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This weekend, it’s the Maine Comics Arts Festival

Maine Comics Arts Festival Poster, illustrated by Jeff Lemire and designed by Brian Wood

Maine Comics Arts Festival Poster, illustrated by Jeff Lemire and designed by Brian Wood

The Portland Press Herald previews the Maine Comics Arts Festival, held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Ocean Gateway in Portland. Admission is $5. Guests include Jeff Lemire, Brian Wood, Skottie Young, Cat Garza, Mike Lynch, Christopher Mills, Jay Piscopo, Joe Quinones, Dave Roman and Raina Telgemeier.

On Saturday the Portland Public Library will play host to free panels and workshops from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Highlights include a featured-guest discussion with Lemire, Wood and Young, readings by Telgemeier and Roman from their all-ages graphic novels Smile and Astronaut Elementary, and a presentation about graphic novels for librarians and educators by John Shableski of Diamond Comic Distributors. See the full schedule here.

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