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  • MeCAF 2013 Announces Schedule

    May 12, 2013 by  
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    The Maine Comics Arts Festival (MeCAF) has announced the schedule for their 2013 show! Guests include Jeff Smith, Raina Telgemeier, Sean Murphy, Brian Wood, Ming Doyle, Dave Roman, Rick Parker, Colleen AF Venable, John Green, Zack Giallongo, Jeff Pert, Joe Quinones, Maris Wicks, and many more!

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    Press Release:

    MeCAF will have panels and workshops on Saturday May 18th at the Portland Public Library and Sunday at the festival site at Ocean Gateway.

    Saturday, May 18th
    Portland Public Library – Rines Auditorium

    1:00- A conversation with Jeff Smith, creator of Bone and RASL- We will be discussing Jeff’s past work and upcoming projects. (Please note that there will not be any book signings at the library. Jeff will be signing books on Sunday at the festival).

    2:00- Rick Parker cartooning workshop: Join Cartoonist Rick Parker (artist of Beavis and Butthead, Harry Potty, Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid and many others) as he shares tips and techniques for drawing comics. This will be a demonstration where members of the audience will be encouraged to draw.

    3:00- Raina Telgemeier! Raina Telgemeier, creator of Smile and Drama, and artist of the Babysitter’s Club series, discusses her current projects and gives a peek at her work process.

    Sunday, May 19th
    Ocean Gateway Terminal Maine Comics Arts Festival programming (please check back for updates as we finalize the schedule)

    10:30- Jeff Pert Kid’s Cartooning Class

    11:30- Colleen Venable, John Green, and Zack Giallongo

    1:00- Lake Region High School Comic Class Project

    2:00-TBA

    3:00- TBA

     

    ME – TMNT #22 Phantom Variant Signing

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    RICH WOODALL, the artist for the Phantom Variant cover of IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #22, appears at Coast City Comics on Saturday, May 25, 2013 from 1:00 until 6:00 pm for an exclusive signing event!

    We are the only store in Maine that carries these extremely limited covers, so this is a unique opportunity to have one of these special covers signed by the artist!

    Rich modeled the TMNT #22 Phantom Variant off of Todd McFarlane’s cover art for Hulk #340! It’s a great cover, and we’re really excited to host Rich for this event!

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    Coast City Comics
    634 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101

    ME – NOS4A2 Signing

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    Author Joe Hill signs at Books-A-Million on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.

    Description
    NOS4A2 is a spine-tingling novel of supernatural suspense from master of horror Joe Hill, the New York Times bestselling author of Heart-Shaped Box and Horns.

    Victoria McQueen has a secret gift for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. On her Raleigh Tuff Burner bike, she makes her way to a rickety covered bridge that, within moments, takes her wherever she needs to go, whether it’s across Massachusetts or across the country.

    Charles Talent Manx has a way with children. He likes to take them for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the NOS4A2 vanity plate. With his old car, he can slip right out of the everyday world, and onto the hidden roads that transport them to an astonishing – and terrifying – playground of amusements he calls “Christmasland.”

    Then, one day, Vic goes looking for trouble—and finds Manx. That was a lifetime ago. Now Vic, the only kid to ever escape Manx’s unmitigated evil, is all grown up and desperate to forget. But Charlie Manx never stopped thinking about Victoria McQueen. He’s on the road again and he’s picked up a new passenger: Vic’s own son.

    About the Author
    Joe Hill is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Horns and Heart-Shaped Box and the prizewinning story collection 20th Century Ghosts. He is also the Eisner award–winning writer of an ongoing comic book series, Locke & Key. His new novel, NOS4A2, will be published in May 2013. You can follow Joe on Twitter, where he goes by the inspired handle of @joe_hill.

    Books-A-Million #851
    430 Gorham Road, South Portland, ME 04106
    207-253-5587

    MeCAF 2013 Adds More Guests

    January 2, 2013 by  
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    Brian Wood, Sean Murphy, and Raina Telgemeier have been added to the roster for Maine Comics Arts Festival 2013.

    Press Release:

    We are pleased to announce three more guests for MeCAF 2013. Look for even more announcements in the coming weeks.

