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SEP22: Comics & Graphic Novels at Word on the Street

Comics & Graphic Novels @ Word on the Street
Sunday, September 22, 10am-5:00pm
@ Harbourfront Centre, Queen’s Quay
Free for the public to attend

Sunday September 22nd it’s marks the annual Word on the Street Literary Festival in Toronto! TCAF has entered a relationship with WOTS to help develop their comics and graphic novels programming and exhibitors for 2019 and 2020! We think this relationship will help promote some of Canada’s greatest comic creators and graphic novelists to the amazing crowd of book lovers that WOTS attracts each year.

Comics Programming

Comic book and graphic novel creators will feature on almost every stage of Word on the Street this year! Here are the comic related programs:

10:00-10:45am: #WOTS30 ANNIVERSARY READING SERIES FUTURE OF READING, feat. Cory Doctorow, Gwen Benaway, Ben Dugas, Andreya Klobucar. Great Books Marquee

12:00-12:30: THIS PLACE: 150 YEARS RETOLD, feat Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm (This Place, Portage & Main). Explore the past 150 years through the eyes of Indigenous creators in this groundbreaking graphic novel anthology. Beautifully illustrated, these stories are an emotional and enlightening journey through magic realism, serial killings, psychic battles, and time travel. See how Indigenous peoples have survived a post-apocalyptic world since Contact. • Portage & Main. Indigenous Voices Stage

12:00-12:30pm: RADICALIZED, feat. Cory Doctorow (IRL, First Second Books). Told through one of the most on-pulse genre voices of our generation, Radicalized is a timely collection consisting of four SF novellas connected by social, technological, and economic visions of today and what America could be in the near, near future. Bestseller Stage

12:45-1:15pm: FROGCATCHERS, feat. Jeff Lemire (Essex County, Top Shelf. Gideon Falls, Image). A man wakes up alone in a strange room with no recollection of who he is or how he got there. This is—as he reads from an old-fashioned keychain beside his bed—the Edgewater Hotel. Even worse, something ominous seems to be lurking in one of the rooms. A haunted hotel on the edge of reality, an endless bridge spanning an infinite ocean, and a man and a boy looking for a way out. This is the setting for a boundary-pushing, genredefying new work of fiction by one of comics’ master storytellers. • Simon & Schuster. Across the Universe Stage

1:00-1:30pm: GRAPHIC MAESTROS: ART & STORYTELLING, feat. Chris Kuzma (Lunch Quest, Koyama) and Ness Lee (Death Threat, Arsenal Pulp Press). Chris Kuzma and Ness Lee take us through the creative process of telling stories through art. Moderated by Andrew Townsend.   Great Books Marquee.

2:45-3:15pm: Digital Dystpia, feat. Cory Doctorow (Radicalized, TOR) and Karl Schroeder (Stealing Worlds, TOR). Across the Universe Stage

4:15-5:00pm: Toronto 2033, moderated by Jim Munroe (Sword of My Mouth, IDW) and featuring authors Zainab Amadahy, Madeline Ashby, and Mathew Borrett. Across the Universe Stage

Comics Related Exhibitors

TCAF, Page & Panel, and The Beguiling will anchor a great space featuring comics and graphic novels in the exhibitor area of Word on the Street, located near the Across The Universe Stage.

  • 310: TCAF, Page & Panel, The Beguiling
  • 318: Bedside Press
  • 319a: Tyler Mann Art
  • 319B: Friendship Edition
  • 319C: Kristen Kiomall-Evans
  • 320a: TO Comix Press
  • 320b: Read More Comix!
  • 320c: Spencer Afonso
  • 321a: CGhirardo
  • 321b: Te’Shawn Dyer
  • 321c: Group of 7 Comics
  • 323A: Ralph Del Mundo

Plus there’s tons of great comics to be found all across the Festival, with multiple publishers and more exhibitors in the kids area!

And much more!

We hope to see you out to The Word on the Street Festival, Sunday September 22nd! It’s a fun day of readings, presentations, musical performances (Sharon, Lois, and Bram!) and of course, comic books and graphic novels! See you there. 🙂


Double Book Launch: Stephanie Cooke & Emmanuelle Chateauneuf at Page & Panel!

