TCAF 2013


Toronto Comic Arts Festival : May 11-12, 2013!

That’s about six months away – enough time to, hopefully, actually have something new to show. I’m going to aim for a Cupcake book at the low end, Cupcake and a the first part of Witches at the high end. I’ll have a bunch of copies of NNN, too. I’ll do lots of free sketches, of course.

Will you be attending? Anything you want to see there?

9 Responses to “CONVENTION: TCAF 2013”

  1. Exodisma Says:


    Short of getting hit by a bus, I’ll be there!

  2. Trust Jollin' Says:

    >So can I still do convention-type stuff at it? Like cosplay, skits, walking around ‘in-character’, etc.?
    >We recommend against it.


    Looking forward to the Cupcake book though.

  3. Tickerbug Says:

    Revin up my passport now…

  4. Zinaida Says:

    Friggin Toronto isn’t in Washington.

  5. Reese Says:

    I won’t be able to attend. I’ll meet you some year!

    >Influences: Uziga Waita
    What is your favorite work from him? I’m guessing Mai Chan’s Daily Life for being the inspiration for Nana.
    I consider Schoolgirl In Concrete (from Modern Stories of the Bizarre) his most culturally important work, and my favourite black comedy from him is Mr. Sarubato’s Rowdy Classroom.

    His comics lack the wit and social commentary of Shintaro Kago, but his art is clean, consistent and detailed. He has a fair amount of creativity, what he intends to be dark is brutal, and what he intends to be funny can be hilarious. Compared to other popular /g/-artists I’d put him below Maruo and Kago, but above Saizo, Machino, and Naburu.

  6. admin Says:

    re: Uziga
    Yeah, I liked Mai-chan.

    Uziga’s not the best, but I like him for the same reason I like Takotsuboya (mostly for his K-ON! comics). I have a fellow feeling with them that I don’t have with Kago. Kago is clever and explores his ideas without restraint — I like that. But TK and Uziga… there’s something about their need to shove their hands straight up their own assholes, make a fist, and rip out their guts and shit for the world (and themselves) to see that I can really get on board with. There’s a feeling halfway between looking at your own poop and self-flagellation that I really like. But maybe I’m projecting.

  7. fred Says:

    something to look forward to! will see you there! 😀

  8. admin Says:

    I’m even more excited now. : >

  9. Reese Says:

    I love TK for actually giving K-ON! a story with characters I actually cared about. The only doujin author/circle I would attribute the same level of storytelling ability is Kimigabuchi.