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.

IL – The Massive Signing

Writer/Artist Brian Wood (DMZ, DV8, Northlanders, Local, Demo, Conan) appears at Challengers on Saturday, June 30th from 8pm-10pm for a signing and party to celebrate his outstanding new releases for June 2012, THE MASSIVE and CHANNEL ZERO: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION. Copies of both will be available for purchase, as well as other past and current work.

An original print, designed by Brian Wood, will be provided free with any purchase during the event.

Challengers Comics
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

UK – Friday Night Mega-Signing

Jock, Andy Belanger, Becky Cloonan, Trevor McCarthy, Conor McCreery, Anthony Del Col, and Scott Snyder sign on Friday 18 May 2012 from 18:00 – 19:00.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

FORBIDDEN PLANET is delighted to announce a fantastic line-up of artists and writers for a fabulous Friday Night Mega-Signing at Forbidden Planet London!

Don’t miss this one – on Friday 18th May, from 6 – 7pm, at the London Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, we’ll have a huge and one-off event, taking place with an amazing line-up of guests: -

Jock • Andy Belanger • Becky Cloonan • Trevor McCarthy • Conor McCreery • Anthony Del Col • Scott Snyder

We’ll have all the hottest titles including Batman: Gates of Gotham, Batman: The Black Mirror, Batman: The Court of Owls, Demo and the wonderfully off-the-wall Kill Shakespeare graphic novels.

Make sure you get there – it’s the perfect way to warm up for the weekend!

ON – Conan the Barbarian Signing

Becky Cloonan appears at The Beguiling this Wednesday, March 14th to celebrate the release of the brand-new CONAN THE BARBARIAN #2, which she illustrated! She will sign and sketch from 5pm-7pm on the second floor.

The Beguiling will also have a bunch of Becky’s original artwork on display and for sale from her past series’ including DEMO, DRACULA, AMERICAN VIRGIN, and much more!

RSVP on Facebook!

The Beguilling
601 Markham Street, Toronto, ON M6G 2L7

NYC – Northlanders Book Club

Writer BRIAN WOOD (DMZ, Local, Demo) appears to discuss his book Northlanders with the club! If that’s not enough to entice, free coffee and donuts will be served.

…Don’t have the book yet? Save 25% off cover price at any of Midtown’s three stores (in-store only).

The Book Club meets on Friday June 24th at 6:30PM at Midtown Comics Downtown.

SEATS ARE VERY LIMITED!

RSVP on Facebook!

Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton St, New York, NY

IL – Demo Art Show

Becky Cloonan appears at a gallery opening on March 25th at 7:00 pm.

Challengers Comics
1845 N. Western Ave. 2R, Chicago, IL 60647

UK – Cross the Pond

Becky Cloonan (DMZ, Demo, PIXU, American Virgin), Kieron Gillen (Phonogram, Thor) and Jamie McKelvie (Phonogram, Suburban Glamour) will be in the Gosh! basement signing books just for you. And as if that wasn’t enough the first 100 people through the door will get a special jam print by Cloonan and McKelvie! It’s a doozy.

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

Start Time: 2:00PM    End Time: 4:00PM

Gosh! Comics, 39 Great Russell St, London UK

NYC – Demo II Release Party

BRIAN WOOD and BECKY CLOONAN celebrate the release of DEMO VOL II on Friday, February 5th, at 8 pm.
 
Rocketship, 208 Smith Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201-6437

1-718-797-1348

http://rocketshipstore.blogspot.com/

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