Hey there guys, I’m ridiculously busy at the moment but I wanted to take a second and recognize all the great media that TCAF got this year. Thanks espescially go to Nathalie for setting a lot of it up. :)
There’s a massive, awesome preview of the entire Festival over at Torontoist, http://torontoist.com/2007/08/get_tcaffeinate.php. It features profiles of all kinds of great stuff about the festival, and is remarkably in depth (and long!). More coverage promise to appear over the weekend.
Meanwhile, BlogTo.com printed a really nice little article on TCAF as well. You can click here to read it. (I’ll try and include full-links when I can, but sometimes they’re too long and break the tables.)
Toronto scene-mag MONDO also did a huge overview of the festival, which includes interviews with Joey Comeau, Danielle Corsetto, Jeff Lemire, Jim Zubkavich, and many more. You can find their profile at http://mondomagazine.net/comics-arc-tcaf.html.
They also did a comics-format interview with Bryan Lee O’Malley, which is to say the interview is, itself, a comic. You can see that at http://mondomagazine.net/comics-c-i-mal.html.
Queer freebie magazine XTRA also did a huge feature article on TCAF, and me, and cartoonists Jose Villarrubia and Steve MacIsaac. I say lots of inflamitory things in it, which might even be good for web-fodder. You can check it out at http://www.xtra.ca/public/viewstory.aspx?AFF_TYPE=3&STORY_ID=3451&PUB_TEMPLATE_ID=3.
Speaking of me, Tom Spurgeon interviewed me over at The Comics Reporter this week. I think it turned out pretty well? Although I’ve received litterally no e-mail on it. Maybe I edited out all the good parts after all? Anyway, if you like, you can read it here. (Sorry, it’s a really long link).
Elsewhere in Toronto, Toronto Life magazine included TCAF in it’s city guide for events this weekend at http://www.torontolife.com/guide/arts-and-entertainment/diversions/toronto-comic-arts-festival/, and The Globe and Mail mentioned it in their Toronto “7″ feature today, and you can click here to read it. (Another long link.)
In addition there’s been website links, blurbs, and advertisements across countless news websites and personal creator sites. Thanks to everyone there who said nice things or sent people our way.
So…! Coverage in three of the four dailies, all of the free weeklies, across the net and lots of targeted stuff. I think we’ve done everything we can to get people out to the event this weekend short of physically dragging them. I’m not ruling out physically dragging people to the event.
Hope we can see you there!