Joining the ranks of publishers that are going digital to reach young readers during the coronavirus outbreak, DC has launched a series of virtual activities featuring the publisher’s middle grade authors and illustrators. DC Kids Camp debuted on March 25 at 10 a.m. PT on Twitter and Instagram with the video “Make a Green Lantern Ring with Minh Lê,” followed today by “Superman Origami with Gene Luen Yang.”

Forthcoming programs will lead children through additional DIY crafts, draw-alongs, comics tutorials, and other superhero-themed exercises. Downloadable materials will be distributed daily across DC Kids social platforms. Parents and guardians can also receive DC Kids Camp content directly on Mondays and Fridays by signing up for the DC Family newsletter.

The full line-up of participating authors and artists includes:

· Franco Aureliani and Art Baltazar (Superman of Smallville)

· Meg Cabot (Black Canary: Ignite)

· Matthew Cody (Zatanna and the House of Secrets)

· Amanda Deibert (DC Super Hero Girls)

· Shea Fontana (Batman: Overdrive)

· Agnes Garbowska (DC Super Hero Girls)

· Dustin Hansen (My Video Game Ate My Homework)

· Shannon Hale, Dean Hale (Diana: Princess of the Amazons)

· Thomas Krajewski, Jennifer Muro, Gretel Lusky (Primer)

· Minh Lê (Green Lantern: Legacy)

· Demitria Lunetta, Kate Karyus Quinn (Anti/Hero)

· Michael Northrop (Dear Justice League)

· Ridley Pearson (Super Sons trilogy)

· Kirk Scroggs (The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid)

· Brittney Williams (Lois Lane and the Friendship Challenge)

· Gene Luen Yang (Superman Smashes the Klan)

Next up is “Make Your Own Superhero with Dustin Hansen” on March 27.