Conferences, conventions, and festivals! As a comics creator, should you go to them? What should you do there? What’s the best way for you to work with all the very different public event spaces there are to promote and support your comics and your career?

Today, we talk to the co-founder and Artistic Director of the Toronto Comics Art Festival, Christopher Butcher, about how conferences, conventions, and festivals work, and how best to plan to interact with them as an author.

For more information about the Toronto Comics Art Festival, you can check them out on Twitter, or at their website. For more on Christopher Butcher, you can follow him on Twitter.