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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