Comic creators from all over the world will converge in Toronto this weekend for the annual Toronto Comic Arts Festival, or TCAF, which takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Toronto Reference Library. Admission is free.
Guests include Darwyn Cooke, Chris Ware, Seth, Kathryn and Stuart Immonen, Jeff Lemire, Paul Pope, Brecht Evens, Adrian Tomine, Becky Cloonan, Chester Brown, Graham Annable, Kate Beaton, Ross Campbell, Brandon Graham, Matt Kindt, Jamie McKelvie, Ryan North, Jay Stephens, Kagan McLeod, James Stokoe, Ben Towle, Raina Telgemeier and many more. It’s an impressive guest list. Publishers attending include Fantagraphics, Drawn & Quarterly, Top Shelf, AdHouse, Sparkplug, Secret Acres and Vertical, just to name a few.
In conjunction with TCAF, the annual Doug Wright Awards will be presented Saturday night at 7 p.m. at the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Jackman Hall. Admission to the awards is $5 and includes a pin designed by Michael DeForge.