TCAF 2013 wrap-up: 96% good


As usual I’m the very last out of the gate with my TCAF wrap-up (although I was early with my newsier report). But like many I feel compelled to write a memoir about it because it was so generally awesome. Last year’s TCAF — my first—was among the top five comics-related experiences of my life, and maybe partly because I hyped it so much, more people I knew made the first time trek this year. TCAF ’13 wasn’t quite as glorious as TCAF ’12, but it was still fairly glorious.

TCAF: Listen to Bill Amend, Raina Telgemeier, Michael Kupperman, The Doug Wright Awards and more

Hernandez Bros and Tom Spurgeon TCAF 05-10-2013

On the spot Jamie Coville and his roaming recorder were everywhere at TCAf and the result is nine panels from the Library Day and TCAF proper, including the Doug Wright Awards. Jamie also took a couple hundred photos for those of you waiting to see what went down. He made a special set for the […]

Great Moments of TCAF 2013


If you want to see all the great moments of this year’s Toronto Comic Arts Festival, I recommend scrolling back through Deb Aoki’s twitter feed. My roommate for the fest seemed to know where all the action was. She captured in a retweet from Japan this epic moment when Taiyo Matsumoto and Gengoroh Tagame exchanged […]

A very brief guide to TCAF 2013


This weekend it’s the Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2013, with the actual event to be held May 11-12 at the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street in Toronto. Normally I would be listing debuts and parties and whatnot, but the TCAF site already has just about every shred of info you will need.

Today is deadline to apply for TCAF 2013! Plus TCAF in Japan


For those of you with power, you might want to be reminded that today is the deadline to apply for the 2013 Toronto Comics Arts Festival, which will be held May 12-13. Details below: The Toronto Comic Arts Festival Saturday, May 11th, and Sunday May 12th, 2013 @ Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St. Free […]

TCAF will promote Canadian cartoonists at the Kaigai Manga Festa in Tokyo

Now here’s a nice example of “comics across the world.” TCAF, the Toronto Arts Festival, has taken a booth at Tokyo’s Kagai Manga Festa on November 18th, and will allow certain Canadian cartoonists to exhibit at the booth for free.

Lots of TCAF audio and photos now available

Jamie Coville has his usual massive photo dumb for TCAF, with over 250 photos of all the great people there. That’s organizer Chris Butcher and Usamaru Furuya above.

Coville also recorded several panels and here they are!

TCAF reports: Awesome

Judging by the joyful tweets that flowed out over the weekend, this year’s Toronto Comic Arts Festival was a big success. There were many reports of books selling out, and general rapture. TPSycho Duck has a typical blog post:

Natsume Ono to appear at TCAF

TCAF just got even more international with the announcement that renowned manga-ka Natsume Ono will be a guest. Ono, creator of not simple, House of Five Leaves, Gente, and Ristorante Paradiso, fits squarely in the “independent spirit” mold of most of the fest’s guests and provides a reminder of the artistic diversity that manga offers. However she’s also a very successful artist whose Ristorante Paradiso andHouse of Five Leaves have been adapted into anime, viewable in the US on,, and, in North America.