Toronto Comics Art Festival Kicks Off Virtually Today At 7 PM ET

by Brendan M. Allen

The Toronto Comics Art Festival has a whole week of events available for you this year at virtual TCAF. If you can’t attend a panel you really want to see, no worries. All panels will be recorded and available on YouTube until June 16, 2021. You’ll have a whole month to access the content, share it, or simply watch it on your schedule. View the schedule online here.

TCAF programming kicks off with This is Serious, premiering tonight at 7 PM ET on the TCAF YouTube channel.

This is Serious examines the history of Canadian comics through a series of important indie and underground creators. These creators helped shape the contemporary Canadian comics scene that operates today. Co-editor and curator Joe Ollmann discusses the impact of Canada’s indie comics scene then and now with Canadian creators Hartley Lin, Fiona Smyth, and Eric K. Williams.

TCAF 2021 Zoom Rooms: Meet the exhibitors and publishers.

This year, TCAF is offering a virtual space for creators, publishers, and TCAF attendees to meet each other. TCAF knows one of the things that makes this a special time is the chance to mix and mingle with other comic arts fans. To make space for just that kind of encounter, they’ve set up a series of Zoom sessions and breakout rooms to give artists and publishers the opportunity to chat with the public, and each other.

View the Zoom Room Schedule here.

TCAF 2021 Affiliate Events:  

You can also visit their affiliate events page to browse more opportunities to attend talks, book launches, and more.

TCAF 2021 Marketplace:

The TCAF marketplace goes live tomorrow, Saturday, May 8, 2021 and will run through the whole week of the festival. Shop from all of your favorite comic arts creators, collectives, small presses, and publishers in one place. 

Brendan M. Allen

Brendan Allen has probably had more jobs than you would reasonably believe. Dog trainer? He’s done it. Flooring contractor? You bet! EMT? Army NBC specialist? Road dog for a Celtic rock band? Yes, yes, and och aye! Now he reads comics and writes about them. It's a rough gig. You can follow Brendan on Twitter @SaintAmish where he tweets about comic books and cystic fibrosis awareness.

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