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August 24, 2007


Collective Memory: TCAF 2007

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Links to stories, eyewitness accounts and resources concerning the 2007 Toronto Comic Arts Festival, held August 18 and August 19 at the Old Victoria College Building in Toronto.

This entry will continue to be updated for as long as people

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Institutional
City
Imagery
Location of Show
Web Site

Blog Entries
Alain

BlogTO
Bryan Lee O'Malley

Calavera Kid
Canned Lizard
Chris Butcher 01
Chris Butcher 02
Chris Butcher 03
Comics and More

Daily Cartoonist
Dave Merrill
Dave Merrill 02
Dayuse
deforgeo
Diana Tamblyn
Donald Simmons
Drawn!
Drawn and Quarterly (8-22-07 entry)
Dustin Harbin

Evan Dorkin

First Second
Fresh Baked Sketches

Hope Larson
Hughtron

ItAllEnds

Jasmine's Blog
Jason Marcy 01
Jason Marcy 02
Jason Marcy 03
Jason Truong
Jim Zubkavich
John Maynard
Joshua C. Cheung

Karl Kerschl
Kathryn Immonen
Kevthemev

Laurence Ashmore
Littlestink

Maggie
Maritime Expatriate
Matthew Forsythe
Michael Cho
Myra Phan

Need For Information

Overcompensating

Paul Rivoche
Paul Rivoche 02
Possum Press 01
Possum Press 02

Plenty of Nothing

Raina Telgemeier
Ray Fawkes
Rey-O
Rieko
R Stevens
Rufftoon

Sequential on Doug Wright Awards
Stuart Immonen

TAIS
That's The Heavy
Toronto Street Fashion
ttallan

News Indexes
Chris Butcher Round-Up of Preview Coverage 01
Chris Butcher Round-Up of Preview Coverage 02
Sequential Day 1 Links
Sequential Day 2 Links

News Stories and Columns
CBC On Doug Wright Awards
Editor & Publisher
National Post
Torontoist
Toronto Star

Photos
Alain
A Matthews
Best Of Most Of
Brad Mackay
CK, Writer
DaveandRaina
Drawn and Quarterly (8-20-07 entry)
Drawn and Quarterly (8-22-07 entry)
Dylan Williams' Humongous Photo Archive
Flight 4
Lickeymit
Possum Press 01
Possum Press 02
Raina Telgemeier
R Stevens
TCAF Photo Pool on Flickr
The Beat
The Doodlers
Torontoist
Jamie Coville's Massive Photo Archive

Misc: Photos of Seth-Designed HoF Medal

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thank you, Brad Mackay

Opinions
In a word, Fantastic, but I am very glad to have it done. I try not to be the official voice of the festival, acting (and working) more as a "very-involved-founding-sponsor" than the "director" title I have. While the counts haven't been done, and there is still much to sift through it is fair to say the show was an even greater success than either of the previous versions. All the breaks rolled our way this year, with great weather, great media coverage, and the public responding bye coming out to the show and spending. All the work that went in was clearly worth it with the number of vendors reporting record sales to us.

We had scores of volunteers show up to make the work manageable, a store staff that gave their all, a new director this year, Matt Seiden, to help carry some of the much needed organizational weight in putting the show together. However, anyone involved on the inside knows that Christopher Butcher did the work of five men on this festival over the last year, insanely still running half of the Beguiling at the same time. People have had small and legitimate criticisms of things that could have been done better, and I know that I could have done more, but I also have heard how many people go into planning many of the other shows out there, and through Christopher, I know we will have set some man-power to results ratios that will never be broken.
-- Festival Co-Founder Peter Birkemoe of The Beguiling

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