TCAF 2016 in 50 photos of smiling happy people and lots of comics


  I’m working on a longer account of TCAF for PW, but here’s some photos to capture the high while it’s fresh. While the weekend was tinged with sadness over the passing of Canadian native son Darwyn Cooke, the general mood was a celebration of the kind of creative spirit that Darwyn embodied. TCAF s always a chance to catch […]

TCAF guest list expanding with even more international cartoonists

tcaf poster

  TCAF is coming down the pike, with dates of May 14th and 15th, and the guest list includes the usual bounty of international domestic and American. More are being announced daily but here’s the line-up thus far, and the poster by Kate Beaton: Canadian Cartoonists Kate Beaton – National treasure, creator of beloved graphic novels Hark! […]

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 […]

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 […]