The Toronto Comics Art Festival kicks off tonight, and it looks to be perhaps the most kick-assing-est comics event of the year. Held every other year, TCAF has gone from an exciting indie comics show held in a parking lot to a city-wide cultural extravaganza of the kind that North America needs lot more of.
Tonight’s festivities include a Kid Koala party (see below), but the entire weekend is full of events both edifying and entertaining. See the whole list here.
Chris Butcher the man without whom TCAF would not be TCAF, has posted the programming schedule here.
Click For Full_Size Poster!TCAF KICK-OFF PARTY:
KID KOALA’S LOUD PARTY AT LEE’S PALACE
Get Up! Get Down! Indoor Block Party
Thursday, May 7th, evening show
@ Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W.
Tickets $12.00 advance/$15 day of show
Presented by Live Nation
Montreal turntablist (and graphic novelist!) Kid Koala brings his LOUD PARTY / QUIET WORK WEEKEND to Toronto for The Toronto Comic Arts Festival! The LOUD PARTY goes down Thursday, May 7th at Lee’s Palace with LOUD PARTY: Get Up! Get Down! Indoor Block party. Mix mayhem on 4 record players and actual stacks of wax. Dancing, scratching, the first-ever Nufonia Pillow Fight, and a raffle! C’Mon down and Shake Your Thang!! Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 day of show, and the event WILL SELL OUT. Tickets available from Rotate This and Ticketmaster the usual places.
More at: http://nufonia.com
PLUS: here’s more of the interviews with participating cartoonists:
Carla Speed McNeil
Faith Erin Hicks
Ian Sullivan Cant
Bryan Lee O’Malley
As we’ve mentioned several times before, we weep with sorrow that we won’t be going this year, but every cool person on Earth is, so bring back full reports!