MeCAF 2014 Announces Programming Schedule

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The Maine Comics Arts Festival (MeCAF) has released their programming schedule for the 2014 show to be held on Sunday May 18th:

10:00 – 1:00: Book signing with Big Nate creator Lincoln Peirce (in the main hall)

10:30 – Unusual comics! Choose your own adventure! with Jon Chad
How does your comic become a book? If you thought that a book is just made up of a cover, back cover, and all the business in-between, think again! Explore a variety of folding and book construction techniques and make your own unfolding, choose-your-own-adventure minicomic!

11:30 – DRAW ON YOUR CREATIVITY:
Comic book artist Jay Piscopo invites students to try their hand at cartoon art and demonstrates how anyone can learn to draw and create comics. Using simple geometric shapes, Jay teaches kids how to build anatomy and perspective to create art that tells a story. Stand by for adventure with this interactive workshop! Watch a short video clip at the link…

12:30 – Ben Hatke: The Three Secrets of Comics:
Discussing images in a narrative, gesture, and drawing from life, Ben Hatke (Zita the Spacegirl) talks about three secrets behind making amazing comics.

1:30 – Iron Cartoonist:
This competition will determine the MeCAF Iron Cartoonist Champion! Watch as three talented cartoonists draw against the clock, with suggestions from the audience. Special guest judges will determine the winner.

2:30 – A conversation with Jimmy Gownley and Kazu Kibuishi:
Join us as we discuss comics with Jimmy Gownley (The Dumbest Idea Ever, Amelia Rules) and Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet, Flight).

3:30 – Panel discussion about gender and race issues in current comics, with artists Melanie Gillman, Kori Handwerker and others.

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The Maine Comics Arts Festival will be held in Portland, ME on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Featuring over 100 comics writers, artists and publishers, this will be a celebration of the comics art form. This year’s show will be at the Portland Company Complex (58 Fore Street, Portland, Maine 04101)! There will be everyone from mini comics publishers to seasoned professionals. There will be comic book writers and artists, gag cartoonists, newspaper cartoonists, web comics creators and more. The guests will have their own work available for sale. Some people will be doing sketches and selling original artwork. Others will have t-shirts, buttons and posters. All of them have one thing in common… a love of comics. Featured guests include: Kazu Kibuishi, Sean Murphy, Jimmy Gownley, Ben Hatke, James Sturm, Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb, Joe Quinones, Zack Giallongo, Maris Wicks, and many more!

OR – Big Nate Signing

bnzAuthor Lincoln Peirce appears at Barnes & Noble to sign Big Nate: In the Zone on Monday March 17, 2014 5:30 PM

Author Event
Barnes & Noble at Bridgeport Village is pleased to welcome children’s author Lincoln Peirce for a discussion and book signing event featuring his new book, Big Nate in the Zone. Come join us to meet Lincoln Peirce! Please RSVP.

Special Instructions

Please RSVP to e-mail crm2371@bn.com or call 503.431.2088 with the following information: parent’s name, number of people attending, e-mail address and phone number. The ‘Big Nate’ series of books by Lincoln Peirce will be on sale at the event. Limit of one book brought from home.

Barnes & Noble
7227 SW Bridgeport Road, Tigard, OR 97224
503-431-7575

TX – Big Nate Signing

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Barnes & Noble Round Rock is proud to welcome author Lincoln Peirce and his new book, Big Nate: In the Zone on Tuesday March 18, 2014 at 7:00 PM. Mr. Peirce will provide a drawing demonstration and sign copies of his books this evening. Don’t miss this fun event!

Barnes & Noble
La Frontera Village, 2701 Parker Road Bldg A Suite 700, Round Rock, TX 78681
512-600-0088

MA – Big Nate Signing

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Lincoln Peirce signs Big Nate: I Can’t Take It! at Wednesday October 16, 2013 at 7:00 PM!

About this Author
Lincoln Peirce is a cartoonist-writer and the creator of the comic strip Big Nate, which appears in 200 U.S. newspapers. He lives with his family in Portland, Maine.

Barnes & Noble
98 Middlesex Pkwy, Burlington, MA 01803
781-273-3871

CA – Big Nate Signing

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Meet Big Nate creator Lincoln Peirce at the Schulz Museum on Saturday February 9th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Peirce will talk about turning his comic strip into a New York Times bestselling chapter book series and will sign copies of the fifth Big Nate book, Big Nate Flips Out.

Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

TX – Big Nate Signing

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Cartoonist Lincoln Peirce signs at Barnes & Noble on Sunday February 17, 2013 at 2:00 PM!

Barnes & Noble
Woodlands Mall, 1201 Lake Woodlands Dr. #3008, The Woodlands, TX 77381
281-465-8744

TX – Big Nate Flips Out Signing

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Cartoonist Lincoln Peirce signs at Barnes & Noble on Friday February 15, 2013 at 6:30 PM!

Barnes & Noble – Shops at North East Mall
861 NE Mall Blvd, Hurst, TX 76053
817-284-1244

CA – Big Nate Flips Out Signing

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Cartoonist Lincoln Peirce signs at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday February 12, 2013 at 7:00 PM!

Author Event
The Big Nate Bus Tour is making a stop in Huntington Beach! Bestselling author and cartoonist Lincoln Peirce will discuss and sign his 5th Big Nate book, Big Nate Flips Out.

Barnes & Noble
7881 Edinger Ave. #110, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
714-897-8781

CA – Big Nate Signing

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Lincoln Peirce signs at Barnes & Noble on Monday February 11, 2013 at 6:00 PM!

Barnes & Noble
1201 3rd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-260-9110

ME – Big Nate Signing

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

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