The Beguiling

The Beguiling

Founded in 1987, The Beguiling has set a new standard in Canada for comics and graphic novel retail. Showcasing the largest selection of alternative, underground and avant-garde graphic story telling in the country, The Beguiling has a worldwide reputation for excellence. Among the many accolades afforded the store, the most prestigious was the first-ever Will Eisner Spirit of Retailing Award for excellence in retailing.

Toronto Public Library

Toronto Public Library

Welcome to Toronto Public Library, the largest public library system in Canada, with 99 branches and 11 million items to borrow or use in the library.

Seneca College

Seneca College

The School of Creative Arts and Animation is located at the Seneca@York campus and offers programs in Animation, Game Art, Graphic Design, Digital Photography, Digital Media Arts, Music Production, Acting and Documentary Filmmaking. Its Independent Illustration diploma offers fast tracking options that combine skills development in traditional art forms combined with digital processes and the business & entrepreneurial skills that enable graduates to work as small business owners. Graduates find work in children’s and comic books, advertising illustration, concept art for TV & film, and game animation.

Ontario Arts Council

Ontario Arts Council

We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

Canada Council for the Arts

Canada Council for the Arts

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 157 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

Little Island Comics

Little Island Comics

Little Island Comics is the world's only comic book shop just for kids! We carry the widest possible assortment of things that fall under the umbrella of comics and visual narrative for kids up to age 12. We're located right next door to our parent shop The Beguiling Books & Art, at the top of Toronto's vibrant Kensington Market, making this a one-stop-shop for the whole family's graphic novel needs!

Info-Tech Research Group

Info-Tech Research Group

Info-Tech Research Group is the world’s fastest growing information technology research and advisory company, proudly serving over 30,000 IT professionals. We produce unbiased and highly relevant IT research to help CIOs and IT leaders make strategic, timely and well informed decisions. We partner closely with IT teams to provide everything they need, from actionable tools to analyst guidance, ensuring they deliver measurable results for their organizations.

Toronto Arts Council

Toronto Arts Council

TCAF is produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.

NOW Magazine

NOW Magazine

NOW is Toronto’s weekly news and entertainment voice, published every Thursday.

ComiXology

ComiXology

TCAF would like to thank ComiXology for its generous support of the 2018 Festival.

VIZ Media

VIZ Media

TCAF would like to thank VIZ Media for their generous support.

T-Shirt Elephant

T-Shirt Elephant

T-Shirt Elephant is Canada’s premier custom apparel provider. Use the offer code TCAF2018 for 10% off and start designing!

The Consulate General of France in Toronto

The Consulate General of France in Toronto

The Consulate General of France supports the work of French national artists around the world. They are supporting the attendance of TCAF Featured Guests as well as exhibiting publishers.

Spain Arts & Culture in Canada

Spain Arts & Culture in Canada

SPAIN arts & culture features the most cutting-edge works of international renowned Spanish artists in fields such as design, urban culture, architecture, visual arts, film, performing arts, literature and music. A series of exhibitions, conferences, showcases, and performances take place every year, bringing a taste of all the creativity, history, and talent of Spanish artists to the Canadian public. This program is organized by the Embassy of Spain’s Cultural Office in Ottawa.

Goethe-Institut

Goethe-Institut

The Goethe-Institut brings contemporary arts and ideas from Germany to Canada and fosters cultural dialogue and exchange between Europe, North America and the world.

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Cultural Section of the Consulate General of Italy in Toronto, established in 1976, is a centre for cultural and academic activities, a school of Italian language and civilization, a source of information about contemporary Italy and its cultural heritage as well as a venue for art exhibitions, lectures, films, and video screenings. In addition, the Institute gives the opportunity for cultural exchange between Italian and Canadian organizations and individuals. The Institute, presently directed by Martin Stiglio, provides information and logistical support to both Italian and foreign public and private operators; supports initiatives which favor intercultural dialogue based on the principles of democracy and international solidarity. The Istituto Italiano di Cultura is supporting the attendance of TCAF Featured Guest Gabriella Giandelli.

Alliance Française de Toronto

Alliance Française de Toronto

Alliance Française was founded in Paris, France in 1883 by Louis Pasteur, Ferdinand de Lesseps and Jules Verne and established in Toronto since 1902. Alliance Française Toronto has always embodied the modern values of humanism and a respect for linguistic and cultural diversity. Over the last 30 years, Alliance Française Toronto has demonstrated its potential and vitality and has grown to become the largest French language school in Canada, with more than 6,500 adult and youth students enrolling each year at 5 conveniently located campuses across the GTA and a dynamic cultural centre presenting more than 130 events a year: lectures, concerts, movie screenings, events for kids, exhibitions… All these events are organized in our new theatre (147 seats) located in downtown Toronto, on 24 Spadina Road. Alliance Française Toronto is a 100% Canadian non-profit and charity organization offering the GTA community a wide range of French as a Second Language classes to children, teenagers and adults from all levels. Fondée à Paris en 1883 par Louis Pasteur, Ferdinand de Lesseps, Jules Verne et installée à Toronto depuis 1902, l’Alliance française a toujours incarné les valeurs modernes telles que l’humanisme, le respect de la linguistique et de la diversité culturelle. Au cours des 30 dernières années, l’Alliance française de Toronto aura démontré son potentiel et sa vitalité pour devenir la plus grande école de langue française au Canada, avec plus de 6 500 étudiants adultes et enfants inscrits chaque année dans ses 5 campus idéalement situés dans la région du Grand Toronto et un centre culturel dynamique proposant plus de 130 spectacles en tout genre : concerts, conférences, projections de films, évènements pour les enfants, expositions… Tous ces évènements sont organisés dans le nouveau théâtre de l’Alliance de 147 places, situé au centre-ville de Toronto : 24 Spadina Road. L’Alliance française de Toronto est une organisation caritative et à but non lucratif 100% canadienne offrant aux communautés du Grand Toronto un large spectre de classes de français langue seconde aux enfants, adolescents et adultes de tous niveaux.

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia

TCAF and Conundrum Press would like to thank The Province of Nova Scotia for their incredible support.

Midoco

Midoco

Midoco is your creative outlet! Delight in fine art materials and school & office supplies for any workspace. Browse through a wide variety of sketchbooks, journals, scrapbooks, notebooks and fancy stationery as well as greeting cards, ribbons and bows. Discover a wonderful product line that is consistently refreshed.