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  • TCAF Kids Day 2015 Guests & Schedule Announced

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    Press Release:

    The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is proud to announce TCAF KIDS DAY 2015, which will see the addition of TCAF Featured Guests Matt Holm & Jenni Holm, and an exclusive promotional poster by Gurihiru!

    Featuring some of the best and brightest kids-comic creators in the industry, TCAF KIDS DAY is a stand-alone event that takes place on Saturday, May 9th, from 10am to 4:30pm. It takes place just down the street from TCAF, about 10 minutes walk, at St. Paul’s on Bloor, 227 Bloor Street East. TCAF Kids Day is a great place to view large-format presentations by favourite TCAF Guests, and take part in crafts, activities, and storytimes, and purchase books from your favourite authors! Owlkids, Toronto Public Library, and Little Island Comics will be on hand all day to take part in the fun!

    Welcoming Jenni Hom & Matt Holm!
    We’re thrilled to announce that Jenni Holm & Matt Holm, the amazing sister & brother team behind the bestselling Babymouse and Squish book series’ will be returning to TCAF to kick off our day with their popular presentation! Jenni and Matt last visited TCAF in 2012, and they were just so awesome we had to have them back! Our thanks to Penguin Random House Canada for supporting their trip!

    Their presentation will be followed throughout the day by a who’s who of great kid, tween, and teen creators, including Kean Soo (Jellaby), Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Drama, Sisters) and Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), George O’Connor (Zeus: King of the Gods), and all the way from Japan, Gurihiru (Avatar: The Last Airbender comics).

    TCAF Kids Day Schedule:
    10am-4:30pm: Event opens! Drop-in crafts, projects, and presentations all day!
    10:30am-11:30am: Jenni Holm & Matt Holm present: Get Graphic with Babymouse & Squish!
    11:45am-12:45pm: Kean Soo presents: Making Comics with Kean!
    1pm-2:15pm: Raina Telgemeier & Dave Roman present: Comics Dance Party!
    2:30pm-3:15pm: George O’Connor presents: Getting Mythological!
    3:30pm-4:15pm: Gurihiru will be drawing and chatting, live!

    TCAF Kids Day Poster by Gurihiru!
    We have a special treat for everyone too! The amazing creative team Gurihiru (two awesome ladies from Japan, working under one name) have produced a special poster celebrating TCAF Kids Day programming, and really everything that’s fantastic about comic books! We are seriously blown away by this image, and we thank Gurihiru for doing such an amazing job on it! This image will be printed as a poster and made available for purchase at TCAF and TCAF Kids Day.

    MD – Dave Roman Drawing Party

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    Cartoonist Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy, Teen Boat) appears at Big Planet Comics on Saturday, March 21st from 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm for a special drawing party!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Big Planet Comics
    7315 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740
    301-699-0498

    CA – Graphic Novel Greats Signing

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    Raina Telgemeier, Dave Roman, and James Burks at Once Upon A Time Bookstore on Thursday March 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM!

    Graphic novels are a hit with students, astute teachers and savvy librarians, as they know the best of these novels tell engaging stories which captivate kids — and keep them reading! We are very very lucky to have these 3 talented artists come talk shop, draw, doodle, get creative and inspire budding artists! Afterwards, they will sign books. This is a free event & will be very popular. In order to get a priority ticket for the signing line, at least one book must be bought from Once Upon A Time.

    Once Upon A Time Bookstore
    Montrose Shopping Park
    2207 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020
    818-248-9668

    NYC – Carousel for Kids!

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    R. Sikoryak and Neil Numberman host Cartoon Slide Shows and other projected pictures with guests Jon ChadCharise Mericle HarperDave RomanRaina TelgemeierJames SturmAndrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost at Dixon Place on Saturday November 15th at 2:00 PM! Stories, gags, & live drawing! For kids of all ages.

    Tickets: $8 kids, $12 (advance), $15 (at the door), $10 (students/seniors)

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Dixon Place
    161A Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002

    VA – Sisters/Astronaut Academy Signing

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    Cartoonists Raina Telgemeier and Dave Roman appear for a signing on Monday September 15, 2014 from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm at One More Page!

    One More Page Books
    2200 N Westmoreland Street #101, Arlington, VA 22213
    703.300.9746

    DC – Kids Comics Signing

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    Cartoonists Jimmy Gownley, Dave Roman, and Raina Telgemeier sign at Politics & Prose on Saturday September 6, 2014 at 3:30 PM!

    Politics & Prose
    5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
    202-364-1919

    CA – Create Your Own Comic Workshop

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    Gene Luen Yang and Dave Roman appear at Barnes & Noble for a Special Get Pop-Cultured Event on Thursday July 24, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

    Author Event
    Join us on Thursday, July 24 at 7:00 pm when creators, authors and illustrators Gene Luen Yang and Dave Roman will be in-store to host a Create Your Own Comic demo and workshop followed by a signing.

    Barnes & Noble
    Mira Mesa MarketCenter, 10775 Westview Parkway, San Diego, CA 92126
    858-684-3166

    NYC – Comics Squad: Recess Signing

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    Cartoonists Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Drama) and Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy: Re-Entry) for a Drawing Party on Wednesday July 9th at 6:30 pm at The Astoria Bookshop! Celebrating their new graphic novel, Comics Squad: Recess! Drawing! Reading! Snacks! Prizes!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    The Astoria Bookshop
    31-29 31st Street (between Broadway and 31st Avenue)
    Astoria, NY 11106
    (718) 278-2665

    MA – Meltdown Family Music & Book Festival

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    Cartoonists Raina Telgemeier and Dave Roman will be part of the Meltdown Family Music and Book Festival on Saturday March 29th! Along with Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Lunch Lady) and other awesome authors and musicians. Admission is FREE! Details at the link!

    Here is the full schedule of the book events:

    10:40 a.m. – Tanya Lee Stone
    11:40 a.m. – Bob Shea
    12:40 p.m. – Jarrett Krosoczka Drawing Party
    1:40 p.m. – Dave Roman
    2:40 p.m. – Raina Telgemeier

    Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School
    80 Locust Street, Northampton, MA 01060

    NYC – Drawing Party

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    Join Raina Telgemeier, Dave Roman, and Laura Lee Gulledge for two fun filled events on Saturday March 1st at Bergen Street Comics!

    3:00-5:00 Drawing Party Games for kids & teens
    7:00-9:00 Comics Party w/Presentation

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Bergen Street Comics
    470 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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