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Moyoco Anno

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is proud to welcome Moyoco Anno as a Featured Guest of TCAF 2014! Moyoco Anno is an award-winning creator of manga for women (josei manga), as well as an iconic fashion designer and writer. She has been making comics for over 20 years, and is perhaps …read more

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Kate Beaton

Kate Beaton is a Canadian cartoonist who appeared in the comics scene in 2007 with her online work “Hark! A Vagrant!”.  Since then, she has become a fan favorite and has gathered a significant following, with illustrations appearing in places like The New Yorker, Harper’s and Marvel’s Strange Tales anthology. Praised for …read more

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Christophe Blain

Christophe Blain is the internationally renowned author and artist of comics such as Isaac the Pirate, Gus, and Dungeon the Early Years (with Joann Sfar and Lewis Trondheim). Born August 10, 1970, Blain is one of only two authors to be twice awarded the Golden Prize for Best Album at the Angoulême Festival in France. …read more

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Isabelle Arsenault

Isabelle Arsenault is an illustrator who studied Graphic Design at the Université du Québec à Montréal (2001). After her studies, she quickly contributed to several magazines in Canada and the United-States. In 2004, Isabelle illustrated her first children’s book, for which she received the prestigious Governor General’s Award for children’s …read more

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Gabrielle Bell

Gabrielle Bell was born in England and raised in California. Her work has been selected for the 2007, 2009 and 2010 Best American Comics and the Yale Anthology of Graphic Fiction, and she has contributed to McSweeneys, Bookforum, The Believer, and Vice Magazine. The title story of Bell’s book, Cecil …read more

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Fanny Britt

Fanny Britt is a Quebec playwright, author and translator. A graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, Britt has written a dozen plays (among them Honey Pie, Hôtel Pacifique, and Bienveillance). She has also translated more than 15 contemporary plays. Published in 2012, her graphic novel Jane, le renard et moi (illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault, GG 2013, …read more

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MASSIVE

MASSIVE is a merchandising and publishing platform which showcases queer manga and paraphernalia from Japan and elsewhere.

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Top Shelf Productions

Top Shelf Productions is the literary graphic novel publisher best known for its ability to discover and showcase the vanguard of the comics scene. Founded by publishers Brett Warnock and Chris Staros in 1997, Top Shelf has produced over 300 award-winning and critically-acclaimed graphic novels and comic books that have …read more

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Kuš!

kuš! (speak koosh!) is the only comics anthology in Latvia founded 2007 in Riga. Every issue contains comics from international and Latvian artists to a certain theme which changes every issue. The aims of kuš! are to popularize comics in a country where this medium is practically non-existant and spreading Latvian comics abroad. …read more

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Vertical Inc

Vertical translates the best contemporary Japanese books. We select our popular novels, graphic novels, and quality nonfiction from a rich, variegated stock: Japan’s huge and vibrant book market. In fields like animation and video games, Japanese entertainment thrills people worldwide. The Japanese book world’s offerings are equally entertaining. Until now, …read more

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