The Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2012

Posted: May 8, 2012

Sea and Be Scene’s contributing writer/videographer and Chief Technology Office (CTO) reports from the 2012 Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) held recently at the Toronto Reference Library in Ontario .

John Swinimer SABS CTOJohn Swinimer (NL) is a PR Professional by day but has been a comic book aficionado since the age of nine. He’s even participated in the last three San Diego Comic Cons (post)

At TCAF, he caught up with exhibitors from the Atlantic Provinces and discovered their amazing work.

Artist and illustrator, Brenda Hickey (PEI) debuted her own self-published book “Up In The Air”. Her website is http://crazyary.com

Artist Kate Beaton (NS) spoke at the event and participating in a signing for her fans. Her website is http://harkavagrant.com/

Jordyn F. Bochon (Halifax , NS) presented her current work "The Terrible Death of Finnegan Strappe". Her website is http://8et8.net/

Artist and animator Tim Carpenter (Halifax, NS) presented his upcoming work H.P. Lovecraft's “The Other Gods". His website is http://tim.8et8.net/

Publisher and owner of Conundrum Press, Andy Brown (Wolfville, NS), was promoting a variety of artists’ work including a book from Rebecca Kraatz (NS) called “Snaps”. Andy’s website is http://conundrumpress.com

Artist and illustrator, Mike Holmes ( Halifax, NS), promoted his new work “Mikenesses” and has a continuing comic strip called “True Story” in Halifax's The Coast. His website is http://www.mikeholmesdraws.com/

Artist Jesse Jacobs (Moncton, NB) was promoting his new book "By This Shall You Know Him" from Koyama Press. His website is http://jessejacobs.ca

Webcomic and sketchblog artist Kate Leth ( Halifax, NS) promoted her webcomic “Kate Or Die!” along with her comic book shop Strange Adventures. Her blog site is www.kateordie.com

TCAF 2012 special report

For more information about TCAF, visit www.torontocomics.com

For other SABS special reports by John Swinimer check out CES 2012 Sights & Sounds, CES 2011 Sights & Sounds & Comic Con 2010


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