This Weekend: Join CBLDF in San Francicso for APAture 2015: Comics & Illustration Showcase!

October 9, 2015
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If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area this weekend, join CBLDF Editorial Director Betsy Gomez at the San Francisco Public Library for APAture 2015: Comics & Illustration Showcase! CBLDF will be on hand for this celebration of Asian Pacific American artists, where Gomez will present on the State of Censorship 2015.

Details from the APAture 2015 website:

Kearny Street Workshop, the Bay Area’s hub for Asian Pacific American arts, proudly presents APAture, a multi-day, multidisciplinary arts festival featuring a lineup of some of today’s most exciting emerging artists from the San Francisco Bay Area.

Comics & Illustration Showcase
San Francisco Main Public Library (Hispanic/Latino Room)
100 Larkin St., San Francisco
Saturday, October 10, 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Co-presented by the San Francisco Public Library and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

(c) Thi Bui

(c) Thi Bui

Featured Artists: Thi Bui

Showcase Artists: Bo, Brian Canio, Mei-Hsuang Chiang, Ka Yan Cheung, Sam Coaass, Trinidad Escobar, Cynthia Fong, Lam Giang, Lamnho Giang, Ellis Kim, Vincent Kukua, Michael Manomivibul, Minnie Phan, Sherwin Viray, Cecilia Wong (Bios)

Workshop Schedule: 

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.: Traditional art demo by Michael Manomivibul

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.: Betsy Gomez of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund discusses censorship in comics, with attention to Asian cartoonists

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.: Cecilia Wong discusses color theory, with examples of her gorgeous illustration work

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.: Ka Yan Cheung leads discussion with other CCA comics students about memoirs and other topics

4pm-4:30pm: François Luong interviews featured artist Thi Bui about her work and upcoming book, The Best We Could Do

Curators: Wahab Algarmi, François Luong

Admission: FREE

Please join CBLDF this Saturday, October 10, 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the San Francisco Public Library Hispanic/Latino Room for APAture 2015! For more details on the annual multidisciplinary arts festival that presents and promotes art by up-and-coming artists of Asian Pacific American descent, visit the APAture website here.

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