The Toronto Comic Arts Festival returns to Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St., and the surrounding neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Saturday May 13th and Sunday May 14th, 2017! With over 400 cartoonists from more than 20 countries on their way to Toronto this May, we’re getting ready celebrate the very best in comics, graphic novels, bandes dessinées, and manga! Prepare yourself for a week of readings, launches, and art events culminating in a massive, FREE two-day exhibition at Toronto Reference Library, May 13 and 14, 2017! Tell your friends!
- Image Comics 25th Anniversary! With over 25 creators in attendance including Jeff Lemire (Royal City), Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead), Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda (Monstress), Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, and Babs Tarr (Motor Crush, Batgirl), Bryan Lee O’Malley and Leslie Hung (Snotgirl), Jason Latour (Southern Bastards, Spider-Gwen), Sean Phillips (Kill or be Killed), Emma Rios and Brandon Graham (ISLAND), Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals, Spider-Man), Jim Zub (Wayward, Glitterbomb), and many more!
- Renowned Canadian Graphic novelists Isabelle Arsenault & Fanny Britt (Jane, The Fox, and Me), Katherine Collins (Neil The Horse), Guy Delisle (Hostage, Jerusalem), Jillian Tamaki (Skim, This One Summer)!
- Incredible international guests from around the world! Dave McKean (UK, Sandman, Black Dog), Eleanor Davis (U.S.A., How To Be Happy), Gary Panter (USA, JIMBO, Pee-Wee’s Playhouse), Ngozi Ukazu (USA, Check, Please!), Gengoroh Tagame (Japan, My Brother’s Husband), Nate Powell (U.S.A., MARCH).
- A full slate of programming for kids, including appearances by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham (Real Friends, Princess Wears Black), Scott Westerfeld (Uglies, Spill Zone), Sevetlana Chmakova (Awkward, Brave), Matt Forsythe (Adventure Time), and more!
Plus literally hundreds more amazing writers, artists, authors and cartoonists on hand!
Every year the Toronto Comic Arts Festival showcases Canada’s incredible comics talent on a world stage by promoting some of our best and brightest creators and publishers, and inviting the attention of the global cartooning community. The 2017 programme builds on our previous successes, with a continued commitment to offer more engaging programming, in multiple formats, focusing on compelling and challenging work being made across the world. Art sales and exhibition, increased programming, and gallery shows are once again at the core of the 2017 programme.