MeCAF 2013 Announces Schedule

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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

 

NYC – Drama Signing

Raina Telgemeier signs at Bergen Street Comics on Saturday, November 3, December 1, 2012 at 7:00pm!

Bergen Street Comics
470 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

OR – Drama Release Party

Raina Telgemeier signs at Bridge City Comics on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 from 6pm – 8pm!

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Press Release:

Bridge City Comics is proud to announce our Drama Release Party on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 from 6pm – 8pm! This event is free to the public. In attendance to sign autographs will be Drama writer/artist Raina Telgemeier. Copies of the book will be available for sale ($10.99) during the event, as well as copies of her other works.

Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school’s production of Moon Over Mississippi, she’s a terrible singer. Instead she’s the set designer for the stage crew, and this year she’s determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a middle-school budget. But how can she, when she doesn’t know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members are having trouble working together? Not to mention the onstage AND offstage drama that occurs once the actors are chosen, and when two cute brothers enter the picture, things get even crazier! Following the success of SMILE, Raina Telgemeier brings us another graphic novel featuring a diverse set of characters that humorously explores friendship, crushes, and all-around drama!

About the Authors:
Telgemeier was born May 26, 1977 in San Francisco. In her pre-teen years, Telgemeier suffered a serious mouth injury that required several years of dental and orthodontic surgery, (which is described in her 2010 graphic novel Smile). She was viciously teased by her friends because of this medical treatment, prompting her to partially withdraw into her love of drawing until she lost her patience with the abuse when they publicly humiliated her. She eventually found new friends of better character in high school who appreciated her artistic talent, increasing her confidence. With that encouragement, she studied illustration at New York’s School of Visual Arts, and currently lives in Queens, New York. Telgemeier’s works include a series of self-published mini-comics called Take-Out, a short story in Bizarro World for DC Comics, a short story in Volume 4 of the Flight anthology,and four graphic novel adaptations of Ann M. Martin’s The Baby-sitters Club series for Scholastic/Graphix: Kristy’s Great Idea, The Truth About Stacey, Mary Anne Saves the Da,y and Claudia and Mean Janine.

Bridge City Comics
3725 N Mississippi Ave., Portland, OR 97227

OR – Drama Signing

Raina Telgemeier signs at A Children’s Place Bookstore on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 2:00pm!

A Children’s Place Bookstore
4807 NE Fremont Street, Portland, OR

ME – Drama Signing

New York Times bestselling creator Raina Telgemeier, author and artist of Smile and Drama, appears at Casablanca Comics on Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 11:00am until 2:00pm. Raina will meet fans and sign copies of her books. Last year her book Smile was the winner of the Maine Student Book Award.

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Casablanca Comics
151 Middle Street, Portland, ME 04101

MO – Drama Signing

Raina Telgemeier signs at Left Bank Books on Monday October 1, 2012 at 7:00 pm.

Press Release:

Raina Telgemeier, the New York Times best-selling author of the Eisner Award winner Smile, presents her next full-color graphic novel set in the world of a middle school theater production of “Moon Over Mississippi.” Drama features a diverse set of characters that humorously explores friendship, crushes, and all-around drama. The author will discuss her stories and artwork in this multi-media presentation.

Left Bank Books
399 N. Euclid Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63108

PA – Drama Signing

Raina Telgemeier signs at Children’s Book World on Monday September 24, 2012 at 4:30pm.

Children’s Book World
17 Haverford Station Road, Haverford, PA 19041

VA/MD – Drama Signings

Raina Telgemeier signs at both Big Planet Comics locations on Saturday September 22, 2012. She’ll be at the Vienna store from 11:00am – 1:00pm and in College Park from 3:00pm-5:00pm.

Big Planet Comics
7315 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740
301-699-0498

426 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, VA 22180
703-242-9412

SF – Graphix Signing

    

Doug TenNapel, James Burks, and Raina Telgemeier sign at Green Apple Books on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm.

Press Release:

Green Apple is thrilled to welcome back graphic novelist Raina Telegemier and to host for the first time Doug Tennapel and James Burks in a kid-friendly artistic extravaganzza taking place on our mezzanine on Saturday, September 8th. These three talented artists and writers (authors of such popular graphic novels as Smile, Ghostpololis and Bird and Squirrel) will talk about their books, give some demonstrations, sign their books and take questions from fans. This event is sure to be a fun Saturday afternoon destination (hint: steer the kids toward the mezzanine and browse nearby). Call or place an order online today to reserve copies of any of these books in advance — we’ll see you there!

Green Apple Books
506 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94118-2324

NYC – Drama Signing

Raina Telgemeier signs at Brooklyn Comics on Wednesday September 19, 2012 from 3:00 – 5:00pm!

Brooklyn Comics
493 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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