A2CAF 2018 Announces Guests

The 2018 Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival has announced three of this year’s headline guests, each making their very first appearance at the show on Saturday, June 16th and Sunday, June 17th.

Maris Wicks, author of Science Comics: Coral Reefs and Human Body Theater, and artist of Primates and SpongeBob Comics!

Judd Winick, author of the Hilo series, Pedro and Me: Friendship, Loss, and What I Learned, and writer of DC Comics superheroes!

Mark Siegel, author of Sailor Twain, or the Mermaid in the Hudson, artist of various children’s books including Long Night Moon and Oskar and the Eight Blessings, and creative and editorial director of First Second Books.

Maris, Mark, and Judd will be joined by over 50 additional guests–some of them old friends, some new to A2CAF; longtime comics creators and kids just starting to get their nibs wet; and all of them eager to greet you in our bustling, bubbly and bursting Artists Alley on the first floor of the Ann Arbor District Library!

So whatever kinds of comics you’re in the mood for: heroic adventure or slice of life, fantasy or funny animals, scary stories or science fiction, history or humor–and yes, once again, four different varieties of Shakespeare comics!–you’ll find them in Artists Alley at this year’s Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival!

Check out our amazing guest list right here!

Zac Gorman, author of Thisby Thestoop and the Black MountainRick and Morty (comic series), Over the Garden Wall (Emmy award winning animated series, Magical Game Time(webcomic), Costume Quest (writer and artist Costume Quest: Invasion of the Candy Snatchers, as well as writer for new Costume Quest animated series on Amazon Prime in 2018).

Rafael Rosado, Artist of Giants Beware!, Dragons Beware! and Monsters Beware!

Zack Giallongo, Author of BroxoEwoks: Shadows of Endor, artist of the Stratford Zooseries, and author of Star Wars Doodles. Co-host of the Galaxy of Super Adventure show.

Hannah O’Neal, Animator at FableVision Studios in Boston, MA.

Joamette Gil, creator and editor of the award-winning POWER & MAGIC: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology Series.

Lucy Bellwood, creator of Baggywrinkles: a Lubber’s Guide to Life at Sea100 Demon Dialogues.

Meggie Ramm, creator of Stick WorldI Have No Idea What I’m Doing, and Olympic Adventures.

Steve Hamaker (SATURDAY ONLY), Eisner-winning colorist of BoneRASL, and Table Titans. Author of PLOX.

Kean Soo, Creator of the Jellaby and March Grand Prix series of graphic novels.

Pranas T. Naujokaitis, writer of the Adventure Time: Ice King miniseries, writer/illustrator of Uncle Grandpa in Uncle Grandpaland, and creator of many mini-comics including the Monster Town series and the Ignatz Award nominated Laffy Meal.

Gregg Schigiel, author/illustrator of the Pix graphic novels, regular contributor to SpongeBob Comics, and host of the “Stuff Said” podcast.

Kiel Phegley, Author of Gumball’s Guide to ScienceSonic The Hedgehog, and Halo: Spartan-IV Field Manual.

Scoot McMahon, cartoonist of Sami the Samurai SquirrelWrapped UpSpot on AdventureThe Mighty Super KingzTales from the Con, and Aw Yeah Comics!

John Martin, illustrator and co-creator of Sci-Fi Junior High and Vordak book series.

Himashi Hewagama, author of the webcomic Celestial Princess Sierra.

Jonathan Griffith, author and illustrator of 19643031: An Ongoing Exploration of the Familiarly Unknown webcomic, and August & Patterson.

Sarah Bollinger, Co-creator of featured WEBTOON Girls Have A Blogand the Knight & Beard webcomic.

Tara Kurtzhals, Co-creator of featured WEBTOON Girls Have A Blogand the Knight & Beardwebcomic.

Chad Sell, creator of The Cardboard Kingdom from Knopf and Random House.

Dani Jones,  creator of children’s book Monsters vs Kittens and webcomic My Sister the Freak, and illustrator of the graphic novel PopularMMOs Presents a Hole New World.

Rob Stenzinger, co-host of the Lean Into Art Podcast, Creator of the video game This Panda Needs You, and a new comic called Two Pizza Team.

SRSLY Coalition, creators of the CPTN SRSLY Comic Anthology Volumes 1-4.

Emily Zelasko, writer and Illustrator of SnowOld Man, Dog, and the OceanPhantom in the SnowSomething Something Adam, and the Piece of Cake webcomic. Illustrator for Rainbow Sprinkle Slime, Vostokapolis. Colorist for Corpse Corp.

