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
Artist Sean Phillips appears at Orbital Comics for a very special signing on Friday, November 28, 2014 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. It will then lead into a private view of his new exhibition in the Orbital Gallery from 7pm, featuring a selection of pages from FATALE, CRIMINAL, HELLBLAZER, SLEEPER, VOID, and more.
8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA, United Kingdom
020 7240 0591
Superstar artist SEAN PHILLIPS appears at Travelling Man in Manchester along with 2000 AD author John Smith and artist Peter Doherty for a signing on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm!
4-4A Dale Street, M1 1JW Manchester, UK
+44 161 237 3422
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Sean Phillips and Andy Diggle sign at Travelling Man in Leeds on Saturday December 14th at 1:00 pm!
32 Central Road, LS1 6DE, Leeds, UK
Tel: 0113 243 6461
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Sean Phillips and Andy Diggle sign at Forbidden Planet’s Edinburgh store on Southbridge (just moments from the historic Royal Mile) from 3:00 to 5:00 pm on Saturday 4 May 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!
Forbidden Planet Edinburgh
40/41 South Bridge, EH1 1LL Edinburgh
The Walking Dead Gets the Spotlight at F.A.C.T.S. 2012 with Charlie Adlard, Norman Reedus, and Lauren Cohan
Never before has an American series been that much in the spotlight @ FACTS as The Walking Dead.
Zombies galore! Conquer your fear and meet :
– Charlie Adlard, renowned The Walking Dead comics artist
– Norman Reedus, fan favorite Daryl in the award-winning The Walking Dead tv series
– Lauren Cohan, charming Maggie in the award-winning The Walking Dead tv series.
Many The Walking Dead titles (the comics, the new compendium edition, novels, the survivors guide) will be available at cheap prices. Publisher Silvester will bring cool Walking Dead banners and thus it will be easy to spot Charlie Adlard. And they made a exclusive Walking Dead card-set which will only be available at FACTS.
With our E-bay auction, you can become a zombie in a future Walking Dead issue. All profits go to Charity. You can bid here :
Suffer more living dead action:
Dead Cold: Get hold of your own limited edition FA.C.T.S 2012 collectible on which all artists have participated. The price is a mere 10€.
On saturday at 17h30, in the Black Box the painting by Charlie Adlard which was used for Dead Cold, the FACTS 2012 collectible, will be auctioned.
More info here : http://www.facts.be/2012/
Zombie makeover: get zombified by professional make-up artists
Artist Sean Phillips appears at Gosh Comics for a signing and art exhibition on Saturday July 7th from 6:30 to 9:00 pm.
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
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Sean Phillips signs at Forbidden Planet Glasgow on Wednesday January 25, 2012 from 5-7pm next week. He also says on his Twitter feed (@seanpphillips), “I’ll probably be sketching too and bringing some original art.”
Forbidden Planet International
168 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G1 2LW, UK
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Comics writer Mark Millar has announced by video the launch of Kapow! Comic Con, “an event dedicated to the comicbooks and the films, TV shows and games they inspire.” The convention will take place in London, England, April 19th and 20th and already features a great lineup including John Romita Jr., Leinil Yu, Dave Gibbons, Frank Quitely, Mark Millar, Bryan Hitch, Olivier Coipel, Brian Bolland, Andy Diggle, Jock, David Lloyd, Kieron Gillen, Liam Sharp, John McCrea, Sean Phillips, Adi Granov, Chris Weston, and lots more.
KAPOW! COMIC CON is also hosting the first ever annual STAN LEE AWARDS and with categories including Best Comic, Best Superhero or SciFi Movie and Best Comic Book Hero.
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We’re announcing another 18 AMAZING Special Guests scheduled to appear at Comic-Con 2010, and we hope you’re just as excited as we are about them: Peter Bagge, Howard Cruse, Vanessa Davis, Dave Dorman, Charlaine Harris, Tanya Huff, Milo Manara, Dennis O’Neill, Tom Palmer, Sean Phillips, Jerry Robinson, Steve Rude, Drew Struzan, and Jillian Tamaki! AND, we have a special GROUP of guests — “The Adams Family!” Legendary comics creator Neal Adams is a special guest at Comic-Con 2010 and he’s bringing his talented trio of sons — Jason, Joel, and Josh — with him! The entire “Adams Family” will be a part of this year’s big event.