Event: Toronto Comic Arts Festival on May 10-11, 2014 in Toronto, ON

May 5th, 2014

TCAF As con season starts to pick up, I’m making a point of trying to get to shows and once again, Toronto Comic Arts Festival is on my radar. Last year, I told you what a great show it is and why. This year I want you all to join us, so here’s some highlights.

Guests include Trina Robbins, whose life work is to study and promote women in comics, and Mariko  and Jillian Tamaki, co-creator of the magnificent LGBTQ comic Skim.

Manga Guests include Moyoco Anno, creator of Sakuran, which is being published by Vertical Publishing. It’s a stunningly fabulous story (by which I mean that it is sublimely full of incandescent anger that I find absolutely beautiful). And please allow me to indulge a moment of fangirly squeeing, as  another manga guest this year is est em, creator of the wonderfully intense Golondrina, about a young lesbian who is training to be a matador.  This is especially exciting for me, as I have the honor of moderating her guest panel on Sunday, May 11, along with translator Jocelyne Allen. I’m terribly excited about this. ^_^

Also attending is the 2-woman team known as Akira Himekawa, who are working on the My Little Pony ~Friendship is Magic manga. They are absolutely lovely.

I’ll also be moderating a few other panels: Art Theft! on Saturday and The New Small Press on Sunday. There is a LGBTQ mixer on Saturday, check the events page for details. This show is very LGBTQ friendly, so expect to find some queer comics and comics artists! And there is a Women in Manga panel on Saturday. You can be sure I’ll be there.

TCAF is free to the public (with a few special events that require tickets, check the website) – it is held in the Toronto Reference Library, so I hope that all my Toronto-area friends will stop by and join me for one of the most fun manga, comics, and bande dessinee’ events in North America. ^_^

See you in Toronto!

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3 Responses

  1. Donald Simmons says:

    The TCAF team are an amazing bunch, and they’ve created an important event.

  2. Chi says:

    My neck of the woods! TCAF is always so much fun every year, I am glad Okazu is coming out again

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