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Shipping June 27, 2012

The following comics and graphic novels are scheduled to ship The Beguiling Books and Art on Wednesday June 27th, 2012. All Prices listed in U.S. Funds. Variant prices are generally accurate, but in any dispute between web price and in-store price we will defer to in-store price.

Click here for the list:

The Beguiling Recommends:
APR121232  The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen III: Century #3 2009   9.95
The third and final chapter in Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s next League story! With the first two chapters getting progressively darker and more terrible, I can only imagine this is going to be a gut-wrenching read, but one that I’m certainly looking forward to.

APR120988  Birdseye Bristoe HC   19.95

A rare thing this week, a completely original hardcover graphic novel in a delightful, full-colour hard cover. Dan Zettwoch is an amazing talent, Beguiling customers might know him from the “Leon Beyond” strips and mini-comics he’s been doing with Kevin Huizenga, or from his outstanding flood-themed story in the last little Drawn & Quarterly Showcase. This book is sweet looking, a note-book-looking story exploring the intersection of comics and diagrams, set in a fading small town. This might be amazing, but it’s at least going to be really interesting.

APR121306  Drops Of God GN Vol 04 14.95
Diamond is shipping us the fourth volume of Agi and Okimoto’s Drops of God this week, the amazing manga exploration of being a wine expert. I feel terrible that I haven’t started reading it yet, it’s seemingly everything I want in a manga… :-/

APR120439  Fatale TP Vol 01 Death Chases Me 14.99
Despite our best orders and huge numbers at that, we weren’t able to keep every issue of Brubaker and Phillip’s excellent new horror/noir series FATALE in stock at the same time, and I feel like some of you may have switched to ‘waiting for the trade’ on the series. Well, wait no more, the collection of issues 1-5 is out this week, as is the #6 which begins the second story arc.

APR120010  Fatima The Blood Spinners #1 (of 4) Hernandez Cvr 3.99
It’s not every day that Gilbert Hernandez starts a new mini-series (though he is pretty prolific), and Fatima: The Blood Spinner, sound crazy: A one-woman war on drugs where the drugs turn you into weird zombie people sort of. Neat.

FEB120281  Get Jiro HC 24.99
Food-writer-cum-television-celebrity Anthony Bourdain has been a vocal comics fan for a very long time, and it turns out his very first graphic novel work is coming out from DC/Vertigo on Wednesday! Langdon Foss is a great illustrator illustrator too, very much in the vein of the talented Seth Fisher, although I don’t know much about co-writer Joel Rose. Anyway, I’m really looking forward to this one.

DEC111050  Gloriana HC  19.95
This is an amazing comic, full stop. Don’t miss out on it.

JAN121412  Gothic Lolita Bible #42 33.00
The latest issue of Gothic & Lolita Bible finally ambles over from Japan, sorry it’s been taking so long… it’s kind of outside of our control. FWIW, we’ve also gotten a bunch of back-issues in lately as well. Feel free to check’em out, located on the second floor.
Also of Note:

APR120284 American Vampire #28 2.99
APR121207 Atomic Robo Flying She Devils o/t Pacific #1 (of 5) 3.5
MAR121174 Atomic Robo Real Science Adv #3 2.75
APR121261 Bakuman TP Vol 11 9.99
APR120881 Bart Simpson Comics #72 2.99
APR120189 Batman Incorporated #2 2.99
JAN120442 Berkeley Breathed Outland Comp Coll HC 39.99
APR121177 Courtney Crumrin Ongoing #3 3.99
APR120659 Dorothy And Wizard In Oz #8 (of 8) 3.99
APR120536 Fatale #6 3.5
FEB128208 Hit-girl #1 (of 5) 2.99
APR120752 I Feel Sick #1 3.95
APR120753 I Feel Sick #2 3.95
MAR121193 Lovely Horrible Stuff HC 14.95
APR120545 Manhattan Projects #4 3.5
APR120553 Prophet #26 2.99
APR120606 Spider-men #2 (of 5) 3.99
APR120349 Star Trek Tng Doctor Who Assimilation #2 3.99
APR120591 Wolverine And X-men #12 Avx 3.99

Shipping June 20th, 2012

The following comics and graphic novels are scheduled to ship The Beguiling Books and Art on Wednesday June 20th, 2012. All Prices listed in U.S. Funds. Variant prices are generally accurate, but in any dispute between web price and in-store price we will defer to in-store price.

