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March 2, 2005


Comics Festival Mania Hits Canada

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The Toronto Comic Arts Festival has released its solid if not quite spectacular guest list, complete with biographies for the majority and the appropriate links. I've checked off below the guests witth whom I can safely say at 3:23 in the morning I'm actually familiar.
Adjournay, Atilla - *Altergott, Rick - *Anderson, Ho Che - Arora, Neelam - Aylard, Adam - *Bell, Gabrielle - *Bell, Marc - Blackett, Matthew - Bone, J - *Bordeaux, Ariel - *Braddock, Paige - Brosgol, Vera - *Brown, Chester - *Brown, Jeffrey - *Castree, Genevieve - *Chantler, Scott - *Cloonan, Becky - *Clugston, Chynna - Comeau, Michael - *Cooke, Darwyn - Dawson, Willow - Dela Cruz, Arthur - *Devlin, Tom - *Doucet, Julie - *Douglas, Max / Salgood Sam - Fawkes, Ray - Fish, Tim - Ganter, Amy Kim - Guldemonde, Marcel - *Harkham, Sammy - *Heatley, David - *Hiti, Sam - *Hornschemeier, Paul - Hutsul, Chris - *Jean, James - Kibuishi, Kazu - Kim, Eric - *Larson, Hope - Lewis, Corey - Lex, Jason - *Lutes, Jason - *Mahfood, Jim - Manale, Steve - Matte, Johane - *McKenney, Craig - McLeod, Kagan - *McNeil, Carla Speed - McPherson, Tara - *McTigue, Maureen - Mejias, John - Ngui, Marc - *Nilsen, Anders - Noonan, Michael - *Oliveros, Chris - *O'Malley, Bryan - *Panter, Gary - PARTYKA-USA - Perez, Ramon - Perro, Florentine - *Pitzer, Chris - Pohl-Weary, Emily - Pultz, Jason - *Reynolds, Eric - *Roman, Dave - *Rugg, Jim - *Runton, Andy - *Seth - Shannon, Ben - *Shaw, Dash - *Smith, Jeff - *Soo, Kean - *Soto, Zack - *Stall, Vincent - *Stein, Leslie - *Stewart, Cameron - *Tamblyn, Diana - *Telgemeier, Raina - *Torres, J - *Vellekoop, Maurice - *Yount, Ryan - *Zdarsky, Chip

I would say the biggies here are Gary Panter, Jeff Smith, and Seth, and two cartoonists who hardly ever attend these kinds of things, Chester Brown and Julie Doucet. Cartoonists on the upswing in terms of attention are well represented, with names like Jim Rugg, Dash Shaw, David Heatley, Marc Bell and Leslie Stein. I can't recall Maurice Vellekoop or Ho Che Anderson ever being scheduled to appear at something like this before, so those are really good gets as well. It sounds like a really good show.

What looks to be a more modest festival is planned for next month in Quebec, April 6-10, which at the very least sports another handsome poster, by announced guest Michel Rabagliati.


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