This is the first round of guests for TCAF 2018, with international, kids, and YA guests to be announced throughout February and March. Also, look for the full exhibitor list of more than 350 creators on this website soon!

Ho Che Anderson

Ho Che Anderson (Canada) is the author of numerous graphic novels, including the Martin Luther King biography, King, the horror thriller Sand & Fury, and at TCAF 2018 will be debuting the social commentary/science-fiction action-adventure, Godhead. When he’s not drawing comics, Anderson is a crew member on film and TV sets, and a director of short films. Upcoming projects include Redcoat: Year One for Chapterhouse Comics, the King sequel, Caroline, and the feature film, Warhead.

Ho Che Anderson is an official poster artist for TCAF 2018.

Fantagraphics Books

Eddie Campbell

Eddie Campbell (Scotland, USA) is an award-winning comics writer and artist. He’s probably best known for his collaboration with Alan Moore on From Hell, and for his massive and long-running comics series’ Bacchus and the autobiographical Alec, now both available in very large collected editions. His other graphic novels include The Lovely Horrible Stuff, After the Snooter, Black Diamond Detective agency, The Playwright, and Fate of the Artist.  He is attending TCAF to premier Bizarre Romance with his partner Audrey Niffenegger.

Abrams Books

Cecil Castellucci

Cecil Castellucci is the author of books and graphic novels for young adults including Boy Proof, The Plain Janes, and Soupy Leaves Home, and the Eisner-nominated picture book Odd Duck, amongst many mothers. She is currently writing Shade, The Changing Girl, an ongoing comic in the Young Animal imprint at DC Comics. Cecil is attending the festival as part of TCAF special presentation of Hockey Noir, an opera for which she wrote the libretto (her second!). She will be joined at signing sessions by Hocky Noir illustrator Kimberlyn Porter.


Hockey Noir

Michael Comeau

Michael Comeau works on the wall, the print sheet and the page. Creating window displays and paste-up murals utilizing generations of street posters he created for parties, gigs, etc. His comic trilogy Hellberta won the Doug Wright award for experimental comics in 2012. Michael is debuting Winter’s Cosmos with Koyama Press, and will have an art show at The Beguiling alongside fellow Torontonian Fiona Smyth.


Koyama Press

Michael DeForge

Michael DeForge currently lives and works in Toronto as a cartoonist, commercial illustrator and designer for the hit Cartoon Network program Adventure Time. His one-person anthology series Lose has received great critical and commercial success, having been nominated for every major comics award including the Ignatz and Eisner Awards. He is debuting his latest short story collection, A Western World, with Koyama Press.


Koyama Press

Hartley Lin

Hartley Lin is a cartoonist and illustrator from Toronto. His comic book series Pope Hats has received a 2013 Ignatz Award, 2012 Doug Wright Award and 2010 Joe Shuster Award. He has illustrated for Slate, HarperCollins, Chronicle Books, COMPLEX, Wired, The Walrus and The Believer. He now lives in Montreal. Hartley is debuting Young Frances, his long-awaited graphic novel, published by AdHouse Books.


AdHouse Books

Audrey Niffenegger

Audrey Niffenegger is the author of the international bestsellers The Time Traveler’s Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry, as well as a fine artist who has published four illustrated books with Abrams: The Three Incestuous Sisters, The Adventuress, Raven Girl, and The Night Bookmobile. She is attending TCAF to premier Bizarre Romance with her partner Eddie Campbell.


Abrams Books

Fiona Smyth

Fiona Smyth is a Toronto-based painter, educator, illustrator, and cartoonist. Her feminist artwork has exhibited internationally. Fiona collaborated with writer and sex educator Cory Silverberg on the kids’ series What Makes A Baby in 2013, and Sex Is A Funny Word in 2015, published by Seven Stories Press. Fiona is debuting Somnambulance with Koyama Press, will have an art show at The Beguiling with Michael Comeau, and is a Toronto icon with murals on and in several Toronto landmarks.

Fiona Smyth is an official poster artist for TCAF 2018!


Koyama Press

Ronald Wimberly

Ronald Wimberly is an artist who works primarily in design and narrative. He is also an accomplished cartoonist, having designed several graphic novels as well as shorter works for DC/Vertigo, Nike, Marvel, Hill and Wang, The New Yorker, and Dark Horse. His most recent works of note were the critically-acclaimed Prince of Cats, Black History in Its Own Words, and the cartoon essay “Lighten Up” for The Nib. He is premiering the first issue of the magazine LAAB.


Beehive Books