Let me first apologize for this is overdue recap. For the past three weeks I’ve been occupied with WORK WORK WORK and have been busy attending art shows, fashion shows, and art festivals.
I guess the bright side of having a busy lifestyle is that it gives you more things to
whine blog about, so expect more posts from me soon.
Anyway, TCAF. Say what you will about comic conventions or in this case, “comic arts festivals”, but let me just go ahead and say that I had a blast. There was so much talent under one roof that for the first few minutes, I really didn’t know what to do with myself. I just walked in a daze.
I admit that I’m not quite adept in the world of comics as say, my friend Dorothy but color me enlightened. There is a whole wide world outside of manga and it is amazing!!! A few notable illustrators I discovered through TCAF: Katie Skelly, David Huyck, Colleen MacIsaac, David McGuire, etc. etc. etc.
After TCAF, we went out for sushi and then walked over to see the OCAD University grad exhibit. We didn’t get to see every section of the show due to time constraints but what we saw of the Illustration, Graphic Design, Photography, Painting and Drawing students has me suddenly feeling highly unworthy to attend OCADU this September.
I didn’t take any pictures but this girl did. A lot of the best stuff came from the Illustration students and they have a special website specifically for them.
Some cool grads I hoarded business cards from: Elly, REW FOE, Ivan Sharko, Joanna Ju, Sabrina Scott, Mike Ellis Caitlin Russell, Joo Young Kim, Xiao Han, and Lauren Kaiser.
I didn’t really expect to get anything that day but check out my swag (click to enlarge):
Okay so most of the things I got were business cards, postcards, and other free handouts but hey, they were the cheapest things there and they are like little pieces of artwork in and of themselves.
The books I bought at TCAF: Lucy Knisley’s newest book, “Make Yourself Happy”,
Kate Beaton’s “Never Learn Anything From History” and Hellen Jo’s “Jin & Jam” which is the badass comic in the photo above.
I managed to get 2 out of 3 of those books signed! Lookie: