Founded in 1987, The Beguiling has set a new standard in Canada for comics and graphic novel retail. Showcasing the largest selection of alternative, underground and avant-garde graphic story telling in the country, The Beguiling has a worldwide reputation for excellence. Among the many accolades afforded the store, the most prestigious was the first-ever Will Eisner Spirit of Retailing Award for excellence in retailing. Please visit The Beguiling at www.beguiling.com
Toronto Public Library
Welcome to Toronto Public Library, the largest public library system in Canada, with 99 branches and 11 million items to borrow or use in the library. Visit them online atwww.torontopubliclibrary.ca.
Ontario Arts Council
We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
Toronto Arts Council
TCAF is produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.
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The School of Creative Arts and Animation is located at the Seneca@York campus and offers programs in Animation, Game Art, Graphic Design, Digital Photography, Digital Media Arts, Music Production, Acting and Documentary Filmmaking. Its Independent Illustration diploma offers fast tracking options that combine skills development in traditional art forms combined with digital processes and the business & entrepreneurial skills that enable graduates to work as small business owners. Graduates find work in children’s and comic books, advertising illustration, concept art for TV & film, and game animation.
VIZ Media is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga (graphic novel) publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content. Owned by three of Japan’s largest creators and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa and is a global ex-Asia licensor of Japanese manga and animation.
Canada Council for the Arts
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.
Guru Studio is a leader in innovative character driven entertainment. Guru provides a full spectrum of production services, including animation, storytelling, conceptual development, game development, financing, marketing, and distribution of animated content across all platforms. The studio is renowned for producing internationally acclaimed series with recent hits that include: its own original preschool series Justin Time, winner of the 2014 Canadian Screen Award and nominee for a prestigious Emmy® Award and six Annie Awards; the #1 US preschool series, Paw Patrol™ for Spinmaster/Nick Jr.; and Ever After High, from the creators of Monster High. The studio is currently developing a number of series with leading content providers, such as Nemesis for Teletoon Canada, and the newly launched Dinopaws for Treehouse and CBeebies. Guru also lends its expertise to some of the world’s leading advertising agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi, Grey NY, and Leo Burnett.
In the spring of 2004, a weird internet cartoonist named Jeffrey Rowland invented TopatoCo in an apartment in Oklahoma City as a means of getting The Man to stop hassling him. In the years since it has grown to become one of the world’s best, busiest, and coolest places to buy cool things created by creators who work primarily in cyberspace. Representing over 50 of internet’s best and brightest artists of varying heights and eye colors, TopatoCo.com is THE PLACE to go to find stuff that Chris and the rest of TCAF’s staff would probably like. And with the philosophy of “The Artist Is Basically The Most Important Part Of This Whole Deal” it’s clear that TopatoCo is perfect and nothing bad could ever, ever possibly go wrong.
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.
NOW is Toronto’s weekly news and entertainment voice, published every Thursday.
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. Please visit our website: www.owlkids.com
The Consulate General of France in Toronto
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.
Scholastic Canada is the country’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books. Scholastic launched its graphic novel imprint, Graphix, in 2005.
Midoco is your creative outlet! Delight in fine art materials and school & office supplies for any workspace. Browse through a wide variety of sketchbooks, journals, scrapbooks, notebooks and fancy stationery as well as greeting cards, ribbons and bows. Discover a wonderful product line that is consistently refreshed.