OR – Baggywrinkles Launch Party

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Join cartoonist Lucy Bellwood at Floating World Comics on Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 6:00 – 10:00 pm for a rollicking book release party celebrating the launch of BAGGYWRINKLES: A LUBBER’S GUIDE TO LIFE AT SEA!

Lucy Bellwood is a cartoonist and illustrator working out of Helioscope Studio in Portland, OR. When not writing and illustrating her educational, autobiographical sailing comic Baggywrinkles, she draws comics for Symbolia Magazine, The Nib, and Cartozia Tales. Baggywrinkles is a rollicking, educational survey of maritime lore built around cartoonist Lucy Bellwood’s time aboard tall ships. From the scourge of scurvy to the exhilaration of climbing the rigging for the first time, Lucy’s comics bring the reader into a world of high seas history and informative adventure.

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Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 241-0227

NYC – Baggywrinkles Signing

00000000-baggywrinklesJoin tall ship sailor-turned-cartoonist Lucy Bellwood for a reading and signing event at the South Street Seaport Museum on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM celebrating her new book Baggywrinkles: a Lubber’s Guide to Life at Sea!

Baggywrinkles is a rollicking, educational survey of maritime lore built around cartoonist Lucy Bellwood’s time aboard tall ships. From the scourge of scurvy to the exhilaration of climbing the rigging for the first time, Lucy’s comics bring the reader into a world of high seas history and informative adventure with “a sheer and unremitting sense of joy” [Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier].

Learn more about the South Street Seaport Museum on their website.

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South Street Seaport Museum
12 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 748-8600

DC – Baggywrinkles Signing

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Cartoonist Lucy Bellwood signs at Fantom Comics on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 2:00 PM!

Welcome to the world of Baggywrinkles—a rollicking, educational survey of maritime lore, built around cartoonist Lucy Bellwood’s time aboard tall ships. From the scourge of scurvy to the exhilaration of climbing the rigging for the first time, Lucy’s comics bring the reader into a world of high seas history and informative adventure with “a sheer and unremitting sense of joy” [Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier]. Bellwood sailed aboard square-rigged vessels for months to collect the experiences found in these pages. Readers will learn about the secret language of sailors’ tattoos, why it’s a terrible idea to make someone walk the plank, and how scurvy went from a misunderstood scourge to a curable disease.

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Fantom Comics
2010 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036
202-241-6498

MA – Baggywrinkles Signing

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Join tall ship sailor-turned-cartoonist Lucy Bellwood on Wednesday June 8, 2016 for a reading and signing event at the USS Constitution Museum celebrating her new book Baggywrinkles: a Lubber’s Guide to Life at Sea!

Reading: “Scurvy Dogs, the Cartoon History of Scurvy” at 1:30pm in the Discovery Center

Signing: 2:30pm-4:30pm in the Gift Shop

Baggywrinkles is a rollicking, educational survey of maritime lore built around cartoonist Lucy Bellwood’s time aboard tall ships. From the scourge of scurvy to the exhilaration of climbing the rigging for the first time, Lucy’s comics bring the reader into a world of high seas history and informative adventure with “a sheer and unremitting sense of joy” [Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier].

More details on the USS Constitution Museum website

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USS Constitution Museum
Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA 02129
(617) 426-1812

CT – Baggywrinkles Signing

00000000-baggywrinklesCartoonist Lucy Bellwood signs at Bank Square Books on Sunday, June 5, 2016 from 1:00 till 3:00 PM!

Welcome to the world of Baggywrinkles—a rollicking, educational survey of maritime lore, built around cartoonist Lucy Bellwood’s time aboard tall ships. From the scourge of scurvy to the exhilaration of climbing the rigging for the first time, Lucy’s comics bring the reader into a world of high seas history and informative adventure with “a sheer and unremitting sense of joy” [Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier]. Bellwood sailed aboard square-rigged vessels for months to collect the experiences found in these pages. Readers will learn about the secret language of sailors’ tattoos, why it’s a terrible idea to make someone walk the plank, and how scurvy went from a misunderstood scourge to a curable disease.

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Bank Square Books
53 W Main St, Mystic, Connecticut 06355
(860) 536-3795

Guests Announced for A2CAF 2016

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Press Release:

Beginning in 2016, Kids Read Comics’ annual two-day comics celebration, hosted by the wonderful Ann Arbor District Library, will have a new name: Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival (A2CAF for short).

The Festival will still feature dozens of comics artists along with workshops, demonstrations and interactive drawing games. It will still be as kid- and family-friendly as ever. And attending the event will be free as always.

What we hope the new name makes clear is that young children aren’t the only ones who can enjoy a fun-packed Ann Arbor weekend filled with comics and creativity. We welcome teens and adults (always have) and offer a slate of guests and activities to meet a wide range of comics-related interests (ditto).

So join us as Kids Read Comics celebrates eight years of bringing comics excitement to Michigan libraries, when we inaugurate the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival on June 18 & 19, 2016 at the Ann Arbor District Library.

Keynote speakers at A2CAF 2016 will be Cece Bell, whose comics memoir El Deafo was named a Newbery Honor Book, and the children’s author Tom Angleberger, writer and illustrator of the bestselling Origami Yoda series.

Other guests include Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet), Rafael Rosado (Dragons Beware), Ruth McNally Barshaw (The Ellie McDoodle Diaries), Nathan Hale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales), Ben Hatke (Zita the Spacegirl), Zack Giallongo (Broxo), J. Torres (Alison Dare), Katie Shanahan (Silly Kingdom), Carolyn Nowak (Lumberjanes), Kean Soo (March Grand Prix), Lucy Bellwood (Baggywrinkles), and many more!

Please go to the website for full details: a2caf.com

 

MA – Baggywrinkles Signing

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Cartoonist Lucy Bellwood appears at Trident Booksellers on Monday, July 14th at 7:00 pm!

Press Release:

Have you ever yearned for a life at sea? Wondered what it would be like to sail aboard an 18th century vessel? Been perplexed by the confusing nautical terminology in Melville and O’Brian? Join tall ship sailor-turned-cartoonist Lucy Bellwood as she reads from her educational, autobiographical comic series Baggywrinkles. Whether working as a deckhand on the Lady Washington or documenting the restoration of the Charles W. Morgan at Mystic Seaport, her visual insights into life on board historic vessels will illuminate and delight.

About the author: Lucy Bellwood is a cartoonist and illustrator working out of Periscope Studio in Portland, OR. Since 2007 she has been an avid lover of tall ships and sailing, working aboard vessels up and down the West Coast. In 2014 she traveled to Boston to document the 38th voyage of the freshly-restored 1840s wooden whaling ship the Charles W. Morgan. Her work has appeared in Symbolia Magazine, The Nib, Cartozia Tales, and many other venues. You can find her online at lucybellwood.com or on Twitter as @LuBellWoo.

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Trident Booksellers and Cafe
338 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115
(617) 267-8688

OR – Slingshot Across America Signing

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Cartoonist Danielle Corsetto appears at Bridge City Comics with special guests Erika Moen and Lucy Bellwood on Saturday July 19th on 6:00 – 9:00 pm! Corsetto is celebrating her webcomic Girls with Slingshots’ tenth anniversary with a coast-t0-coast signing tour.

Bridge City Comics
3725 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
(503) 282-5484