One Month to TCAF!
I am not as on top of things as I should be this year, or I would have told you about TCAF before now! The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is one of my favorite shows of the year because 1) it’s free (and held in a library) 2) it’s amazing and 3) it’s in another country, so it feels like a real vacation. This year it’s taking place May 12 and 13. There’s also a craft seminar day for comic pros the day before.
Unfortunately, the hotel room block is sold out (but you can book directly if you’re willing to pay a bit more), and flights are getting expensive (but the show has a discount arrangement with Air Canada).
Never mind, that, though — just browse the lists of guests, publishers, debut books, and exhibitors, and you’ll see why this is the place to be for comics in May. TCAF is international in scope, including bringing over notable manga creators — this year it’s Inio Asano (Solanin) — and with a strong emphasis on books for kids and YA audiences in addition to more mature and artistic works. It’s the best representation of everything comics can be under one roof.