This weekend, at the Maine Comics Art Festival (MECAF) yours truly will be attending with a vanguard of cartoonists from the Center for Cartoon Studies (including some of the AMAZING graduates from the recent class of 2012!). While the GREAT comics that are always at MECAF should be reason enough to go, there are going to be 2 great programs that you won't want to miss!
SUNDAY, MAY 20th
1:00 PM- The Center for Cartoon Studies One Sheet WorkshopCCS faculty member Jon Chad and CCS Senior Sophie Goldstein present a CCS tradition: the One Sheet Workshop! Learn how easy it is to make an eight-page comic without staples or glue! The only thing that participants need to bring is their imagination. Everyone will leave with a handmade comic!
2:00 PM-Monster Alert! Junior Cartoonists Needed!
The Fizzmont Institute of Rad Science is looking for young, excited cartoonists that can draw ferocious monsters and deadly dwellers of the deep! Our famed scientist, Leo Geo, has gone missing on his experiment to the center of the earth, and we need help drawing the monsters that might have taken him! Join Jon Chad, from the Center for Cartoon Studies, as he leads a monster drawing session and an interactive reading from his new book, Leo Geo.
There you have it! Two GREAT reasons to show up at MECAF! Think of it as your duty to science! Naturally, I will have copies of Leo Geo in tow, and I'm looking for young go-getters who are ready to throw their weight in the ring, for SCIENCE!