ON – Snotgirl Signing

Writer Bryan Lee O’Malley and artist Leslie Hung appear at Indigo on Friday May 12th at 7:00 PM to sign copies of their latest Image Comics release: Snotgirl Volume 1: Green Hair Don’t Care.

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Indigo Eaton Centre
220 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2H1
+1 416-591-3622

ON – Black Dog – The Dreams of Paul Nash Performance

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) and Seneca College are proud to present the incredible live performance of BLACK DOG: The Dreams of Paul Nash, by Dave McKean, as part of TCAF 2017. This special multimedia presentation will be performed by McKean, alongside Cellist and Baritone Matthew Sharp and Violinist Clare Haythornthwaite. Get tickets here…

Traveling to Canada after its performances in England after being commissioned by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, Black Dog – The Dreams of Paul Nash is a multimedia performance and new graphic novel by illustrator, comic artist, filmmaker and musician Dave McKean. Part of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, McKean explores the work of Paul Nash, one of the most important British artists of the twentieth century, whose First World War experiences inspired him to create paintings of disturbing, lasting power.

Doors will open at 8:30pm, with the performance scheduled to begin at 9:00pm. A short Q&A will follow, but there will be no signing at this event. Autograph opportunities will take place at the main Festival on Saturday May 13 and Sunday May 14, see TorontoComics.com for details.

I’d like to explore Paul Nash’s role in the birth of modernism and surrealism, and how those movements were actually witnessed by Nash in the dream-/nightmare-like battlefields of the war. He used the landscape that he loved to try to deal with what he’d been through, and to try and find calm and solace beyond.’ Dave McKean

This performance is presented by Seneca College, and by LICAF: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival, with special thanks to Dark Horse Comics.

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The Masonic Temple
888 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4W 2J2 Canada

AB – Saga Signing

Artist Fiona Staples (Saga, Archie, Mystery Society) appears at Happy Harbor Comics on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 3:00 till 6:00 PM.

A Multi-time award winner, Fiona will be greeting her fans and signing copies of her works. Recognized as one of the top comics’ artists in the industry today, we’re excited to have her return to Edmonton for this event!

Fiona will do 10 original custom drawings for 10 lucky fans! With every in-store donation of $5 to the CBLDF, your name will be entered into a draw for one of the drawings. Donations will be accepted until Thursday, May 11th at 9:00 PM
and the selected supporters will be contacted on Friday to get their requests!

The drawings will be done during the signing and will be ready at the end of the event!

Happy Harbor Comics
10729 – 104 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 3K1
780-452-8211

ON – Authors for Indies Day 2017

Press Release:

The Beguiling Books & Art is joining in for its first Authors for Indies Day on Saturday April 29th at the new shop location! Authors for Indies is an event where selected authors come hang out at independent book stores, and volunteer their time as store clerks, recommending great reads! We think The Beguiling is the first comics-focused bookstore to take part, and hopefully it’s something we’ll be able to do for years to come.

Participating authors:

Brian McLachlan, 11am-3pm: Brian is the author of the young-person-oriented Draw Out The Story: Ten Secrets to Creating Your Own Comics, and What Noise Do I Make?, a children’s picture book, both published by Owlkids. Brian has a wide range of taste in comics, and is just as happy suggesting great graphic novels for grownups as he is some of the best comics out there for younger readers.

Claudio Ghirardo, 3pm-4pm: A graduate of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon 19& Graphic Art, Inc., Claudio Ghirardo contributed to small press zines before focusing on freelance illustration and then being a full time artist. He has his own monthly experimental webcomic, “UNTITLED” where he combines modern art with sequential storytelling. He publishes his own graphic novels/zines, and has contributed to numerous anthologies.

The Beguiling
319 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1S2
416-533-9168

TCAF Celebrates 25 Years of Image Comics

Press Release:

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival returns for it’s 9th year to Toronto Reference Library, with a star-studded kick-off event! Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of premiere U.S. comic book publisher Image Comics, the event will see an amazing panel discussion about the history, impact, and future of Image by some of their most famous cartoonists. Featuring:

  • Governor General’s Award nominee Jeff Lemire (Secret Path, Royal City)
  • Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead)
  • Sana Takeda (Monstress)
  • Emma Rios (Island)
  • Brandon Graham (Island, King City)
  • Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals, Kaptara)

A rollicking discussion of where Image Comics has come from and where it’s going in the future! A signing will follow.

Tickets are required to attend. Tickets will be made available for FREE on Eventbrite starting Monday, April 17th, at 11:00am. Ticket link: tcaf2017.eventbrite.com. Limit 2 per person.

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2017, Saturday May 13, 9am-5pm, and Sunday May 14, 10am-5pm, @ Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street. Attendance is FREE to the public. Full details on the TCAF website: www.torontocomics.com

NB – Free Comic Book Day 2017 Signing

Nick Bradshaw, Danica Brine, Larry Higgins, Adam Atkinson, André Boulard, Nathan Salmon, Devin Taylor, and Paul Bertin appear at The Comic Hunter on Saturday May 6, 2017 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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The Comic Hunter
467 Main St. Suite 300, Moncton, New Brunswick E1C 1C2
+1 506-855-4950

BC – Free Comic Book Day 2017 Signing

Kurtis Wiebe (Rat Queens, Peter Panzerfaust), Owen Gieni (Rat Queens, Manifest Destiny), Johnnie Christmas (Angel Catbird, Sheltered), William Van Horn (Disney artist), Max Dunbar (Dungeons & Dragons, Slash & Burn) sign at Big Pete’s Collectibles on Saturday, May 6, 2017 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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Big Pete’s Collectibles
128 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7M2E8
+1 604-983-2325

ON – Roughneck Signing

From the bestselling graphic novelist and TCAF Featured Guest Jeff Lemire, author of Essex County, Underwater Welder, and Royal City, comes Roughneck, a story about a brother and sister who must come together after years apart to face the disturbing history that has cursed their family. Jeff Lemire will be interviewed on stage on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM about his new graphic novel and career, in a special presentation in partnership with TCAF: The Toronto Comic Arts Festival.

Presented in partnership with TCAF.

A bookseller will be present at this event and the author will be signing.

Tickets available at link….

Toronto Library
789 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4W 2G8
416-395-5577

ON – Hairy Tarantula 25th Anniversary Signing

Hairy Tarantula celebrates their 25th anniversary by hosting comic creators Chip Zdarsky (Star-Lord, Howard the Duck, Sex Criminals) on Saturday April 8th and J. Torres (The Mighty Zodiac, Teen Titans Go!) on Sunday April 9th for live podcast recordings and signings.

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Hairy Tarantula
6979 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M2M 3X9
+1 647-430-1263

SK – Jay & Silent Bob Get Old LIVE

Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes appear at Casino Regina on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

The hilarious duo of Jay & Silent Bob are finally back together. Film icons Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes made history and accumulated fans all over the world with the characters Jay & Silent Bob from the movies Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and Clerks 2. And now you can see them live in your hometown recording their comedy podcast Jay & Silent Bob Get Old.

Ranked #1 on iTunes Comedy podcasts, this is a sometimes touching, and always hilarious look at what happens when two people grow up in Hollywood’s gaze. These limited engagements will be recorded as the stories evolve live in front of the audience, and released for free on www.smodcast.com.

This is what fans everywhere have been waiting for – an opportunity to see their heroes on stage doing what they love, telling stories. Get your tickets now before it’s too late! Jay & Silent Bob are dying, watch it as it happens!

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Casino Regina
1880 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina, SK S4P 0B2
(800) 555-3189

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