Happenings: Speakeasy Comic Art Show, November 4, 2010 UPDATED

SpeakEasy’s Comic Book Show
Thursday, November 4, 2010 at the Gladstone Hotel
The Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen West, Toronto
Admission: “Pay What You Can” (Suggested $4)

Speakeasy Toronto is home to some of the best-known comics artists in North America. We have an active and vibrant community putting out some of the highest quality comics to be found anywhere. The SpeakEasy Comics Show features an eclectic mix of Toronto’s talented comic book artists – from those who do newspaper strips and political cartoons, to underground comix and mainstream superhero comic books! The event promises to display an exciting cross-section of the comics’ community here in Toronto, as well as a glimpse into how good comics are made. As the old cliché goes, there really will be something for everyone.


SpeakEasy is a monthly gathering of Toronto’s creative community. It’s an opportunity to network, share ideas, and keep in touch with the pulse of Toronto’s creative professionals. Since 1996 it has grown from a get-together of a few friends to an event that now draws regular crowds of up to 300. SpeakEasy takes place 6 times a year, on the first Thursday of the month, at The Gladstone Hotel.

The atmosphere at SpeakEasy is casual… conducive to innovation and inspiration. Each month a selected group of artists from a different creative discipline displays work for the crowd. Some of our most popular shows have featured Photography (part of the city wide Contact Festival), Illustration, Industrial Design, Multimedia, Graphic Design, Fine Arts, and the SpeakEasy Craft Shows.

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2010 Participating Artists:
1. Guerilla Printing – Printing for the People!
2. Chris Hatzopoulos & George Todorovski, The Bear Stories
3. Ian Daffern, Blowout Productions
4. MDS Studios
5. Lamin Illustration & Design
6. Gibson Quarter Illustration
7. Matthew Daley
8. Chad Solomon, Little Spirit Bear Productions
9. Lubomir Arsov
10. Marvin Law
11. Benjamin Rivers
12. Sarah Ennals, Personal information
13. Christopher Yao – Yaoza Graphics Studios
14. Eshwin Dhir
15. Aaron Costain
16. Ken Turner
17. Lezley Davidson, Peeling Onions Press
18. Marvin S. Mariano
19. Shaun Bolden, Beanpie Promotions
20. Toronto Cartoonists Workshop
21. William Brian MacLean, RoosterTree
22. Dale Camus
NEW! 23. CanadArt Collection



The CanadArt Collection Room at the Speakeasy Comic Show will be an exhibit of original artwork by Canadian artists from the personal collection of Joe Shuster Awards Executive Director Kevin Boyd. It will feature original covers, interior pages and commission pieces by artists such as Darwyn Cooke, Tom Grummett, Jeff Lemire, Francis Manapul, Paul Rivoche, Michael Cho, Ramon Perez and many others. Some pieces will be framed, others will be available for viewing in art folders.

Note that The CanadArt Collection pieces will not be available for sale, they will be on display only.

The Joe Shuster Awards will be making available for sale some of our remaining original art pieces and limited edition prints. A number of donated books by Canadian creators will also be available for sale. Also, Guelph store the Dragon will be bringing in some recent releases by Canadian creators for sale, a percentage of each book sale will be donated to our fundraising efforts.


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