Featured Guests


Pénélope Bagieu

Pénélope Bagieu is a French cartoonist and illustrator, known the world-over for her blog Ma vie est tout à fait fascinante (My life is quite fascinating), where she shares moments of her everyday life. In September 2008 released the first volume of Joséphine, a comic which features a character controlled by the Femina …read more


Marc Bell

Marc Bell was born in London, Ontario, and has befuddled and bemused his readers for almost twenty years. He is the author of Hot Potatoe, Pure Pajamas, and Shrimpy and Paul and Friends. His comics have appeared in many Canadian weeklies,Vice, and LA Weekly. He is a twin. Marc Bell’s …read more

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Boulet, the pen name for Gilles Roussel, is a French comic book creator and cartoonist born February 1, 1975 in Meaux, France. He was among the first French cartoonists to become famous by publishing a comic strip weblog, starting in July 2004. Roussel studied art at the Graduate School of …read more


Eleanor Davis

Eleanor Davis is a cartoonist and illustrator. A collection of her short comics for adults, How To Be Happy, is out now from Fantagraphics Books. She has two graphic novels for kids: The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook (2009) which she created with my husband Drew Weing, and …read more


Julie Doucet

Julie Doucet was born on the very last day of the year in 1965, which means she was the youngest girl in all of her classes at the all-girl Catholic high school she attended in the Montreal suburb of St. Lambert. Maybe it was being a Catholic schoolgirl that gave …read more



Gurihiru, aka Illustrator Unit Gurihiru and Gurihiru Studios, is a Japanese illustration team, composed of artists Chifuyu Sasaki (workplan design, pencils, inks) and Naoko Kawano (workplan design, colors, webdesign). Though its comic book endeavors are centered in the United States, Gurihiru also illustrates character designs for games and animations in …read more

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Dustin Harbin

Dustin Harbinis a cartoonist and illustrator who lives and works in North Carolina. He’s best known for his autobiographical comics, as well as many, many illustrations of people and animals, often mixed and matched. He is attending TCAF in support of Diary Comics, his new collection from Koyama Press. He is …read more


Jennifer Holm – Saturday Only

Three-time Newbery Honor winning and New York Times bestselling Jennifer L. Holm is a beloved and well-known name in the world of children’s literature. Widely embraced by educators, librarians, and children across the country, Jenni’s novels have struck a chord with all who read her heartwarming and poignant stories, many …read more



Patrice Killoffer, better known simply as Killoffer (born 16 June 1966), is a writer and artist of comics. He was co-founder of the independent comics publisher L’Association in 1990, and has been a part of Oubapo since its creation in 1992. Killoffer studied at the School for Applied Arts Duperré …read more


Ed Luce

Ed Luce is the creator of the comic series Wuvable Oaf, which will be collected into a hardcover edition by Fantagraphics in 2015.


Lorenzo Mattotti

Lorenzo Mattotti is an Italian comics and graphic artist living in Paris. A frequent contributor of covers for The New Yorker, he’s recognized as one of the most outstanding international exponents of comics art. Mattotti won an Eisner Award for his graphic novel Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. He collaborated with Lou Reed in re-imaging Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven. He …read more


Anders Nilsen

Anders Nilsen began self publishing in 1999 by photocopying drawings and comics from his sketchbooks and stapling them together into a mini-comic called Big Questions. In the time since he has drawn numerous strips and graphic novels including Dogs and Water, Big Questions, Don’t Go Where I Can’t Follow, Rage …read more


Noelle Stevenson

Noelle Stevenson has been nominated for a Harvey Award, and was awarded the Slate Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Webcomic in 2012 for Nimona. A graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, Noelle is the co-writer of Lumberjanes. She lives in Los Angeles, CA.

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Gengoroh Tagame

Gengoroh Tagame is a Japanese manga artist who specializes in gay BDSM erotic manga, many of which depict graphic violence. The men he depicts are hypermasculine, and tend to be on the bearish side. Born into a family descended from samurai, Tagame began his career as a manga artist in …read more


Adrian Tomine

Adrian Tomine was born in 1974 in Sacramento, California. He began self-publishing his comic book series Optic Nerve when he was sixteen, and in 1994 he received an offer to publish from Drawn & Quarterly. His comics have been anthologized in publications such as McSweeney’s, Best American Comics, and Best …read more


