From Art

Tcaf 2013. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Yin @bittermelon via flickr

TCAF: Celebrating the art of comics

Walking by the Toronto Reference Library earlier this month, one might have noticed a large crowd congregating in and around the building for a celebration of comics, graphic novels, and their authors/creators. This is the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF). TCAF isn’t a convention like Fan Expo and Comic Con. In fact, dressing up in costume is discouraged since the focus is …

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Photo taken by Emma Poisson.

The Soapy Baker: clean creativity at the Everyday Pop-up Shop

For a few months during the summer, the Parkdale area in Toronto is home to the Everyday Pop-Up Shop, gathering local businesses into one small shop on Queen Street West. Outside the on the sidewalk, a chalkboard sign welcomes passersby. Partially obstructed by a clothing rack where colourful creations hang, the bay windows display items for …

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Photo taken by Michal Stolarczyk

“Fearless” Fred Kennedy’s Comic Book Career

It’s the early 1990’s and young Fred Kennedy waits for his turn to play Street Fighter 2: Champions Edition inside the 7/11 by his home. Overwhelmed by the waiting, his eyes wander to a spinner rack stuffed with comic books. He falls in love instantly, consuming the comics every Saturday when he visits the store. Today, …

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Driftwood Throne. Photo taken by Joanne Clark

Winter Art Inspires “Warmth” at Kew Beach

Artists have transformed Toronto’s shores into something spectacular for the Winter Station Art Exhibition at Kew Beach. In an attempt to bring life to the shoreline, architecture companies RAW Design, Ferris + Associates, and Curio came up with the Winter Stations competition. “Warmth” was this year’s theme, with the intention of bringing character to an otherwise …

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