TCAF Announces Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2014 is proud to welcome

The award-winning creative team behind the bestselling series FATALE and CRIMINAL


The Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2014

@ Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St.
Saturday May 10th, 2014, 9am-5pm
Sunday May 11th, 2014, 11am-5pm
Free Admission
Presented by Toronto Public Library & The Beguiling Books & Art


The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is thrilled to welcome the award-winning creators behind Fatale, Criminal and Incognito, Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips! This will mark the first time these creators have appeared together at a Canadian comics event, as well as their first public appearance together since the announcement of an impressive five-year “carte blanche” deal with Image Comics allowing them “total freedom, total control, and total ownership over their projects,” a deal that The Toronto Comic Arts Festival can definitely get behind.

“This past summer, TCAF had a meeting where we talked about our dream guests. When it came to my turn, at the top of my list was ‘Brubaker/Phillips,’” said TCAF’s managing director Miles Baker. “They have been making some of my favourite comics for over a decade now and I couldn’t be happier that they’ll be attending TCAF.”


Ed Brubaker has won multiple Harveys and Eisners for Best Writer since 2006. His work on Captain America and The Winter Soldier for Marvel Comics has directly inspired the coming film “Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier.” His large body of work includes landmark runs on superhero titles including the aforementioned Captain America, as well as Gotham Central (soon to be a Television show). But his personal work has helped spur a modern renaissance of crime and noir comics, and his titles include Scene of the Crime, The Fall, and Lowlife. His work with Sean Phillips on Sleeper, Criminal, Incognito, and Fatale, has been published and translated around the world and to great acclaim. He currently lives in Los Angeles, where he works in comics, film, and television.

SeanPhillips_160Sean Phillips has been drawing comics professionally since the age of fifteen. He has a long history of work for hit superhero series, including Hellblazer, Batman, The Uncanny X-Men, WildC.A.T.s, Marvel Zombies, and Sleeper with Ed Brubaker. Recently Phillips has concentrated on creator-owned books like Criminal, Incognito, and Fatale with Ed Brubaker. An exhaustive monograph of the artist was recently published by Dynamite Entertainment, entitled The Art of Sean Phillips. Phillips is the winner of numerous comics industry and illustration awards, and lives with his wife and children near The Lake District in England.

Brubaker and Phillips will make several appearances during TCAF 2014, to be held May 10th and 11th at the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street. Their participation will include signing sessions, feature interviews and panel participation, and a selection of special events. Brubaker and Phillips join an incredible roster of writers and artists from across the globe already announced for the 2014 Festival,  including Darwyn Cooke (Parker, Canada), Jeff Smith (RASL, United States) and Christophe Blain (Weapons of Mass Diplomacy, France), among over 300 exhibiting creators! For more information, please visit the Featured Guests page.

Be sure to check the TCAF website and social media outposts for up-to-the-minute updates!

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The Toronto Comic Arts Festival would not be possible without the assistance 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.

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Seneca College School of Creative Arts and Animation offers diplomas in Animation, Game Art, Graphic Design, Digital Photography, Digital Media Arts, Music Production, Acting and Documentary Filmmaking. With 10 campuses across the Greater Toronto Area, Seneca offers degrees, diplomas and graduate certificates renowned for their quality and respected by employers.

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.

Owlkids is the English youth division of Bayard Canada. Owlkids publishes entertaining, unique, high quality magazines and books that nurture the potential of children and instill in them a love of reading and learning.

The Consulate General of France supports the work of French national artists around the world. They are supporting the attendance of TCAF Featured Guests as well as exhibiting publishers.

The Goethe-Institut brings contemporary arts and ideas from Germany to Canada and fosters cultural dialogue and exchange between Europe, North America and the world.

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