by BK Munn
The Toronto Comic Arts Festival today announced its first group of headline guests for the 2018 event taking place May 12-13 at the oronto Reference Library. Among the guests announced are Ho Che Anderson, Eddie Campbell, Cecil Castellucci , Michael Comeau, Michael DeForge, Ethan Rilly, and Fiona Smyth (Smyth did the poster above).
Here’s the full release:
The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is very excited to announce the initial Northan American Featured Guests and Events for TCAF 2018! With over 350 cartoonists from more than 15 countries on their way to Toronto this May, we’re set to celebrate the very best in comics, graphic novels, bandes dessinées, and manga! Get ready for a week of readings, launches, and art events culminating in a massive, FREE two-day exhibition at Toronto Reference Library, May 12th and 13th, 2018! Tell your friends!
Featured Guests for TCAF 2018 Include:
Ho Che Anderson (KING, Godhead), Eddie Campbell (From Hell, Bizarre Romance), Cecil Castellucci (Shade: The Changing Girl, Hockey Noir), Michael Comeau (Hellberta, Winter’s Cosmos), Michael DeForge (LOSE, A Western World), Hartley Yin (aka Ethan Rilly, Young Frances), Audrey Niffenegger (The Traveller’s Wife, Bizarre Romance), Fiona Smyth (Sex Is A Funny Word, Somnambulance), and Ronald Wimerly (Prince of Cats, LAAB).
Every year the Toronto Comic Arts Festival showcases Canada’s most incredible comics talent on a world stage by promoting top tier creators and publishers, and inviting the attention of the global cartooning community. The 2018 programme builds on our previous successes, with a continued commitment to offer more inclusive and engaging programming, in multiple formats, focusing on compelling and challenging work being made across the world and right here in Canada! We’re proud to spotlight a wide variety of incredible Canadian cartoonists with exciting new projects debuting at TCAF.
TCAF 2018 – The Toronto Comic Arts Festival
@ Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street
Professional Development: Friday, May 11, 8:30am-5pm
Saturday, May 12, 9am-5pm
Sunday, May 13, 10am-5pm
Free to attend