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

 

UT – Comics Squad: Lunch Signing

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Join local author and illustrator Nathan Hale at The King’s English Bookshop on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 2:00 PM for a reading and signing of, Comic Squad: Lunch!

Calling all kidz! Do you like comics? Do you like laughing till milk comes out of your nose?! Look no further—do we have the book for you! All your favorite comic characters are right here in one book, including the Peanuts gang, Babymouse, and Lunch Lady. This all-star tribute to classic Sunday comics includes eight sidesplitting, action-packed stories about every kid’s favorite subject—LUNCH!

Lunchtime can be fun, wild, yummy, or complete chaos! And in this second collection of comics, it is definitely hilarious.

Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of Comic Squad: Lunch! from The King’s English.

GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of Comic Squad: Lunch! today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized.

RSVP on Facebook!

The King’s English Bookshop
1511 S 1500 E, Salt Lake City, Utah 84105
(801) 484-9100

CA – Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales Signing

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Cartoonist Nathan Hale appears at the Schulz Museum on Sunday June 21, 2015 at 2:00 PM to talk about his work and share an exclusive and hazardous tale from his graphic novel series Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales. Hale is the illustrator of the graphic novel Rapunzel’s Revenge, which was an Al Roker Book Club for Kids selection, an ALA Notable Book, and a YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens. Hale will sign books after his talk.

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

DC – Growing Up With Graphic Novels

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Eleanor Davis, Nathan Hale, Andrés Vera Martínez, Mark Siegel, and moderator Michael Cavna appear at Politics & Prose on Thursday April 25th at 7:00 pm!

Press Release:

Moderated by Michael Cavna, author of “Comic Riffs,” a blog of the Washington Post, this event features a panel discussion on the importance of the graphic novel by prominent and award-winning graphic artists, authors, and editors.

Eleanor Davis, cartoonist, author/illustrator. Eleanor is the winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor for Stinky, a TOON publication, and is also the author of The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook for middle grade readers.

Nathan Hale, graphic novelist for middle grade readers. Nathan is the illustrator of Rapunzel’s Revenge and Calamity Jack, and the author/illustrator of the non-fiction series Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales, published by Abrams.

Andrés Vera Martínez, graphic novel illustrator for older readers. His most recent book is Little White Duck: A Childhood in China, written with his wife Na Liu.

Mark Siegel, editorial director of First Second, a publisher of graphic novels for all ages. He is the author of To Dance: A Ballerina’s Graphic Novel with his wife Sienna Siegel. His most recent adult book is the best-selling Sailor Twain.

Connect wih the Panelists

Following the event, join the panelists for an intimate gathering at our limited-seating reception. Authors and illustrators will be available to chat, connect, and celebrate the pleasure of reading graphic novels. Get to know the authors and illustrators and continue the discussions ignited during the panel. Seating is extremely limited. Registration required.

Graphic Artists Fan Reception
9 p.m. at Terasol (across the street from P&P)
Tickets are $30, and include access to the panelists, one drink ticket, and light hors d’oeuvres.
To register, call the Children and Teens Department at (202) 364-1919.

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008