Alvvays is a pretty terrific band making a name for themselves around here, Molly and Kerri hail from my own shores so of course everyone is proud as peacocks about it. Including me of course! But the reviews are great across the board, and anyway, the proof is in the pudding.
These are my official signing times at TCAF this weekend:
Saturday, May 10, 12:15pm-1pm, Beguiling Signing Area, Basement Level
Sunday, May 11, 1:15pm-2pm, Marriott Bloor Yorkville, in the Yorkville Room.
They aren’t very long, it’s true! I always am a little anxious at comic shows, not because of the people, who are unequivocally lovely, but because of the crowds. Heck, we are cartoonists, we work alone for hours on end. I’d rather be all composed, and the creator that people want to meet, than a ball ‘o nerves. So I plan to find some time and a place where I feel good about drawing and meeting readers for a while, more casually than the official times. I’ll tweet about it when I do, and maybe you’ll get a chance to drop by! Pretty willy nilly, but hopefully fun too.
Oh yeah! I forgot:
I’m on a couple of panels! Here is the info. I love panels, I could to them all day.
KICK OFF EVENT
Friday May 9: doors at 7, event at 7:30 pm
Reference Library’s Bram & Bluma Appel Salon on the second floor – this is a conversation between Kate Beaton and Lynn Johnston. D+Q has a row of reserved seating set aside for us. Q&A followed by a half hour signing.
COMING OF AGE ON THE INTERNET
Saturday May 10th
Round about ten years ago, the internet radically altered how comics creators worked, discovered new work, and made friends with their contemporaries. “Webcomics,” once a ubiquitous term, has now splintered into a dozen different methods of digital comics, and socializing is more omnipresent than ever! We check in with six cartoonists who started making comics online at about the same time, to see where they’re at, the avenues open to cartoonists, and how the next generation might be able to follow in their footsteps. Featuring Kate Beaton (Hark A Vagrant), Meredith Gran (Octopus Pie), Tom McHenry (noncanon), Phil McAndrew (Crying In Front Of Your Dog), Jess Fink (We Can Fix It), and KC Green (Gunshow). Moderated by Robin Brenner (No Flying, No Tights).