Two-day exhibition will feature hundreds of comics creators from around the world. They will share their approach to art and comics during various panels, interviews, and workshops. Every lesson and every trick will be learned and shown on Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13. To fully appreciate the TCAF here’s a highlight of all things we recommend you to see.
Everyone knows that Canada loves Hokey. That’s why TCAF, Ensemble contemporain de Montreal (ECM+) and Continuum Contemporary Music prepared a show like no other. They’ve mixed comic books with opera and hokey. Hokey Noir is a story of rivalry, crime, lust, love, blood, and betrayal. The opera was written by Cecil Castellucci and features artwork by Toronto illustrator Kymberlyn Porter.
Word Balloon Academy
Word Balloon Academy will be a full day of creator-focused programming and workshop for comic creators and industry members. Since the festival is free of charge and open for non-exhibitors as well, to attend WBA you have to register first.
You can still register on https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tcaf-presents-word-balloon-academy-2018-registration-45732621502
Comics x Games 2018
The panel that would be created just for me with ease. The talks will offer a glimpse of comic artists and publishers venturing into the world of digital and tabletop games. The attendees will gain insights into the creative vision and development process behind two different but complementary disciplines and meet artists forging new paths through the Comics x Games scene.
This zine fair includes two days of programming where creators share knowledge around self-publishing and zine culture to build audiences. May 12-13 at 11am-5pm. Cumberland Terrace (across from Toronto Reference Library). Free.
One of the guests at TCAF is Emily Carroll – an Eisner Award-winning illustrator and author of Through the Woods. As she stated, Toronto Comic Arts Festival is great for independent artists because every single one of them makes something new and neat to look at that you haven’t seen a commercial for on TV.