Toronto Comic Arts Festival

May 6th, 2014 No Comments


Dave Roman, Raina Telgemeier and John Green will be returning to the Toronto Comic Arts Festival! this weekend! The guest list includes hundreds of other amazing artists from all over the world! And best of all, the event is totally FREE!

Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF)
@ Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON, Canada
May 10, 9am-5pm
May 11, 11am-5pm

We’ll be at TABLE B4 (on the first floor), and Dave will be debuting his new mini-comic called Starbunny, Inc. and giving out free stickers with each purchase!
Starbunny sticker

Dave, Raina & John will be involved in tons of cool programming you will want to check out!
Programming is spread out amongst several separate buildings, so be sure to double check the address for each!

FRIDAY, May 9th

Great Creator Visits!
9:45am Librarian & Educator Day (registration required)
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!

Lynn Johnston and Kate Beaton in Conversation
Hosted by 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 10th

Dave Roman’s Astronaut Academy, and Ben Hatke’s Zita the Spacegirl!
12:30 – 1:30pm
@St. Paul’s Church, 227 Bloor Street East
On the occasion of the much-anticipated release of The Return of Zita the Spacegirl, join creator Ben Hatke to welcome her back! Ben will be joined by author and artist Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), and they will both present from their newest works.

Getting Real with Raina Telgemeier and Jimmy Gownley!
@St Pauls Church, 227 Bloor St East
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 11th

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!

Graphic Novel Readers Theater!
Toronto Reference Library, Beeton Auditorium, 1st Floor
@ Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St., Beeton Auditorium, 1st Floor
A live performance involving lots of audience participation and silliness. Raina Telgemeier (Drama), Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy) and John Green (Teen Boat!) will perform chapters from their all-ages comics including one from the soon to be released anthology, Comic Squad!

Kids Fall GN Preview
@Marriott on Bloor/Yorkville Rm 400
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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