Hello everyone! Thank you for coming to visit us during TCAF and Anime North this year!
A few announcements:
Our next event is Otakuthon in Montreal, August 22-23, 2014!
If you are bored, take a look at Dirchansky’s TCAF 2014 and Anime North 2014 reports.
Until then, take care and thank you for your continued support :). Our ask box is always open!
YO YO YO PEEPS WHADDUP!
VanCAF is this weekend (May 24-25) at the Yaletown Roundhouse in Vancouver, BC! It’s like TCAF, only on the west coast!! There’s so many cool artists, I can’t even begin to name them all! Tabling beside the lovely chaoslindsay, and there’s also The Shanahans, Angela Melick, reyyy, Natasha Allegri, your peeps at Cloudscape, Bell & Hazel, Tony Cliff, Tyson Hesse.. like that’s just the TIP of the iceberg! Check it out, it’s TOTALLY FREE to attend!
I’ll have a selection of prints and buttons, plus the book related merch you see up there! Fujosports is debuting on the west coast FOR THE FIRST TIME so be sure to pick one up because I only have a limited number of copies! I also have 2012 & 2013 sketchbooks that come with a FREE SKETCH, and super crazy deals on the remaning Gameboys calendars I have! whoa!
Also there’s only a few VIP packages left! They’re such a good deal and help the con run smoothlyyyyy. Check them on out over HERE.
I’m going to be at table E-01 on the endcap! Hope to see you there! :D
Check out Jak’s comics at VanCAF this coming weekend if you live in Vancouver and area!
Hello friends! Love Love Hill will be at table 206 at TCAF 2014! That’s the 2nd floor of the library. Please drop by to say hello and make sure you enjoy your time at the festival! Aside from all the fabulous exhibitors, there’s also amazing programming!
Here’s our book list for TCAF 2014!
Books and goods debuting at TCAF 2014:
- FujoSports: original ‘female gaze’ sports comic anthology
- Life on the Hill 3: more LLH autobio madness. (s)LotH !!
- Love Love Hill embroidered patch: students of LLH academy, don’t miss out on this! Embroidered with gold and navy thread, measures ~ 3” x 3” with heat-backing!
Panels / activities at TCAF 2014:
TCAF in Japan at Word Balloon Academy (Friday, May 9, 2014, 11am)
Chat with festival-runner Chris Butcher and fellow Canadian artists about their experiences travelling with TCAF to Tokyo. Learn how you might participate with us in 2015! —- attended by @figarizzle
Sports Vs. Comic Books: Making Peace Between Schoolyard Enemies (Saturday, May 10, 2014, 11am-12pm) at The Pilot 2nd Floor (half a block from Toronto Reference Library, at 22 Cumberland Street) —- attended by belugachop
Jocks Vs. Nerds is an engrained trope, but times have thankfully changed. The North American comics industry is catching up to its European and Japanese compatriots, realizing that blending popular sporting events with comics and graphic novels goes together like peanut butter and chocolate, and the result are great comics that appeal to an entirely new artist. Join authors Box Brown (Andre The Giant), Reinhard Kleist (The Boxer), Wai Au (Fujosports), Jesse Lonergain (All-Star), and moderator Jimmy Aquino (Comic News Insider), for a spirited discussion of this emerging genre of comics!
TCAF International: Japan, England, and Beyond! (Sunday, May 11, 2014, 12:15pm-1:15pm) at The Marriott Bloor Yorkville, Marriott 40/Summerhill Room (The Marriott Bloor Yorkville is located a 10 minute walk from Toronto Reference Library) —- attended by figarizzle
The Toronto Comic Arts Festival has been exhibiting on behalf of the Canadian Comics Industry and Canadian artists in Tokyo, Japan, for the past 2 years. In 2014 and 2015 we plan to head back to Tokyo, as well as other destinations around the world! Find out about our trips, what we’re hoping to accomplish, and how you as an artist or publisher can get involved.
Also of interest, check out TCAF’s guidebook and handy dandy map!
theboywho-drank-stars said: Hi there, I am currently a 4th year graphic design student from Toronto and last year at Anime North I bought your comic anthology Knight Life. I was just wondering if you could possibly give me some information on how you got it printed and set up the comic book for printing. I remember from last year when I asked you mentioned it was produced from a risograph machine but I was wondering if you could give me some more information. Thank you so much and I think the anthology is fantastic!
Hi, thanks for the nice words! Glad you have one of the now-rare copies of Knight Life!! For the risograph printing, we got it done by a Toronto printer, JP King: http://paperpusher.ca. We more or less passed it off to him, so for the intimate details of the actual printing itself, it’s probably best to talk to him directly. There’s also an old post that Dirchansky made about the actual design set-up of the book. (more relevant towards the end of the post). More or less you just have to separate your colours like in a silkscreen process. Another useful post that we reblogged is by our friend Kris Mukai who sometimes gives studio workshops on riso, there’s a bit of insight on the print mechanics there. Hope all that is useful! Good luck with your projects and hope to see you at TCAF or Anime North this year :)
Check out these awesome books from Love Love Hill contributor, Saicoink! She makes wonderful things. Pick some up at TCAF!
My Bigcartel webstore has just been updated with a bunch of new items!
You can now preorder copies of Object Memory for $13 and Bessatsu Rose Tear for $6 online! If you would like to pick up your copy at TCAF or Anime North, please choose shipping from Vietnam and let me know which convention you would like to pick up in the comment box when you pay.
You can read Object Memory online here - the printed version features new colouring! If you like the story and would like more comics about Mother Koala and Mi, you can support the work by purchasing a print copy. m(_ _)m
Object Memory has some special bundles in addition to the book! Add $2 and receive a copy of Sunflower Club #2, a Risoprint zine - 10 pages with 2 inserts - featuring Mi the Yellow Dolphin and boy Oscar and Jirou with a freetalk about Osaka. I only have 11 copies on hand, so this is a limited offer! Add $5 for an original 4” x 5” colour ink drawing with Mother Koala and Mi. These bonuses are online only - so if you were thinking of getting a copy at AN or TCAF, you can preorder on the site to get the bundle or drop me a message on Tumblr so I can prepare a set for you beforehand as I can’t paint during an event. :-)
The printing for Object Memory ended up being a lot more expensive than I had anticipated hence the price ended up being more than $10… As a thank you for early supporters though each copy of the first printing will come with a small pencil sketch of Mother Koala and Mi - this is free and is different from the colour ink drawing that costs an extra $5.
I also put up some original paintings for sale. They are unframed, but if you need some assistance in framing them I can look into it. It is my first time to sell original artwork so if you have any questions or concerns, please ask. I can offer payment plans or hold pieces for a non-refundable deposit. Just ask. :-)
As for OSCP6 - aiming for an August release. I probably won’t take preorders until June or so! The book will be around 130ish pages, $12 special preorder price!
Please reblog to get the word out about these books!! Thank you for reading, and I appreciate your support!! m(_ _)m