Mya Gosling, artist and author of Good Tickle Brain, the world’s foremost (and possibly only) Shakespeare stick figure webcomic..

Conor McCreery, author of Kill ShakespeareAssassin’s CreedRegular Show/Adventure Time, and Sherlock Holmes vs Harry Houdini.

Matt Feazell, author of ZOT! in Dimension 10-½Understanding MinicomicsDizzy AdventuresStick Figure Presidents and The Amazing Cynicalman comic strip.

Andrea Bell, creator of Fair VoyageStill Waiting, and Tracks.

Dave Scheidt, writer of rad comics like Adventure TimeAw Yeah ComicsDreamworks’ TrollsMunchkin, Nickelodeon’s Harvey BeaksWrapped Up and more!

Shaun Manning, Writer and co-creator of Macbeth: The Red KingInteresting Drug, and Hell, Nebraska, as well as short stories for Dark Horse Presents, Thought Bubble, and more.

Brian E. Lau, creator of Staunch Ambition.

Joe Foo, creator of Camp Pencilpoint.

Joshua Buchanan, illustrator of The RocketScratch9: Cat of Nine Worlds, and Factor Five.

Chris & Gin (Chris Ludden and Ginger Dee), creators of Dexter’s DigsPresidents of the United Space, and The Brothers Grant.

Merrill Rainey, illustrator for Highlights Magazine, artist in Jack and Jill and Humpty Dumpty Magazine, illustrator of Frog. Frog? Frog! for Capstone Publishing, illustrator in Cricket and Spider Magazine, and artist for educational publishers including McGraw Hill, Scholastic Education, and RAZ Kids (Learning A-Z).

Sean Dove, co-creator of BroBots at Oni Press, Colorist on Wrapped Up, and Madballs.

Zachary Lehner, artist of Junior Braves of the Apocalypse, contributing author and artist to the anthology I Want to Pet Your Werewolf.

Madeline Zuluaga, one of the Illustrators on When the Rules Aren’t Right: 7 Time Travel Tales of Activism Graphic Novel; contributor to Mine!: A Comics Collection to Benefit Planned Parenthood anthology and New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei anthology; creator of a capybara-focused illustration book called Capybara Parade.

Bruce Worden, author/illustrator of Goodnight Keith MoonWoodstalk: 3 Days of Peace, Music, and Zombies; and the weekly pictoblog Shoppers Unknown where he finds discarded shopping lists and draw the people he imagines wrote them.

Peter Sickman-Garner, creator of the Harvey- and Eisner-nominated comic series Hey, Mister, published by Top Shelf Productions.

Jessi Zabarsky, creator of Witchlight, an all-ages shojo adventure comic.

Terry Eisele, author of the three-volume graphic novel With Only Five Plums and the forthcoming Far Tune.

Courtney M Hahn, artist of Podunk, Space for Everyone, and Uni-Puppy.

James Anderson, creator of Ellie on Planet X.

Ellie Moody, creator of The MeltingHow to Make ToastBad Guys, and more.

Bruno Hohn, creator of the comics series The Misadventures of Spenser the Ghost & Larry the Muffin.

Rocket Neiburger, creator of Happy Monster, original mini comic series!

Dana Atnip, Creator, artist, and writer for the webcomic Galactic Dragons.

Giselle Sarmiento, creator of short form comics Limon, delay and creator of fanart illustrations..

Theresa Dunn, author/illustrator of The Tale of Sir Stinky and Not All Pirates Have Hook Hands.

Jay Fosgitt, artist for IDW (My Little PonyAw Yeah Revolution), Marvel (Rocket Raccoon and GrootDeadpoolGwenpoolJessica JonesAvengersWeb Warriors), and Source Point Press (Dead Duck and Zombie Chick).

Matthew New, writer/artist for Billy Johnson and his Duck are Explorers.

Ali Cantarella, creator of The Hasty Pastry graphic novel, illustrator on Monkey and Dragon in the Golden Hour children’s book.

Charles Brubaker, creator of Ask a Cat and The Fuzzy Princess.

Brett R. Pinson, creator of Boomtown ScabsThe Adventures of Carl, The Expendables.

 

 

CA – HILO: Waking the Monsters Signing

Cartoonist Judd Winick appears at the Charles M. Schulz Museum on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 1:00 PM to present and sign his newest graphic novel, Hilo Book 4: Waking the Monsters. Winick started creating comics after appearing on the MTV reality-TV show The Real World. He won several awards for his 1999 graphic novel Pedro and Me, and also worked on Road Trip; Frumpy the Clown (from 1996-98); The Adventures of Barry Ween, Boy Genius; and Green Lantern; among other titles. Winick’s newest graphic novel series Hilo was named Best Children’s Book of 2015 by Kirkus Reviews and made the Middle-Grade Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2015 list, and also won the 2016 Children’s Choice Award. Visit Judd and Hilo online at juddspillowfort.com or find him on Twitter at @JuddWinick.

