Monday, May 18, 2009

WOW! What a weekend! Festival recap part one

It was an amazing weekend. Below you find some of the links that we have found so far with photos or stories from the festival. If you have any others please feel free to send them along and We will post them in part two.

We would like to thank the many creators who took time out of their schedules to join us. They are an amazingly talented group of cartoonists/creators.

We would like to thank our terrific sponsors The Inn on Peaks Island, Shipyard Brewing Company, The Portland Phoenix, Capt'n Eli's Soda, Coffee by Design and the Center for Cartoon Studies.

Thanks to Diamond Comics, DC Comics and Adhouse Comics for the donations for our giveaways. Sound and AV was provided by Tom Gordon at Portland AV. Our poster was designed by Matt Talbot and our program was designed by Colleen Frakes.

Than you to the City of Portland and the office of Ocean Gateway (Larry, Clare, Andy, Andrea and everyone else). They were all wonderful to work with.

Finally, a huge thanks to the staff of Casablanca Comics and the volunteers who helped this show run as smoothly as possible. Thank you Laura, Caitlin, Duncan, Dave, Jo, Bobzarro, Matt, Melanie, Justin, Ginny, Kirby, Melissa, Kirsten, Tami and the "crew". We could not have done this without you.

We will be back next year. Watch the blog for more details.

Rick Lowell
Casablanca Comics

Follow the links:

http://inkandthunder.blogspot.com/2009/05/forrest.html

http://pwbeat.publishersweekly.com/blog/2009/05/18/mecaf-report/


http://thedailycrosshatch.com/2009/05/18/the-maine-comics-arts-festival-portland-maine/


http://mikelynchcartoons.blogspot.com/2009/05/report-maine-comic-arts-festival-may-17.html

http://www.flickr.com/groups/1069120@N25/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnplatt/3539454413/in/set-72157618366672936/

http://www.marekbennett.com/blog/2009/05/hooray-mecaf-2009/

http://blog.portcitystudios.com/2009/05/17/finding-the-center-for-cartoon-studies-at-the-maine-comics-arts-festival/#more-973


http://www.wlbz2.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=104835


http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/album.php?aid=23954&id=1067463425&ref=nf

http://artblog.net/?name=2009-05-18-14-05-maine

1 comment:

John Platt said...

Thanks for a great show! I enjoyed the heck out of it, and can't wait for next year!