Independent Comic Journalist Jamie Coville has posted his latest haul of comic event documentation, audio from several of the panels and 42 photos of the fest. You can check out the pics here and here for the Doug Wright Awards. Below is a listing of all the audio associated with TCAF he captured this year! Enjoy!
White as Milk, Red as Blood – Willow Book Launch (10:11, 9.33mb)
Willow Dawson and Jennifer Lum explained how this book came together.
Understanding Canadian Comics (1:05:46, 60.2mb)
Amie Wright and Lucia Cedeira talking about Canadian Comic history from the 1800s to today, what makes a comic Canadian, how The Joe Shuster Awards The Doug Wright Awards and the Canadian Government defines a Canadian Comic, discus Canada Reads and the Essex County controversy, the classification of books by writer first and how that affects the listings of comics, and talked about trends in Canadian publishing.
Academic Round Table (1:03:32, 58.1mb)
Lindsay Gibb, Michelle Miller, Michael Jones, Barbara Postema, Jamie Lee Morin and Frederik Kohlert discuss issues of comics in Academics.
Books with Bubbles: Comics for Beginning Readers (36:57, 33.8mb)
Kevin McCloskey discusses his work.
Convincing Parents, Teachers and other Gatekeepers (55:32, 50.8mb)
Moderated by Scott Robins panelists were Michelle Miller, Leigh Hurtitz, Fatma Faraj and Amie Wright. The group gave their experience of how they encountered resistance to comics.
Radical Application of Black Aesthetics (58:14, 53.3mb)
David Brothers tanks to Ronald Wimberly about his thoughts on various aspect of black identity in pop culture and comics.
Toronto Comics: Past, Present and Future (1:19:47, 73mb)
Mark Askwith interviews Fiona Smyth, Michael Comeau, Hartley Lin, Georgia Webber and Ho Che Anderson.
Spotlight: Chris Reynolds and Seth (50:39, 46.3mb)
Seth shares his love of Reynolds work and interviewed him on a wide range of topics.
Men in Comics (42:35, 38.9mb)
This hilarious all female panel consisted of moderator Eleri Harris, Iasmin Omar Ata, Sanya Anwar, Sheika Lugtu and Caitlin Major.
Couples in Comics (47:29, 43.4mb)
Moderated by Glen Downey, the couples were: Brigitte Findakly & Lewis Trondheim (with translator Thomas Cote), Ananth Hirsh & Yuko Ota and Audrey Niffenegger & Eddie Campbell.
Spotlight: Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell (59:46, 54.7mb)
Mark Askwith moderated this panel. Eddie started off playing a video of all the characters of their new book Bizarre Romance.
Johnny Wander 10th Anniversary (57:18, 52.4mb)
George Rohac interviews Johnny Wander creators Ananth Hirsh and Yuko Ota.
Building a Comics Community (35:13, 32.2mb)
On the panel was Sagan Yee, Olivia Ongai, Althea Balmes, Steven Andrews, Stephanie Wunderlich and moderator Gina Gagliano.
2018 Doug Wright Awards (59:34, 54.5mb)
Brad Mackay did the opening and Dustin Harbin hosted the ceremony. There was a word from the family of Doug Wright, Don McKeller, Marc Ngui and Bo Doodley also spoke at the ceremony.
Doug Wright Spotlight Award a.k.a. The Nipper For a Canadian cartoonist deserving of wider recognition went to Jenn Woodall for Magical Beatdown Vol. 2 and Marie and Worrywart.
Doug Wright Best Book Award or the best English-language book published in Canada was won by Jesse Jacobs for Crawl Space (Koyama Press).
Duncan Macpherson (1924–1993), editorial cartoonist at the Montreal Standard, Toronto Star and Maclean’s magazine was inducted to the Giants of the North Canadian cartoonist hall of fame by fellow hall of fammer Terry “Aislin” Mosher. The award was accepted by his son Ian Macpherson.