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TCAF Announces 2019 International Guests! | TCAF 2019

TCAF Announces 2019 International Guests! | TCAF 2019

Junji Ito’s Poster for TCAF 2019

FEBRUARY 15, TORONTO: The Toronto Comic Arts Pageant proudly broadcasts its second spherical of Visitor for the 2019 Pageant, specializing in the worldwide cartooning group! Building on TCAF’s history of cartooning and cultural exchanges, the 2019 Pageant will be the most worldwide but, with more than 20 nations represented on the two-day exhibition on Might 11 and 12, at Toronto Reference Library and surrounding neighbourhood.

Focusing on adult literary and in style works throughout genres together with memoir, historical fiction, fantasy, and yes, even superheroes, these creators will assist focus the eyes of the world on Canada, this Might, with English- and French-Language translations of their biggest works out there for North American readers.

As all the time, TCAF will even function various packages through the week of the Pageant and on the primary exhibition days, designed to spotlight these international works and draw connections between stories the world over. Search for the complete vary of programming in late March, but do keep in mind to save lots of the date for TCAF’s particular collaboration with the European Union National Institutes for Culture, which can take place at the Alliance Française Toronto on the night of Thursday, Might ninth.

Now, maintain studying to be launched to some of this yr’s International Visitors!


Featured Worldwide Visitors of TCAF 2019 embrace:

Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon: Author/Artists, twin brothers, and frequent inventive collaborators, this Brazilian duo have collaborated to create fantastic works together with the New York Occasions Bestselling Daytripper, Two Brothers (based mostly on the work of Milton Hatoum), Casanova (with Matt Fraction), How To Speak To Women At Events (with Neil Gaiman), and even the official TCAF 2012 Poster! Gabriel Bá can also be the co-creator of The Umbrella Academy (with Gerard Means), and will attend TCAF in help of the brand new Umbrella Academy collection, Lodge Oblivion, in addition to the collection’ live-action adaptation for Netflix.

Daria Bogdanska: Born in Warsaw, Poland, and a resident of Malmö, Sweden, Bogdanska is a cartoonist, bicycle mechanic, and plays within the punk band Two Wars. She attends TCAF in help of her new graphic novel Wage Slaves, revealed by Conundrum Press. Daria’s presence can also be graciously sponsored partially by The Stockholm Worldwide Comics Pageant, as a part of TCAF’s ongoing cultural change with this organization.

Alexandre Clérisse: Paris-based Clérisse is a visible artist, illustrator, zine-maker, and self-publisher, who fell in love with comics in the metropolis of Angoulême. His comics profession took off from there, creating unique works together with Jazz Club (revealed by EuropeComics), Now Enjoying: A Search-and-Find Guide for Film Buffs (revealed by Chronicle), and the otherworld Atomic Empire (with writer Thierry Smolderen, revealed by IDW Press). Clérisse attends TCAF with the help of the French Embassy to Canada, and EuropeComics.


Aimée de Jongh: Dutch graphic novel writer, animator and illustrator, De Jongh was a every day newspaper strip cartoonist for 5 years who left the sector in 2017 to make graphic novels full time. Her debut, The Return of the Honey Buzzard, gained the Prix St Michel and was tailored to a live-action movie. She attends TCAF in help of her second ebook, Blossoms in Autumn (with writer Zidrou, revealed by SelfMadeHero), and her third e-book TAXI: Stories from the Back Seat (revealed by Conundrum Press). She attends TCAF with the help of Nova Scotia, The Netherlands Literature Fund, Conundrum Press, and Self Made Hero.

Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie: UK-based artistic workforce Kieron Gillen and Jamie Mckelvie first got here to the general public’s attention with Phonogram, revealed by Picture Comics. The 2 then teamed on Marvel’s Younger Avengers, before beginning their next unique challenge: The Wicked + The Divine, revealed by Picture. After greater than 8 volumes, this epic collection concludes this Might, and Gillen and McKelvie will attend TCAF in celebration of the collection’ conclusion. Kieron Gillen can also be the co-creator of DIE by Picture Comics (with Stephanie Hans), and the writer of varied properties for Marvel including Star Wars, Thor, and the X-Males. Jamie McKelvie has drawn numerous collection and created a few of the period’s greatest superhero costume designs, together with Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, America Chavez, X-Males Blue Group, and extra.

Stephanie Hans: Based mostly in France, Stephanie Hans is a seasoned illustrator, and the co-creator of the new Image Comics-published, tabletop roll enjoying game-inspired DIE, with author Kieron Gillen. She works as an illustrator for publishers in France and America. Hans attends TCAF with the help of The French Embassy to Canada.


