TCAF Announces 2014 Kids Programming!


Toronto Public Library Presents

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2014
Kids Programming & Guests

 Welcoming 2013 Governor General’s Award-winners Isabelle Arsenault & Fanny Britt (Jane, the Fox and Me), New York Times Bestselling author Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet, Explorer: The Lost Islands), and more…!

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2014
@ Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St.
Saturday May 10th, 2014, 9am-5pm
Sunday May 11th, 2014, 11am-5pm

TCAF Kids Day 2014
@ St Paul’s on Bloor, 227 Bloor St E
Saturday May 10th, 2014, 10am-5pm

Free Admission

TORONTO, CANADA—Always an integral part of its core programming, the Toronto Comic Arts Festival is proud to announce its expanded Kids Programming for the 2014 event, occurring May 10th and 11th, 2014.

TCAF will present two full days of kids-oriented programming at Toronto Reference Library’s Beeton Auditorium, located on the main floor of the library. This will provide greater accessibility and a slightly larger on-site space for two full days of interactive presentations from top international authors!

In addition, TCAF will also feature a one-day off-site event for large-format programming aimed at young readers, TCAF Kids Day 2014! TCAF Kids Day 2014 will take place at St. Paul’s on Bloor, 227 Bloor St. E., on Saturday May 10th from 10am-5pm. St. Paul’s on Bloor is just 10 minutes’ walk from Toronto Reference Library, and 5 minutes’ walk from official hotel The Marriott Bloor Yorkville. TCAF Kids Day will feature young-reader oriented author presentations for audiences up to 200, as well as large author signings, interactive activities, and more! TCAF’s first Kids Day was in 2012 at St Paul’s on Bloor, and was visited by more than 1000 attendees!

Both the Kids Programming at Toronto Reference Library, and TCAF Kids Day 2014 will feature acclaimed graphic novel authors and illustrators from Canada and around the world! Here’s a partial list of the creators who will be a part of our Kids Program for 2014:

Isabelle Arsenault: Illustrator and co-creator of the Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature for Jane, the Fox and Me, and the illustrator of one of our TCAF 2014 posters [pictured above].

Fanny Britt: Writer and co-creator of the Governor General’s Award-winning Jane, The Fox and Me, originally published in French as Jane, le renard, et moi.

Kazu Kibuishi: The acclaimed creator of the Amulet series, founder and editor of the incredibly popular Flight and Explorer anthology series’.

Jimmy Gownley: Author of the 12-time Eisner Award-nominated young readers graphic novel series Amelia Rules!, debuting his new graphic novel The Dumbest Idea Ever! (Scholastic/Graphix).

Ben Hatke: Creator of the Zita the Spacegirl series, debuting the third and final volume at TCAF, The Return of Zita the Spacegirl (First Second Books).

Darren Rawlings: Animator and illustrator Darren Rawlings recently contributed to the new Scholastic/Graphix all-ages superhero graphic novel The Silver Six. He will be attending on Saturday only.

Jason Caffoe: Contributor to short stories in the Explorer and Flight anthologies, and colourist and production assistant on Amulet!

Raina Telgemeier: Author of the bestselling and award-winning graphic novels Smile, and Drama.

Dave Roman: Author of the Astronaut Academy graphic novels, and co-creator of Teen Boat!

These authors will join dozens of other popular authors for children and young people who will exhibit and present as part of The Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2014.

The full slate of programming will be made available this spring at


The Toronto Comic Arts Festival’s Kids Programming is sponsored in part by Little Island Comics,

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival would not be possible without the assistance of all of our sponsors and partners, including presenting sponsor Toronto Public Library and primary sponsor The Beguiling Books & Art.

TCAF is produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.

We would also like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

TCAF is also excited to partner with Revvly, Revvly’s cloud-based platform powers software tools that make managing your event inventory smarter and simple.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil  a investi 157 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

Sponsorship opportunities for TCAF 2014 are still available, please contact us at: for more info.