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Because of the extreme heat forecast for Saturday, vendors and kid's activities will move indoors to the Coventry Library and Grog Shop. The Chalk contest will remain outside in Pekar Park, under a big tent.

Mac's Backs book table and booksigning with Ron Hill will be inside the library. The movies and panels will remain inside the library as previously scheduled


Pekar Park Comic Book Day was started several years ago to honor the legacy of Harvey Pekar, author of American Splendor and several graphic novels. The day includes a marketplace for artists, illustrators, comics creators and zine makers, panel discussions, movies, a kid's activity area, cosplay and a live drawing event in Pekar Park. 

In addition to the schedule listed below, Mac's Backs will be hosting cartoonist Ron Hill at our book tent from 1-2 p.m.

Ron Hill has been a cartoonist, illustrator, caricaturist, creative director, author, and high school teacher. Born in Cleveland, for the last 20 years he has been an award-winning editorial cartoonist for The Chagrin Valley TimesThe Solon TimesGeauga Times Courier, and West Life. He is a member of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists and and past president of the Northern Ohio Illustrators Society. He has just published The Usual Suspects: Rounding Up 20 Years with the Times, an anthology of political cartoons.


Georgia Webber Skills Workshop at Mac's Backs/1820 Coventry Rd.
9:30-11:00 a.m.

Drawing the Inside Out: Creating Comics from Personal Experience with Georgia Webber

Do you want to make comics, and need a place to start? In this workshop, autobio comics creator Georgia Webber will guide you through the basics of comics-making skills, and how to apply them in creating stories from your own life experience! Learn how to structure a story, how to choose what to tell and what to show, how to develop your own language of comics, and more about why autobio narratives are so powerful.

Georgia Webber is a comics artist, writer, and editor living in southern Ontario.  Georgia is best known for her debut graphic memoir, Dumb: Living Without a Voice (Fantagraphics 2018). This drawing workshop has room for 8 participants. Please email to register. There is no fee, but donations are accepted!

Anime Film Shorts at the Coventry Library/1925 Coventry Rd.

Noon-1 p.m

Comic Day Panels at the Library/1925 Coventry Rd.

Anime & Cosplay

Members of UrbanOtaku
Urban Otaku is a Cleveland based anime club that for the past 6 years, has been creating experiences for people 
who not only share an interest in anime but Asian culture as well. Their main goal is to create quality events for the 
Cleveland community that has an interest in anime, comics, gaming, and other types of “nerd” culture. 

Women in Comix

Moderator: Kate Atherton

Georgia Webber

Georgia Webber is a comics artist, writer, and editor living in southern Ontario. She is entirely occupied by the intersection 
of health and art, making music, comics, and facilitating health workshops from this point of fascination.  Georgia is best known 
for her debut graphic memoir, Dumb: Living Without a Voice (Fantagraphics 2018), the chronicle of her severe vocal injury and sustained
 vocal condition which causes her pain from using her voice

Michelle Littlejohn

Michelle Littlejohn is an independent artist and illustrator living in Cleveland. 
Her source of inspiration is her four children and she creates comics, zines and stickers

Abby Cali

Abby Cali is an artist, writer, and educator based in Cleveland, OH. She is dedicated to working
 on collaborative art processes that advance positive social and environmental impacts.
She is the co-editor of Rise,a collaborative book of poetry, prose, and visual art by survivors of sexualized violence.
Recently, Abby has illustrated the two-player card game Welterweights
published by Spontaneously Combustible.

Lindsay Bryan

Lindsey J Bryan is an illustrator and surface designer based in Cleveland. She graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a BFA in Illustration 
and a concentration in Creative Writing in 2016.

Readers Recommend Graphic Novels & Comics

Moderator: Melissa O'Grady

Mary Quade
Mary Quade is a poet and Associate Professor of English at Hiram College where she teaches
creative writing with interests in screenwriting, comics, environmental writing and photography.

John G
John G is illustrator, comics creator and head of Cleveland based Shiner Comics, Inc.
He co-founded and continues to run Genghis Con, an award-winning annual small press and underground comics convention in Cleveland. 

Josh Harlan
Josh Harlan is the co-owner and proprietor of Imaginary World Comics & Collectibles in Cleveland Heights. 

Movie: My Friend Dahmer

4:30-6:15 pm
Followed by a Q & A with Derf


Josh, Imaginary Worlds
Noelle Richard & Bryn Adams
Stephanie Haught
Gary Dumm + Scott Rudge
Kyle Osborne
Joe Pledger
Ashley Ribblett & Clare Kolat
Lindsey Bryan
Kate Atherton

Mac’s Backs
Abby Cali
Miguel Hernandez
Michelle Hernandez
Glenn Baskin
Sevita Lochan
Craig Lindsley
Joe Zabel



Event date: 
Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Event address: