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TCAF 2014 Welcomes Akira Himekawa as a Featured Guest!

Toronto Public Library and The Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2014 proudly welcome

Akira Himekawa

The acclaimed creators of ‘The Legend of Zelda’ Manga and more!

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival & TCAF Kids Day 2014

Toronto Comic Arts Festival
@ Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Sreet
Saturday May 10th, 9am-5pm & Sunday May 11th, 11am-5pm
Free Admission

TCAF Kids Day
@ St. Paul’s on Bloor, 227 Bloor Street East
Saturday May 10th, 2014, 10am-5pm
Free Admission

www.torontocomics.com

akira_himekawa_220x330April 1st: The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is thrilled to welcome acclaimed Japanese manga creator Akira Himekawa as a Featured Guest of the 2014 festival! Himekawa is most well-known in North America for their manga based on the world-renowned The Legend of Zelda video game series, published by VIZ Media. Uniquely, Akira Himekawa is actually the pen-name of a dynamic duo of manga creators, two women who work together under the same name to create some of the most popular manga in the industry! Most recently, their work has appeared in the New York Times Bestselling The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, and TCAF 2014 will mark their first-ever visit to Canada!

Akira Himekawa will participate in a full range of TCAF programming, including live art demonstrations, a feature interview, autograph sessions, and a panel discussion on the state of women working in the Japanese manga industry. The team will also be one of the headliners of TCAF Kids Day, a special day of kids- and family-oriented programming just down the street from Toronto Reference Library at St. Paul’s on Bloor! North American fans will get a very rare opportunity to meet these internationally acclaimed creators!

Akira Himekawa joins a world-class line-up of cartoonists headlining the Toronto Comic Arts Festival and TCAF Kids Day 2014. Fellow Japanese guests include Moyoco Anno (Insufficient Direction, Sakuran) and est em (Golondrina, Seduce Me After The Show), and TCAF Kids Day will also welcome Jeff Smith (Bone), Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet), Ben Hatke (Zita The Space Girl), and many more cartoonists!

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, and TCAF Kids Day are both free to attend, and do not require tickets. The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is presented by Toronto Public Library.

About Akira Himekawa

Akira Himekawa are the New York Times Bestselling authors of a considerable number of top manga for readers of all ages. They are the creators behind 10 volumes of manga based on the popular The Legend of Zelda manga series, which have all been through multiple printings and are currently available in a special Box Set Edition, published by VIZ Media. Their newest English-language manga release appears in Hyrule Historia, a history of The Legend of Zelda series, published by Dark Horse Comics.

In Japan, the creators’ manga Gliding Reki was a finalist for the 2007 Japan Media Arts Award. They are currently creating manga based on the worldwide multi-media phenomenon My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Akira Himekawa also participate in many independent Japanese comic conventions, where they produce original stories and concepts in their self-published works (called ‘doujinshi’).

Past publishing credits have included illustrating the manga based on the 2003 revival of Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy, Dragon Dream of Twlight, and Dogimagi Animal School.

‘The Legend of Zelda’ TM & ©2008 Nintendo. ZELDA NO DENSETSU MANGA © 2000-2009 Akira HIMEKAWA/SHOGAKUKAN

 

 

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TCAF Welcomes Japanese Manga Superstar Moyoco Anno!

insufficientdirectioncoverThe Toronto Comic Arts Festival is proud to welcome Moyoco Anno as a Featured Guest of The Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2014, to be held May 10th and 11th, 2014, in Toronto, Canada.

Moyoco Anno is an award-winning creator of manga (Japanese comics), an acclaimed illustrator, iconic fashion designer and writer. She is perhaps best known for her all-ages series Sugar Sugar Rune, but it is her adult graphic novel Sakuran, about a courtesan in Edo-period Japan, that has drawn the greatest critical acclaim.

Moyoco Anno is attending TCAF in support of her debuting graphic novel, Insufficient Direction, published in English by Vertical, Inc. Insufficient Direction is a comedic memoir, detailing the married life of two very big fans of manga and anime–Moyoco Anno and her husband Hideaki Anno, the creator of the international smash-hit Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise! As interesting to hardcore fans (“otaku”) as it is to those looking for insight into married life among famous couples, Insufficient Direction is a crash-course in love, compromise, and anime theme songs.

Moyoco Anno will participate in various programs at TCAF, including panels, presentations, and signings, with details on all appearances to be announced in late March.

Moyocco Anno will join a world-class line-up of cartoonists headlining the The Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2014. Featured guests include Lynn Johnston (Canada, For Better or For Worse), Isabelle Arsenault & Fanny Britt (Canada, Jane, The Fox, and Me), Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki (Canada, SKIM), Gabrielle Bell (USA, Lucky), est em (Japan, Golondrina), and the recently-announced Trina Robbins (USA, Pretty in Ink). For details on these and all attending authors, visit www.torontocomics.com. The Toronto Comic Arts Festival takes place at Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St., Toronto, and is presented by Toronto Public Library.

About Moyoco Anno

moyoco_anno_portraitMoyoco Anno’s manga, books, and illustrations, have attained considerable popularity among young women in Japan. Though she primarily writes manga for women (called josei manga), her most popular title in the west has been Sugar Sugar Rune, which was targeted at primary school-aged girls. In 2003, her manga Happy Mania was one of the first josei manga to be published in English for a North American audience. Moyoco Anno also has the distinction of appearing from more publishers in English than any other mangaka. Her North American debut was Happy Mania (Tokyopop), followed by Flowers & Bees (Viz Media), Sugar Sugar Rune (Del Rey), Sakuran (Vertical Inc.), and a story for the French/Japanese co-production Japan as Viewed by 17 Creators, published by Fanfare/Ponent-Mon.

Abroad, many of her works have been adapted to film and television. Her manga Happy Mania was made into a television series in 1998, followed by Hataraki Man in October 2007. Sakuran was made into a movie in 2006. Anno won the 29th Kodansha Manga Award for children’s manga in 2005 for Sugar Sugar Rune. In 2008, Moyoco Anno’s work was featured in the exhibition “KRAZY! The Delirious World of Anime + Manga + Video Games” at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

For more on Moyoco Anno, visit http://annomoyoco.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/annomoyoco (Japanese sites).

English Works By Moyoco Anno

insufficientdirectioncoverInsufficient Direction: Read this energizing comic and feel proud (or simply unashamed!) of your geeky hobbies. Although manga artist Rompers (Happy ManiaSugar Sugar Rune) doesn’t consider herself too far gone, she’s gotten married to a towering figure of the otaku persuasion, Director-kun (Neon Genesis EvangelionCutey Honey). Includes copious annotations on Japanese pop culture and an interview with Hideaki Anno.

Published by Vertical Inc.

176 Pages

$16.95


sakuran_coverSakuran: In Sakuran, Moyoco Anno lifts the veil on life in the Edo period pleasure quarter, Yoshiwara. The story follows Kiyoha, sold into a brothel as a child and forced to work as a maid and her rise to prominence as one of the top-ranking courtesans in Yoshiwara.  Will Kiyoha’s fox-like wiles give her a chance to break free of her gilded cage? Or will her fighting spirit ruin her chances of ever escaping the brothel?

Published by Vertical In.

308 Pages

$17.95


sugarsugarrunecoverSugar Sugar Rune:  In the Magical World, the future queen is chosen by selecting two young witches and sending them to the Human World, where they’ll compete to capture the hearts of boys. Whoever has collected the most by the end of the competition is crowned queen. This generation’s Queen Candidates are best friends and polar opposites Vanilla Mieux and Chocolat Meilleure, the daughters of the current queen and her former competitor (respectively).But the girls have more to deal with than just competing for hearts at school. Now, both trapped within their own new goals, the two witches must fight their way and retain a friendship which no magic can defeat.

Published by Del Rey Books

224 pages


Other titles include: Happy Mania, Flowers & Bees, Japan as Viewed by 17 Creators.

Photo of Moycoco Anno by Junko Yoda

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Volunteer at TCAF 2014!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at TCAF! Every year we need about 200 people are willing to set aside the weekend and devote themselves to (among other things) greeting visitors, moving things from point A to point B, setting up tech equipment, helping orient visitors, managing the flow of people in the library, and distributing festival guides. In addition to tasks around the days of the festival proper, volunteers also help us with parts of the festival that take place in the days coming up to the main event; from setting up tables to helping at lead-up events, these volunteers are essential to the festival’s success. We’re incredibly grateful to all of these people, and we’d love for you to be one of them.

TCAF volunteers work in small teams of between five and twelve people. These teams are each responsible for running a particular space or process essential to the Festival. Each team has a team leader, who is usually a veteran TCAF volunteer who knows the lay of the land.

Volunteering at TCAF can be a lot of fun, and is a great way to meet people who are interested in comics! TCAF volunteering looks great on your résumé, and can count towards your required high school volunteer hours. Plus, TCAF volunteers each get a swank TCAF t-shirt, a TCAF poster, and probably a cup of coffee or two, as well as the admiration and appreciation of all 20 000 people who attend the Festival!

If you’d like to sign-up to volunteer at TCAF, please fill in the form linked here. If you have specific questions about volunteering at TCAF, feel free to email me at volunteer@torontocomics.com, and I’ll get back to you in a few days with some answers. Volunteer sign-up will end March 31, so you should sign up now!

Please note that this sign-up questionnaire is going to ask you for your availability during TCAF (i.e. May 8th – 11th 2014). These dates are set in stone; as much as we’d love to accommodate you and your work shift/cousin’s wedding/root canal, we simply cannot. Double check your calendars for this weekend and ensure you are free for the shifts you sign up for. Once you submit your application, we’ll be counting on you!

After you fill out the form below, you will be signed up to volunteer for TCAF 2014! We’ll be in touch with you as we get closer to the Festival to give you some more info and to assign you your volunteer shifts!

Thanks again!

-Dan Seljak, Volunteer Co-ordinator

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CALL FOR PROGRAMMING! Due February 14th

Hi there!

We’d love to know if you’d be interested in suggesting a program for TCAF 2014! Our programming will include panels, lectures, readings, workshops, interviews, and probably several other even more interestingly-formatted things. You can suggest something you want to participate in, or just something you want to see.

We have a handy form that you can fill out to suggest your program! Click here to view it. Program suggestions are due on February 14th, 2014.

Here’s what we did last year:

General Programming: http://torontocomics.com/news/tcaf-announces-saturday-programming/ and http://torontocomics.com/news/tcaf-announces-sunday-programming/
Kids Programming: http://torontocomics.com/news/tcaf-announces-kids-programming/.
Librarian & Educator Programming: http://torontocomics.com/teachers-and-librarians/.

Here’s the types of programs you can suggest:

GENERAL PROGRAMMING: This is a panel, presentation, reading, or lecture, intended to be a part of the general program on May 10th or 11th.

KIDS PROGRAMMING: This is a presentation, reading, performance, or workshop, intended for children to be presented on May 10th or 11th.

WORKSHOP: This is a specific skills demonstration or skills-building exercise, intended for novices looking to improve their comics creation abilities.

CANADIAN READING SERIES: If you’re a Canadian creator, we have a unique opportunity for you this year. TCAF is creating a dedicated space for Canadian author readings and/or presentations that involve a performative element based on their works. An honorarium will be given for every presenting as a part of this series. Readings should be between 15 and 30 minutes.

WORD BALLOON ACADEMY: On May 9th, we are offering a new stream of professional development programming by comics creators for comics creators and comics professionals. Share and build up your own knowledge base and skills! Maybe you’ve figured out Twitter, maybe you want to do an inking demo with a specific kind of nib, maybe you’ve got photocopying down to an art, maybe you’ve got storytelling down to a science — We’d love to hear from you.

LIBRARIAN & EDUCATOR DAY: TCAF’s Librarian & Educator Day returns for its third year! Held on the Friday May 9th (the same day as Word Balloon Academy!), L&ED is an opportunity for creators to interact with teachers and librarians in both formal and informal settings. Cartoonists, writers, educators, and comics experts are invited to propose programming for this day. Programming blocks have typically been 50 minutes (including any Q&A), but we are open to the idea of shorter programs as well. We’ve had success with lecture/talk style presentations and panel discussions, and would love to have proposals for hands-on or workshop style presentations too. Proposals for programs that provide educators with concrete classroom tools or lesson plans, and/or programs about webcomics in libraries and schools are particularly welcome for 2014.

So, if that sounds interesting to you, head on over and suggest a program!

Thanks for participating!

- Christopher Butcher, Director, TCAF

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Announcement: TCAF Exhibit @ Toronto Pearson

Toronto Pearson International Airport’s Art and Exhibits Program is excited to partner with TCAF on an exhibition which opens in 2014.

Toronto Pearson has an annual partnership with the graduate program in Museum Studies at the University of Toronto, which provides students with an opportunity to gain curatorial experience. Four students from the program will guest curate the exhibition, which showcases the breadth and diversity of comic arts in Canada and promotes the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. The show will include contemporary and canonical Canadian artwork, and will explore the creative process and sources of inspiration for the featured artists.

The show opens about a month before the festival and runs until September 2014.

Details about the show will be announced at a later date.

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TCAF Announces 2014 Kids Programming!

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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

http://torontocomics.com/tcaf-kids/

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 http://torontocomics.com/tcaf-kids/.

Sponsors

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival’s Kids Programming is sponsored in part by Little Island Comics, http://www.littleislandcomics.com/.

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: contact@torontocomics.com for more info.

 

 

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TCAF reveals 2014 Festival Poster by Isabelle Arsenault

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The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is proud to reveal its second poster image for the 2014 event, by Montreal illustrator Isabelle Arsenault.

Isabelle Arsenault is an accomplished professional illustrator and graphic designer, who has twice won the Governor General’s Award for her gorgeous illustrations. Her first graphic novel is a collaboration with playwright Fanny Britt, entitled Jane, le renard, et moi, published by Montreal’s La Pasteque. The English edition is now available from Groundwood Books as Jane, the Fox, and Me, and recently earned Arsenault another Governor General’s Award for illustration.

Isabelle Arsenault can be found online at http://www.isabellearsenault.com/.

This poster, like all previous TCAF posters, will be printed in advance of the show and be available for purchase at The Beguiling and the event itself. Final design will differ. TCAF Posters from 2003-2013 are available for purchase online from The Beguiling Books & Art.

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TCAF 2014 Press Release – Initial Guest Announcement!

Toronto Public Library Presents

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2014

Initial guest announcements include Lynn Johnston (For Better Or For Worse), Jillian Tamaki & Mariko Tamaki (Skim, This One Summer), and Japanese Manga-ka Est Em!

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

www.torontocomics.com

TCAF 2014 Poster by Michael DeForge.
TCAF 2014 Poster
by Michael DeForge

TORONTO, CANADA—If you’re a fan of comics, manga, or graphic literature, make sure to clear your calendars this May in order to attend The Toronto Comic Arts Festival! With the main Exhibition taking place May 10th and 11th 2014 at Toronto Reference Library, and a week’s worth of events leading up to it, TCAF is expected to draw a crowd of 20,000 across all festival events, and will reach new heights as one of the most celebrated literary comics events in the world!

Founded in 2003 in cooperation with Toronto’s venerable comix enclave The Beguiling, The Toronto Comic Arts Festival seeks “to promote the breadth and diversity of comics, and what is considered comics, as a legitimate medium of literary and artistic worth.” By partnering with Presenting Sponsor Toronto Public Library, TCAF has achieved its goal of changing the North American comics landscape by creating an industry-leading event that is free, diverse, and accessible to existing readers of comics and new fans alike. TCAF 2014 will see a significant increase in the availability and diversity of programming, and this year will feature the largest and most international array of participating authors in the history of the festival!

TCAF 2014 will see a remarkable collection of authors and special programming.

Attending authors include:

Lynn Johnston: The creator of the enormously popular comic strip For Better or For Worse, and inductee into the Canadian Comics Hall of Fame, welcomed as an honoured guest of TCAF 2014.

Jillian Tamaki: Artist and co-author of the Canadian Governor General’s Award-nominated SKIM, Society of Illustrators Gold winner, debuting her new graphic novel This One Summer (Groundwood/First Second).

Mariko Tamaki: Writer and co-author of the Canadian Governor General’s Award-nominated SKIM, acclaimed author and playwright, debuting her new graphic novel This One Summer (Groundwood/First Second).

Est Em: TCAF is proud to welcome accomplished Japanese manga-ka Est Em, author of nearly two-dozen graphic novels in Japan, working primarily in the field of BL (homoerotic manga for women).

Kate Beaton: New York Times bestselling author of Hark, A Vagrant! (Drawn & Quarterly), named one of Time Magazine’s best books of the year.

Gabrielle Bell: Frequently chosen for inclusion in the Best American Comics series, Gabrielle Bell’s short stories are among the best being produced today, and a new collection of them will debut at TCAF entitled Truth is Fragmentary (Uncivilized Books).

These are the first six guests of what will be more than 300 Canadian and international cartoonists who will make up the 2014 Festival. Featured guests will continue to be announced throughout the month of December, with the full exhibitor list going online in January at TorontoComics.com.

In addition, TCAF will greatly expand its programming across the city for 2014, including a full day of programming on Friday, May 9th, aimed at the professional community of comics creators, publishers, and librarians. May 9th Special Programs Include:

The Word Balloon Academy: This year, TCAF will be presenting a full day of programming on Friday, May 9th, aimed directly at the creative community! Under the moniker The Word Balloon Academy, experienced comics authors and professionals will present skills-building workshops, business-related classes, and health & safety seminars.

CSSC-SCEBD Academic Conference: TCAF welcomes the Canadian Society for the Study of Comics under the Festival umbrella for the presentation of its 2014 conference on May 9th, 2014. A call for papers has been announced with details at http://www.comics-scholars.com/.

Librarian & Educator Day: TCAF will continue its successful Librarian & Educator programming on Friday, May 9th, 2014. Featuring experts in the field of using comics in libraries and education, as well as an outstanding selection of presenting authors and publishing representatives!

TCAF Exhibition Special Programs on May 10th and 11th include:

Canadian Reading Series: Putting the Canadian content front and center, TCAF has created a new space that will feature readings and presentations from Canadian graphic novel authors across both days of the festival. This will be in addition to all existing streams of programming, and a great way to discover local authors and those from across Canada, as TCAF itself becomes more internationally diverse.

Additional programs to be announced over the next few months will include TCAF Kids Day 2014, Comics Vs. Games 3, Gallery Showings, Screenings, and more!

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

Website: http://torontocomics.com/

Twitter: @Torontocomics

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TorontoComics

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SPONSORS

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.

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: contact@torontocomics.com for more info.

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Announce: TCAF 2014 Poster by Michael DeForge

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The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is proud to present its first poster image for the 2014 show, by Toronto artist Michael DeForge.

DeForge is an integral part of Toronto’s comics scene and community, and has come to international prominence for his rapidly expanding catalogue of work. In 2013 Koyama Press debuted DeForge’s first book collection of work at TCAF 2013, entitled Very Casual, and it has found its way onto many critics’ Best of 2013 lists. In winter 2014 Drawn & Quarterly will publish his graphic novel Ant Colony, and Koyama Press will debut the collection of DeForge’s acclaimed LOSE comic series at TCAF 2014 this May.

Michael DeForge posts online to http://kingtrash.tumblr.com/.

This poster, like all previous TCAF posters, will be printed in advance of the show and be available for purchase at The Beguiling and the event itself. Final design will differ. TCAF Posters from 2003-2013 are available for purchase online from The Beguiling Books & Art.

Look forward to more TCAF 2014 announcements this week!

 

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Story Planet Toronto is looking for artists!

Hello from TCAF!

In 2014, TCAF will be working on a number of initiatives with Story Planet, a Toronto-based not-for-profit that provides services to young people focusing on creativity. They let us know that they’re currently looking for artists to work in some of their programs, and these are generally paid positions in the Toronto area.

If you’re interested please contact them directly.

Thanks!

Christopher Butcher
Festival Director, TCAF

Story Planet

Artists Needed

Come and be a part of our creative team!

Are you an artist who’d love to share your passion with young people? Story Planet runs many kinds of workshops and artists are an essential part of our team. We need people who can quickly illustrate characters during our weekly storymaking workshops and artists who could commit to 3 day workshops (7.5 hours) helping students develop art projects in schools.

From painting to sculpture, cartooning to collage, we’d love to introduce your creativity to kids! Please note, most of our programs pay you!

Contact:

Story Planet
(416) 645 1049

info@storyplanet.ca

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