Lynda Barry

Lynda Barry has worked as a painter, cartoonist, writer, illustrator, playwright, editor, commentator, and teacher and found that they are very much alike. She lives in Wisconsin, where she is assistant professor of art and Discovery Fellow at University of Wisconsin Madison. Barry is the inimitable creator behind the seminal …read more


Pascal Blanchet

Pascal Blanchet was born in Trois-Rivières, Québec in 1980. His books include the beautiful White Rapids, Baloney, La Fugue, and Nocturne. They have been published in multiple languages by esteemed publishers Les Éditions de la Pastèque (French), Drawn & Quarterly (English), and Barbara Fiore (Spanish). As a professional illustrator, he has done work for clients such …read more


Charles Burns

Charles Burns’ earliest works include illustrations for the Sub Pop fanzine, and Another Room Magazine of Oakland, California, but he came to prominence when his comics were published for the first time in early issues of RAW, the avant-garde comics magazine founded in 1980 by Françoise Mouly and Art Spiegelman. …read more


Étienne Davodeau

Étienne Davodeau is a multiple award-winning comics author from France.  After having studied graphic arts in Rennes, Davodeau has since created numerous best-selling and critically acclaimed graphic novels, mostly in the reality-based and reportage vein. Titles of his include Les Mauvaises Gens, Le Chien Qui Louches, Geronimo, and Les Ignorants (which was …read more


Hunt Emerson

Hunt Emerson has drawn cartoons and comic strips since the early 1970s. He has published around 30 comic books and albums, mainly with Knockabout Comics (London), including Lady Chatterley’s Lover, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Casanova’s Last Stand, and Dante’s Inferno. His characters include Firkin the Cat (a strip …read more


Simon Hanselmann

Simon Hanselmann was born in Launceston, Tasmania in 1981. His Father was a Biker, his Mother a bar worker / heroin addict. His Mother raised him on her own. He was a spoiled only-child. A soft-nerd. He was poor (government benefits/housing, etc.) but his Mother was a master shoplifter and …read more


Matt Holm – Saturday Only

Matthew Holm was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pa., and has been drawing comics since he was in middle school. Growing up reading four older siblings’ comic books and comic strip collections (including Peanuts, Calvin and Hobbes, and Bloom County), he hoped he might one day grow …read more


Aya Kanno

Aya Kanno is the author of the Blank Slate, the New York Times bestselling series Otomen, and the newly-released Requiem of the Rose King, all published in English by VIZ Media. Kanno was born in 1980 in Tokyo, Japan, and made her manga debut in 2001 with the manga series …read more


Lucy Knisley

Lucy Knisley is author and illustrator of a number of graphic novels, including Relish; My Life in the Kitchen (From First Second Books) and French Milk (From Simon and Schuster). She’ll have two new books from 2014/15 for TCAF, An Age of License and Displacement from Fantagraphics.


Jason Lutes

Jason Lutes was born in New Jersey in 1967 and graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Illustration in 1991. His “big break” came in 1993, when he began drawing a weekly comics page called “Jar of Fools” for The Stranger, Seattle’s alternative paper. After …read more


Scott McCloud

Scott McCloud is an American cartoonist and comics theorist. He is best known for his non-fiction books about comics, Understanding Comics (1993), Reinventing Comics (2000), and Making Comics (2006). McCloud also created the light-hearted science fiction/superhero comic book series Zot! (1984), in part as a reaction to the increasingly grim …read more



Seth is the cartoonist behind the comic book series Palookaville, which started in the stone age as a pamphlet and is now a semi-annual hardcover. His comics have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Best American Comics, and McSweeneys Quarterly. His illustrations have appeared in numerous publications including the …read more


Barbara Stok

Barbara Stok is well known for her candid autobiographical graphic novels. In 2009, she was awarded the Stripschapprijs for her oeuvre, one of the most prestigious prizes for comic books in the Netherlands. In addition to her work for newspapers and magazines, she has eight books to her name. Vincent, …read more


Jillian Tamaki

Jillian Tamaki is the artist behind the New York Times Best Illustrated Book, SKIM, which was also nominated for a Governor General’s Literary Award and Eisner Award and won a Doug Wright Award and Ignatz Award. She is a sought-after illustrator for such companies as New York Times and The New …read more


Chip Zdarsky

From Chip: Well, I like good times annd great friends. Can’t do math very good but I can bake severel types of cakes if need be.. Cant handle my liquor but still always tie one on berfore filling out importan t forms online. co-cretaed SEX CRIMINAL with Nat Fraction. Is …read more

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