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TCAF 2019 Announces Third Poster Image by Seth, New Round of Featured Guests! | TCAF 2019

TCAF 2019 Announces Third Poster Image by Seth, New Round of Featured Guests! | TCAF 2019

TORONTO, CANADA: With the Pageant simply three weeks away, The Toronto Comedian Arts Pageant is proud to announce it’s remaining poster image for 2019, and one other round of unimaginable Featured Friends for the 2019 Pageant, to be held Might 11th and 12th, 2019, at Toronto Reference Library and the encompassing neighbourhood.

TCAF 2019 Poster by Seth:

Internationally acclaimed Canadian graphic novel writer Seth was truly TCAF’s very first poster artist all the best way again in 2003, and for 2019 he offers a model new image for the Pageant. Greatest recognized for his one-man anthology collection Palooka-ville, and the graphic novels Wimbledon Green, and It’s A Good Life If You Don’t Weaken (all Drawn & Quarterly), this spring, Seth releases his completed Clyde Fans, the decades-in-the-making story of a touring fan salesman at the end of his career.

As part of the celebration of Clyde Followers’ completion, TCAF is proud to function Seth as a guest of the Pageant this yr, and to unveil this lovely new poster image.

This poster joins already announced TCAF 2019 posters by Lorena Alvarez and Junji Ito. All three posters shall be printed and made obtainable for sale at TCAF for $10, and online afterwards.

Featured Visitors:

TCAF is proud to announce its next round of Featured Friends for 2019! These authors symbolize an enormous variety of revealed work, for audiences of all ages and tastes in comics, graphic novels, bande dessinée, and manga. Their participation brings the full variety of Featured Visitors to 61 for 2019, making this the most important yr in the pageant’s history.

All of those visitors will take part in pageant programming, and sign books and autographs for fans, with schedules for both to be released in the subsequent week or two. All friends will take part in both days of the pageant, Might 11th and 12th.

Bessora is an award-winning writer of Swiss, German, French, Polish, and Gabonese heritage, whose work has been anthologized in Greatest European Fiction and has acquired the Fénéon Prize and Grand Prix Littéraire d’Afrique Noire. Raised in Europe, America, and Africa, she has traveled extensively, and her fiction is underpinned by in depth research and her coaching as an anthropologist. Bessora attends TCAF in help of her just lately launched graphic novel ALPHA: Abidjan to Paris, created with illustrator Barroux. Her trip is supported by The French Embassy to Canada.

Margreet de Heer lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. A very long time ago, Margreet studied Theology at the University of Amsterdam, however via divine intervention she ended up being a comic artist. She attends TCAF with the help of the Dutch Literature Basis, and to rejoice the TCAF Debuting Love: A Historical past in Comics from NBM.

Erica Henderson is a New York Occasions bestselling comedian ebook artist greatest recognized for her Eisner-winning work relaunching and redesigning Marvel’s The Unbeatable Squirrel Woman and Archie’s Jughead. Erica is presently arduous at work on Assassin Nation, a brand new action comedy collection revealed via the Skybound Imprint of Picture Comics, and is working on an upcoming young adult graphic novel collection with writer Brandon Montclaire for Penguin Random House. Erica attends TCAF in help of Murderer Nation the continued collection.

Rachel Lindsay is a Burlington, Vermont-based cartoonist and writer of RX: A Graphic Memoir (2018, Grand Central Publishing), about her expertise working in psychopharmaceutical advertising as a bipolar individual, and her subsequent involuntary hospitalization for mania, which has acquired acclaim from Kirkus Critiques, Publisher’s Weekly, and New York Magazine, among others. She can also be the writer of the alt-weekly caricature Rachel Lives Right here Now. Rachel attends TCAF in help of her RX: A Graphic Memoir, and can present on comics and psychological well being at the pageant.

Jonathan Ng, a.okay.a. JonJon, is an award profitable, multi-disciplinary animation filmmaker who co-created the artwork and b-boy battle-inspired indie online game Flooring Youngsters, with famend musician Child Koala. Jonjon attends TCAF Flooring Youngsters Jam: Artwork X Music X Video games, as part of the Comics X Video games Program, and is supported in his trip by MERJ and Arts & Crafts.

Child Koala is a world-renowned scratch DJ, music producer, composer, and award profitable graphic novelist. He has released six solo albums, the newest being Music To Draw To: IO featuring Belgian/American singer Trixie Whitley. He has additionally released two graphic novels: Nufonia Must Fall and Area Cadet. Kid Koala attends TCAF in help of his guide Area Cadet, his new album Music To Draw To: IO, and his online game venture Flooring Youngsters with JonJon. Child Koala’s trip to TCAF is supported by MERJ and Arts & Crafts.


Richard Marazano is an completed French BD writer, working in primarily and SF. His English language releases embrace the collection’ Chimpanzee Complicated (Cinebook), SAM (Cinebook), Expedition (Europe Comics), and advance copies of his books Milo’s World and Dream of the Butterfly, each from Lion Forge, will debut on the present! Richard Marazano attends TCAF with the help of CINEBOOK and Europe Comics.

Alex Norris is an award-winning artist based mostly within the UK. He’s the creator of the webcomics Dorris McComics, Webcomic Identify, Whats up World!, and his model new webcomic assortment oh no will debut at TCAF 2019! Alex attends TCAF with the help of his writer Andrews McMeel.

Émilie Plateau studied on the Montpellier Faculty of High quality Arts, and then moved to Brussels where she started to make comics, first as personal fanzines after which with publishing houses. She attends TCAF in help of her new award-winning work Noire : la vie méconnue de Claudette Colvin (tentative English title Black: The Unknown Lifetime of Claudette Colvin), based mostly on the novel by Tania de Montaigne, revealed digitally in English by EuropeComics. Emilie Plateau attends TCAF with the help of EuropeComics.