Click here for the list:

Edit: Bit of a computer error with our shipping list this week, we got two extra items not on the text list:


– Chris @ The Beguiling

TCAF 2012 Festival Wrap-up!

Welcome everyone!

My name is Christopher Butcher, and I am the co-founder and Festival Director of The Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF). Just last weekend, I presided over our 7th festival in 9 years, a continued celebration of all that is great about comics and graphic novels, and their creators.  

TCAF 2012 was our fourth event since making the Festival an annual affair, and the fourth to be held at Toronto Reference Library with Presenting Sponsor Toronto Public Library. Continuing our increased success and attendance year-over-year, TCAF 2012 was clearly our biggest and best-attended Festival yet, with more people than ever filing into the library to take part in all that our exhibitors, and the library, had to offer. Personally, as the Festival Director, I’ve never been happier or enjoyed one of our Festivals more than I did this weekend, and that’s thanks to the great staff of Toronto Public Library and TCAF, our amazing volunteers and exhibitors, and all of you members of the public who came to take part in our event. In keeping with our tradition, I’m sending out this informal little note to talk about TCAF rather than doing a big PR, because TCAF is just that kind of show. 🙂

Higher Attendance, Less Crowded: Win/Win!

When you’ve done 7 of these events, you can feel when things are a little more bustling, a little more energized than they’ve been previously… and Saturday afternoon I could tell that we were seeing record crowds at the show. The best part though is that, following up on feedback from our exhibitors, the public, and the Toronto Public Library, the flow of traffic was smoother and less crowded than it had been for the past several years. The Festival evolves with each iteration, and this year’s decision to add additional offsite venues, to widen aisles and remove tables from the atrium, and to cap attendance in certain areas, meant that all of the library customers—regardless of why they were visiting—could have a more enjoyable year.  

TCAF 2012’s attendance was a record 18,000 people. What that figure comprises is 17,896 people counted by Toronto Reference Library’s security gate above the average attendance on a normal Saturday/Sunday. While people were coming and going all day, this figure balances out the instances of a flood of people exiting through the counter all at once where only one person might be counted out of 4-5. Beyond that, we’ve averaged in the 400+ people in attendance for our awesome Friday-night kick-off event in The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon with Jeff Smith, Gabriel Ba, and Fabio Moon, and the more than 800 people per hour accommodated in our off-site venues: Owlkids Day @ St. Paul’s on Bloor, The Marriott Bloor Yorkville, The Pilot Tavern, and Ristorante Fortuna. While the possibility exists that there were in fact far more than 18,000 participants in 2012, we’re quite happy with the idea of a 20% increase in attendance over 2011. 🙂

Thank you for your continued support!

As TCAF heads into its 10th Anniversary show next year, it is our continued partnership with Toronto Public Library that enables it to easily remain an annual, free event for the people of Toronto and visitors from around the world. The partnership between TCAF and Toronto Public Library, and working with venue Toronto Reference Library, continues to reinforce the core ideals of the Festival: TCAF is a free event, TCAF is about books and authors, and TCAF is open to everyone—not just the ‘initiated’ comics fans. On behalf of myself and the entire TCAF organizational team, we’d like to thank our Partner and Presenting Sponsor Toronto Public Library for their support, promotion, and hosting of TCAF 2012. They’ve had a pretty tough year, as have many institutions in the City of Toronto, and we’re glad that we’re able to work with them.

We’d also like to thank TCAF’s other sponsors, the folks who help make the Festival viable financially. 2012 Kids Sponsor Owlkids was fantastically supportive in all of our new children’s and library initiatives, and allowed those initiatives the successes that they enjoyed. Thanks to Media Sponsor NOW Magazine, who provided us a wonderful avenue to help get the word out about the Festival and our satellite events, to The Marriott Bloor Yorkville as the Offical TCAF 2012 Hotel and to Air Canada for travel support. Our thanks also to local sponsors Midoco, who helped supply the festival with all of the supplies we needed for exhibiting artists to present their craft to the masses, and Little Island Comics, for stocking and representing the best of children’s comics at TCAF.

Our consular and cultural sponsors helped us bring the world of comics and cartooning to Toronto for a week, and we greatly appreciate all that they have done. Our thanks to The Consulate General of France in Toronto; The Italian Cultural Institute; NORLA—Norwegian Literature Abroad, Fiction & Non-Fiction; The Flemish Literature Fund; and The Japan Foundation Toronto.

