The Toronto Comic Arts Festival was a blast! It’s one of the biggest and nicest comic festivals I have ever attended, and just like in 2015 (when I was there last) it was wonderful to be there. Even more so, because this time I was Featured Guest and had a premiering book: Love: a Discovery in Comics.
That’s me, loving my new book – and publishers Jeff Whitman and Terry Nantier in the background.
Another great thing this year was that I was one of five Dutch comic artists attending. Our national comics child prodigy Aimée de Jongh was there (okay, she’s not a kid anymore) promoting both Blossoms in Autumn and her new Taxi: Stories from the Back Seat.
This is her, signing just around the corner from where we were sitting:
The coolest thing was that I got to do a panel with him, about Dutch Comics, moderated by Mark Nevins:
While Saturday went by in a frenzy of signing, panelling and generally being elated by everything, Sunday allowed for some time to chase for comics myself.
This is our loot:
The NBM table did very well, by the way! Here’s the Before picture of my end:
And this is the After…:
Thanks to everyone who made TCAF 2019 such a memorable experience! We definitely hope to be back one day.