Maine Comics Arts Fest, Portland ME, 5/20!

It's time for another of my favorite comics events: theMaine Comics Arts Fest, or MeCAF for short!

I'm headed up to Portland for this fun one-day show, taking place at the Ocean Gateway, right on the water and near Portland's downtown shopping district. Since SMILE just won the Maine Student Book Award, I'm really excited to meet the kids, teachers, and librarians who voted for me! Here are the event details:

MAINE COMICS ARTS FESTIVAL Sunday, May 20 10am - 5pm Admission: $5; Kids 12 and under are FREE!

Location: Ocean Gateway Fore Street Portland, ME

MeCAF Website Driving Directions

I'm doing one panel Sunday, which is open to all festival-goers: 12 Noon: Join Raina Telgemeier, winner of the Maine Student Book Award, for a fun visual talk about her book, SMILE, and what exactly it means to be a graphic novelist! Raina will do some live drawing and give away some prizes, too, including a preview copy of her yet-to-be-released graphic novel, DRAMA!

Programming will be held on the first floor of the main building. It is accessible from both the walkway and a flight of stairs from the main exhibit room.

And for the rest of the day, I'll be stationed at my table on the show floor--look for my big SMILE banner! I'll have copies of SMILE in both hardcover and softcover; SMILE T-shirts, DRAMA bookmarks, and some original art! Joining me at the table will be Dave and John, who just released their superfun graphic novel, TEEN BOAT! All three of us look forward to seeing you there!

Raina Telgemeier