    Brian Wood released his first series, Channel Zero, in 1997 to considerable critical acclaim and has continued to produce comics and graphic novels at a brisk pace ever since. Focusing almost entirely on creator-owned works, he’s become one of the most notable creators of the last decade. He’s earned multiple Eisner Award nominations and editions of his work have been published in close to a dozen foreign languages. He is most known for original series such as DMZ, Northlanders, Demo, and Local.

    Starting in 2012, Wood kicked off the second major phase of his career with the original series’ The Massive, Anthem, and Mara, as well as Star Wars and Conan the Barbarian for Dark Horse Comics and X-Men for Marvel.

    Sean Murphy’s first creator owned book “Off Road” was released by Oni in 2005 and won an American Library Association award. Soon after, Sean signed an exclusive contract with DC Comics and moved to New York. His DC published work is what he’s most known for currently–Hellblazer: City of Demons, Joe the Barbarian, and American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest helped boost his career greatly. His latest book for DC/Vertigo, and creator owned mini series called “Punk Rock Jesus”, in stores now.

    Raina Telgemeier grew up in San Francisco, but made her way to New York City when she was 22 to attend the School of Visual Arts as an Illustration and Cartooning student. She received her BFA in 2002, and has worked as a freelance artist ever since. She is the adapter and illustrator of four Baby-sitters Club graphic novels, the co-author of X-Men: Misfits, and the author-illustrator of the bestselling dental memoir graphic novel Smile, which won the Eisner Award for Best Publication for a Teen Audience. Smile was also an ALA Notable Book, a Kirkus Best Book of 2010, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards Honor title. Smile won the Maine Student Book Award in 2011. Her most recent book, Drama, was released in the fall of 2012.

    Jeff Smith Appears at MeCAF 2013

    December 5, 2012 by  
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    The Maine Comics Arts Festival is pleased to announce our first featured guest for 2013. To celebrate the 5th year of MeCAF, we are extremely thrilled to announce that Jeff Smith will join us in 2013. Jeff Smith is the award winning creator of Bone and Rasl. The Maine Comics Arts Festival will be held in Portland, Maine on Sunday, May 19th, 2013.

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    ME – Big Nate Signing

    October 3, 2012 by  
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    Lincoln Peirce, the creator of the best selling series Big Nate, signs on Saturday, November 3rd from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm at Casablanca Comics Portland store. He will chat with fans and sign copies of his latest books including Big Nate All Work and No Play: A Collection of Sunday Strips.

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    Casablanca Comics
    151 Middle Street, Portland, ME 04101

    ME – Drama Signing

    September 27, 2012 by  
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    New York Times bestselling creator Raina Telgemeier, author and artist of Smile and Drama, appears at Casablanca Comics on Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 11:00am until 2:00pm. Raina will meet fans and sign copies of her books. Last year her book Smile was the winner of the Maine Student Book Award.

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    Casablanca Comics
    151 Middle Street, Portland, ME 04101

    ME – First Second Creators Signing

    September 24, 2012 by  
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    First Second Publishing creators Ben Hatke and Zack Giallongo appear at Casablanca Comics for a book signing event on Saturday October 20, 2012 from 11:00am until 2:00pm. Both creators have new books and will sketch and sign copies and chat with fans. Fun for all ages!

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    Casablanca Comics
    151 Middle Street, Portland, ME 04101

    ME – TMNT Signing

    TMNT co-creator Peter LairdJim Lawson, and Dan Berger sign at fellow Mirage Studios alum Steve Lavigne’s Shellback Artworks shop on Saturday August 11, 2012. Michael Dooney may also be present, although he is not currently confirmed.

    The event is scheduled from 11am-4pm.

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

    ME – Shellback Artworks Grand Opening

    Special guest Peter Lairdco-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, joins artist Steve Lavigne for the opening of his new gallery on Saturday June 16, 2012 from noon to 3:00pm. There will also be an exhibition of original art from Laird’s collection, much of it TMNT work, including some comic book pages.

    Shellback Artworks
    1509 Post Road, Wells, ME

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