Toronto Comic Arts Fest, 5/10-5/11 – UPDATED!!

May 6th, 2014

I’m re-posting this because some of the info has changed! (And please read all the way to the bottom of this post to find out how to win a SISTERS advance preview copy!):

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival!

TCAF is one of my favorite events, and I’ll be there again this year with books and art and some swanky new bookmarks to promote SISTERS! And I’ll be sharing my table with Dave, who will have the minicomic debut of his new project, StarBunny, Inc! I’ll be at my table all times except during my programming events (listed below), and I’m happy to sign anything you bring.

TCAF is free to attend, so Canadians: I hope you’ll drop by at some point during the weekend and say hello!

Toronto Comic Arts Festival
May 10-11
Toronto Reference Library
Bloor & Younge
Toronto, ON

My table is on the first floor, B4–here’s a floor map! Look for the Astronaut Academy banner to find my table.

Programming:

Friday, May 9

9:45am
Librarian & Educator Day (registration required)
Panel: Great Creator Visits!
What makes an author or artist visit to your library awesome? What can you do to get the most out of the time comics creators spend with kids? Renowned cartoonists Raina Telgemeier and Lynn Johnston have been guests at dozens of libraries throughout their careers. Join them as they discuss the dos and don’ts of hosting comics creators in your school or library!

7:30pm
Lynn Johnston and Kate Beaton in Conversation
Guest Moderator: Raina Telgemeier
The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor
Doors at 7pm. Presentation at 7:30pm.
Rush line admittance at 7:20pm (event is sold out but standby tickets may be available)
Two of Canada’s most beloved strip cartoonists join together to discuss their careers and officially open the Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2014! Lynn Johnston and Kate Beaton have each garnered enormous followings with their unique voices and atypical cartooning beginnings. Moderated by cartoonist Raina Telgemeier.

Saturday, May 10

2:30pm
Getting Real with Raina Telgemeier and Jimmy Gownley!
St Pauls Church (offsite KidsDay program space–see map)
227 Bloor St E
Join Raina and Jimmy for live performances from their real-life graphic novels, Smile and The Dumbest Idea Ever! Audience participation will be encouraged, so bring your best voice-acting talent!
Signing to follow!

Sunday, May 11

11:30am-12:30pm
Comics Quickfire!
Toronto Reference Library, Beeton Auditorium, 1st Floor
A fast-paced game show where volunteers are paired off with (or against) professional cartoonists in a series of fun-filled drawing challenges! Audience members will provide suggestions and add to the creation of totally improvised epic drawings! Featuring hosts Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), Alec Longstreth (Phase 7), Jason Caffoe (Explorer: Lost Islands), John Green (Teen Boat!), Frank Cammuso (Misadventures of Salem Hyde) and Raina Telgemeier (Drama)! Great for all ages!

2:45pm-3:45pm
Kids Fall GN Preview
With Kazu Kibuishi, Raina Telgemeier, Britt Wilson, John Martz, Paul Pope, and moderator Scott Robins! This is your chance to win a rare advance preview copy of SISTERS!! You must be in the audience of this panel in order to qualify!
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