 Finally, TCAF would not exist without the funding and support of The Beguiling, and their generous donations. It’s TCAF every day at The Beguiling, and their dedication to the medium of comics is unwavering. I’m truly grateful to them to be able to do what I’m able to do with TCAF every year.

About TCAF 2012

TCAF 2012 was the most ambitious festival yet, and my most ambitious personal undertaking. With more off-site and lead-up events than ever before, more partnerships than in previous years, an additional day of programming, and more than 20 featured guests, I worried in the weeks leading up to the show that perhaps we’d bit off a bit more than we could chew. Luckily through the talent and support of some wonderful folks we had varying levels of success on every front, and as always, lessons were learned and we think 2013 will be even stronger.  

The personal highlight for me was the strengthening of our programming for children, by including a large dedicated space for children’s exhibitors on the floor of TCAF, as well as the creation of a day-long special event for children’s graphic novel creators. TCAF is about engaging every reader with the medium of comics, and I’m so happy that our ambitions to promote the medium to the next generation were fully-realized this year. We also expanded our amazing “small press” area, headed once again by the fine folks in the Wowee Zonk collective. They really transformed the space they exhibited in and created something unique, wonderful, and surprising—it was amazing to see. The addition of a day of panels and programming about comics aimed at librarians and educators was the realization of a long-held dream of mine to more fully share the vast amount of knowledge possessed by our attending authors and exhibitors with the people on the front lines of bringing new readers into the medium. It was a success, and it is a service we will continue to provide and support in the years to come.

We were also treated to a wonderful array of ‘gala’ presentations this year, from Guy Delisle’s Thursday-night launch of Jerusalem: Tales from the Holy City, to Friday’s amazing Topatoco spring launch and the aforementioned Kick-off Event with Smith, Ba and Moon, TCAF started with the biggest bang yet! We also had a real first, a team-up between TIFF Nexus and The Hand-Eye Society that saw a gallery’s worth of comics/videogame hybrids that showed at both Magic Pony and TCAF! Joining the events of Thursday and Friday night was our co-presentation of Kid Koala’s Space Cadet Experience with Wavelenth, a truly incredible concert event! The amazing activities continued into the weekend with three wonderful Saturday night comics events—the launch of Alison Bechdel’s long-awaited new memoir Are You My Mother?, a once-in-a-lifetime interview with Konami Kanata, and the 2012 Doug Wright Awards for excellence in Canadian Cartooning. All three events were packed to the rafters—as were our various afterparties around the city!

 In short, I feel TCAF 2012 engaged more people inToronto—and from around the world—than it ever had before, bringing the medium of comics to thousands of new readers. That’s a truly great thing, and everyone who organized, volunteered, or participated in these events should feel proud.

TCAF! Photo by Paul Hillier.

We Couldn’t Have Done It Without You…

Speaking of the folks who worked so hard to make TCAF 2012 a success, we’d like to thank some of the individuals and organizations who were a part of this event. Thanks to:

– Our Sponsors: Toronto Public Library; The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon; The Beguiling; Little Island Comics; NOW Magazine; Owlkids; The Consulate General of France in Toronto; Istituto Italiano di Cultura (The Italian Cultural Institute); NORLA—Norwegian Literature Abroad, Fiction & Non Fiction; The Flemish Literature Fund; The Japan Foundation; Midoco; Hotel sponsor The Marriott Bloor Yorkville; travel assistance by Air Canada.

– Our partner organizations and guest sponsors: TIFF Nexus; The Hand-Eye Society, Miguel Sternberg, and Matt Hawkins; Magic Pony; Wavelength; Kid Koala / Envision Management; Houghton-Mifflin & Thomas Allen and Associates, First Second Books; Drawn and Quarterly; Selfmadehero; Topatoco, Vertical Inc.; Scholastic Books; Wowee Zonk; and Koyama Press.

– Our TCAF Librarian and Educator Day Sponsors: VIZ Media LLC.; Drawn & Quarterly; First Second Books; Kids Can Press; Owlkids; Scholastic Books; and UDON Entertainment.

