So! You guys!
I was tied up in TCAF (Toronto Comic Arts Festival) festivities this past weekend, and it was absolutely fantastic. I had a lot of fun, both as an exhibitor and an attendee, and going to the afterparties and meeting neat people. I’ve never really been an ‘afterparty1!1!1′ type of person but I’m really glad I went out.
Anywho, in the picture above you can see one of my lovely interns lying on the TCAF exhibitor map. (Sometimes my interns are more in-the-way than helpful, sadly, but alas.) I’m so happy with the direction the festival is headed – the 2nd floor was filled with a bunch of amazing stuff this year. Back in 2010 when I was in the small press room, we were up on the 2nd floor (and I think that’s pretty much all that was up there). TCAF is transforming into this awesome massive thing that is internationally acknowledged as badass, and I think that’s so great. The people who run it know what they’re doing and do it well. Really honoured to be a part of it!
Oh look! There’s my name! Such an honour to be in a room with all these other talented individuals. Check out their work!
Here was my table setup with the lovely Kat Verwho! It was an awesome table pairing, and Kat was a sweet table buddy. Look at that sweet setup. Yeah!
I’m not going to bother posting pictures of the event itself – many news outlets have done so already, and much better than I have. It was packed! Comics moshpit!
Also – massive massive massive thank you to everyone who came out to TCAF, and an even bigger thank you to everyone who came out to my little area to give me a high-five and some support. Thank you to all of my lovely pals who ventured out, and to all of the neat new people that I met.
Anyway, here’s some stuff I picked up while I was there – a pretty damn good haul if I do say so myself! Look at all this fantastic stuff! Here’s the list, from left to right and top to bottom, if you want to take a gander at any of this loveliness for yourselves.
- Florid Fauna by Meg Hunt (can’t find this zine online)
- Cramond Island by Irkus M. Zeberio
- Temporama by Clayton Jr
- The Complete Talamaroo by Alabaster
- Little Day by Lisa Vanin (can’t find this zine online)
- Eve’s Diary by Meg Hunt
- Even the Giants by Jesse Jacobs
- Chute et Ascension by Micah Lidberg
- Hellberta by Michael Comeau
- Gilded Lilies by Jillian Tamaki
- Witness My Shame by Shary Boyle
- Gentle Soul by Lisa Vanin