TCAF week is underway; here’s the events listing


The Toronto Comic Arts Festival takes place this weekend, but as regulars know, it’s really more of a whole week of comics related events and exhibits. While the TCAf site has a perfectly awesome site listing all the events, just in case you are too lazy to click on the link, I’ve presented a digest version below.

The programming for TCAF proper is now available on the Guidebook app, but I don’t have a copy to point you to. I can tell you I’ll be mad busy with four panels! And the entire slate is as star packed as you’d expect.

The weekend is also the anchor for a series of satellite events as follows:


TCAF reveals festival poster by Charles Burns


ERT ERT ERT! So awesome. In the spirit of his amazing Nitnit trilogy, Charles Burns sums up the joy of TCAF and comics with a creepy/fun image.

SO there.


TCAF announces first guests, more details for 2015 show


TCAF, the Toronto Comic Arts Festival will be held May 9-10th this year, with a whole week of events, art exhibits, screenings. Special programming events include the CSSC-SCEBD Academic Conference, Library & Educator Day, Word Balloon Academy, and Comics Vs. Games 4. IN other words, it jam packed with stuff to see and do. As for programming the first spotlight has been announced: Drawn & Quarterly’s 25th anniversary, which is certain to bring out some top notch sessions.


TCAF opens pop-up shop with Zdarsky event


TCAF—The Toronto Comic Arts Festival—is expanding with a holiday pop-up shop at the Toronto Reference Library, home of the yearly comic festival. The shop will kick off with an event for “Just The Tips” the Sex Criminals spin off book by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky this Wednesday, December 3rd at 6 pm. Home town hero Zdarsky will be present to sign.


TCAF news: 2015 dates, 2014 attendance drew 22,000

Director Chris Butcher has a wrap-up post for the 2014 TCAF that has many thanks and observations. Also the news that next year’s fest will be May 8-10, basically the same weekend as this year. Also, applications open up on August 1st. Attendance for 2014 was 22,000, up from 18,000 in 2013. And next year […]