 – Venue Partners Toronto Public Library, The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Magic Pony, The Carlton Cinema, 918 Bathurst, The Pilot Tavern, The Marriott Bloor Yorkville, St. Paul’s on Bloor, Ristorante Fortuna, The Japan Foundation, Buddies in Bad Times, Art Gallery of Ontario’s Jackman Hall, Pauper’s Pub, and Lee’s Palace.

 – TCAF 2012 Poster artists Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon for their amazing 2012 poster!

 – To the staff of Toronto Public Library and Toronto Reference Library for all of their work on our behalf, with special thanks to TCAF Liaison Ab Velasco and Bram and Bluma Appel Salon Liaison Beth Kawecki.

– To our TCAF Featured Guests and Exhibitors, including Aislin, Gabriel Ba, Kate Beaton, Alison Bechdel, Arne Bellstorf, Jose-Luis Bocquet, Guy Delisle, Tom Gauld, Matt Holm, Jennifer Holm, Jason, Konami Kanata, Kazu Kibuishi, Kid Koala (Eric San), Bryan Lee O’Malley, Micol and Cornelius Books, Fabio Moon, Catel Muller, Michel Rabagliati, Jeff Smith, Pendleton Ward, Adam Warren, and the more than 300 other attending artists, exhibitors.

– To the hosts and staff of The Doug Wright Awards for throwing another wonderfully successful event.

– To Corey Mintz for his spectacular restaurant guide; To Chip Zdarsky for his continuing design assistance; To John Green and Dave Roman for their amazing TEEN BOAT comic in our program guide; To show photographer Paul Hillier for capturing so many wonderful aspects of the festival; To Nathalie Atkinson for her continuing support.

– To 2012 Festival Guide Designer Diana McNally—it was wonderful working with you, thanks for saving our butts… 😉

– To 2012 Website Designer Nadine Lessio; with additional thanks to Shane Bennett for technical assistance.

– To the staffs of The Beguiling and Little Island Comics, for once again working through their weekends.

– To on-site coordinators Lindsay Archibald, Greg Baker, Athena Pheasant, Linda Moss, Andrew Eaton, Alex Hureanzu, Christopher Hureanzu, Bled Celhyka, Michael Lamore, and Laura Prinselaar.

– To our more than 200 volunteers: You were amazing, and are routinely regarded by people all over the world as one of TCAF’s greatest strengths. Our sincere thanks for your time and effort, and we hope you’ll continue to support us into 2013 and beyond.

…and finally, my personal thanks to our amazing TCAF organizational team, Miles, Gina, Scott, Andrew, Andrew T, Parrish, and Krystle: It was a hell of a year. Everyone gets one month off until we start planning the next one. Speaking of which:

TCAF 2013: TBA

Last year, we waited a month until we had the date and location of TCAF 2012 locked down before writing this little note to all of you, and people didn’t seem to enjoy that as much—they wanted to know all about how the fest went down right after the big event! So this year we’ve released our little year-in-review much earlier, but that means we haven’t had a chance to sit down with our partners and sponsors to review this year, and talk about next year.

What can I say about TCAF 2013? Well there’ll be one, for starters. While we’d played with the idea of going back to a biennial event, there’s just no way we’re going to miss our 10th anniversary year! From our modest beginnings as a one-day-event for 600 people on March 29th, 2003 at Trinity St. Paul’s Church, to our new home for 18,000 at Toronto Reference Library, it’s been an amazing period of growth and change for the Festival and for comics in general, and we look to continue supporting and promoting authors and comics next spring.

As soon as we can confirm the 2013 show, we will.

In Conclusion…

So on behalf of myself and the entire staff, I’d like to offer our sincere thanks to everyone who made The Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2012 such a massive, unprecedented success. Whether you’re an attendee, and exhibitor, or a volunteer, your support of each other and of TCAF is what makes this amazing, free, accessible, comic book event possible. We appreciate it, and we hope we’ll have you back for the years to come.


Christopher Butcher, Festival Director and Co-Founder The Toronto Comic Arts Festival  

On behalf of…
Peter Birkemoe, Co-Founder
Miles Baker, Assistant Festival Director
Gina Gagliano, Programming Coordinator
Scott Robins, Kids Programming Coordinator
Andrew Woodrow-Butcher, Volunteer Coordinator
Andrew Townsend, Festival Assistant
Parrish Kilthei, Tech Coordinator
Krystle Tabujara, The Beguiling/Little Island Comics Liaison
…and the staff of The Beguiling, The Beguiling Library Services, and Little Island Comics  

All Photos by Paul Hillier.

