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!

RSVP on Facebook!

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

BC – The Stone Heart Signing

Faith Erin Hicks (The Adventures of Superhero Girl, Friends with Boys) appears in conversation with Eileen Cook, author of With Malice, at Chapters on Sunday April 9th at 6:00 PM to sign THE STONE HEART, the second book of the Nameless City trilogy which was just picked up for an animated series.

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Chapters Metrotown
4700 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 4M1
+1 604-431-0463

BC – Iron Fist/Rat Queens Signing

Writers Ed Brisson (Iron Fist) and Kurtis Wiebe (Rat Queens) sign at Okanagan Sports Cards & Comics on Wednesday, March 22nd from 10am to noon and again from 4pm to 6pm.

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Okanagan Sports Cards & Comics
1795 Harvey Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y6G4
+1 250-860-6554

TCBS – Toronto Comic Book Show (April 2017)

TCBS

Convention Name
TCBS Spring 2017 – Toronto Comic Book Show
Convention Website Address
http://www.torontocomicbookshow.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/30/2017
About This Convention
Sunday April 30th 10AM-4PM
Toronto Plaza Hotel
1677 Wilson AveThe hottest show in the country is back! TCBS Spring 2017!

Over 60 vendor tables packed with JUST BOOOK!

The largest selection of key books under one roof! Priced to move! Our vendors are always wheeling and dealing so bring cash! ATM on site too!

Key Books, Graded Books, Tens of thousands of $1 books and so much more! Books from all your favourite heroes including Avengers,Batman, Fantastic Four, Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man, Superman, Wonder Woman to name just a few! Tons of independent and trade paper backs too!

Prizes all day long! Arrive early for a chance at huge EARLY BIRD PRIZE – Batman Adventures #12 (1st appearance of Harley Quinn)

Admission just $5.00, Kids under 12 are FREE!

FREE RAFFLE TICKET for everyone!

Venue Name and Address
Toronto Plaza Hotel
1677 Wilson Ave
Toronto, Ontario m3l1a5
Canada
Map It
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
50
Projected Attendance
1,500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Anime
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books

TCBS

ON – Big Mushy Happy Lump Signing

Cartoonist Sarah Andersen, creator of the webcomic Sarah’s Scribbles, appears at Indigo Bay & Bloor on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 7:00 PM to sign her latest collection Big Mushy Happy Lump!

Sarah Andersen’s hugely popular, world-famous Sarah’s Scribbles comics are for those of us who boast bookstore-ready bodies and Netflix-ready hair, who are always down for all-night reading-in-bed parties and extremely exclusive after-hour one-person music festivals.

In addition to the most recent Sarah’s Scribbles fan favorites and dozens of all-new comics, this volume contains illustrated personal essays on Sarah’s real-life experiences with anxiety, career, relationships and other adulthood challenges that will remind readers of Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half and Jenny Lawson’s Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. The same uniquely frank, real, yet humorous and uplifting tone that makes Sarah’s Scribbles so relatable blooms beautifully in this new longer form.

Indigo Bay & Bloor
55 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M4W 1A5
(416) 925-3536

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