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  • MeCAF 2013 Announces Schedule

    May 12, 2013 by  
    Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Maine, Top Stories

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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

     

    MA – Primates Signing

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    Local artist Maris Wicks signs her new book at Brookline Booksmith on Thursday, June 13th at 7:00 pm!

    About Primates:
    Primates tells the story of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute Galdikas, three of the most renown scientists in the field of primate research and students of the great Louis Leakey. Jim Ottaviani’s words are charmingly illustrated by Maris Wicks, resulting in an engaging and utterly factual tale of the scientific life, including the personal and professional highs and lows that accompany it. Join illustrator Maris Wicks as she discusses the process of creating a graphic novel.

    Brookline Booksmith
    279 Harvard St Brookline, MA 02446

    WA – Relish Signing

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    Cartoonist Lucy Knisley signs at Third Place Books on Saturday, April 20th at 6:30 pm!

    Third Place Books
    17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
    206-366-3333

    MA – Relish Signing

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    Cartoonist Lucy Knisley signs at Million Year Picnic on Sunday, April 28th at 2:30 pm!

    Knisley weaves a lifelong love of food, a childhood raised by chefs, sparkling wit, delicious recipes and fresh, fun art in this graphic memoir depicting pivotal moments in her life in relation to the foods on her plate. A tasty treat for all the senses, foodies and artists alike will Relish Knisley’s story and style.

    Million Year Picnic
    99 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    CA – How to Write for Comic Books

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    Gene Luen Yang speaks and signs at Fantastic Comics on Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 3:00 until 4:30 pm!

    Gene says on his blog:

    Before the Avatar: The Last Airbender books, I’d written for other artists.  The Eternal Smile was written by me and drawn by Derek Kirk Kim.  Level Up was written by me and drawn by Thien Pham.  In each of those cases, though, I thumbnailed.  The artist didn’t always follow my thumbnails, but I still communicated visually with them.

    The Airbender books are the first time I’ve turned in scripts that are pure words.  I’ve had to do a lot of thinking.  How do you lay the foundations of a visual story using just words?  I’ve also read a bunch of advice by words-only writers that I admire: Dwayne McDuffie, Peter David, Alan Moore, Mark Waid.

    On Saturday, April 6 at 3pm, I’m going to present some of the stuff I’ve learned at Fantastic Comics in Berkeley.  I’m gonna talk about writing comics from a words-only perspective.  I’m also gonna talk about Aang and Co.  If you’re in town, come by!

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    Fantastic Comics
    2026 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
    (510) 848-2988

    WA – Relish Signing

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    Cartoonist Lucy Knisley signs at Fantagraphics Bookstore on Friday, April 19th at 7:00 pm.

    Knisley weaves a lifelong love of food, a childhood raised by chefs, sparkling wit, delicious recipes and fresh, fun art in this graphic memoir depicting pivotal moments in her life in relation to the foods on her plate. A tasty treat for all the senses, foodies and artists alike will Relish Knisley’s story and style.

    Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery 
    1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.), Seattle, WA 98108

    MA – Relish Signing

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    Cartoonist Lucy Knisley signs at Brookline Booksmith on Sunday, April 28th at 6:30 pm.

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    Knisley weaves a lifelong love of food, a childhood raised by chefs, sparkling wit, delicious recipes and fresh, fun art in this graphic memoir depicting pivotal moments in her life in relation to the foods on her plate. A tasty treat for all the senses, foodies and artists alike will Relish Knisley’s story and style.

    Brookline Booksmith
    279 Harvard St Brookline, MA 02446

    CA – Relish Signings

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    relish1Cartoonist Lucy Knisley tours the Bay Area with her new book Relish from April 12th till April 15th.

    Lucy Knisley loves food. The daughter of a chef and a gourmet, this talented young cartoonist comes by her obsession honestly. In her forthright, thoughtful, and funny memoir, Lucy traces key episodes in her life thus far, framed by what she was eating at the time and lessons learned about food, cooking, and life. Each chapter is bookended with an illustrated recipe—many of them treasured family dishes, and a few of them Lucy’s original inventions.

    Friday April 12, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Copperfields Books
    140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, CA 94952

    Saturday April 13, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Books Inc.
    1760 4th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

    Sunday April 14, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Cartoon Art Museum
    655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

    Sunday April 14, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Berkeley Public Library
    2090 Kittredge Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

    Monday April 15, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Omnivore Books
    3885a Cesar Chavez Street · San Francisco, CA 94131

    NY – Relish Signing

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    Cartoonist Lucy Knisley signs at Oblong Books on Thursday April 4, 2013 at 7:00 pm!

    Lucy Knisley was born in New York City, raised in Rhinebeck, NY, and educated in Chicago. She has come home to roost in a tiny apartment in Manhattan, where she can be closer to her mom’s cooking.  Her comics about life, food, travel and her adventures have gained her a devoted audience on the Internet, and she is now doing food comics for the magazine Saveur, who just sent her to Africa. Lucy’s first book, French Milk, is a travelogue about a trip to Paris. The daughter of a chef and a gourmet, this talented young cartoonist comes by her obsession honestly. In this forthright, thoughtful, and funny graphic memoir, Lucy traces key episodes in her life thus far, framed by what she was eating at the time and lessons learned about food, cooking, and life. Each chapter is bookended with an illustrated recipe—many of them treasured family dishes, and a few of them Lucy’s original inventions. Relish invites the reader to celebrate food as a connection to our bodies and a connection to the earth, rather than an enemy, a compulsion, or a consumer product.

    Oblong Books & Music
    6422 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY
    (845) 876-0500

    IL – Relish Signing

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    Cartoonist Lucy Knisley is coming to Challengers on Wednesday April 10th at 7:00 pm for a party! She’ll be signing copies of her terrific new book Relish: My Life In The Kitchen, hosting a slideshow, and hanging out with fans in a gallery decked out with her artwork. Beer and wine will be served, as well as Lucy’s recipes from Relish prepared by local fans. It’s going to be fun (potentially) on a bun!

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

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