May 9-30: My Brother's Husband - Exhibition by Gengoroh TagameEvents / Gallery Shows
My Brother’s Husband – Artwork by Gengoroh Tagame
May 9th to May 30th, 2017
@ Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street
1st Floor Display Room (Near the Browsery)
The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is proud to a host a small display of materials from the creation of My Brother’s Husband, the new graphic novel series by TCAF Featured Guest Gengoroh Tagame. Winner of the Excellence Award for manga at The 19th Japan Media Art Festival, My Brother’s Husband is the moving story of a Japanese man learning to accept his late brother’s Canadian husband, the first LGBT person he’s ever met, who is visiting Japan. Upon winning the award, a small display of roughly 16 pieces of Tagame’s artwork, from layouts, to penciled pages, to final artwork, was assembled to be displayed for the award ceremony. It is this exhibition of materials, with additional English language material, which will be exhibited at Toronto Reference Library this May, as a part of The Toronto Comic Arts Festival.
My Brother’s Husband will make its English-language debut at The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, May 13th and 14th, 2017, from Pantheon Books, a division of Penguin Random House.
TCAF would like to thank Toronto Public Library, and Pantheon Books, for their assistance with this exhibition.