TCAF: Complete Events Listings!

TCAF is The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, a week long celebration of comics happening in the city of Toronto. This will be our biggest and best year yet, and we wanted to do a straight-ahead detail of everything going down next week, so you didn’t miss out. We hope all of you reading this get to participate in TCAF in some way through these events!

Here’s what TCAF looks like this year:

Main Festival Exhibition:

TCAF @ Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge. St, north of Yonge TTC
Saturday May 5th, 9am-5pm
Sunday May 6th, 11am-5pm
Free to attend

Over 300 creators from 16 countries selling their wares, plus panels, interviews, and more!

Programming Venue: The Pilot Tavern, 2nd Floor
22 Cumberland Street, Toronto, ON M4W1J5

Programming Venue: Fortuna Ristorante
12 Cumberland Street, Toronto, Ontario M4W1J5

Programming Venue: The Marriott Bloor Yorkville, High Park Ballroom
90 Bloor Street East · Toronto, Ontario M4W 1A7 Canada

April 29th-May 3rd

TIFF Nexus presents: Comics vs Games
Sunday April 29 2012 – Wednesday May 3 2012
@ Magic Pony, 680 Queen St W, Toronto
Closing Reception on May 3rd, 7pm-10pm

May 5, 2012 – May 6, 2012 @ TCAF
@ the Beaton Auditorium in the Toronto Reference Library
Both are free to attend!

5 Indy Comics Creators team with 5 Indy Games Creators to create all new hybrids of the medium! Gallery show at Magic Pony & TCAF.

Thursday May 3rd

An Evening with Guy Delisle
On-stage interview and Premiere Documentary Screening
@ The Carlton Cinema, 20 Carlton Street (at Yonge)
Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
Doors at 7pm. Event starts at 7:30pm sharp.
Admission $5.00. Tickets on sale now at The Beguiling.

Guy Delisle is interviewed on stage by U of T professor Nick Mount. Features the North American Premiere Screening of “The Guy Delisle Chronicles”, a brand new documentary. 

Thursday May 3rd – Friday May 4th

Kid Koala Space Cadet Headphone Concert @ 918 Bathurst
918 Bathurst St., Toronto
Thursday, May 3, 2012 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tickets: $25 advance/$30 at the door
Purchase Tickets Online May 3 @ 9:30pm:
May 4 @ 9:30pm:

An amazing concert! Get the full Space Cadet listening experience as you sit in specially-designed pods, listening to the whole performance on headphones! It’s amazing!

Friday May 4th

TCAF Librarian/Educator Day! Comics, Manga, and More!
Presented by The Beguiling Library Services
@ Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St., in The Bram and Bluma Appel Salon
Friday May 4th, 9am-3pm
Registration Required Cost: $100.00 for Patron Pass, Free for Standard Admission
Tickets available at:

A day of programming about using comics and graphic novels in school and public libraries! Just for Teachers and Educators.

A Parent’s Guide to the Best Kid’s Comics Book Launch
@ The Pilot Tavern, 22 Cumberland Ave.
Friday, May 4, 2012 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Free to attend.

Following our day of Librarian and Educator programming, join Scott Robins and Snow Wildsmith, authors of the amazing new book “A Parent’s Guide to the Best Kid’s Comics.”

Gabriella Giandelli: A Toronto Retrospective
A massive gallery installation of Giandelli’s work
Opens Friday, May 4, 2012, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Italian Cultural Institute, 496 Huron Street – Toronto, ON M5R 2R3 CANADA

The Italian Cultural Institute is proud to present a retrospective exhibition of Gabriella Giandelli. On exhibit over 80 original drawings of one the most prolific Italian illustrator and graphic novelist, including the celebrated series Interiorae. The artist will be in attendance. Opening remarks by Gianni Bardini, Consul General of Italy. Free to attend.

TCAF 2012 KICK-OFF EVENT! Jeff Smith, Gabriel Ba, and Fabio Moon in conversation!
Noir and the Fantastic in Comics and Graphic Novels
@ Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St., in The Bram and Bluma Appel Salon
Friday, May 4th, @ 7:00pm
Free to attend, registration required.

SPACE’s Mark Askwith interviews Jeff Smith (RASL, BONE), Gabriel Ba (Umbrella Academy, Daytrippers) and Fabio Moon (Serenity, BPRD, De:Tales) on stage!

