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
A holiday tradition returns, as The Beguiling is once again thrilled to welcome one and all to our almost-annual Dinosaur Comics Holiday Party & Book Launch, featuring our good friend Ryan North! This year Ryan will be joined by a star-studded list of good pals and collaborators on his projects, including Erica Henderson (artist on Unbeatable Squirrel Girl and Jughead), Chip Zdarsky (writer on Jughead and Kaptara), Kagan McLeod (artist on Kaptara), and Emily Horne, of the recently-completed comic strip A Softer World! Plus, who knows, a few special guests and a few special books might make an appearance as well! Who knows!?
All of our guests will be getting together for some holiday cheer, with a fun on-stage interview, and a book signing too! Get your comics signed, or buy comics there (courtesy of The Beguiling) to get signed for yourself or for gifts! There’s nothing better than signed comics for Christmas gifts!
Plus, returning for another year is the popular SECRET SANTA event!
If you would like to participate:
– Please bring a wrapped gift with a monetary value of about $5-$10.
– Go to the book sales table and trade your gift for a numbered ticket.
– At 8:30pm, we’ll call out the numbers, and when your number is called you’ll have your choice of the available gifts!
– Please mark on the outside of the gift if your item contains food and especially if it contains common allergens including peanuts, gluten, etc., so that people with allergies will be able to make an informed Secret Santa Selection.
539 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1Y5, Canada
Artists Anthony Marques, Fernando Ruiz, Dan Parent, and Soo Lee appear at East Side Mags for a signing on Saturday, December 19, 2015 from 1:00 till 5:00 PM!
East Side Mags
7 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042
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
Jeff Shultz, Richard Maurizio, and Bob Noberini appear at That’s Entertainment on Saturday May 2nd to celebrate Free Comic Book Day from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
As is tradition, the store will be giving away five free comics from a wide array of special releases made specifically to help celebrate the day. Over the years companies like Marvel and DC have used this event to launch their next big so be sure to check out this years selections! Customers are encouraged to come in early as some quantities of free comics are limited.
Special Guest Artists
Jeff Shultz – Artist of Archie, Betty and Veronica, and Jughead
Richard Maurizio – Artist of Looney Tunes, Animaniacs, Thunder Agents, and more.
Bob Noberini – well known for his dynamic superhero style
Artists will be showing their work offering signatures and drawing one free sketch for our customers.
56 John Fitch Hwy, Fitchburg, MA 01420
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Victor Gorelick and Craig Yoe sign at Barnes & Noble on Thursday November 21, 2013 at 7:00 PM!
Celebrate 70 years of comic book covers featuring America’s high school icons: Archie, Betty, Veronica and friends. Victor Gorelick and Craig Yoe, the team behind critically-acclaimed The Art of Betty and Veronica, bring another stunning collection.
Barnes & Noble
Gardiner Manor Mall, 842 Sunrise Highway, Bay Shore, NY 11706
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Victor Gorelick, Craig Yoe, Dan Parent, and Fernando Ruiz appear at Strand Book Store on Thursday November 7 from 7:00PM – 8:00PM!
From the same folks who brought you The Art of Betty and Veronica last year, comes another fascinating look at the world of Archie Comics! The characters of Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends have been icons of the American cultural world for more than half a century. Now, The Art of Archie: The Covers presents an overview of the full history of Archie with gorgeous illustrations of full-color artwork by fan-favorite artists Dan DeCarlo, Harry Lucey, Bob Montana, Dan Parent and many more. To celebrate the release of this retrospective, a special panel of artists and experts will be joining us here at the Strand!
Victor Gorelick is the co-president of Archie Comics, and a fifty-five year veteran of the comics industry. He’ll be joined by Eisner-award winning editor and comic book historian Craig Yoe, and artists Dan Parent and Fernando Ruiz. Dan Parent mentored under the legendary Dan DeCarlo and has a long list of Archie credits from Archie Meets KISS to the creation of Kevin Keller, Riverdale’s first gay teen. Fernando Ruiz’s work is featured in the critically hailed Life with Archie series, and is an instructor at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art.
Visit us in the rare book room to hear what these experts have to say about over seven decades of the world of Archie! Dan and Fernando will sign books—and do exclusive, personal sketches!
Buy a copy of The Art of Archie: The Covers or a $15 Strand gift card in order to attend this event. All options admit one person. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the timeof checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.
Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(at 12th St.)
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Victor Gorelick and Craig Yoe sign at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday November 12, 2013 at 7:00 PM!
Meet the artists of America’s reigning cartoon high school icons: Archie, Betty, Veronica and friends. The Art of Archie: The Covers goes behind the scenes of the best comic book covers in Archie’s history. Join us for a discussion and signing.
Barnes & Noble – City Center
230 Main St, White Plains, NY 10601