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Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 579-4452

CA – HILO: Waking the Monsters Presentation

Cartoonist Judd Winick appears at the Millbrae Library on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 3:30 PM for a multimedia presentation about his latest graphic novel HILO: Waking the Monsters! Presented as part of the San Mateo County Libraries’ Comic Arts Fest.

Books Inc. will have books available for purchase at the event. Presented as part of the San Mateo County Libraries’ Comic Arts Fest.

Tickets available at the link…

ABOUT JUDD:
JUDD WINICK lives in San Francisco with his wife, their two kids; and their cat. Judd has scripted issues of best-selling comic series, including Batman, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Justice League, and Star Wars. Judd also appeared as a cast member of MTV’s The Real World: San Francisco and is the author of the highly acclaimed graphic novel Pedro and Me, about his Real World roommate and friend, AIDS activist Pedro Zamora. Visit Judd and Hilo online at juddspillowfort.com or find him on Twitter at @JuddWinick.

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Millbrae Library
1 Library Avenue, Millbrae, CA 94030
650.697.7607

MA – HILO: Waking the Monsters Signing

Cartoonist Judd Winick appears in conversation with Jeff Kinney, creator of Diary of A Wimpy Kid, at An Unlikely Story on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 5:00 PM to present and sign HILO: Waking the Monsters!

ABOUT JUDD:
JUDD WINICK lives in San Francisco with his wife, their two kids; and their cat. Judd has scripted issues of best-selling comic series, including Batman, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Justice League, and Star Wars. Judd also appeared as a cast member of MTV’s The Real World: San Francisco and is the author of the highly acclaimed graphic novel Pedro and Me, about his Real World roommate and friend, AIDS activist Pedro Zamora. Visit Judd and Hilo online at juddspillowfort.com or find him on Twitter at @JuddWinick.

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An Unlikely Story
111 South St, Plainville, MA 02762
(508) 699-0244

IL – HILO: Waking the Monsters Signing

Cartoonist Judd Winick (Barry Ween: Boy Genius, Pedro & Me, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Exiles) appears at Anderson’s Bookshop on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 7:00 PM to present and sign HILO: Waking the Monsters!

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Anderson’s Bookshop
26 S La Grange Road, La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 582-6353

CA – HILO: Waking the Monsters Signing

Cartoonist Judd Winick (Barry Ween: Boy Genius, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Exiles) appears at Copperfields Books on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 4:00 PM to present and sign HILO: Waking the Monsters!

Copperfield’s Books
140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 762-0563

SF – HILO: Waking the Monsters Launch Party

Cartoonist Judd Winick (Barry Ween: Boy Genius, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Exiles) appears at Books Inc on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM to present and sign HILO: Waking the Monsters!

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Books Inc.
601 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
415-776-1111

CA – Hilo #4: Waking the Monsters Signing

Cartoonist Judd Winick (Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Exiles) appears at Hicklebee’s Bookstore on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 4:00 PM to sign HILO: Waking the Monsters!

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Hicklebee’s Bookstore
1378 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 292-8880

SF – BookBattle with Judd Winick

Cartoonist Judd Winick (Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Exiles) appears at Books Inc. on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM. San Francisco is competing in #BookBattle to bring free books to our young neighbors in need! Come and vote for San Francisco to be next year’s Soar with Reading City! Plus FREE ice cream!

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Books Inc.
2251 Chestnut St, San Francisco, California 94123
(415) 931-3633

CA – Hilo: The Great Big Boom Signing

Cartoonist Judd Winick (Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Exiles) appears at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday, Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 2:00 PM to sign HILO: THE GREAT BIG BOOM!

Hilo may look like an ordinary kid, but he’s DEFINITELY not! When we last saw Hilo, DJ, and Gina, Gina had been sucked into a mysterious portal to who knows where! But friends don’t let friends disappear into NOWHERE! It s up to D.J. and Hilo to follow her. Will there be danger? YES! Will there be amazing surprises? OF COURSE! Will Gina end up being the one to save them? DEFINITELY! With the help of Polly, the magical warrior cat, the friends will have to battle bad guys and face disgusting food, an angry mom, powerful magic, and more! Will they survive . . . and make it back to Earth before the portal closes again?! Find out in the third Hilo adventure!

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Barnes & Noble
401 NE Northgate Way, Seattle, Washington 98125
(206) 417-2967

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