Join us for a Meet and Great with comics creators Stephanie Cooke & Emmanuelle Chateauneuf as they launch new comics and books at Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop!

Stephanie Cooke is the Editor in Chief of Rogues Portal and host of the Comicsbound and The Missfits podcast She is also a writer and contributor to The Secret Loves of Geek Girls and is formerly of, Talking Comics, Agents of Geek, Word of the Nerd and more. Geek quiz mistress and crazy cat lady (or Khatleesi).

Stephanie Cooke is a Toronto based writer and editor. Her writing credits include “Huck” (Millarworld Annual), “Lungarella (Secret Loves of Geek Girls), “Behind Enemy Linens” (BLOCKED Anthology), “Home and Country” (Toronto Comics Anthology), “Lord of the LiveJournals” (Secret Loves of Geek Girls Redux) and more.

Emmanuelle Chateauneuf is making her graphic novel debut QUEEN STREET, through Chapterhouse Books. Her previous work has appeared in The Feathertale Review, Captain Canuck, her online comic strip series, ‘The Daily Comics’.

About the Books

The MILLARWORLD ANNUAL is back! After an international hunt for the world’s best new comic book talent, a fresh crop of creators are taking on MARK MILLAR’S hit characters. With stories from HUCK to SUPERIOR, EMPRESS to NEMESIS, the second ANNUAL is an instant collector’s item.

Meet Aimee– an overworked junior partner at a prestigious law firm in Manila, Philippines. One storybook romance, four back-to-back flights, and nine years later, in the small of mind but big in spirit town, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, she now lives; still overworked. But as a lower class serial-full-timer and mother to her only child, Melodie– an intelligent and eccentric seven-year-old, whose big personality is only rivaled by her even bigger imagination. Join them and a cast of unlikely characters just as confused and lost, as they stumble blindly for twelve consecutive hours through the beautifully disastrous comedy of Life. Don’t miss this breakout semi-autobiographical slice of life tale from Emmanuelle Chateauneuf, depicting the modern world as seen through the eyes of a woman and a girl, navigating the meanings of family and purpose in the complexities of simply being alive.

July 11: Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too: LAUNCH w/ Jonny Sun

Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too Book Launch
Featuring creator Jonny Sun and interviewer Anne T. Donahue
Tuesday, July 11th, 2017, 7pm-8:30pm
@ Toronto Reference Library Atrium
Free to attend

Internet sensation Jonny Sun has made a book! It wasn’t quite out yet at TCAF, but that didn’t stop hundreds of fans from visiting him at the show! Well now the book IS out, and Jonny is coming back to Toronto to launch it!

Join Jonny Sun for a special on-stage presentation and interview with Anne T. Donahue on Tuesday, July  11th, at 7pm in Toronto Reference Library’s Atrium. Jonny will present from his new book Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too. A signing will follow.

Books will be sold at the event courtesy of Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop!

Holiday Hours and Store Opening info for The Beguiling, Little Island, and Page & Panel

Guess what? There are currently four stores now open to serve your comics-buying needs this holiday season, and into early 2017!

TL;DR Version: The Beguiling @ 601 Markham Street will remain open under regular operations until December 31st. Starting January 3rd, operations will move to the new location (now open!) at 319 College Street. Little Island’s last day is December 30th. From January 3rd to 28th, 601 Markham Street and 742 Bathurst Street will be used to liquidate older stock (details forthcoming).

This past weekend we did a ‘soft’ open for our new shop location at 319 College Street to get the ball rolling on our big move next month. It was a success and a good handful of friends and well-wishers came out to welcome us to Kensington Market, which is super nice! We’re slowly stocking, curating, and arranging the shop to make it a great place to visit. Oh, and it’s an accessible space as well, which is great. 🙂

BUT! The ‘official’ opening isn’t until January 3rd, and the majority of the stock (including new comics) still lives at 601 Markham Street, and it will until that date. Afterwards all regular operations, including pullfiles, will move to The Beguiling’s new location at 319 College Street (and Page & Panel, for those that requested it). The 601 Markham Street Location will be used to liquidate older stock from January 3rd to January 28th.

