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A2Inkubate 2019 | A2CAF Preconference for Cartoonists, Librarians and Educators


Friday June 14, 2019: 9:30am to 4:00pm  Add to Calendar /   Add to Google Calendar


University of Michigan Hatcher Graduate Library and AADL's Secret Lab

For Whom

Librarians, Educators, And Cartoonists.


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Join us for a special Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival (A2CAF) pre-conference for librarians, educators, cartoonists, and anyone who loves comics! Warm yourself up for the fun events at A2CAF by leveling up your comics knowledge and skills with the people who care about the medium as much as you do! 

The morning session will be held in the Hatcher Graduate Library on the campus of the University of Michigan beginning with the keynote address by Lucy Knisley, critically acclaimed and award winning comic creator, followed by a panel discussion on the importance of bringing diverse perspectives and lived experiences to comics characters and stories. The afternoon session will be held in the Secret Lab at the Downtown branch of the Ann Arbor District Library.



Morning: At Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery

9:30 am - 10:00 am: Welcome, bagel breakfast, & mingling

10:00 am -11:00 am: Keynote - Lucy Knisley

11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Sharing the Experience of Your Protagonist with Raul the Third, Joamette Gil, Jerry Craft and Leila Abdelrazaq


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm: Lunch on your own


Afternoon: In the Secret Lab at the AADL Downtown Library

2:00 - 3:00 pm: Behind the Scenes in Graphic Novel Publishing with Gina Gagliano

3:00 - 4:00 pm: Forty Years of ElfQuest with Wendy and Richard Pini


This event is part of A2CAF, an annual all-ages Comic Arts Festival!