January 23, 2012
TCAF Announces Initial Slate Of Guests For 2012 Show
The Toronto Comic Arts Festival
has released its first slate of guests for its now-yearly show, held the first weekend in May. Headline announcements are Jeff Smith
, Alison Bechdel
, Guy Delisle
and the cartoonist brothers Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon. Smith will be there in support of Bone
's extended 20th anniversary celebration and his RASL
. Bechdel and Delisle will have major festival debuts (Are You My Mother?
, respectively). Bá and Moon
will be making their first appearance in Canada.
Other guests announced -- in thematic clusters! -- will be Kate Beaton
, Bryan Lee O'Malley
, Michel Rabagliati
(Canada); Jennifer and Matt Holm
, Kazu Kibuishi
, Andy Runton
(Comics For Kids); Arne Bellstorf
, Tom Gauld
, Gabriella Giandelli
, Gary Panter
, Olivier Schrauwen
, Adam Warren
Other debuts announced were The Song Of Roland
(Rabagliati) and the new edition of My Friend Dahmer
I greatly enjoyed the TCAF I attended in 2011. Taking place in a huge public library space gives the free show a nice backdrop and access to a significant, enthusiastic audience. The depth of the cartooning roster lends itself to a number of excellent programming moments, if like me that's your kind of thing. I have comics-interested friends for whom this is now their only real, reliable comics show. In addition, the primary sponsor (The Beguiling
) is worth its own visit and Toronto's a swell city.
This year's show takes place May 5-6.
posted 10:30 am PST
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