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Canadian Comic Conventions

If you create your own comics and intend to sell them at conventions, there are a couple of Canadian comic conventions you may be interested in:

  • Toronto Comics Art Festival. TCAF is the biggest indie comics convention in Canada.  It is celebration of comics and graphic novels and their creators, which culminates in a two-day exhibition and vendor fair featuring hundreds of comics creators from around the world. Other festival events include readings, interviews, panels, workshops, gallery shows, art installations, and much more.
  • Prairie Comics Festival. It’s a  Winnipeg comics convention in May celebrating the best in comics creation,  a great opportunity for artists, writers, and publishers to interact with fans, promote their material, sell their wares, and meet other creators. Eligible content includes webcomics, print comics, graphic novels, zines, comics in non-traditional formats, and cartoons.

Both of these festivals are currently open for application, so give them a look.

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Hipira

Review by Matthew Nielsen

Hipira, written by Katsuhiro Otomo and illustrated by Shinji Kimura, is a charming children’s book about the adventures of a young vampire. Kimura’s artwork is vividly colourful, rich and finely painted. It is also stylised in a fantastic, crooked sort of way, somewhat reminiscent of The Nightmare Before Christmas

The book is short, but the stories are appealing and fun, and a lot is achieved. It’s good for adults who can appreciate the art, and also good for the kids who want adventures.

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