It’s just been announced that the Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2011 will be held Saturday, May 7th and Sunday, May 8th. As you may be aware, TCAF “exists to promote the breadth and diversity of comics, and what is considered comics, as legitimate medium of literary and artistic worth.” TCAF as an event in 2010 was sponsored by the “Toronto Public Library, Eye Weekly, Owl Magazine, The French Consulate in Toronto, Broken Pencil, The Walrus, HeartsandFlours.ca, and especially The Beguiling Books and Art [with] ongoing financial support.”
Meanwhile, also occurring on May 7th, 2010 is Free Comic Book Day. As the name implies, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. FCBD has always been held on the first Saturday in May each year.