Junji Ito: Grasp of recent manga horror, Junji Ito hails from Tokyo, Japan, and is best-known for his works Uzumaki, Tomie, GYO, and The Enigma of Amigara Fault, all revealed by VIZ Media. Junji Ito has additionally created a new unique poster work for TCAF 2019, which shall be printed and made out there on the event. Junji Ito will attend TCAF in help of his new guide Smashed: Junji Ito Story Assortment, and with the help of VIZ Media.

Jason: The Norwegian cartoonist Jason has grow to be internationally acclaimed for his anthropomorphic, clear-line fashion, throughout a wide-range of graphic novels together with Hey, Wait…, Tell Me Something, I Killed Adolf Hitler, The Left Bank Gang, and lots of, many more. A frequent and welcome visitor of TCAF, Jason attends the pageant in 2019 in help of his new graphic novel O Josephine!, and with the help of publisher Fantagraphics, and NORLA, The Norwegian Literature Affiliation.

Nora Krug: A German-American writer and illustrator, Krug’s drawings and visible narratives have appeared in The New York Occasions, The Guardian, Le Monde, and more. Krug attends TCAF 2019 in help of her latest e-book Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Residence, about WWII and her personal German household history. Debuting in late 2018, the e-book was chosen as a New York Occasions Critics’ Prime Ebook of 2018, The Guardians 50 Largest books of 2018, and NPR Ebook of the yr, amongst many different accolades. Krug will seem at programming on both days of TCAF, as well as a particular occasion partnering with the Miles Nadal Jewish Group Centre on the afternoon of Friday Might 10th. Krug seems at TCAF with the help of the Goethe Institut of Toronto.

These Featured Friends be a part of the superb array of worldwide creators, artist collectives, and publishers who’re already-announced for TCAF 2019, including from Canada, the US, and Mexico, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, and Sweden!

Excerpted Image from “Club de postales/ Postcard Membership,” the Blind Date venture, by Anna Kwan and Mariana Gil Ríos

TCAF Welcomes Colombia and Japan

TCAF may have two larger-scale worldwide focuses in 2019, created in partnership with organizations we’ve related with by way of our ongoing worldwide exchanges and journeys overseas!

First, TCAF will welcome an change with Entreviñetas, the Colombian comics and illustration non-profit organisation and platform working together since 2010. Dedicated to the promotion the art of comics, it’s answerable for the Pageant Entreviñetas, one of the influential comics events in Latin America, an distinctive cultural program that yr after yr brings authors, publishers, scholars and critics inspiring modifications and new methods to see and skim the art of comics on the earth. Entreviñetas shall be available at TCAF with an installation within the Prologue Room of the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon at Toronto Reference Library, that includes Colombian authors, publishers, and unique comics and zines, in addition to an exhibition of the collaborative artwork venture “Blind Date”, created by Colombian cartoonist Mariana Gil Ríos and Toronto-based artist Anna-Kwan, produced in partnership between Entreviñetas, The Ministry of Tradition Colombia, and TCAF.

In a separate exhibition, TCAF will welcome two organizations instrumental to Japan’s small-press and various manga scene, TACO ché and Books & Gallery POPOTAME, attending TCAF for the primary time! These two teams every run shops & galleries, as well as publishing unique works together with artist books, zines, and anthologies. TACO ché and Books & Gallery POPOTAME will attend TCAF with Japanese small-press and manga artists, and will probably be exhibiting and promoting the work of these artists, their own presses, and different necessary small presses and authors from across Japan.

TCAF continues to be working with our cultural partners to announce more exhibition, gallery exhibits, and events, so maintain following our official media for updates!


Prepare for more great announcements subsequent week, as these unimaginable cartoonists are joined by our Featured YA Authors and Featured Youngsters Authors for 2019!

Head over to to see the more than 350 cartoonists and publishers already announced, and hold watching our publication and social media for up-to-the-minute bulletins!

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Please embrace in your listings.
The Toronto Comedian 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 Guest Bios and Photographs obtainable upon request. Please ship all inquiries to [email protected]



The Toronto Comic Arts Pageant wouldn’t be attainable without the assistance of our sponsors and companions, together with presenting sponsor Toronto Public Library and first sponsor The Beguiling Books & Artwork.

TCAF is produced with the help of the Metropolis of Toronto by means of the Toronto Arts Council.

We might also wish to acknowledge funding help from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Authorities 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 his or her assist arranging the participation of the authors talked about in this press release, including Conundrum Press, Entreviñetas, EuropeComics, The French Embassy to Canada, The Goethe Institut, The Netherlands Literature Fund, NORLA, Nova Scotia, SelfMadeHero, The Stockholm International Comics Pageant, and VIZ Media and Shogakukan Inc.

Sponsorship opportunities for TCAF 2019 are nonetheless out there, please e-mail us at: [email protected] for more info.