Jérémie Royer is an illustrator and designer. Raised in Nice, he studied comic ebook artwork and illustration on the École supérieure des arts Saint-Luc in Brussels and is now based mostly in Paris. Royer is co-author, along with Fabien Grolleau, of Audubon: On the Wings of the World (Nobrow Press). Jérémie Royer attends TCAF in help of his TCAF debuting work Darwin: An Exceptional Voyage, revealed by Nobrow Press. Royer’s trip is supported by The French Embassy in Canada.

David Rubin was was born in Orense, Spain on October 19, 1977. He’s an animator and cartoonist answerable for a variety of gritty action and adventure comics, together with The Rise of Aurora West, The Hero, Beowulf, The Fiction, Sherlock Frankenstein: From The World of Black Hammer, Ether, and his current ongoing collection Rumble from Image Comics. David Rubín will attend TCAF in help of all the works of his fantastic profession, and can debut the new launch The Grand Abyss Lodge (with Marcos Prior), revealed by BOOM! Studios, at TCAF. David Rubin’s participation in TCAF is supported by SPAIN: Arts and Culture.

Hiromi Takashima is a yuri manga creator, greatest recognized for her work on the Kase-san collection of books, revealed in English by Seven Seas Publishing. Takashima-sensei attends TCAF in help of the Kase-san collection, the fifth and last volume of which, Kase-san and Cherry Blossoms, was revealed in February 2019. Hiromi Takashima will even participate within the TCAF program “100 Years of Yuri”, which can embrace a gallery display of materials, a featured interview with Takashima-sensei and a bigger speak on Yuri by Erica Friedman, as well as autograph periods at the occasion! Takashima-sensei kindly requests that no pictures of her be taken at her occasions, thank you.


Typex is a Dutch illustrator and graphic novelist. A graduate of the Amsterdam School for the Arts, his work appears in lots of nationwide newspapers and magazines. He has illustrated quite a few youngsters’s books and has revealed a few of his personal. His graphic novel biography, Andy: The Life and Occasions of Andy Warhol, is revealed by SelfMadeHero. He lives in Amsterdam.

Jhonen Vasquez is the creator of fan-favourite comedian ebook collection’ Johnny The Homicidal Maniac, Squee, I Really feel Sick, and Filler Bunny, all from SLG Publishing. Vasquez can also be the creator of the huge animation & media property Invader Zim, and he’s at present exhausting at work on a forthcoming Invader Zim function animated film with Nickelodeon. In 2016, Jhonen Vasquez teamed with Oni Press to launch new Invader Zim comedian books, which features Vasquez as a artistic advisor, author, and artist, alongside a bevvy of gifted creators. Jhonen Vasquez attends TCAF with the help of Oni Press.

Chip Zdarsky is the co-creator of the New York Occasions Bestselling comic ebook collection Sex Criminals, with writer Matt Fraction for Picture Comics. He has also written actually beloved runs on fashionable Marvel comics collection together with Howard The Duck, Star Lord, Marvel Two-In-One and Spectacular Spider-Man, and rebooted Jughead for Archie Comics with Erica Henderson. Presently Chip is tough at work on Spider-Man: Life Story and Daredevil, each for Marvel Comics.


Uncivilized Books 10th Anniversary

Uncivilized Books is the upstart unbiased comics imprint based by writer and cartoonist Tom Kaczynski and based mostly in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Publishing a wide variety of nice alt comix materials from all over the world, UniCivilized has been a long-time exhibitor at TCAF–since 2009, our first yr at Toronto Reference Library–and we’re so thrilled to welcome this yr as they rejoice their 10th Anniversary as a publisher.

As a part of the occasion, TCAF will function two Uncivilized authors with debut books as part of its event this yr: Craig Thompson (Blankets) will come TCAF for the first time in help of his new ongoing comedian e-book memoir Ginseng Roots, about his life in a rural small town; Kelsey Wroten will attend TCAF for her first full-length workl Cannonball, a queer young adult coming of age graphic novel.

Uncivilized Books could have a particular 10th Anniversary panel on the event this yr, on Saturday, Might 11th, from 4pm-5pm, at Toronto Reference Library’s Hinton Studying Theatre.


These announcements might be joined quickly by programming announcements, writer signing occasions, and increasingly more special event notifications as we get closer to the event!

Head over to to see the more than 400 cartoonists and publishers already introduced, and maintain watching our publication and social media for up-to-the-minute bulletins!

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The Toronto Comic Arts Pageant 2019.
Saturday Might 11th, 9am-5pm, and Sunday Might 12th, 10am-5pm
at Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Road, Toronto, Canada.
Attendance is free to all events.
Some occasions would require tickets, information TBA.

Select Visitor Bios and Pictures out there upon request. Please send all inquiries to [email protected]



The Toronto Comic Arts Pageant would not be attainable without the help of our sponsors and partners, together with presenting sponsor Toronto Public Library and first sponsor The Beguiling Books & Art.

TCAF is produced with the help of the City of Toronto by way of the Toronto Arts Council.

We might additionally wish to acknowledge funding help from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

We acknowledge the help of the Canada Council for the Arts. / Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien.

Seneca School is a proud Sponsor of TCAF 2019.

TCAF want to thank the publishers and cultural organizations for their help arranging the participation of the authors mentioned on this press release, together with The French Embassy in Canada, The Dutch Literature Basis, MERJ, Arts & Crafts, Europe Comics, Cinebook, Andrews McMeel, Noborow, SPAIN: Arts and Tradition, Oni Press, and Zdarsco.

Choose sponsorship opportunities for TCAF 2019 are still obtainable, please e-mail us at: [email protected] for more information.