Friday, 4 May 2012

Goodbye, Volume 1

If you're a comic artist you'll want to be at the Toronto Reference Library May 5-6 because it's TCAF 2012 this weekend.

We went for the first time last year and it was like entering wonderland, but for comics.  Hundreds of people huddled around rows of tables; hundreds of comics books, art books, zines, and prints; hundreds of varied and creative styles to soak in.  It helps too that the interior of the library is the kind of architectural work that makes you excited about space.  It's broad, open, and somewhat futuristic so you're not sure if you're inside a spaceship's hull or someones cranium, either of which I'd say is a pretty suitable place to put a bunch of cartoonists and creative peoples.  If you can't make it to TCAF I'd still recommend heading to the library another day just to experience that space, though I'd still say try to make it to the festival too because it promises to be a comic artist's utopia.

Of course, TCAF isn't just for cartoonists. The selection of vendors, guests, and attendees is varied and any artists will feel a spark of interest.  We'll be there with a few stacks of our zines to officially close off volume 1 of MOT and get ready for volume 2.  We're still a seedling, a bud, as far as our collective goes but with steps like this and events like TCAF we're hoping to slowly build ourselves to something bigger.  Hey, maybe one day we'll attend TCAF as vendors and maybe someday far, far after that we'll attend as who knows what.  *fingers crossed *cheeky smiles all around.

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