MECAF follies ’15

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in comics, curious city, drawing, Illustration, Maine College of Art, zines | 0 comments

I inexplicably missed the last couple of Maine Comic Arts Festivals, for shame! But the fog lifting over Portland pulled me right in this year.

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It’s important to check out the local peeps first. Here is the inimitable Fulton Beal, wacky dad and crazy cartoonist.

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Former MECA peeps here, Meagan Gibson and Declan McCarthy:

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Something about Murilo Martins book, I’m A German Shepherd looked familiar.

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When I found out he was from Brazil, I gave him one of my PDX zines, about the Other Portland.

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Lo and behold, he was at ICON8, too! Funny how tight the circle of illustration/zines/comics can be.

I adored this Wonder Girl named Marike, who likes to draw.

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For my Sketchbook Project 2015, Wonder Woman made an accidental upside down appearance.

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Another MECA alum, Kori Handwerker, graciously visited my class to review portfolios in April. Her Prince of Cats No. 6 is her best yet.

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More MECA representing! Great to see my former illustration student, Elise Smorczewski alongside New Media wiz Alec Adams and Megan Turner.

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A nice surprise to see the freshly graduated Taylor Grant sharing her thesis project, Loser Quest, while fellow MECA faculty Michael Connor fends off the paparazzi in the background.

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I was trying to buy a comic from this guy, but he was busy praising her awesomeness, and offering sage advice: don’t do it for the money!

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Thanks for the trade, Nick. Love my Rubbernecker #6!

My companion in comics collecting got into line for local hero, Jay Piscopo.

 

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She at least had her Shutterbug Follies to keep her occupied.

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I worshiped near Kochalkaland for a moment before dashing out the door.

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Thanks, MECAF, for another great haul!

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