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Marguerite Abouet

Marguerite Abouet was born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, in 1971. At the age of 12, her parents sent her to live with her uncle in Paris in order to pursue her education.She worked as a legal assistant in Paris while she wrote her first graphic novel, Aya. Before writing Aya, …read more

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Balak (aka Yves Bigerel)—Graduated from the Gobelins school of Animation in 2006, Balak works as a storyboard artists, 2D animator and TV show director in France. He works with Marvel Comics on the new digital Infinite Comics brand, under his real name (Yves BIGEREL), as a storyboard artist (Avengers VS X-men with Mark Waid, Guardians of …read more

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Boulet 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 webcomic, starting in July 2004. Boulet studied art at the Graduate School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg. In 2001, he published his …read more

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Brian Chippendale

Brian Chippendale is a musician and artist based in Providence, Rhode Island. He was one of the founding members of the Fort Thunder collective. Chippendale is the author of the recently released Puke Force, as well as Maggots, If n Oof, and Ninja, and the drummer/singer half of the noise rock band Lightning …read more

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Duncan Fegredo – Cancelled

Unfortunately Duncan Fegredo has had to cancel his participation in TCAF 2016 due to work commitments. We’re hoping he can come during a future year. Duncan Fegredo made his debut in US comics with Kid Eternity, a book he decided to paint in full colour for no better reason than …read more

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Matt Furie

Matt Furie was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1979 and graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware in 2001. A Leo, he enjoys long walks in the park, bubble baths, and an occasional glass of wine. He currently lives in San Francisco. Matt Furie’s drawings come from a mix of …read more


Lisa Hanawalt

Lisa is the production designer/producer of BoJack Horseman, an original animated series for Netflix. Her first book with Drawn & Quarterly, My Dirty Dumb Eyes, was published in 2013. She grew up in Palo Alto, California, and graduated from UCLA in 2006. She writes and illustrates a regular column for Lucky Peach …read more

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Jennifer Hayden

Jennifer Hayden came to comics from fiction-writing and children’s book illustration. Her new book, The Story of My Tits (Top Shelf, 2015), is a 352-page graphic memoir and breast cancer narrative. Her previous book, the autobiographical collection Underwire (Top Shelf, 2011), was excerpted in The Best American Comics 2013 and …read more

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Keith Jones

Keith Jones is a fine artist, Canadian doodler, and cartoonist. He has exhibited all around the world. He is known for the art book Bacter-Area, as well as the graphic novel Catland Empire. Secretimes is debuting at TCAF 2016 from publisher Drawn + Quarterly.


Bendik Kaltenborn

Bendik Kaltenborn (born in 1980) studied art in Oslo and Stockholm, after which he began a career in contemporary art, graphic design, animation, illustration, and comics. In 1997, he and Kristoffer Kjølberg cofounded the Dongery zine collective. Kaltenborn has published two collections of comics in Norway, which have been translated …read more

Emi Lenox 160

Emi Lenox

Emi Lenox is based out of Portland, Oregon, and is a comic creator widely known for EMITOWN, a web-based diary comic that was later published by Image as two printed volumes. She has done work for Mike Allred’s MADMAN, Jeff Lemire’s Sweet Tooth, GLORY, CBLDF’s LIBERTY ANNUAL, and co-created PLUTONA …read more

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MariNaomi has been making autobio comics since 1997. She’s the author and illustrator of the SPACE Prize-winning graphic memoir Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22 (Harper Perennial, 2011), the Eisner-nominated Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories (2dcloud/Uncivilized Books, 2014), her self-published Estrus Comics (1998 to 2009), …read more

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Michel Rabagliati

With his six books, Michel Rabagliati is an essential figure in the comics scene of Quebec. Michel Rabagliati was born in 1961 in Montreal, where he grew up in the Rosemont neighbourhood. Having developed an interest in typography, he studied graphic design and in 1988 moved into freelance illustration. Since …read more

Ant Sang 160

Ant Sang

Ant Sang has been drawing since he was a kid. Brought up in New Zealand and Hong Kong, he lived on a heady diet of comics, cartoons, anime, sci-fi and Shaw Brothers kung fu films. In the mid-90s, inspired by the alternative comics scene, he began writing, drawing and self-publishing …read more

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Raina Telgemeier (SUNDAY ONLY)

Raina Telgemeier is the author and illustrator of the graphic novels Smile, Drama, and Sisters, all #1 New York Times bestsellers. She also adapted and illustrated four graphic novel versions of Ann M. Martin’s Baby-sitters Club series, and has contributed short stories to many anthologies. Raina’s accolades include two Eisner Awards, a …read more


Brian K. Vaughan

Brian K. Vaughan is an American comic book and television writer, best known for the comic book series Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, Runaways, Pride of Baghdad, and Saga. Vaughan was a writer, story editor and producer of the television series Lost during seasons three through five. He was …read more

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Gene Luen Yang (Sunday Only)

Gene Luen Yang began making comics and graphic novels in the fifth grade. In 2006, his book American Born Chinese was published by First Second Books.  It became the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win the American Library Association’s Printz Award. It …read more


Chip Zdarsky

His name is Chip Zdarsky! Former mayoral candidate for the city of Toronto and columnist for Canada’s National Post, Chip became a full-time comicker in 2014 with various projects. He is the co-creator and artist of Sex Criminals and co-creator and writer of Kaptara, both published by Image Comics. In the last year he has …read more

