TCAF: The Toronto Comic Arts Festival

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#1 Zerofox Kitsune on 9 years ago

[URL="http://torontocomics.com/"]Toronto Comic Arts Festival[/URL]

I found out about this event last year through a webcomic called [URL="http://www.nemu-nemu.com/"]nemu*nemu[/URL] as the artist was attending. I was pleasantly surprised by the event.

I'm very happy about the exhibitor list, as Fanfare / Ponent Mon will be returning and Vertical will be attending; two publishers who are responsible for this distribution of older comics such as the works of Jiro Taniguchi and Osamu Tezuka, respectively. As a Tezuka fan, I am quite pleased.

So who else will be attending?

#2 Angathol on 9 years ago

I will be attending again. Looking forward to Ryan North, Kate Beaton, Jess Fink, Andrew Hussie, and several others.

Just as forewarning to those who have never gone before, last year there were no cosplayers in costume; as the event is fairly crowded and low-key, I would not recommend it. It is more geared towards fans of independent comic or webcomic artists than say, DC/Marvel/etc. Casual clothing would be more appropriate.

#3 Zerofox Kitsune on 9 years ago

[quote=Angathol;3893363]Just as forewarning to those who have never gone before, last year there were no cosplayers in costume; as the event is fairly crowded and low-key.[/quote]

I forgot to make mention of this. Thank you, Angathol.

#4 Angathol on 9 years ago

[QUOTE=Zerofox Kitsune;3893384]I forgot to make mention of this. Thank you, Angathol.[/QUOTE]

No worries. Hope to see you and your twin again this year. ^^

#5 Fievrouge on 9 years ago

Sounds interesting..! Assuming nothing else comes up in the mean time I think I'll check it out :)

#6 jukebox on 9 years ago

I'm looking forward to this! Hopefully I can meet Chris Ware. ^^

This is the same day as Free Comic Book Day (May 7), which I am cosplaying for, so I'll need to remember to bring a change of clothes, lol.

#7 Summyr on 9 years ago

I've been considering going to this. Out of curiosity... Do people normally cosplay at TCAF?

#8 Zerofox Kitsune on 9 years ago

[quote=Summyr;3902364]I've been considering going to this. Out of curiosity... Do people normally cosplay at TCAF?[/quote]

No, not usually. I did see one person in a costume the year I went, however, I believe they were part of someone's booth. There are people who do wear some more peculiar and out-of-the-ordinary clothing, though.

#9 Pillow-chan on 9 years ago

I'll be going, heck yes! I'm really excited for Adrian Tomine, Chester Brown, and KC Green. I've missed the last two years unfortunately, nothing will stop me this time.

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