Vernal Comic Con a Fantastic Success

Vernal’s very first youth comic con was a huge success! Over five hundred people came to the Uintah County Library and many purchased comics from local children authors and illustrators. The event started with upwards of 100 people participating in the previous comic book art classes. From the class, 14 kids, the youngest being six years old and the oldest being in their teens, submitted black and white comics that the library printed. The kid’s dedication and talents were apparent as they sat the whole two hours talking about their books and signing copies for those that purchased them for fifty cents. When it was all said and done everyone was excited for the money they made and the support the community gave them. Many people are looking forward to next year and are already planning what they are going to do. 

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Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.