Tcaf-Eyeadvertisement3Aiyi yi, there is so much cool stuff going on in Toronto this weekend surrounding TCAF, the Toronto Comics Arts Festival. For all the most relavant details, head over to Chris Butcher’s blog or the Beguiling or ever the TCAF site itself.

First some quick event:

* TONIGHT: JOE MATT RETURNS TO TORONTO and THE 2007 DOUG WRIGHT AWARDSInnis College Town Hall, 2 Sussex, @ St. George (two blocks south of St. George TTC)6:30pm-8:30pm. $5.00. Tickets available at the door.More info at

* TOMORROW NIGHT: TCAF PARTY: SONGS & PICTURES- Live Musice featuring Kupek, Little Brown Bat, and RagniSneaky Dees, 431 College St. @ Bathurst, Second FloorSaturday, August 18th, Doors Open at 9PM. $5 Cover.More info at:

* ALSO TOMORROW NIGHT: Indiana Jones: Rock Vs ComicsUFO CLUB HALL, 39 Lisgar St, Toronto, ONSaturday, August 18, 2007 at 10:00pm. No CoverDancing, DJing, Live art and more.

A couple of links about stuff people are doing:

Comics Bakery/Dave Roman
Chip Zdarsky!

The Comics Reporter interviews Butcher:

SPURGEON: What is it about TCAF that you think works as an actual show when compared to other conventions, the actual show itself and not the scene it creates?

BUTCHER: The atmosphere. No offence intended to SPX, but coming out of that fateful car trip the one thing we all decided is that we didn’t want to be a “Hotel Con.” Being in Toronto, despite being your neighbour to the north and all, it’s just a different type of city with a different vibe than the states. We want to do a show that’s integrated into the everyday of Toronto, that engages the populace as well as appealing to the comics devotee. Our locations have always been adjacent to the University district, either in historical buildings (a lovely old church in 2003, a 100+ year old University building in 2007) or smack-dab in the middle of the street in 2005

Finally coverage in the local alt.weekly, the Toronto Eye, with cover boy Paul Pope.

We’re sad not to be going to this event — it only unfolds once every two years after all — but we trust our pals and gals will send us full reports. Have fun, kids.