The 2018 Toronto Comic Arts Festival continues to roll out the news, with the announcement that this year will have two full days of programing for young readers. The kids’ program is moving to the Forrest Hills Ballroom at the Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel, which features seating for 200, plus spaces for crafts and activities .

ALSO, TCAF will be handing out a selection of great free comics for young people to the first 250 visitors to the Marriott Bloor Yorkville Forest Hill Ballroom each day of the Festival.

TCAF has announced 14 featured guests who will take part in the youth programming. YOU can see all the bios in the above link, but here’s the whole list:

Brooklyn Allen, Vera Brosgol, Emily Carroll, Gale Galligan,

Melanie Gillman, Anath Hirch, Hope Larson, Liniers

Katie O’Neill, Molly Knox Ostertag, Yuka Ota, Jillian Tamaki

Mariko Tamaki and Jen Wang.


TCAF takes place May 12-13 at the Toronto Reference Library and surrounding area.


  1. I don’t know any other Festival with so many female guests. As much (or sometimes more) than the male guests. Same goes for the audience, so much diversity. It’s one of the things I like most about TCAF.

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