Signing: Beguiling Signing Area (Library 2nd floor) Saturday May 8th, 10:00am-11:30pm
Spotlight: Paul Pope and Dash Shaw
Saturday May 8th 12pm-1pm, THE PILOT
TCAF Featured Guests Paul Pope and Dash Shaw are two of the most exciting creators in comics, mixing their influences and innovations to create groundbreaking work. Now Inkstuds Radio/Podcast host Robin McConnell will moderated a conversation between these two creators about the role that influences play in creating comics. Ranging from traditional comics to film and music and from classical to contemporary works. This also includes a discussion of education, and some key points in creating your own vision in comics. Looking at how to make influences work and finding out where they lead you.
Signing: Beguiling Signing Area (Library 2nd floor) Saturday May 8th, 2:30pm-4pm
Signing: Beguiling Signing Area (Library 2nd floor) Sunday May 9th 11:30am-1pm
The New Graphic Novelists -- New Creators Transforming the Medium
Sunday May 9th @ 1:45pm-2:45pm, Learning Centre 1 (Library 1st floor)
There is a pantheon of great graphic novelists -- the folks who started thinking about comics as singular, book-bound creations. But that concept has shifted since its conceptualization, and a collection of young creators are pushing the medium in fantastic new ways. Creators Joshua Cotter, Colleen Frakes, Nate Powell, Ryan North, Dash Shaw, and Raina Telgemeier will discuss their experiences producing comics that alternately defy and embrace the term 'graphic novel". Moderated by Eva Volin.
Signing: Beguiling Signing Area (Library 2nd floor) Sunday May 9th, 3pm-4:30pm