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
Tom Angleberger appears at Takoma Park Library on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 7:30 PM!
The author of the Origami Yoda series makes Guardians of the Galaxy characters Rocket and Groot the stars of the show in this illustrated first installment of a trilogy. The titular heroes—a raccoon and a tree man whose only utterance is “I am Groot”— escape a school of space piranhas only to crash-land on a planet that turns out to be one big strip mall. With their trusty sidekick Veronica, a talking tape dispenser, they sally forth and discover that this brave new world is full of bizarre and dangerous foes. Books will be available for sale from Politics & Prose
Takoma Park Library
101 Philadelphia Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Tom Angleberger appears at Politics & Prose Bookstore on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 10:30 AM to sign Rocket & Groot: Stranded on Planet Strip Mall!
Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
Tom Angleberger appears at Barnes & Noble on Thursday April 7, 2016 at 6:00 PM to sign Rocket & Groot: Stranded on Planet Strip Mall!
Barnes & Noble – Barracks Road Shopping Center
1035 Emmet Street Suite A, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Alexandra Bracken, Tom Angleberger, and Adam Gidwitz appear at Books of Wonder on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm!
Star Wars Reads Day is back! The fourth annual celebration of reading and a galaxy far, far away will storm bookstores worldwide on October 10. And we are thrilled to invite one and all to meet and hear from NY Times bestselling author ALEXANDRA BRACKEN author of The Princess, The Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy, a captivating retelling of Star Wars: A New Hope like you’ve never experienced before; NY Times bestselling author Adam Gidwitz delivers So You Want to be a Jedi?,his thrilling retelling of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back; and NY Times bestselling author Tom Angleberger delivers Beware the Power of the Dark Side!, an engrossing retelling of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street (between Lafayette & Mulberry), New York City, NY 10012
Tony DiTerlizzi, Pablo Hidalgo, Michael Kogge, and Tom Angleberger sign at Books of Wonder on Saturday October 11th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM for Star Wars Reads Day!
thrilled to invite you and your young Padawans to join us as we explore a galaxy far far away as 5 wonderful authors and artists join us, and readers around the globe celebrate the third annual Star Wars Day.
“Star Wars Reads Day” is an international event that celebrates reading and Star Wars. This year, Books of Wonder is thrilled to join in the fun and bring young readers and Star Wars fans an excellent panel of authors and artists who have all contributed to the vast universe of Star Wars stories.
Beginning at 4pm, NY Times bestselling author and illustrator TOM ANGLEBERGER fires up the crowd with Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus, the final Origami Yoda case file from the kids at McQuarrie Middle School.
NY Times bestselling author and illustrator TONY DiTERLIZZI introduces his just released Star Wars the Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight, which combines Ralph McQuarrie’s legendary conceptual designs and TONY DITERLIZZI’s captivating retelling of Luke Skywalker’s journey from farm boy on Tatooine to Jedi Knight and his epic victory of the Empire at Endor;
Author PABLO HIDALGO shares Star Wars Rebels: A New Hero, a new chapter in the intergalactic saga based on the new animated television series.
Author MICHAEL KOGGE delivers Star Wars Rebels: Rise of the Rebels, a new chapter book about the exploits of Ezra and the rebel crew — the new heroes of the Star Wars Rebels animated television series.
NY Times bestselling author and paper engineer MATTHEW REINHART brings us his two exceptional Star Wars pop-up books:Star Wars: A Galactic Pop-up Adventure and Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy and will demonstrate a take home pop-up crafting activity which and your young Star Wars fans can try at home.
Star Wars fans of all ages are invited to share in this celebration of the cultural phenomena that is Star Wars. Beginning at 4pm, the authors and artists will share their Star Wars books, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their wonderful titles. All ages welcome! Saturday, October 11th, 4-6pm.
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
Tom Angleberger appears at Schuler Books & Musics on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 7:00 PM!
About the book:
The final Origami Yoda case file from the kids at McQuarrie Middle School!
After successfully fighting to save their field trip in Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue!, Tommy and the gang prepare for a well-earned day of fun and adventure in Washington, DC . . . but of course it won’t be that easy! This trip to the nation’s capital will be full of shifting alliances and betrayals, carsickness and sugar rushes. Trouble starts even before the buses leave school, when Principal Rabbski decrees the field trip an “origami-free zone.” Dwight secretly folds a Yoda from a Fruit Roll-Up, but will Fruitigami Yoda be a match for Harvey’s sour, hate-filled pickle of darkness? Astronaut ice cream, a supersonic plane, a Johnny Appleseed sighting, and a near arrest—are just some of the clues in the sweetest, stookiest, biggest, craziest Origami Yoda case file yet.
About the author:
Tom Angleberger is the author of the bestselling Origami Yoda series. He is also the author of Horton Halfpott and Fake Mustache, both Edgar Award nominees, and The Qwikpick Papers. He is married to author/illustrator Cece Bell and lives in Christiansburg, Virginia. Visit him online at origamiyoda.com.
Schuler Books & Music
2660 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
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3100 Kensington Ave, Richmond, VA 23221
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Tom Angleberger appears at Brookline Booksmith on Saturday, April 6 at 10:00 am!
The ever-entertaining Tom Angleberger (Strange Case of Origami Yoda, Darth Paper Strikes Back) will be here with a new activity book. Learn to fold, draw, and do! Great for kids 6 and up.
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908