Lillian H. Smith Library 230 College St. Toronto, ON M5T 1R5 Details Want to meet leading graphic novelists and picture book creators? Or take part in a giant comic mural? Toronto’s future superheroes can do both at the Comic Arts for Kids Expo (CAKE), a daylong celebration of image-based storytelling for readers ages two to… Read More Happenings: CAKE – Comic Arts for Kids Expo, Saturday March 23, 2013 in Toronto
Koyama Press is excited to announce that cartoonists MICHAEL DEFORGE, JULIE DELPORTE, VICTOR KERLOW, NATHAN BULMER, DUSTIN HARBIN, and JANE MAI will join us for the 10th edition of the Toronto Comics Arts Festival taking place May 11-12 at Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street. Koyama Press will also be joined by JULIA WERTZ for… Read More News from Koyama Press: TCAF, Distribution
EXPOZINE 2012 – November 17 & 18 12pm – 6pm, 5035 St-Dominique (Église Saint-Enfant Jésus, between St-Joseph & Laurier, near Laurier Métro) Free admission. Immerse yourself in the world of DIY publishing! The massive Expozine is a unique showcase of the best books and zines that today’s small presses and self-publishers have to offer! Literally… Read More Happenings: Expozine, Montreal Nov. 17-18, Launch Party Nov.16
The 2012 Central Canada Comic Con gets underway in Winnipeg, MB today! Convention hours are: Friday: 4 PM – 9 PM Saturday: 10 AM – 8 PM Sunday: 10 AM – 6PM ARTIST GUESTS INCLUDE: Allen Bellman Dennis Calero Primo Cardinalli Tommy Castillo Echo Chernik Michael Golden Greg Horn Amul Kumar Robert Luedke Marvin Mariano… Read More Happenings: Central Canada Comic Con November 2-4
Hal-Con is a sci-fi,fantasy & gaming convention run completely by volunteers. A board of ten members is supported by 25 staff on our organizing committee. They are community focused, participating in many events around the Halifax Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia (such as other festivals, parades, and gaming events). World Trade & Convention Centre 1800… Read More Happenings: Hal-Con in Halifax, NS on October 26-28
So we need to start planning for 2013 — interested parties should contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with their ideas and suggestions for next year. Some of the things that need to be discussed are: coordinators, location, categories and fundraising. Possible locations: Fan Expo Vancouver, Calgary Comic & Toy Expo, Fan Expo Canada, Ottawa Comic Con,… Read More Halloween ComicsFest, 2013 Awards and another change for Kevin
Whether you’re a connoisseur of sci-fi, horror, gaming, fantasy, animation, toys, and comic books, or you simply have a keen interest in pop culture, then this is the show for you. The Edmonton Expo will feature vendors, exhibitors, celebrities, and artists, from every nook and cranny of the pop culture universe, not to mention the… Read More Happenings: Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo – October 20-21, 2012
Are you crafting your masterpiece? Have you made yours already, and are looking for some money to get you through your next? You should probably apply for a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. Here’s the program description from the site: The Grants for Professional Writers program covers subsistence, project and travel expenses.… Read More Making a Graphic Novel? Get a Grant!
Montreal, QC – In a ceremony presided by JASON ROCKMAN and CATHERINE SMITH-DESBIENS at the MONTREAL COMIC-CON, the 8th Annual Joe Shuster Awards for Canadian Comic Book Creators and Retailers were presented to an enthusiastic crowd of nominees, friends and fans of the medium.
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Last weekend was Fan Expo Canada weekend here in Toronto, and I think everyone can take a collective sigh and a slump their shoulders a bit now that it’s over. Canada’s largest and most well attended comics event grew again this year, and experienced many of the same problems the show has continued to face… Read More Fan Expo Canada 2012 has come and gone, Joe Shuster Awards update.
The Comic Book Lounge (which is in fact, my store – full disclosure!) and the Toronto Cartoonists Workshop are proud to welcome legendary Playboy cartoonist Doug Sneyd for an in-store event on the evening of Saturday, August 18th. Doug will be displaying some original pieces and preliminary art, as well as have a selection of… Read More Happenings: Doug Sneyd art show and talk on August 18 in Toronto
Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival (DCAF) Date: 19/08/2012 Time: 11:00 am – 05:00 pm Location: Alderney Landing 2 Ochterloney St. Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 3Z3 http://www.facebook.com/events/189821017815999 The free one-day event gives locals a chance to shop, meet cartoonists and rare comic dealers, and have portfolios reviewed by artists like Steve McNiven, Mike Holmes, Faith Erin Hicks,… Read More Happenings: New Events launch in Dartmouth (8/19) and Edmonton (10/20-21)
At the first Festival BD de Montreal at L’Espace La Fontaine, come talk comics with a wide variety of authors, community members and our ambassador and a fan of comics, Stéphane Archambault! The FBDM is a place to meet and exchange ideas with professional cartoonists. It aims to discover the diversity of the 9th art… Read More Happenings: 1st ever Festival BD de Montreal this weekend – June 1-3, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Vancouver Festival seeks to celebrate independent cartoonists May 21, 2012 Vancouver, B.C. — Independent cartoonists and artists from around North America will be gathering in Yaletown this week as local organizers host the inaugural Vancouver Comic Arts Festival (VanCAF), a first-of-its kind gathering that hopes to become one of the major… Read More Happenings: New Vancouver Comic Arts Festival seeks to celebrate independent cartoonists
Andrew Walsh and Allison Covey were at TCAF this weekend representing the Joe Shuster Awards and Andrew snapped some photos of a few of the 2012 Nominees who were in attendance for the blog:
Vancouver Comicon Sunday, May 13, 2012 11am to 5pm Special Guests: Joe Keatinge (Glory, Hell Yeah) Moritat (All Star Western, The Spirit, Elephantman) Ed Brisson (Murder Book, Acts of Violence) Jason Copland (Murder Book, Kill All Monsters!) Derek DeLand (Copyright Infringers, Swell TM) Kim Glennie (Girls’ Room, Emily & Zola) Matthew Ocasio (The Matter) Freeman… Read More Happenings: Vancouver Comic Con – May 13, 2012.
Three weekends ago it was the FBDFQ (Festival de la bande dessinée francophone de Québec) in Quebec City and the Kazoo Festival in Guelph, then there was the exceeding all expectations inaugural Fan Expo Vancouver two weekends past, and then the record-breaking and locked down Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo last weekend —– and this… Read More Comics in Canada’s busiest 5 weeks ever continues this weekend with FCBD and TCAF……