APR 21: Joyride #1 Launch with To, Kniivila, Nimit @ Page & Panel

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JOYRIDE #1 LAUNCH AND SIGNING
with Marcus To, Irma Kniivila, and Nimit Malavia
Thursday, April 21st, 2016, 5pm-7pm
@ Page & Panel, 789 Yonge Street
Free to attend

Come one, come all, to the launch of the new mini-series JOYRIDE, illustrated by Toronto’s own Marcus To! Previous of the hacktivist minis, and soon to be regular pencil artist on Nightwing for DC Rebirth, JOYRIDE is a far-future sci-fi series about a group of rebellious young people that bring try to bring down an oppressive government, and all involved getting more than they bargained for!

Marcus To will be signing at Page & Panel on April 21st, the day after the book’s release, and he’ll be joined by Toronto artist and Joyride series colourist Irma Kniivila, AND the first issue’s variant cover artist Nimit Malavia (that’s their cover up-top). It’s gonna be a great signing and a lot of fun, and we hope you’ll come by and check it out!

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ABOUT JOYRIDE #1:

In the future, Earth sucks. The stars have been blocked out for so long that people have forgotten there was anything else besides the dumb World Government Alliance watching over them, training children to join the militarized Allied Youth and eliminating all resistance with a giant ray gun. Uma Akkolyte is a girl who shoots first and leaps before she looks, and when she gets a strange message from outside the barricades of SafeSky, she jacks a spaceship and punches through the stratosphere with an unlikely crew of teens who are totally not ready for what they’re about to find.

SALE: Sullivan’s Sluggers for $20! Yay Baseball!

SullivansSluggers-344x500Peter doesn’t care for baseball.

Chris doesn’t care for baseball.

BUT ANDREW T LOVES BASEBALL!

And to help celebrate the Toronto Blue Jays’ opening weekend, we’re putting one of the wildest books about baseball on a DEEP sale! Normally $50, you can get Sullivan’s Sluggers for just $20! This weekend only!

You’ve seen James Stokoe’s hyper kinetic art on books like Orc Stain and Godzilla: Half-Century War, now see it bring some energy and excitement to America’s passtime — BASEBALL!

MAY 4: Teva Harrison’s IN-BETWEEN DAYS BOOK LAUNCH

In-Between Days Book Launch
With author Teva Harrison and host Rachel Giese
Wednesday, May 4th, 2016, @ 7PM
@ Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen St. W., Toronto
Free to attend

Please join us in celebrating the launch of Teva Harrison’s new memoir In-Between Days.  You may have seen excerpts from this important work in The Walrus over the past year or so, an unique mix of prose, poetry, and comics. Teva will be in attendance presenting from the book, and will be interviewed on stage by co-host Rachel Giese. The Beguling will be in attendance at this event as the official booksellers, and we hope to see you at this event.

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ABOUT IN-BETWEEN DAYS

Teva Harrison was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 37. In this brilliant and inspiring graphic memoir, she documents through comic illustration and short personal essays what it means to live with the disease. She confronts with heartbreaking honesty the crises of identity that cancer brings: a lifelong vegetarian, Teva agrees to use experimental drugs that have been tested on animals. She struggles to reconcile her long-term goals with an uncertain future, balancing the innate sadness of cancer with everyday acts of hope and wonder. She also examines those quiet moments of helplessness and loving with her husband, her family, and her friends, while they all adjust to the new normal.

Ultimately, In-Between Days is redemptive and uplifting, reminding each one of us of how beautiful life is, and what a gift.

Buy TCAF Goods Online from The TCAF Shop!

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In March 2015, we made it official that TCAF’s new festival shop, Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, would become a permanent addition to Toronto’s retail and comics landscape. Celebrating our first full year as a store we’ve grown tremendously, offering a uniquely curated look at the comics, graphic novels, art, and sundries, that are available today. Today we announce that we’re going online, offering international shipping–but only on the merchandise and materials we make ourselves, and with our artist partners!

pony_square_largeLaunching the store is the brand-new PONY Enamel Pin by Kate Beaton, produced in association with comic shops Strange Adventures and The Beguiling! Featuring a super cute farting pony drawn by Kate Beaton, this is the first of many new items we hope to debut in the coming weeks.

This enamel pin is currently available in-store at The Beguiling, Little Island Comics, Page & Panel, all Strange Adventures stores, and online at the new TCAF Shop store too! All stores are selling this item for $7.99 CDN.

Kate Beaton’s Pony Enamel Pin joins some of the great t-shirts, bags, and booklets we’ve designed over the years. And best of all, like everything bought from The TCAF Shop, all proceeds go to supporting the Festival and ensuring it has a healthy future ahead of it. Our thanks to Kate and all of the artists that have worked with us over the years!

So head over to http://page-panel.myshopify.com/ to see the materials that are available now, and look for a bunch of updates as we get closer to the Festival!

Sincerely,

The TCAF Staff

P.S.: We have lots more in store than on the website, and TCAF’s Festival Posters will continue to be sold exclusively online from The Beguiling Original Art Store.

EVENT: Svetlana Chmakova at Page & Panel Saturday March 19th!

Sevetlana Chmakova signs AWKWARD
Saturday, March 19th, 2pm-4pm
@ Page & Panel, 789 Yonge St
(Inside Toronto Reference Library)
Free to attend!

Awkward-CoverLittle Island Comics and Page & Panel are proud to welcome author Svetlana Chmakova as she signs her new graphic novel Awkward! Perfect for fans of the work of Raina Telgemeier, like Smile, Sisters, or Drama, Awkward is a great middlegrade graphic novel about the difficulty making friends outside of your social circle. It’s been one of Little Island Comics’ bestsellers since its release late last year, and we’re so thrilled that Svetlana will be back in Toronto so we can have an official signing with her!

Svetlana will be signing at Page & Panel, located in Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, on Saturday, March 19th, from 1pm-3pm. Please stop by to get your copy of Awkward signed!

ABOUT

Svetlana Chmakova broke onto the scene with the release of the popular graphic novel series DramaCon, published by Tokyopop. Since then she has created another original series, Nightschool, and adapted James Patterson’s Witch & Wizard series into a manga format, both for Yen Press/Hachette.