This weekend is a special one for comic book and graphic novel lovers. The Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) is in town, and it’s always quite a party!
TCAF will kick off at the Toronto Reference Library with a Librarian & Educator Day on Friday, May 9th. There will be some fascinating free seminars in the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, but don’t forget to register! The event will then open to the public on Saturday, May 10th (9:00 a.m. To 5:00 p.m.) and Sunday, May 11th (11:00 a.m. To 5:00 p.m.). The festival conveniently located just north of Yonge and Bloor, and best of all, it’s free!
The Porcupine’s Quill is particularly pleased to have four authors involved in this year’s show, so stop by and meet our favourite graphic novelists.
Friday, May 9th
11:30 a.m.: Wordless Comics & Creative Literacy with Steven McCabe
Never More Together author Steven McCabe will talk about strategies to use wordless graphic novels to motivate students to write creatively.
2:00 p.m.: Panel: Comics & Undergrads with Marta Chudolinska
Back + Forth author and OCAD U librarian Marta Chudolinska takes part in a panel discussion that takes a look at how graphic novels are—and should be—used in post-secondary education.
(For more information, visit the TCAF page for Librarian & Educator Day.)
Saturday, May 10th – Sunday, May 11th
Visit with PQL authors Stefan Berg (Let the Bad Air Out), Marta Chudolinska (Back + Forth), Steven McCabe (Never More Together) and George A. Walker (The Life and Times of Conrad Black; The Mysterious Death of Tom Thomson).
All four PQL authors will be in the Artium at table 177.
(For more exhibitors, and a map of the event, see the TCAF Schedule and Floor Map.)
Don’t forget to visit the TCAF Facebook Page to check in and see who else is going.
Plus, want more wordless novels from PQL? We’ve got a list just for you right here!