This weekend, May 10th and 11th The Toronto Public Library and The Beguiling team up once again to present the Toronto Comics Art Festival (TCAF) with several NBM authors in attendance. We’ll be holding court at Table 172, so come on by!
Renaud Dillies will be a featured guest and will be making TCAF his first ever North American comics event.
Dillies is the creative force behind Betty Blues and Bubbles & Gondola and illustrated Abelard with writer Régis Hautière.
On Saturday, he’ll be appearing at the Toronto Reference Library: Comics Workshop Space leading the workshop, “Drawing Music.”
On Sunday, he’ll receive his own spotlight panel from 4pm-5pm.
All the way from Paris, France, TCAF is proud to welcome Featured Guest Renaud Dillies. Author of the acclaimed graphic novels Abelard and Bubbles & Gondola, and the Angouleme “Debut Book Prize” winner Betty Blues. In this feature interview, The Comics Reporter’s Tom Spurgeon will interview Dillies on his life, his career, and his inspirations. French/English interpretation by Stephane Beaujean.
Eric Hobbs and Noel Tuazon
From the creative team behind The Broadcast, NBM is proud to be debuting their new book, Family Ties at TCAF.
Hoping to secure a future for his children, an aging Alaskan crime boss looks to retire and divide his empire amongst his three heirs. But when his idealistic son refuses the inheritance, the old man disowns him. This turns out to be a fatal mistake when he sees his cold-blooded daughters use their new-found power and influence against him. Inspired by the classic play King Lear, Family Ties is The Godfather as a Shakespearean tragedy in this epic tale of betrayal and loss.
Jesse, the author of Flower & Fade and Joe & Azat will be appearing to support his new book, the baseball coming of age tale, All Star.
On Saturday from 11am-12pm, Jesse will be appearing on the panel:
Sports Vs. Comic Books: Making Peace Between Schoolyard Enemies.
Jocks Vs. Nerds is an engrained trope, but times have thankfully changed. The North American comics industry is catching up to its European and Japanese compatriots, realizing that blending popular sporting events with comics and graphic novels goes together like peanut butter and chocolate, and the result are great comics that appeal to an entirely new artist. Join authors Box Brown (Andre The Giant), Reinhard Kleist (The Boxer), Wai Au (Fujosports), Jesse Lonergan (All-Star), and moderator Jimmy Aquino (Comics News Insider), for a spirited discussion of this emerging genre of comics!
Christophe Blain, the author Isaac the Pirate, Gus, and Dungeon the Early Years (with Joann Sfar and Lewis Trondheim) will be hosting one of the Comics Workshops, “Drawing” on Saturday at 2pm.
Signing Schedule – Table 172
- 9am-10am Jesse Lonergan
- 10am-12pm Eric Hobbs and Noel Tuazon
- 1pm-2pm Renaud Dillies
- 2pm-3pm Eric Hobbs and Noel Tuazon
- 3pm-4pm Jesse Lonergan
- 4pm-5pm Renaud Dillies
- 11am-12pm Christophe Blain
- 12pm-1pm Renaud Dillies
- 1pm-2pm Eric Hobbs and Noel Tuazon
- 2pm-3pm Jesse Lonergan
- 3pm-4pm Renaud Dillies
- 4pm-5pm Eric Hobbs and Noel Tuazon