As for Little Island Comics, we’re very sad to say that it’s last day of regular operations will be Friday, December 30th. At that point much of the kid-focused stock will move to Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, 789 Yonge Street, which will hopefully become a great new home for kids comics in the city of Toronto. We can’t really say enough about how important Little Island was, and how much it exemplified our overall mission statement to broaden the audience for comics. We hope that the generation of young readers we served there will continue to love and cherish this medium, and we’ll try to keep serving them at all future locations of the shop.

Finally, we’re happy to announce that Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop (which is actually a completely separate shop, run by TCAF) is doing well and will be open for years to come. If you haven’t been in a while (or haven’t been at all), Page & Panel is a great space filled with a unique array of comics and book items, apparel, merchandise, and more. It’s not quite like anything in the city, we recommend checking it out.

Alright! Now that you’re up to date about what’s going on at all three stores in general, here are the Holiday Hours through the first week of January…

Holiday Hours:

Until and including December 22nd: All stores operate on regular hours.
Fri Dec 23: 11am-9pm for 601, LI, and 319. 10am-8:30pm for P&P
Sat Dec 24: 11am-3pm for all stores.
Sun Dec 25: All Stores Closed
Mon Dec 26: Boxing Day! 10am-6pm for 601, LI, and P&P. 11am-5pm for 319
Tue Dec 27: Regular Hours All Stores
Wed Dec 28: Regular Hours All Stores
Thu Dec 29: Regular Hours All Stores
Fri Dec 30: Regular Hours All Stores. Little Island Last Day!
Sat Dec 31: 11am-6pm for 601. 10am-3pm P&P. LI & 319 are Closed.
Sun Jan 1: All Stores Closed
Mon Jan 2: All Stores Closed
Tues Jan 3: The Beguiling @ 319 College Street Grand Opening, 11am-7pm. P&P regular hours. Other store hours TBD.

OCT14: Sam Maggs Launches WONDER WOMEN @ Page & Panel


WONDER WOMEN Book Launch & Party!
Featuring author Sam Maggs
Friday, October 14th, 6:30pm-8:30pm
@ The Pilot Bar, 22 Cumberland Street
Free to attend
Presented by Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop,
and Penguin Random House Canada

maggs-sam_wonder-woman_credit-ashley-walkerPage & Panel is excited to welcome our friend, the incredible write Sam Maggs back to Toronto, for the debut of her new book! Sam is the author of The Fangirls Guide to the Galaxy and contributor to The Secret Loves of Geek Girls anthology, both of which were launched right here at Page & Panel! Well now we’re thrilled to be hosting the launch party for the brand new Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History, and you’re invited!

The launch party will take place on the second floor of The Pilot Bar, 22 Cumberland Street, starting at 6:30pm. Much like our launch for Fangirls Guide to the Galaxy, the party should be a lot of fun and will even feature Sam saying a few words about the book! Sam will be on hand all night to sign for and meet fans too!

Here’s a little bit about Wonder Women: 

A fun and feminist look at forgotten women in science, technology, and beyond, from the bestselling author of THE FANGIRL’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY

You may think you know women’s history pretty well. But have you ever heard of…

  • Alice Ball, the chemist who developed an effective treatment for leprosy—only to have the credit taken by a man?
  • Mary Sherman Morgan, the rocket scientist whose liquid fuel compounds blasted the first U.S. satellite into orbit?
  • Huang Daopo, the inventor whose weaving technology revolutionized textile production in China—centuries before the cotton gin?

Smart women have always been able to achieve amazing things, even when the odds were stacked against them. In Wonder Women, author Sam Maggs tells the stories of the brilliant, brainy, and totally rad women in history who broke barriers as scientists, engineers, mathematicians, adventurers, and inventors. Plus, interviews with real-life women in STEM careers, an extensive bibliography, and a guide to women-centric science and technology organizations—all to show the many ways the geeky girls of today can help to build the future.

See you on Friday, October 14th!