We're celebrating A2CAF this year by revisiting some of our favorite author and artist events from A2CAFs past. Catch this year's celebration on AADL.TV!
Author Discussion: Raina Telgemeier and Jerry Craft
Friday June 11, 2021: 1–2:00pm
First up, join Jerry Craft and Raina Telgemeier for a discussion on Jerry's graphic novel, New Kid. Together they'll explore Jerry's journey as a young artist to a published graphic novelist, and how young people might find their own path into comics.
Maris Wicks: Gorillas, Guts, and Gastropods
Friday June 11, 3-4:00pm
Maris Wicks talks about her art exhibit Gorillas, Guts, and Gastropods and kicks off the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival (A2CAF 2018). We'll journey to the jungles of Africa, to the inside of human intestines, and to the sanctuary of slugs and snails…all with cartoons! Fascinated by life on this big blue marble we call Earth, Maris Wicks shares the wonders of the world through her science-y comic strips and graphic novels.
Presentation: Judd Winick
Friday June 11, 7-8:00pm
Judd Winick, the author of the Hilo series, Pedro and Me, and myriad comics for DC (and Real World: San Francisco alum) joined us at A2CAF 2018! In this talk, Judd demonstrates the process of making stories that people will care about and takes questions from the audience.
Author Spotlight: Lucy Knisley
Saturday June 12, 2–3:00pm
A2CAF Special Guest Lucy Knisley (Relish: My Life in the Kitchen, Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos) discusses her career in comics with Gina Gagliano (Random House Graphic).
Saturday June 12, 7–8:00pm
Watch Maris Wicks, Rafael Rosado, and even more of your favorite cartoonists, battle it out in a series of themed drawing rounds with random elements thrown in by attendees, under the watchful eye of host Zack Giallongo!
Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Sunday June 13, 11:00am–12:00pm
The author of the Lunch Lady series, Platypus Police Squad, and the latest Star Wars: Jedi Academy, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, demonstrates the process of making stories that people will care about, takes questions from the audience, and does some live drawing during the 2017 Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival.
2019 Kids' Comics Awards
Sunday June 13, 7–8:00pm
Which comic in 2018 had the most epic adventure? Which comic had the best friends? Kids voted in these and other categories, including their favorite characters and graphic novels! Help us celebrate the seventh annual Kids’ Comics Awards! With puppets, cartoonists, and lots of laughs!