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Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival (A2CAF) 2019


Saturday June 15, 2019: 11:00am to 6:00pm


Downtown Library

For Whom

All Ages


The Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival (A2CAF) is a celebration of comics, graphic novels, and the people who love them. The 2019 Festival will take place on Friday, June 14 through Sunday, June 16, 2019. 

Kids, teens, and adults can participate in over 25 awesome cartooning workshops and creative games. Kids can also vote in the sixth annual Kids’ Comics Awards, the only comics awards chosen by kids. The winners will be announced during a ceremony on Sunday afternoon featuring puppets, supervillains, and more!

Applications Now Open for 2019 Artists Alley Tables

2019 is the tenth anniversary year of the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival!

The application period for table space at this year’s show on June 15 & 16 is now open. Applications will be accepted through Friday, February 15.

a2caf tables at the 2018 festival.

As always, table space is free, and once again we seek a wide mix of creators covering a range of styles and topics for all kinds of audiences. That includes an ongoing effort to add more creators of comics for older teens and beyond, while remaining faithful to our roots and reputation as a kid- and family-friendly event.

Find the application here.

Hope to see everybody at our terrific tenth-anniversary show!

A2CAF is run by Kids Read Comics and the Ann Arbor District Library. If you have questions about tabling or presenting programs, you can reach us at

Here's last year's schedule of events to give you an idea of what happens at A2CAF:

ann arbor comic arts festival

Saturday, June 16th Schedule of Events

All events take place at the following locations:

Ann Arbor District Library: Main Branch - 343 S. Fifth Ave
Robot Supply & Repair - 115 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor Art Center - 117 West Liberty Street
Vault of Midnight - 219 S. Main Street

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kickoff Event - Iron Cartoonist! (Library: Multi-Purpose Rm)
Super Awesome Kids Spot! - Dog Man Hats (Library: Youth Story Corner)

12:00 – 12:15 pm
The Dwayne McDuffie Award (Library: Multi-Purpose Rm)

12:00 – 3:00 pm
Getting Crafty with Comics in the Secret Lab (Library: Secret Lab)
Screen Printing with Modati Studios (Library: Secret Lab)

12:00 – 6:00 pm
Artists Alley (Library: 1st Floor)

12:30 – 1:00 pm
Quickdraw with Anne Drozd & Jerzy Drozd (Robot Supply & Repair)
Quickdraw with Joshua Buchanan & Joe Foo (Ann Arbor Art Center)
Quickdraw with Zack Giallongo & Bruno Hohn (Vault of Midnight)
Quickdraw with Madeline Zuluaga & Charles Brubaker (Library: 1st Floor)
Signing - Mark Siegel (Library: 1st Floor)
Signing - Judd Winick (Vault of Midnight)

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Design a Branching Story Mini Quest, with Rob Stenzinger (Ann Arbor Art Center)
Make a Mini-Comic, with Matt Feazell (Ann Arbor Art Center)
Get Real: Making Comics about Science, with Maris Wicks and Jim Ottaviani (Robot Supply & Repair)
Art Block Begone! with Lucy Bellwood (Library: 4th Floor Mtg Rm)

1:00 – 3:00 pm
Face Painting (Library: Youth Story Corner)

2:00 – 2:30 pm
Quickdraw with Joshua Buchanan & Meggie Ramm (Robot Supply & Repair)
Quickdraw with Gregg Schigiel & Joe Foo (Ann Arbor Art Center)
Quickdraw with Madeline Zuluaga & Ali Cantarella (Vault of Midnight)
Quickdraw with Bruno Hohn, Ellie Moody & Jesse Kauffman (Library: 1st Floor)

2:00 – 3:00 pm
Signing - Maris Wicks, Jim Ottaviani, Anne Drozd, & Jerzy Drozd (Vault of Midnight)

2:30 – 3:30 pm
Drawing Dynamic Linework, with Brandon Dayton (Ann Arbor Art Center)
How to Write Comics, with Mark Siegel (Robot Supply & Repair)

3:00 – 4:00 pm
Presentation - Judd Winick (Library: Multi-Purpose Rm)

4:00 – 5:00 pm
Signing - Judd Winick (Library: Secret Lab)
Signing - Maris Wicks, Jim Ottaviani, Anne Drozd & Jerzy Drozd (Library: 1st Floor)
Jenny Robb - Stories from the Museum: Billy Ireland, Bill Blackbeard, Bill Watterson and More (Library: 4th Floor Mtg Rm)