The Toronto Comic Arts Festival exists to promote the breadth and diversity of comics, and what is considered comics, as legitimate medium of literary and artistic worth. The organizers seek to promote the creators of these works in their broad and diverse voices, for the betterment of the medium of comics and to reach as wide an audience as possible for them.
The 2010 Toronto Comic Arts Festival is the fifth gathering of international authors and cartoonists under the TCAF banner. Returning to the Toronto Reference Library after its successful 2009 event which saw more than 10,000 people fill the library over the course of the weekend, TCAF 2010 will featuring more than 200 cartoonists and two dozen book debuts.
Spanning genres from literature to historical fiction, speculative fiction to memoir, and outré art objects, there’s a comic or graphic novel debuting at TCAF to appeal to any interest. All books will be available for purchase at TCAF, and all authors will be in attendance at the event.
Among the artists promoting their new books at The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, will be Ghost World author Daniel Clowes, who will be in attendance to promote his new graphic novel Wilson.
The 2010 Toronto Comic Arts Festival takes place this weekend, Saturday May 8 from 9am-5pm, and Sunday May 9 from 11am-5pm at the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, Toronto, Canada.
For more information on The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, visit torontocomics.com.