Word on the Street Toronto 2011 Photos

This afternoon Deb and I headed down to Queen’s Park for a few hours to check out Word on the Street – the National Book and Magazine Festival. There’s not much to report other than it was a perfect afternoon and everyone’s spirits were high. Tons of families with young kids. It was great to see some familiar faces and pick up a few reads along the way, including copies of the latest books by Seth and Kate Beaton. Kill Shakespeare writers Conor McCreery and Anthony Del Col give their presentation on creating and marketing your own independent comic at the This is Not the Shakespeare Stage: Hall of Fame Cartoonist Chester Brown signed and sketched for fans at the D&Q/Beguiling booth (I got my copy of Paying for It done as well as per the pic near the top): Another look at the D&Q booth – this was the standard view for most tents: Pop Sandbox: A look at the Pop Sandbox/Koyama Press booth: Koyama Press (that’s cartoonist Michael DeForge on the left): Galaxion and Egesta Comics: Julie Faulkner, Brian Evinou and Tara Tallan (Galaxion): Aaron Costain (Entropy) and Diana Tamblyn (The Rosie Stories). Rosie turned seven yesterday and was out celebrating with her cousins! Cartoonist David Lapp and some young fans at his TCW cartooning class: Debra Jane Shelly and Andrew Walsh joined me in representing the JSAs:Some show pick-ups: The Next Day, Kenk: A Graphic Portrait, Entropy Book Six by Aaron Costain and Adriana Blake’s Pocket Art BookFrom D+Q: The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists by Seth, and Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton.