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Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2014

May 10, 2014 @ 9:00 am - May 11, 2014 @ 5:00 pm


Come visit Alternative Comics at TCAF!

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is a week long celebration of comics and graphic novels and their creators, which culminates in a two-day exhibition and vendor fair featuring hundreds of comics creators from around the world. Other Festival events include readings, interviews, panels, workshops, gallery shows, art installations, and much more. Since 2009, TCAF has been held at Toronto Reference Library in Toronto, Canada, and presented by the Toronto Public Library.

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2014 will take place Saturday, May 10th, 9am-5pm, and Sunday May 11th, 11am-5pm, at Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street. Alternative Comics is at table 140 on the ground floor.

The Big Feminist BUT signing schedule:

Saturday, May 10 2-3pm Gabrielle Bell, MK Reed & Ed Luce
Sunday, May 11 3-4pm Jesse Reklaw & Joan Reilly

Programming featuring Alternative Comics’ artists:

Saturday, May 10, 2014
Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel – Google Map
90 Bloor Street East, Toronto, ON M4W 1A7

11am-12pm: What Do Women Want? Writing Comics for a Female Audience
We’ve seen a million panels about “women working in comics”, but what about the women who read them, and targeting women as a consumer base? How does the Female Gaze apply vs. the Male Gaze, what is the power of female fandom in the industry? In this engaging discussion led by Chromatic Press’ Editor Lianne Sentar, creators Laura Lee Gulledge (Page by Paige), Kate Leth (Adventure Time), Joan Reilly (The Big Feminist BUT, Hi-Horse Omnibus), and Noelle Stevenson (LumberJanes) explore what female audiences are looking for, and how creators and publishers can target them with their work.

Sunday, May 11, 2014
Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel – Google Map
90 Bloor Street East, Toronto, ON M4W 1A7

4:00pm-5:00pm: Adventure Time
Join the artists and writers behind the Adventure Time cartoon show and comics, as they participate in a fun drawing competition featuring characters and situations from Adventure Time! Drawers Michael DeForge, Becky Driesdadt, Kate Leth, Jesse Moynihan (Backwards Folding Mirror), and Ryan North (all of whom work on Adventure Time) will be drawing against one another live on stage, and will be inviting folks up from the audience to participate as well! Hosted by Frank Gibson.

Also appearing at TCAF are many Alternative Comics creators old and new, including Ed Brubaker, Sam Alden, Nick Bertozzi, Dean Haspiel, and Robyn Chapman.

Admission is free. What are you waiting for?



May 10, 2014 @ 9:00 am
May 11, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
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Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge St
Toronto, Ontario M4W 2G8 Canada
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