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Adrian Alphona

Adrian Alphona is a Canadian comic book artist best known for his work on Marvel Comics’ Runaways, which he co-created with writer Brian K. Vaughan. Slated to be pencilling the second volume of Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane when writer Terry Moore took over writing duties from Sean McKeever, Alphona instead …read more

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Kate Beaton

Kate Beaton is a Canadian cartoonist who appeared in the comics scene in 2007 with her online work Hark! A Vagrant! Since then, she has become a fan favourite and has garnered a significant following, with illustrations appearing in places like the New Yorker, Harper’s, and Marvel’s Strange Tales anthology. Her …read more

Chester Brown 160

Chester Brown

Chester Brown was born in Montreal in 1960 and is best known for his two recent nonfiction graphic novels: the meticulously researched and Harvey Award­-winning Louis Riel and the controversial, critically acclaimed Paying for It. Brown began self-­publishing his comic book series Yummy Fur at 23, and has been publishing with D+Q since …read more


Brecht Evens

Belgian cartoonist Brecht Evens was born in 1986 and studied illustration in Ghent, Belgium. Important mentors were his illustration teacher Goele Dewanckel and cartoonist/comedy coach/zen master Randall Casaer. His debut comic book, A Delivery from Outer Space, was released in 2005. The slightly melodramatic Vincent was released in 2006, followed …read more

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Manuele Fior

Born in Cesena in 1975. After getting a degree in architecture (Venice, 2000), he moved to Berlin, where he worked until 2005 as a cartoonist, illustrator and architect. In 1994 he won the first prize at “Bienal do Juvenes Criadores do Mediteraneo,” Lisbon – comics. His collaboration with the German …read more


Pia Guerra

Pia Guerra is a comic book artist best known for her work as penciller and co-creator of DC/Vertigo’s Y – The Last Man with writer Brian K. Vaughan. She has won several awards including Spike TV’s Scream Award, a Harvey, a Shuster, and along with inker Jose Marzan Jr. two …read more

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Simon Hanselmann

New York Times Best-Selling cartoonist Simon Hanselmann (Megahex) was born in Tasmania and currently resides in Seattle, WA. He spends his days meticulously watercoloring each page of comics he hand draws. Simon has found international success with his stoner witch comics, which have been translated into over a dozen languages. …read more

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Faith Erin Hicks

Faith Erin Hicks is a Canadian writer and artist. She worked in the animation industry for several years before transitioning into writing and drawing comics full time in 2008. She started making comics “for fun” and putting them on the web when she was in college. Her first published work …read more

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Shintaro Kago – Saturday Only

Born 1969 in Tokyo, Shintaro Kago is a Japanese guro manga artist. He debuted in 1988 on the magazine COMIC BOX. Shintarou Kago’s style has been called “fashionable paranoia”. He has been published in several adult manga magazines, gaining him considerable popularity. Many of his manga have strongly satirical overtones, …read more

Jeff Lemire 160

Jeff Lemire

New York Times Bestselling author Jeff Lemire has built a unique career as both the writer and artist of acclaimed literary graphic novels like Essex County, The Underwater Welder, Sweet Tooth and Trillium and also as one of the most popular writers of mainstream comics with acclaimed runs on such …read more

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Francisco Sousa Lobo

Francisco Sousa Lobo does comics, fine art and writing. He has lived in London since 2005. He studied and practiced architecture for ten years, and now works in plastic and comic arts, (although he does not distinguish very well between the two). He has had exhibitions both in England and Portugal. Lobo …read more

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Sean Phillips

Drawing comics professionally since the age of fifteen, Eisner Award winning Sean Phillips has worked for all the major comics publishers. Since drawing Sleeper, Hellblazer, Batman, X-Men, Marvel Zombies, and Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, Sean has concentrated on creator-owned books including Criminal, Incognito, Seven Psychopaths and Fatale. He’s currently …read more

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Rokudenashiko is a Japanese sculptor and manga artist who has received public attention for her work featuring female genitalia. She considers it her mission to demystify female genitalia in Japan where, according to her, they are “overly hidden”. Rokudenashiko has created, among other vulva-themed works, a series of decorated vulva …read more

Steve Skroce 160

Steve Skroce

Steve Skroce hails from Canada. He was an artist for Marvel comics, working on titles like Amazing Spider-man and Wolverine, before he transitioned into film, creating storyboards for The Matrix Trilogy, I, Robot, and Jupiter Ascending. He co-created Doc Frankenstein with Geof Darrow and the Wachowskis. His most recent project is …read more

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Noah Van Sciver

Noah Van Sciver  first came to comic readers’ attention with his critically acclaimed comic book series Blammo, which has earned him 3 Ignatz award nominations. His work has appeared in Mad magazine, Best American Comics 2011, and The Stranger, as well as countless graphic anthologies. He currently is the writer/artist …read more

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Bastien Vivès

Bastien Vivès was born in 1984 in Paris. He spent his childhood drawing with his brother. His studies focused on illustration and animation at the Ecole des Gobelins. After movie-making classes, he dived into comics, and his first title came out in 2007. And now LAST MAN comes out in the US! He was raised …read more

Barbara Yelin 160

Barbara Yelin

Barbara Yelin was born in Munich and studied illustration at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. In 2015, she was awarded the Best German Graphic Novel prize for Irmina at the PENG Awards. Yelin is also the author of Gift (with Peter Meter) and Riekes Notizen. She lives in Munich, …read more

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