ON – Reading Without Walls

Press Release:

Award winning graphic novelist and literacy advocate Gene Luen Yang will appear at the Toronto Reference Library on Wednesday, April 5th at 6:30 PM. On January 4, 2016, the Library of Congress, Every Child A Reader, and The Children’s Book Council, appointed Gene the fifth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature (2016-2017).

Throughout his career, Gene has advocated for the role of comics and graphic novels in promoting literacy and learning. On April 5, Gene will speak about his Reading Without Walls platform in this Toronto Public Library and Toronto Comic Arts Festival co-presentation.

About Gene Yang:
Gene Yang is the cartoonist behind books including the Printz-Award-winning American Born Chinese, as well as Boxers & Saints, The Eternal Smile, Prime Baby, and Animal Crackers. He is the co-creator of The Shadow Hero with Sonny Liew, and Secret Coders with Mike Holmes, and has written for the hit comics Avatar: The Last Airbender and Superman. Gene Yang lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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

QC – Fire!! The Zora Neale Hurston Story Launch Party

Cartoonist Peter Bagge appears at the Librairie Drawn & Quarterly on Monday, March 20th at 7:00 PM

The author of the New York Times-bestselling graphic novel “Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story” returns with another extraordinary account of a woman way ahead of her time. In his newest biography “Fire!! The Zora Neale Hurston Story”, cartoonist Peter Bagge delves into the world of Zora Neale Hurston: the critically-acclaimed novelist and folklorist who challenged the norms of what was expected of an African American woman in early 20th century society. With a skilled cartooning hand, Bagge turns what could be a rote biography into a bold and dazzling graphic novel, creating a story as vibrant as the life itself.

PETER BAGGE is the Harvey Award-winning author of the acclaimed 1990s alternative comic series Hate starring slacker hero Buddy Bradley, and a regular contributor to Reason magazine. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City, he got his start in comics in the R. Crumb-edited magazine Weirdo. “Fire!! The Zora Neale Hurston Story” is Bagge’s second book with Drawn & Quarterly after 2013’s “Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story”, which was reviewed twice in the New York Times, and appeared on the YALSA Great Graphic Novel For Teens list and the Amelia Bloomer Project list of the Best Feminist Books for Young Readers. Bagge lives in Seattle with his wife Joanne, daughter, and three cats.

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Librairie Drawn & Quarterly
211 Rue Bernard Ouest, Montreal, QC H2T 2K5
(514) 279-222

ON – Pitiful Human-Lizard Vol. 2 Signing

Comic creator Jason Loo and colourist Meaghan Carter will be signing copies of Pitiful Human-Lizard Volume 2: Still Pretty Pathetic at Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 6-8pm!

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Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop
789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8
416-323-9212

QC – Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero Launch Party

Join Michael DeForge for a live reading and book signing on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM as he introduces the world to Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero! Sticks has escaped her heritage for the refuge of the woods and through her story, DeForge delivers another deeply humane work, one that subtly questions the integrity of the political state and contemporary journalism, all while investigating our relationship to the natural world.

MICHAEL DEFORGE was born in 1987 and grew up in Ottawa, Ontario. His one-person anthology series Lose has been nominated for, or won, every major comics award including the Ignatz and Eisner awards. His previous graphic novels with Drawn & Quarterly are Ant Colony, Big Kids, and First Year Healthy. This March he releases Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero

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Librairie Drawn & Quarterly
211 Rue Bernard Ouest, Montreal, QC H2T 2K5
(514) 279-222

Toronto Toy and Video Game Show (March 2017)

Toronto

Convention Name
Toronto Toy & Video Game Show
Convention Website Address
http://www.torontotoyshow.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
03/05/2017
About This Convention
50 Vendors buying and selling new toys, vintage toys and retro video games!

Free admission for kids! General admission just $5.00

Win a brand new Classic NES system!

Venue Name and Address
Toronto Plaza Hotel
1677 Wilson Ave
Toronto, Ontario M3l 1a5
Canada
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
60
Projected Attendance
1,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Anime
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books
  • Collectibles

Toronto

Cambridge Card and Comic Show (February 2017)

Cambridge

Convention Name
The Cambridge Card & Comic Show
Convention Website Address
http://thehesplercardshow.com.
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
02/25/2017
About This Convention
25 vendors!
Sports Cards & Comic Books!
Free admission! Free parking!
Meet Maple Leafs Legend Rick Vaive!
Venue Name and Address
Hespeler Memorial Arena
640 Ellis Road
Cambridge, Ontario N3c 4k1
Canada
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
25
Projected Attendance
600
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Anime
Additional Categories
  • Book Festival
  • Comic Books
  • Sports
  • Collectibles
Guests
Rick Vaive

 

Cambridge

TCBS Toronto Comic Book Show (February 2017)

Toronto

Convention Name
TCBS Toronto Comic Book Show Winter Bash 2017
Convention Website Address
http://www.torontocomicbookshow.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
02/19/2017
About This Convention
60 Vendor tables! Buy/ Sell/ Trade
New and vintage comic books!
Thousands of $1.00 books!
Free admission for kids!
General admission just $5.00!
Huge giveaways!
Venue Name and Address
Toronto Plaza Hotel
1677 Wilson Ave
Toronto, Ontario M3l 1a5
Canada
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
60
Projected Attendance
1,500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books

Toronto postcard

ON – Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero Signing

Join Michael DeForge at Type Books on Wednesday, March 15th at 7:00 pm for a live reading and book signing as he introduces the world to Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero. Sticks has escaped her heritage for the refuge of the woods and through her story, DeForge delivers another deeply humane work, one that subtly questions the integrity of the political state and contemporary journalism, all while investigating our relationship to the natural world.

Type Books
883 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6J 1G5, Canada
416-366-8973

ON – Angel Catbird Vol. 2 Launch Party

Writer Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid’s Tale, Hag-Seed) and artist Johnnie Christmas (Pisces, Sheltered), creators of the graphic novel series Angel Catbird, come together in Toronto to present the launch volume 2 in the graphic novel series! The two will be joined on stage at Toronto Reference Library by legendary Toronto Comics maker/journalist/pal Mark Askwith of SPACE.

This event will take place in Toronto Reference Library’s main Atrium on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 7:00 PM. No tickets are required for this event and seating is first-come, first served.

Angel Catbird is published by Dark Horse Comics, in association with conservation charity Nature Canada’s Keep Cats Safe and Save Birds Lives initiative.

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

ON – Making History: The Cartoon Worlds of Seth

Seth and fellow cartoonist Michael DeForge for a discussion about comics, world-building, and capturing the past on Saturday March 4, 2017 at 2:00 PM.

SETH · cartoonist · illustrator · book-maker · designer · model-builder · installation artist

For decades Seth has been making and re-making histories – often uniquely Canadian histories – while cultivating a distinctive graphic style that calls to mind a golden age of cartooning. In comics and illustrations, in published sketchbooks, in gallery installations, on New Yorker covers, Seth gives substance to an imagined past that hovers at the edge of memory.

The historical inventions and interventions of his work draw attention to the representation of the past, and in doing so reveal the amount of the artifice involved in the construction of history. By allowing his readers to explore a vividly rendered, materially rich collection of overlapping cartoon worlds, Seth makes tangible a complicated longing for the past.

University of Toronto
170 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 3C5, Canada

 

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