2011 Maine Comics Arts Festival

Above: Rick Parker's assemblage of drawing materials, plus his cool sunglasses, on his MECAF table.

The third annual Maine Comics Arts Festival was held this past weekend in Portland, ME. Like every year, I was there, along with many other comics creators in the Seacoast area -- and beyond!

Rick Lowell of Casablanca Comics put this together, and thanks to his publicity prowess, the place was humming with fans and families visiting. Admission was only $5, but if you were a kid, you got in free. I shared a table with my pal John Klossner.

Here are a few photos.

Sorry to say I didn't get her name. She's from comicaddicts.com and wrote a nice blog entry about the event (and about being the only person in costume) here: http://www.comicaddicts.com/2011/05/maine-comic-arts-festival-2011.html

My friend John Klossner and his lovely family. Why the parent are looking down at their feet and the kids are looking at the camera I don't know.

The famous guys at the table next to me and John: Lincoln Peirce and BIG NATE, one of the featured guests.

Rick Parker (of Paperkutz' DIARY OF A STINKY DEAD KID) draws for a fan.

Corbett Features: the team of Brain Codagnone and Barry Corbett.

Cara Bean and Matt Smith.

Matt's BARBARIAN LORD comics and prints. Gorgeous work.

Marek Bennett and Colin Tedford's table. Busy, busy, busy!

Glassblower and cartoonist David Jacobson of David Jacobson Glass! Check out his hand-blown "conversation pieces" word balloons!

This is a busy, friendly convention, designed for the independent creators in the Seacoast area. My thanks to Rick Lowell for running a very smooth event. I had a great time.

A few related Links:

MECAF Facebook page


Brain Lint

Ellen Crenshaw

David Jacobson


Jeff Pert Cartoons

Platt Stuff

Zhe shi wo ying er

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