TCAF: Calm before the storm. 11pm Friday. Photo by ab81 on Twitter.

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival
Saturday May 8th, 9am-5pm
Sunday May 9th, 11am-5pm
@ Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge St., Toronto, Canada
Admission to TCAF is Free

I talk a lot of shit about the way things ‘should’ be done in comics here, but one of the ways I actually try to create a better medium–and industry–is with TCAF, The Toronto Comic Arts Festival. It’s a comics event, sorta like SPX or MoCCA, but it’s free to the public and we do a couple of other things differently too. I’m really proud of the event, all of my staff, and our amazing volunteers. We just had the best evening set-up in the history of the show (particularly when you factor in how complicated it was this year), and we ran the amazing kick-off presentation by Dan Clowes and journalist Mark Medley, and everyone’s basically pumped for the show tomorrow.

So if you’re reading this and you can make it to Toronto this weekend, I’d like to invite you to come by the event. It’s a good time, and like I mentioned it’s free, and it doesn’t really ‘work’ for our exhibitors and small press artists and stuff if we don’t get a great big bunch of people walking through the door, spending some money and buying some comics, graphic novels, prints, shirts, whatever. We’ve got some truly fantastic guests, some amazing publishers, and a pretty killer programming line-up too. You can find out more about the event at

With that, I’m probably going to be offline for a few days… Well a few more days. Thanks for reading everyone!

- Christopher

4 Comments on “Toronto Comic Arts Festival Today and Tomorrow”

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  1. Bitter Matt says:

    Cheers. I would like to be there some day, though it won’t be this year.

    Have a great festival.

  2. Jason Marcy says:

    An AMAZING show as always, Chris. I really had a good time, still think it’s the best run Indie show out there. Kudos to all your amazing volunteers, and of course to Peter and yourself for the efforts you all make. GREAT guests, lots of amazing products, and a fine time. If I could do it again tomorrow, I would!!

  3. Bitter Matt says:

    Hey, a question — I’m sure I should know this, but…

    Is TCAF every year, now? Will there be one in 2011? (I think I may try to go, if so.)

  4. StefanG says:

    Thanks for an awesome show… visited on Saturday and had to come back Sunday. The weekend’s over but I’ve come away with loads of inspiration (and a bag of prints).

    Next year… I need to get myself a table!

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