Thursday, May 08, 2014

All TCAF all the Time - TCAF 2014 Info

One of the biggest and best comic shows of the year is coming up in Toronto in just a few short days - the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (or TCAF for short), and I'm happy to be an exhibitor once again this year!

I'll be on the first floor at the back of the room near the winding staircase, at booth #166.

I'll have some limited edition Gerald Bull books with me along with any minis I have currently in print. Maybe I'll also bring some t-shirts? If anyone has any special requests (colour, size), let me know and I'll make sure to pack one up for you.

My pal and fellow cartoonist Scott Chantler has this to say about the show and I couldn't have said it any better (basically the show is my favourite and it's the BEST):

"Patterned more after literary festivals, TCAF is devoted entirely to showcasing the breadth, diversity, and quality of work being done in the comics medium. Upwards of 450 cartoonists from around the world will be in attendance, hand-picked by TCAF’s curators to represent an astonishing cross-section of the art form... Whether you’re into kids’ comics, literary comics, Manga, European comics, superheroes, web comics, non-fiction comics, non-narrative comics, etc, you will find what you’re looking for at TCAF."

I'll also be on a panel on Sunday, May 10th at the Mariott, the official convention hotel right next door to the Reference Library. It's right after the Spotlight on Isabelle Arsenault & Fanny Britt, so come for that, and then stay for my panel.

Here are the details:

History/Nonfiction Comics
Sunday, May 11th - 12:15-1:15pm, Mariott 100
It could be argued that contemporary graphic novels have broken into the mainstream literary world thanks to their unique ability to vividly recount the best and the worst of the human experience through autobiography, memoir, and history.

Join moderator Brigid Alverson(Comic Book Resources) as she interviews some of the top contributors to the genre, including Nick Abadzis (The Cigar that Fell in Love with a Pipe), Meags Fitzgerald (Photobooth: A Biography), Nate Powell (March), Diana Tamblyn (Gerald Bull and the Supergun) and Nick Bertozzi (Lewis and Clark), and Tyrell Cannon (Victus). Discover how to consider, collect, and curate real-life tales of times past to make them new again!

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