May 16, 2013
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

We went to TCAF!

Here is a picture of Toronto when we arrived.  It rained on us!

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One of the first things we got to see when we got there was the convention program, with art by Maurice Vellekoop.  It was very attractive!

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And here’s the whole skid of programs that showed up at Little Island.  Luckily there were TCAF minions to unpack them!

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We showed up in the library before TCAF opened on Saturday to take this picture especially for you.  Notice how there are banners of the posters from the former years all around the outside wall of the second floor.  Neat, eh?

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Then TCAF opened and many more people showed up.

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Zack Giallongo with his book Broxo!

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Zack had made heatpads of one of the animals in his book — Migo, the snowbeast!  Apparently if snowbeasts get very warm, they smell like mint.  Who knew?

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We tried to get a good picture of Lucy Knisley, the author of Relish: My Life in the Kitchen, but she kept being surrounded by babies.  Babies!  They have thwarted us for the last time.  We shall not be so cavalierly set aside by them at our next convention.

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Here is a picture of Faith Erin Hicks’ table, with her TCAF debut book Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong at it.

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Luckily, we came across Faith only a few moments later, coming back from her panel.

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Here is Cecil Castellucci, the author of Odd Duck, which debuted at TCAF this year!  (You can also see two other :01 people in the background of this photo if you look hard.)

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And Dave Roman, whose Astronaut Academy: Re-Entry debuted at TCAF as well.

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Here is a photo of Matt Kindt, who is looking vaguely confused because he is developing laryngitis.  He is about to sign a copy of Red Handed!

We did promise people books getting lit on fire if they requested them, but unfortunately Matt ended up sitting under the sprinkler system, so we nixed that idea.  Next time!

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Here Matt signs a copy of Red Handed (with no fire involved).

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Matt also fills in an empty wanted poster image in the book with a picture of diabolical-you (eyepatch optional)!

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Maris Wicks, the author of our upcoming graphic novel Primates, also came to TCAF this year.  She had on display an advance copy of her graphic novel.

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And she made a print of the Primates cover, which is exceedingly attractive!  We can’t wait for this one.

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Then we went home and slept because we were exhausted.  Yay TCAF — once again a show filled with delightful and talented cartoonists (many of whom we don’t even publish . . . yet) in a lovely location!

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