The first of what will probably be a few posts wrapping up last weeks Toronto Comic Arts Festival.
Jamie Coville reports in with 230 pictures from TCAF & Doug Wright Awards posted here, and recorded three of the events.
David Boswell Spotlight (38:51, 35.5mb) – 11-05-07-TCAF-David-Boswell-Spotlight.mp3
David Boswell talks about his career and a lot about his most famous creation Reid Fleming: The Worlds Toughest Milkman. Moderated by Tom Spurgeon
Telling True Stories (45:55, 42.0mb) – 11-05-07-TCAF-Telling-True-Stories-Panel.mp3
This panel includes a number of non-fiction writers spanning from autobiographical, history to biographies on other people. On it are David Collier, Tory Woolcott, Jim Ottaviani, GB Tran and Zach Worton. The panel was moderated by Greg Means.
The Doug Wright Awards (1:25:50, 78.5mb) – 11-05-07-Doug-Wright-Awards.mp3
The awards were hosted by Don McKellar, Among the presenters are: Erin Karpluk, Mark Medley & Michael Redhill
The ceremony was as follows: Introduction of nominee’s and sponsor appreciation by Brad Mackay, Pigskin Peters Hat/Award: Spotting Deer by Michael DeForge (Koyama Press), Best Emerging Talent: Alex Fellows, Spain and Morocco, Seth interviews Giants of the North Hall of Fame inductee David Boswell, who is then inducted by Chester Brown, Best Book: Bigfoot by Pascal Girard (Drawn and Quarterly), Closing by Brad Mackay.
Usamaru Furuya Spotlight (1:03:41, 58.3mb) – 11-05-08-TCAF-Usamaru-Furuya-Spotlight.mp3
Manga creator Usamaru Furuya is interviewed by Chris Butcher on this spotlight. Chris starts off by explaining how Furuya’s work was translated to English 10 years ago and it was among the only book that dealt with the Japanese youth culture of the time. Through an interpreter, Furuya answers questions about why he has changed his style from project to project, his breaking the 4th wall in earlier works and letting the readers know what is going on with him as he’s drawing the story, his work on a Japanese Earthquake and how it relates to the catastrophe that had recently occurred in Japan. He also answers questions from the audience about his work and the Internet.
And the Guys With Pencils Podcast guys posted this youtube clip.