My TCAF 2012 report!
Recorded some of the sights and sounds of various events on my trip to Toronto for TCAF this year.
I was a tourist this time for a change, so was able to take in a lot of stuff. Great fun and got to spend some quality time with lots of old friends. Also met and talked a few times briefly with Fabio Moon which was nice. Been an admirer of his and his brothers work for years. Ran into him last at the wrap party but was so wasted i probably gave him a funny impression! Ah well, they seem like very laid back guys. Hope to chat with them under more calm, less profession defined circumstances one day.
Also had a few good short chats with Tom Neely, enjoyed a nice diner with James Turner, Brian Evinou, and Noel Tuazon. Also had a nice diner on the last night with my colaberator on Sequential Bryan Munn. Met Jason Bradshaw in person finally and got a full set of his Boredom pays minies including he said the last copy left ever of his first issue. Had a warm chat on the TCAF floor with Artist and printer Tyrone McCarthy.
I could go on and on probably but can’t recall all the names i should right now so lets get on with it. Update: Jason Turner did a nice diary comic report about his trip, including the part where he danced at Lee’s palace! I was witness to this so i thought i’d ad a link here to it!
Ok, Here’s my Video log, links to stuff, and some of the audio I recorded over the course of the 4 days.
In order of appearance and with links as follows…
New Narrative V: Bodies/Citie
I recorded audio podcasts of some of this…
A few highlights of the first instalment of The Comic Book Lounge’s On the couch [should that not be chesterfield?] with Ty Templeton! His guests were Mark Askwith (producer, InnerSpace), Award-winning cartoonist Scott Chantler (Three Thieves, Two Generals), artist & designer Ken Lashley (Blackhawks), and Will Pascoe (director, Lost Heroes Movie).
And I got roped into this one too at the end. Sorry about my quite voice and poor rhetoric, i don’t level well in a setting like that, I have to be right on top of the mic to be audible most of the time. very low voice and I’m not in the habit of projecting it a lot.
That’s followed but a good 12 or so min of table porn, i tried to scan everything that was on display at TCAF. I missed a room in the back and a few other small spots but otherwise this is just about ever inch of exhibitors spreads, shot in the last hour of the show on Sunday.
Some shots of my Haul from the trip, 22 books i traded for, was given or bought. Look for a nice clean shot of that at the end of the post here.
Some footage of the kick off event, Jeff Smith, Gabriel Ba, and Fabio Moon in conversation moderated by Mark Askwith! Listen to it here
And last, some snaps of the drawing jam between Becky Cloonan & Zach Worton at the Third Annual Official TCAFête – on the clip i misidentify it as the Topatoco’s Welcome to TCAF Party. Sorry, to damn tired to re-edit it to fix that….
It was all a blast! This is just a tinny bit of what i saw and did. TCAF gets bigger every year and this is my first time just going to hang out and take in the sights [i’ve exhibited i think every year since 2005?] It’s a hell of a lot more fun to attend then exhibit i have to say.
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