Happenings: Word on the Street Toronto 2011



2:30 – 3:30 :: How To Create Your Own Comic

Kill Shakespeareco-creators Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery, as well as series artist Andy Belanger, demonstrate how a comic is put together from the earliest stages of writing (the beat sheet) through the art process (penciling, inking, colouring) to the final production elements (lettering).The three entrepreneurs will also give tips on how to launch your own entertainment project.

NOTE: A version of this workshop was the best attended comics workshop at FanExpo Canada 2011.


4:00 – 4:45 :: Toronto Cartoonists Workshop by David Lapp

Would you like to learn how to draw your own cartoons, comics and/or comic strips? Bring your creations to life with Cartooning 101! Cartooning 101 provides an introduction to the magical world of cartooning. Students of any ability will be given the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of basic storytelling and drawing skills – from stick figures and basic shapes to animation and movement. Ages 7-13.

Anthony Del Col is at the This Is Not The Shakespeare Stage at 2:30 PM
Conor McCreery is at the This Is Not The Shakespeare Stage at 2:30 PM
Evan Munday is at the This Is Not The Shakespeare Stage at 12:00 PM
Patricia Storms – Host is at the Children’s Reading Tent at 11:30 AM – 2:40 PM
Adriana Blake FB6
Beach Studios MM13
Broken Pencil Magazine MM7
Diana Tamblyn and Lezley Davidson FB10
Drawn & Quarterly 245 (author signings – hopefully Chester Brown)
Egesta Comics FB4
Evinou / Faulkner FB6
Galaxion (Tara Tallan) FB4
Hairy Tarantula 239, 240
Koyama Press 248
Owlkids KS21-24
Pop Sandbox 248
Powie Studios KS26
Rorschach Press MM20
Scholastic Canada KS10
The Labyrinth KS33-36 and 117-120
Xeno’s Arrow Comics / Maybe Mumkin FB8

Plus I’m sure you’ll find some discounted graphic novels at the ABC Books and BMV Books booths.

I’ve probably missed a few, the descriptions are a bit lacking on the website.