Author Event | John U Bacon: The Greatest Comeback

John U. Bacon presents his new book The Greatest Comeback: How Team Canada Fought Back, Took the Summit Series, and Reinvented Hockey

John U. Bacon is the author of the national bestseller The Great Halifax Explosion and five bestselling books about college football, including Three and OutFourth and LongEndzone, and Bo’s Lasting Lessons, co-authored with Michigan coach Bo Schembechler.

How to Find Your Creative Style By Getting Totally Lost, with Illustrator and Podcaster Andy J. Pizza

The path to finding the work that flows with ease is surprisingly not always an easy one, according to illustrator Andy J. Pizza. In this talk, Andy shares the personal story of how avoiding failure at all costs got in the way of his creative success, and how his drawing project that was as much equal parts daily, as it was fail-y, was the key to finding his style and ultimately a thriving creative practice.

This event will be live streamed. Check this page for details about how to access the livestream. 

Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival Presents: David Petersen

Mouse Guard author and illustrator David Petersen will present his ideas on worldbuilding and how it enriches the stories he tells from the Mouse Territories. Learn how David brings the world of Celanawe, Kenzie, Sadie and the rest of the Guard to life and hear some of David's favorite passages from Mouse Guard read in the characters' voices!

Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival Presents is AADL's celebration of comics artists throughout the year.

The Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival is a partnership between AADL and Kids Read Comics.

Author Event | Tom Gauld: Revenge of the Librarians

Tom Gauld returns with his wittiest and most trenchant collection of literary cartoons to date with REVENGE OF THE LIBRARIANS. Perfectly composed drawings are punctuated with the artist’s signature brand of humor, hitting high and low. Gauld is the wildly popular cartoonist behind The Department of Mind-Blowing Theories, Baking with Kafka, and his weekly strips in The Guardian and New Scientist.

This event includes a signing with books for sale. 

Author Event | Shirley Higuchi: Setsuko's Secret

Shirley Higuchi, a graduate of Huron High School and the University of Michigan, will discuss her book, Setsuko's Secret: Heart Mountain and the Legacy of the Japanese American Incarceration. She will describe life as a third-generation Japanese American learning about the incarceration of her parents and their families during World War II at the Heart Mountain camp in Wyoming, and how that experience shaped her and thousands of other Japanese Americans whose parents told them little about that shameful period of American histo