San Francisco: Join CBLDF This Weekend for the APAture Comics & Illustration Showcase


APAture is the annual multidisciplinary arts festival celebrating emerging Asian and Pacific Islander artists of the San Francisco Bay Area. Presented by Kearny Street Workshop, CBLDF will be joining the celebration this weekend for the Comics and Illustration Showcase, taking place Sunday, October 2, at the San Francisco Public Library main branch.

CBLDF Editorial Director Betsy Gomez will be on hand for a presentation about censorship in the Middle East and Asia, and we’ll have a select assortment of premiums to help raise money for our ongoing fight for free expression!

More about the showcase:

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
at San Francisco Main Public Library (Hispanic/Latino Room)
100 Larkin St., San Francisco
Sunday, October 2nd, 12-5pm​

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

Featured Artists: Trinidad Escobar (bios)

Showcase Artists: Alice Yang, Brian Canio, Cheez Hayama, Claire Macaraeg, Ellis Kim, Jess Wu-Ohlson, Kayan Cheung, Kevan Hom, Lindsey Adams, Mei Hsuan Chiang, Minnie Phan, Sai Li, Scout Tran-Caffee, Steven Yu, Tamiko Sidore, Vincent Kukua (bios)

Workshop Schedule: TBA

Curators: Francis Calimlim, Yumang Guintu, Colin Kimzey, François Luong

Admission: FREE

CBLDF is delighted to be a community partner in the festival. APAture events take place September 30 – October 15. To RSVP for the Comics and Illustration Showcase and to learn more about APAture, visit the Kearny Street Workshop website here.