I’m not sure when this rolled out, but the Toronto Comic Arts Festival has announced more guests. While I think if you’re going to TCAf you’re already definitely going, no one will turn up their noses at this list, including the great French cartoonist Christophe Blaine. I may have to bring my copy of Speed Abater for him to sign. Also excited to meet the Kŭs crew from Latvia.
Christophe Blain (France): internationally renowned author and artist of comics such as Isaac the Pirate; attending TCAF in support of the English edition of Weapons of Mass Diplomacy, published by Selfmadehero.
Abel Lanzac (France): French diplomat and author, attending TCAF in support Weapons of Mass Diplomacy, published by Selfmadehero.
Luke Pearson (United Kingdom): writer and artist of the all-ages Hilda series of comics (Hilda and The Bird Parade), published by Nobrow Press.
Jeff Smith (United States): the award-winning and bestselling creator of BONE, and is touring in support of the Complete RASL Collection.
Mimi Pond (United States): Noted screenwriter, Pond is attending TCAF in support of her new graphic novel Over Easy, published by Drawn and Quarterly.
Kuš (Latvia): publisher renowned for curating comics anthologies, exhibitions, workshops, and other comics related events around the world. Represented by David Schilter and Sanita Muižniece.