NINTH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL COMIC ARTS FESTIVAL (ICAF)
Holiday Inn Select, Bethesda, MD
Thursday, September 30 – Saturday, October 2, 2004
Following a season in which comic books and graphic novels have received unprecedented interest and acclaim from major media outlets, the International Comic Arts Festival is proud to announce its ninth annual conference dedicated to the study of comics. Working in conjunction with the Small Press Expo, North America's premier alternative comic book festival, ICAF presents three days of panels, keynote speeches and chalk-talks showcasing the cutting edge in work by comic artists and scholars alike.
This year, ICAF hosts an array of international cartoonists including:
ICAF is dedicated to promoting recognition of comic art as an important international phenomenon, and to encouraging discussion of the art form among academics, independent scholars, comic art professionals, and the general public.
ICAF is free and open to the public. (Attendees on Friday afternoon and Saturday will have to pay admission for the Small Press Expo, but admission grants access to both events.) For more information, including schedules, sponsors, and guest biographies, please visit the official ICAF website.