Topatoco: Welcome to TCAF Party!
@ The Pilot Tavern, 22 Cumberland Street
Friday May 4th, 7pm-2am
Free to attend

The fine folks at publisher and distributor Topatoco are sponsoring the official WELCOME TO TCAF PARTY! Topatoco goodness and presentations from 7pm-10pm, general revelry from 10pm onwards!

Saturday May 5th

Owlkids Day @ TCAF!
Located at St. Paul’s on Bloor, 227 Bloor Street East
Saturday May 5th, 10am-5pm
Free to attend.

A full day of presentations by some of the greatest Kids Creators in the world! 10am: Andy Runton (Owly)! 11am: Jennifer Holm & Matt Holm (Babymouse @ Squish)! 12pm: Owlkids Presents: Max Finder with Craig Battle and Ramon Perez! 1pm: Jeff Smith (Bone)! 2:30pm: Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet)! 3:45pm: Dave Roman & John Green (Teen Boat)!

Free Comic Book Day 2012 @ Little Island Comics
Featuring Andy Runton (Owly) and Fabio Moon (Serenity)
Saturday, May 5th, 2012, Noon-5pm
@ Little Island  Comics, 742 Bathurst

The annual Free Comic Book Day celebration! Signings by Fabio Moon and Andy Runton!

Dr Sketchy’s Toronto: Draw Kiki!
Materials Provided. No experience required!
@ The Pilot Tavern, 22 Cumberland Street
Saturday, May 5, 2012 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
$5 at the door. 6-7:30pm (doors 5:30pm)

A fun live sketching and drawing event!

Konami Kanata in Conversation @ The Japan Foundation
@ The Japan Foundation, Toronto (131 Bloor Street West, 2nd Floor)
Saturday, May 5th, 2012 7pm – 9pm (Doors at 6:30pm)
Free to attend. RSVP Required:

An exclusive career-spanning interview with the creator of Chi’s Sweet Home! A must-attend event for manga fans.

2012 Doug Wright Awards
Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas Street West, Toronto)
Saturday, May 5, 2012 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Free to attend.

The annual awards ceremony recognizing excellence in Canadian Cartooning.

TCAF Queer Mixer: Featuring Alison Bechdel premiering “Are You My Mother”
@ Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander Street
Saturday, May 5th, 7pm-10pm (doors at 6:30pm)
Free to attend.

Join Alison Bechdel as she presents from her groundbreaking new graphic novel Are You My Moth, the follow-up to 2006’s Fun Home. Also: Fun music, and mixing with Toronto’s queer comics fans!

Third Annual Official TCAFête
539 Bloor Street West
Saturday, May 5, 2012 9:00 pm – 2:00 a
 This Event is 19+. $5, free for exhibitors.

Off the hook party for comics fans. Features live-drawing by Becky Cloonan (Wolves), Ray Fawkes (One Soul), Geneve Firanski (Doodler Extraordinaire) and Zach Worton (The Klondike).

Sunday May 6th

The Art of Spiegelman @ The Toronto Jewish Film Festival
A TCAF Partnership Screening
@ Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue, @ 1pm sharp
Tickets available at

Two amazing film screenings celebrating the work of Art Spiegelman!

The Art of Spiegelman
USA / France 2009, 43 min. Director: Clara Kuperberg & Joelle Oosterlinck
Spend some time with comic book artist, and Maus creator, Art Spiegelman. In this intimate documentary, Spiegelman evokes rich childhood memories as a son of Holocaust survivors, and reflects on his development into a key figure in the underground comics movement, the evolution of  his seminal work, Maus, and more.

Followed by:

In the Shadow of No Towers
USA 2011, 53 min. Director: Marco Cappelli
A powerful and experimental adaptation of Art Spiegelman’s graphic novel recounting his first-hand experience at ground zero on 9/11, as well as his grief and disillusionment that followed in the days and years afterward. Narrated by John Turturro. Guest: Director Marco Cappelli 

Monday May 7th

Gabriella Giandelli and Marco Cappelli in Conversation at IIC
@ The Italian Cultural Institute, 496 Huron St., Toronto
Monday, May 7, 2012
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Free to attend.

Italian comic author, and TCAF featured guest, Gabriella Giandelli and music composer Marco Cappelli will engage in a conversation on their artist careers and the influence that music has on comics.