The Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) is thrilled to announce our initial Featured Guests and Events for TCAF 2016, taking place May 14th and 15th in Toronto, Canada! With over 400 cartoonists scheduled to attend from more than a dozen countries on their way to Toronto this May, we’re getting ready celebrate the very best in comics, graphic novels, bandes dessinées, and manga! Prepare yourself for a week of readings, launches, and art events culminating in a massive, FREE two-day exhibition at Toronto Reference Library, May 14 and 15, 2016!
Every year the Toronto Comic Arts Festival showcases Canada’s incredible comics talent on a world stage by promoting some of our best and brightest creators and publishers, and inviting the attention of the global cartooning community. The 2016 programme builds on our previous successes, with a continued commitment to offer more engaging programming, in multiple formats, focusing on compelling and challenging work being made across the world. Art sales and exhibition, increased programming, and gallery shows are at the core of the 2016 programme, as highlighted by these talented Featured Guests:
And these are just the first eight featured guests among the more than 400 Canadian and International cartoonists participating in the 2016 Festival.
Featured guests will continue to be announced through January, February, and March, with special guests from Germany, Italy, USA, France, Japan, and Canada still to be revealed!
In addition to the programmes mentioned above, TCAF 2016 will also feature several programming spotlights including a special tribute to the wonderful and hardworking Canadian publisher Conundrum Press, on the occasion of their 20th Anniversary, and First Second Books on their 10th Anniversary.
Additional Programs will be announced in February and March, including the CSSC-SCEBD Academic Conference, Library & Educator Day, Word Balloon Academy, Comics Vs. Games 5, Gallery Showings, Screenings, and much more. Visit TCAF online for up-to-the-minute updates.
The Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2016, Saturday May 14, 9am-5pm, and Sunday May 15, 10am-5pm, @ Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street. Attendance is FREE to the public. Full details on the TCAF website: www.torontocomics.com
Eisner Award-winning artist Steve Leialoha appears at the Millbrae Library on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm for an intimate gathering to share his techniques, skills, and stories from a forty-year career in comics. Leialoha is best known for his inking and penciling on Fables from the first issue to the last. Some drawing credits include Iron Man, X-Men, New Mutants, Spider-Man, Star Trek, and he inked Howard the Duck, Daredevil, Superman, Batman, Captain Marvel, Captain America, Secret Wars II, the original Star Wars movie adaptation, and much more.
1 Library Avenue, Millbrae, CA 94030
Chip Zdarsky, writer of the newly relaunched JUGHEAD comic series, will make a special visit to Little Island Comics to sign the very first issue on its release day, Wednesday, October 7th from 5:00pm – 7:00pm!
Little Island Comics
742 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2R6
Color artist Rico Renzi (Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Spider-Gwen, Howard the Duck) appears at Fantom Comics on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 7:00 PM!
2010 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Chip Zdarsky, acclaimed artist of “Sex Criminals” and writer of “Howard the Duck” and the new “Kaptara,” appears at The Dragon on Saturday June 6th at noon to sign comics!
Old Quebec Street Mall, 55 Wyndham St. N., Guelph, Ontario N1H7T8
Chip Zdarsky and Kagan McLeod appear at Third Eye Comics on Saturday, May 23rd from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm to sign KAPTARA #1!
Third Eye Comics
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
THE BEGUILING is very proud to present the launch of KAPTARA #1, featuring our good pals Kagan McLeod (he draws it!) and Chip Zdarsky (he writes it!). KAPTARA is the new ongoing Image Comics series by Chip & Kagan, a sci-fi adventure that Chip calls “Like ‘Saga’ but Gay.” (paraphrasing).
Chip and Kagan will join us next-door to the shop at The Central, 603 Markham Street, where they will each have a quick drink, before signing your comics, and entertaining you with stories of its creation, probably!
Kaptara #1 is release to comic stores everywhere on Wednesday April 22nd, but you should probably buy it at The Beguiling Books & Art.
“A space expedition goes horribly wrong because if it didn’t there would be no story! Reluctant explorer Keith Kanga and his crew crash land on KAPTARA, a world filled with danger and weird danger and dangerous weirdos! And if he can’t survive, then Earth, the place where YOU live, is doomed! Join CHIP ZDARSKY (Sex Criminals the Duck) and KAGAN McLEOD (Infinite Kung Fu) as they put the “fi” back into “sci-fi” and pretty much disregard the “sci” part in this epic story of punching and love!”
603 Markham Street, Toronto, Ontario M6G 2L7
Orbital Comics is wildly excited to be hosting Applebee’s favourite son, Chip Zdarsky, for a very exclusive UK signing on Saturday, April 11, to celebrate his new HOWARD THE DUCK series, as well as the release of SEX CRIMINALS Volume 2. Chip will be engaging in signings & ‘stuff’ from 4-6pm, then doing a HOWARD THE DUCK Director’s Commentary after-hours from 7pm. The commentary will be ticketed, with tickets available free with a purchase – more details to follow. This is Chip’s first and only appearance in the United Kingdom, so don’t miss out!
8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA, United Kingdom
020 7240 0591
Chip Zdarsky, writer of Marvel’s best-selling Howard the Duck, artist of the hit Sex Criminals, and one of the funniest men in comics, will be signing books and meeting his fans at Curious Comics in downtown Victoria on Sunday March 29, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.
631 Johnson St, Victoria, BC V8W 1M7, Canada
Howard the Duck co-creator Val Mayerik appears at Austin Books this Saturday, March 21st from noon to 2:00pm! He’s going to be signing the first issue of the new series starring the fowl he and Steve Gerber introduced to the Marvel Universe. Mr. Mayerik will also be bringing sketch covers, so you’ll have the opportunity to own original art.
Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751