance at my niece and nephew's school and talk about Banana Tail. The Media Specialist at Deer Park Elementary School, Kristi Theurer, had me speak in front of a few groups of children, equaling about 280 children. I had a lot of fun trying out my new power point presentation and the kids responded favorably. A few weeks later I received an envelope in the mail from Mrs. Kennedy's 2nd grade class and Mrs. Kennedy had the children all draw their own rendition of Banana Tail and Friends.

I'll probably get around to listing them all, but I wanted to pick out a couple that I thought were especially fun. Lastly, I'll mention this to all you other young artists out there. If you would like to take your shot at drawing one of Banana Tail's friends or even BT himself, I'll always make room for your artwork in my “Kids Korner”

As always, if you'd like me to appear at your school you can email me at to discuss details where I will actually come to your school and create a fund raiser for your PTO. You can also write me at:

Mark McKenna
PO Box 633
Florida, New York

Thanks for participating.

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Please note that some of these events are tentative. Please check back for confirmation.

March 25th, 2006 - Festival of Artists and Authors - Derry, CT

March 25th, 2006 - The Paperback Bizarre Book Shop

April 28th-30th, 2006 - Toronto Con

June 2-4th, 2006 - WW Philly

July 20-23, 2006 - SD Comicon

Sept 9, 10, 2006 - Baltimore Con

Sept 23, 24th, 2006 - Might Mini Con


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