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.
Toronto Arts Council
TCAF is produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.
The Illustration Diploma offered within the School of Creative Arts and Animation at Seneca College is unique in the province. A four semester diploma combines traditional illustrative media, digital media and business skills to give the independent artist the skills necessary to succeed in the rapidly changing world of illustration. In addition to learning about traditional art forms such as drawing, painting, mixed media, printmaking, sculpture and digital media, students will create and register their own small business, have a working website, and have the accounting, marketing and revenue generating skills to succeed as entrepreneurial artists. Graduates go on to work in children’s and comic book illustration, spot and advertising illustration and the burgeoning industry of concept art for TV, film and game animation.
The School of Creative Arts and Animation is located at the Seneca@York campus and 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. Combining the highest academic standards with practical, hands-on learning, expert teaching faculty and the latest technology ensures Seneca graduates are career-ready.
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.
The Australia Council for the Arts
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
With the support of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
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
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.
The Flemish Literature Fund
The Flemish Literature Fund is an autonomous governmental institution that promotes Dutch-language literature in Belgium and abroad. The emphasis is on literary production by Flemish authors. The FLF
The Japan Foundation
The Japan Foundation aspires to the role of catalyst for international exchange throughout the world, presenting valuable and appealing aspects of Japanese culture to other countries and promoting mutual understanding with peoples around the world. The Toronto Comic Arts Festival would like to thank The Japan Foundation for their overall support of the Festival, and for their promotional assisstance with regards to 2011 Featured Guests ONO Natsume and USAMARU Furuya.
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.
Consulate General of Israel
The Consulate General of Israel serves Toronto and the Western Provinces. As an official representative office of the Government of Israel, the Consulate is responsible for furthering relationships with national and local organizations, offices of public officials, businesses, cultural and academic institutes and citizens. The Consulate General of Israel in Toronto embraces the diverse multiculturalism that Canada has to offer and remains focused on building relationships between cultures.
Home Affairs Bureau, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Supported by the Arts Development Fund of the Home Affairs Bureau, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Austrian Cultural Forum
The objective of the Austrian Cultural Forum is to enhance the cultural and scientific exchange and dialogue between Austria and Canada. We wish to showcase the rich and diverse Austrian art and culture in Canada, not only by presenting Austrian artists but also by facilitating and promoting contacts and cooperation between Austrian and Canadian cultural institutions.
Bento Miso is a collaborative work and play space for designers, game makers, and good food. Rooted in the Toronto’s creative Queen West neighborhood, Bento Miso provides its members with a shared ergonomic workspace, a venue for social and educational events, and resources for business and creative development.