NOTE THIS EVENT HAS ALREADY OCCURRED
Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival (A2CAF): Small + Indie Press is a one day venture into the world of small press comics publishing. This event offers attendees the chance to meet comic artists and learn about the art of creating comics outside of a traditional publisher. Due to the content of many independently published books, this event is intended for a teen and adult audience. A2CAF: Small + Indie Press is created in partnership with Athenaeum Comic Art.
Vault of Midnight will be at A2CAF Small + Indie Press selling books by all the headliners for signings.
Author Spotlights are in 4th Floor Meeting Rooms. Signings are in First Floor Lobby.
- 11a-noon – Author Spotlight Jillian Tamaki – Special Guest Jillian Tamaki, cartoonist of Boundless, SKIM, SuperMutant Magic Academy, and This One Summer, will give a short presentation on her new book Roaming. A moderated discussion with NPR graphic novel reviewer Etelka Lehoczky will follow.
- 12:15-1:15p – Author Spotlight: Jaime Hernandez — Join Special Guest Jaime Hernandez, co-creator of the widely acclaimed and award-winning Love and Rockets, in conversation with MSU Professor and comics scholar Julian Chambliss. A Q&A period will follow.
- 12:15-1:15p – Signing with Jillian Tamaki
- 1:30-2:30p – Author Spotlight: Rosemary Valero-O’Connell – Special Guest Rosemary Valero-O’Connell, illustrator of Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me and author/illustrator of Don’t Go Without Me, will discuss her experience as a full-time illustrator and offer some advice for aspiring artists. NPR graphic novel reviewer Etelka Lehoczky will moderate the discussion.
- 1:30-2:30p – Signing with Jaime Hernandez
- 2:45-3:45p – Signing with Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
- 2:45-3:45p – Level Up Your Audience: Working with Small Publishers (Multi-Purpose Room)
- 4-5p – Queer Comic Creators Panel (Multi-Purpose Room)
- Date(s): Saturday, October 7, 2023
- Time: 11:00am-5:00pm
- Cost: Free
- Event Website
- Organizer: Ann Arbor District Library
- Organizer Phone: Not Provided
- Organizer Email: Not Provided
Venue: Downtown Branch of AADL
Address: 343 South Fifth Avenue, Ann Arbor
Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be cancelled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, or we can make mistakes.