ME – FCBD: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Signing

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TMNT co-creator Peter Laird appears with Steve Lavigne, a fellow artist and Mirage Studios alum, at the Shellback Artworks gallery on Saturday May 7, 2016 from 1:00 till 4:00 PM for Free Comic Book Day!

Shellback Artworks
1509 Post Road, Wells, ME 04090
(207) 251-4340

ME – Tokyo Ghost Signing

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Comic creator Sean G. Murphy appears at Newbury Comics’ Portland store in the Maine Mall on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 2:00 PM till 4:00 PM to sign the store’s limited edition exclusive cover of Tokyo Ghost Volume 1!

A graduate of SCAD and Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, Sean Gordon Murphy is known for his work on Hellblazer, Joe the Barbarian,Batman/Scarecrow, American Vampire, The Wake, Tokyo Ghost, Chrononauts, made his debut as a writer on Punk Rock Jesus. He was just recently announced as the artist for All-Star Batman.

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Newbury Comics – Portland Store
220 Maine Mall Road, Ste 115, South Portland, ME 04106
(207) 774-2117

ME – TMNT Artist Signing

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Steve Lavigne, a former artist on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Mirage Studios, signs at Collectables Forever in the Auburn Mall on Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

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Auburn Mall
550 Center St, Auburn, Maine 04210
(207) 786-2977

MeCAF Partners with Portland Public Library

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Press Release:

The Maine Comics Arts Festival (MeCAF), an annual comics event that brings over one hundred cartoonists to Portland each year, has announced a new partnership with the Portland Public Library for the 2016 show. The show will be held at the Portland Public Library’s Main Branch at Five Monument Square on Friday and Saturday, June 3rd and 4th, 2016. Over 120 comic writers, artists, publishers and cartoonists are expected to attend and exhibit at the eighth annual event. The 2016 event will be free to attend and open to the public.

Show organizers Rick Lowell and Laura O’Meara of Casablanca Comics in Portland started the festival in 2009 as a way to promote comics and provide the public with an opportunity to meet the creative talent behind the comics. “We are excited to bring this festival to the Portland Public Library. It is the perfect venue for this event, and we welcome the partnership of working with the library.” says Lowell. The show has been especially popular with families. The festival is not a typical comic book convention in that there are no stores or dealers set up selling books. Instead, the exhibitors are the creative people behind the comics. The artists will have their own work on display and available for sale.

“Comics and graphic novels are so hugely popular with Portland Public Library patrons of all ages, and Casablanca Comics is one of our long-standing community collaborators, so hosting MeCAF here seems like such a natural fit.” says Kelley Blue, Teen Librarian & Teen Team Leader at the Portland Public Library. “We’re excited to use our space in this creative way, and for the programming potential around the festival that we can bring as a partner.”

The mix of writers and artists covers a wide spectrum and includes many best-selling and award-winning comic creators. There will be programming running all day Saturday including cartooning workshops and an “Iron Cartoonist” competition. In addition, there are plans for events on Friday as part of the First Friday Art Walk.

The Maine Comics Arts Festival is a production of Casablanca Comics of Portland, Maine. Casablanca Comics is an award winning comic book retail store with two locations in southern Maine. Store owners Rick Lowell and Laura O’Meara have been sharing their love of comics with the public since 1987.

 

Portland Comic Expo (October 2015)

Convention Name
PORTLAND COMIC EXPO
Convention Website Address
http://www.portlandcomicexpo.com/
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/25/2015
About This Convention
Casablanca Comics presents the Portland Comic Expo on Sunday, October 25th, 2015. Comic artists! Dealer’s room! Cosplay! Programming! A full day event for comic fans! Admission ONLY $5.00!

Featured guests include Declan Shalvey (artist of Moon Knight for Marvel and Injection for Image Comics), Jordie Bellaire (Eisner award winning colorist for Marvel, DC and Image Comics), Stacey Lee (artist for Marvel Comics Silk) and others.

Venue Name and Address
Portland Exposition Building
239 Park Avenue
Portland, ME 04101
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
80
Projected Attendance
1,500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Declan Shalvey, Jordie Bellaire, Stacey Lee

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ME – TMNT Artist Signs

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Artist Steve Lavigne, one of the original Mirage team that created the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, appears at Coast City Comics on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 6:30pm to sign comics and do sketches. He will also be selling prints and original artwork! There will be an exclusive silkscreened patch given out. Limited to 50 pieces!

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Coast City Comics
634 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 899-1505

ME – FCBD: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Signing

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TMNT co-creator Peter Laird appears with Steve Lavigne, a fellow artist and Mirage Studios alum, at the Shellback Artworks gallery on Saturday May 2, 2015 from noon till 3:00 PM for Free Comic Book Day!

Shellback Artworks
1509 Post Road, Wells, ME 04090
(207) 251-4340

Maine Comics Arts Festival (MeCAF) (May 2015)

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Convention Name
Maine Comics Arts Festival (MeCAF)
Convention Website Address
http://www.mainecomicsfestival.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/17/2015
About This Convention
MeCAF returns for its seventh year with over 120 comic creators and publishers visiting Portland, ME. Featured guests include Brooke A. Allen (Lumberjanes), Box Brown (Andre the Giant), Alex De Campi (Grindhouse, Archie Vs Predator), James Kochalka (Johnny Boo, American Elf), Andrew MacLean (Apocalyptic Girl), Dan Parent (Archie), Joe Quinones (Howard the Duck) and Chip Zdarsky (Howard the Duck, Sex Criminals).
Venue Name and Address
Portland Company Complex
58 Fore Street
Portland, ME 04101
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
90
Projected Attendance
1200
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Book Festival
Guests
Brooke A. Allen (Lumberjanes), Box Brown (Andre the Giant), Alex De Campi (Grindhouse, Archie Vs Predator), James Kochalka (Johnny Boo, American Elf), Andrew MacLean (Apocalyptic Girl), Dan Parent (Archie), Joe Quinones (Howard the Duck), Chip Zdarsky (Howard the Duck, Sex Criminals).

ME – The Sculptor Signing

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Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics, Zot!) appears Casablanca Comics on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 6:00 PM to sign his latest graphic novel The Sculptor

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Casablanca Comics
151 Middle Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 780-1676

ME – Cafe Racer Signing

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Artist Sean Murphy (The Wake, Punk Rock Jesus, Interstellar) appears with writer Katana Collins and artist Clay McCormack at Casablanca Comics on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm for a special signing of CAFE RACER!

About the book:

As a toddler, Orchid and her father barely escaped Japan during the Doolittle Raid of WWII. Years later, Orchid is still an outcast as she speeds her way into London’s Cafe Racer motorcycle society. Defying both racial and sexist stereotypes, the half-Japanese teenager is unbeatable in a race–much to the disappointment of her father, who forbids her from riding his mysterious motorcycle. After discovering friendship in the most unexpected places, she soon uncovers the truth of the bike, along with its connection to the disappearance of her mother in pre-war Japan.

Cafe Racer is a story told through seven vignettes, also including extra features such as pencils, concept art, and other behind the scenes artwork.

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Casablanca Comics
151 Middle Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 780-1676

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