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.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.