by BK Munn

The Whitby Comic Arts Festival is today at the Whitby Public Library. Guests include J. Torres, Dave Bishop, and Dan Collins.


10:00 – 10:30 a.m.WhitCAF Opening Ceremony and Comic Arts Contest Awards Presentation with Dave Bishop and Manfred von VulteWelcome to Whitby Comics Arts
Festival 2019! Join us as Dave Bishop and Manfred von Vulte unveil the
winning entries of our 2019 Comic Arts Contest, and kick off 2019’s festival.
10:45 – 11:15 a.m.Saturday Morning Comic-toons with J. Torres and Dan CollinsYour Saturday
Morning Cartoons will come to life with an entertaining comic reading by J. Torres and Dan Collins.
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Ready, Set, Start your Comic! with Manfred von Vulte and Matt Johnson
Bring your imagination to life with the Comic Book Project Canada’s
Mr. Manfred von Vulte and Matt Johnson. During this interactive workshop
you will be guided to create your own comic book. Your literacy adventure
12:15 – 1:00 p.m.Comic Sketch Battle with Kanekiel, Kathleen Lacy, and NN Chan
Meet local artists: Kanekiel, Kathleen Lacy, and NN Chan, as they
demonstrate their skills in a comic mash-up based on audience shout-outs.
1:15 – 2:00 p.m.Pucks and Panels with J Torres, Dave Bishop, and Dan Collins
Join us for a hockey-themed Q&A hosted by Dan Collins with J. Torres and
Dave Bishop as they discuss their new and upcoming hockey graphic novels: Planet Hockey, written by J. Torres, and the Amazing Hockey Stories series illustrated by Dave Bishop.
2:15 – 3:00 p.m.Create a Comic Book Character with Lis PfeifferDevelop an origin story, design a costume, and identify super powers for your original comic book
character. Will you create a hero or a villain? 
3:15 – 4:00 p.m.Comic Book Game Night with J TorresWin free comics in this fun game-show style program hosted by J. Torres, Teen Titans Go! Answer trivia,
complete challenges, and have fun!