The Maine Comics Arts Festival (MeCAF) is just a few days away, so I'm in a mad rush to get everything ready. If you don't know much about the festival, here's a blurb and a great poster designed by Jeff Lemire and Brian Wood (both are headlining the event).
The Maine Comics Arts Festival returns to Portland this weekend to celebrate the comic book art form. Over 100 comic writers, artists, publishers and cartoonists will be attending the second annual event on May 23 at Ocean Gateway on Portland's waterfront...The festival is not a typical comic book convention in that there are no stores or dealers set up selling books. Instead, the exhibitors are the creative people behind the comics. The artists will have their own work on display and available for sale. The mix of writers and artists covers a wide spectrum and includes many best-selling and award winning comic creators.
So, if you're in the greater New England area, you almost have no excuse but to make the trek to Portland. I'll be sharing a table with the immensely talented Renee Kurilla—so be sure to look for us both!
I'll have the first edition of Heeby Jeeby Comix in supply (30 copies, to be exact), as well as issues 2-6 of ARGH!, the Spanish comic anthology which I'm a contributor to. Tons of those, infact—keep in mind they are super rare imports!
I also printed up a new sketchbook zine which I'm calling "inkbook." I collected a bunch of brushpen inks and printed a 28-page stapled booklet of drawings. You can view most of the original pages over here on Flickr.
MeCAF is Sunday, May 23rd from 10am-5pm.
Admission is a mere $5, and best of all—KIDS UNDER 12 GET IN FOR FREE! There's all sorts of fun panels on Saturday at the Portland Public Library (schedule), but remember the main event is on Sunday.
I don't know about you, but I'm looking forward to collecting up some mighty fine comix!