Announcing TCAF 2021!
TORONTO COMIC ARTS FESTIVAL PARTNERS WITH
CANZINE (THE FESTIVAL OF ZINES) AND THE TORONTO HAND EYE SOCIETY FOR A VIRTUAL FESTIVAL UNLIKE ANY BEFORE!
Toronto, ON — February 1, 2021 — After a challenging year, the Toronto Comic Arts Festival is excited to announce that TCAF is back from May 8-15, 2021 — with a virtual twist!
Free of the shackles of corporeal existence, TCAF’s marketplace will have more days than ever before, and include a week of on-demand programming. Comic and art lovers will be able to visit TCAF 2021 online to peruse and shop hundreds of exhibitors’ amazing works, sit in on classic Q&As, workshops, talks, and so much more!
TCAF’s new exhibition website is being made in partnership with Canzine (the festival of zines) and the Toronto Hand Eye Society. Zinesters and indie video game creators will be among the 600 virtual exhibitors in May!
Applicants will have the choice to apply for TCAF, Canzine OR Comics x Games. Accepted exhibitors will have a customizable online shop page where they can upload up to 5 items for sale. After TCAF, exhibitors will send all sold items to a warehouse, where orders will be bundled and shipped off to shoppers. This process is to help save exhibitors and visitors excess transaction and shipping fees. Options will be available to see additional products.
The TORONTO COMIC ARTS FESTIVAL (TCAF) is a comic book festival held annually in Toronto, Ontario. Founded in 2003, TCAF partners with the Toronto Public Library, which has hosted the festival since 2009. Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop is a non-profit store located in the Toronto Reference Library. Opened in May 2015, the shop sells books and merchandise that fund the festival and related activities. TCAF is a free-admission event.
CANZINE is Canada’s largest festival of zines and underground culture. The place to check out zines and small press works from over 200 artists, writers and vendors, the Canzine Festival was first held in Toronto in 1995. Since then, Canzine has displayed thousands of zines and small press works and hosted hundreds of writers and performers. Canzine is organized by Broken Pencil: The Magazine of Zine Culture and the Independent Arts.
THE HAND EYE SOCIETY is a Toronto not-for-profit that showcases and nurtures videogames made primarily for creative expression. Founded in 2009, it is one of the first videogame arts organizations of its kind in the world. Comics x Games fosters collaboration between the independent game and comic communities through a variety of projects, partnerships and events.
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