The Marin Comics Fest will kick off their month-long 2018 schedule with an event at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco on August 25th. Alexis E. Fajardo (Kid Beowulf) and Alex Schumacher (Decades of (in)Experience) will be discussing their work from 2 to 4 p.m and anyone with a valid Marin County library card will get free admission to the museum’s exhibits.
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The second annual Marin Comics Fest kicks off at the Cartoon Art Museum on August 25, 2018, with cartoonists Alexis E. Fajardo (Kid Beowulf) and Alex Schumacher (Decades of (in)Experience). Both creators will be signing books and discussing their work with museum visitors from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission for this event is free. In addition, those presenting a valid Marin County library card will receive free same-day admission to the museum galleries.
About the Artists
Alexis E. Fajardo
A huge fan of epic literature, cartoonist Lex Fajardo gave the renowned poem Beowulf a different spin when he recast adversaries Beowulf and Grendel as 12-year-old twin brothers and sent them off on adventures far and wide for encounters with other legendary heroes and villains. The Rise of El Cid, the third volume in the Kid Beowulf graphic novel series, was released this summer. A senior editor at Charles M. Schulz Studio in Santa Rosa, Lex served as co-editor on Celebrating Snoopy which won the 2018 Eisner Award for Best Archival Project—Strips.
Hailing from the “Salad Bowl of the World” (look it up), Alex Schumacher keeps busy with his weekly webcomic Decades of (in)Experience for Antix Press and the monthly appearance of Mr. Butterchips in the online literary magazine Drunk Monkeys. His latest project The Guitarist (co-created with writer C.W. Cooke) is slated to be serialized this summer by Antarctic Press.
About the Marin Comics Fest
Launched in 2017 with the support of several Marin County libraries, the Marin Comics Fest (MCF) explores the narrative power of comics art and illustration and the variety of subjects and stories that it helps to convey.
Originally a week-long event, the MCF now features a series free creator talks, demonstrations, and book signings at several venues around the county throughout the month of September. It’s an excellent opportunity to discover new comics, books, and graphic novels and to meet the illustrators and authors behind them. For more information and to see a complete schedule of events, visit marincomicsfest.org.
About the Cartoon Art Museum
The Cartoon Art Museum’s mission is to ignite imaginations and foster the next generation of visual storytellers by celebrating the history of cartoon art, its role in society, and its universal appeal. The museum’s vision is to be the premier destination to experience cartoon art in all its many forms from around the world, and a leader in providing insight into the process of creating it. The Cartoon Art museum can be visited online at cartoonart.org and at its new location, 781 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94109.