With TCAF right around the corner, I figured I'd collect everything I've been tweeting and tumbling (?) over here on the blog. The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is this weekend, and I'll be debuting a bunch of new stuff, the biggest being Heeby Jeeby Comix #4. It's another book of 32 full-color pages for all ages! I literally received my first shipment last Friday, so if you're up in Toronto, you'll be the first to get them.
I'll have all 4 books for sale at my table, and actually, this weekend will be Heeby Jeeby Comix #3's first festival debut as well. What's great is that each of us (myself, Dan, David, and Chris) have all done a cover now. They make for a fun set, I think.
What else? I just finished (literally, a day ago) a new mini. It's the first time I've worked in the quarter page format like this—a 40-page story that I drew over the course of night with a couple purple crayola markers (the book is in b&w). Each book will come with a custom ending drawn on the spot in marker.
I'll have my usual collection of prints, and I printed up this new one. In pink, and an alternate dark color.
TCAF is at the Toronto Reference Library. Where you can you find me?Well, if you found me last year, it turns out I'll be in the exact same spot.
Table 154. Over by the water. Look for the brain!
This year I'm tabling with Andy Ristaino— sitting alongside the comics crew from Doublefine, including Scott C., Nathan Stapley, Joe White, and Gabe Miller. To my left, Jesse Moynihan and David Huyck. I'm looking forward to returning to this row. I had a blast last year.
Finally: Panels! I'm on two this year; both on Saturday.
1:00pm – 1:45pm: Kids Comics Quickfire
(2nd Floor: Appel Salon, Novella Room)
Part drawing jam, part fast-paced game show! Volunteers from the audience are paired off with (or against) professional cartoonists in a series of fun-filled drawing challenges! Featuring Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), Raina Telgemeier (SMILE), John Green (Teen Boat) and Bob Flynn (Heeby Jeeby Comix).
3:15pm – 5:00pm: The Adventure Time Mega-Panel!
(High Park Ballroom)
Who doesn’t love adventures? TCAF presents: Adventure Time creators doing what they do best: making crazy-delightful comics about the series they work on. Don’t miss this fun-filled live drawing session, accompanied by Q&A and general discussion. With Pendleton Ward, Ryan North, Bob Flynn, Andy Ristiano, Michael DeForge, Steve Wolfhard, and Jesse Moynihan.
So, I'll be busy!
One more time:
The Toronto Comic Arts Festival
Saturday May 5th, 9am-5pm
Sunday May 6th, 11am-5pm
at the Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge St., Toronto, Canada
Admission is Free.
Everything you need to know can be found on the official website.
See you there!