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TCAF is offering digital programming events on selected days before and during the festival.

The programming events will have live premieres on our YouTube Channel, with some of the featured speakers there to interact and answer your burning questions! Recordings will also be available for viewing after the festival.



Katherine Battersby and Joanna Cacao Spotlight

Katherine Battersby (Cranky Chicken) and Joanna Cacao (The Secret of the Ravens) share their creative processes and inspirations for creating books for young readers live in a TCAF 2024 co-presentation with the Canadian Children’s Book Week 2024.

MON. May 6 at 3:00pm EST

Write To Draw, Draw To Write: Johnnie Christmas Spotlight

TCAF 2024 featured guest and New York Times bestselling graphic novelist Johnnie Christmas (Gamerville) in conversation with TCAF programmer and celebrated cartoonist Ho Che Anderson (Godhead) about working with Margaret Atwood and William Gibson, his title Sheltered, and kids’ books Swim Team and the upcoming Gamerville.

MON. May 6 at 6:30pm EST

Charlie And Jane: Paige Braddock Spotlight 

Professor, cartoonist and artist Christian Giroux (The Absentee) in conversation with Paige Braddock, Eisner-nominated cartoonist,  whose ground-breaking comic strip 'Jane's World' (which began in the early 1990s), was the first comic featuring a lesbian protagonist to receive online distribution by a national media syndicate in the U.S., and the Chief Creative Officer at Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates. Featured in the Emmy Award winning documentary "Who Are You Charlie Brown?" (2021). 

TUES. May 7 at 3:00pm EST

Up Against The Wall: Comics In Art Museums

Designer, author, editor, and a professor at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Michael Dooley shares an in-depth analysis of the history and controversies surrounding comics in American art museums, based on his extensive firsthand knowledge and experience.  


TUES. May 7 at 6:30pm EST

STORY BEATS: Music In Comics

Moderated by CBC Radio Digital's Art Director and a founding member of The Royal Academy of Illustration & Design Ben Shannon- with Beddo (Udeja), Eric Kostiuk Williams (2AM Eternal), and TCAF 2024 featured guest Raeghan Buchanan (The Secret History of Black Punk: Record Zero)

WED. May 8th at 12:00pm EST


A conversation with today's comics journalists moderated by Word Balloon Academy programmer, writer and journalist  MJ Lyons- with Sarah Glidden(Rolling Blackouts), Feurat Alani (The Flavors of Iraq: Impressions of My Vanished Homeland), Benjamin Worku-Dix & Lindsay Pollock (Vanni: Based on Firsthand Accounts of the Sri Lankan Conflict), and Olivier Kugler ( Escaping Wars and Waves: Encounters with Syrian Refugees)

WED. May 8th at 6:30pm EST

No Toner: Toronto Edition

A conversation with zine makers of the mid to late 1980’s Toronto -Zine archivist and author Hal Kelly (No Toner) moderates with zinesters Gary Roscoe Johnson (F.O.D.), Miss Barbra Fisch (Salmon Hut) and TCAF general programmer Fiona Smyth (The Wilding)

THURS. May 9 at 6:30 pm EST


Join Silver Sprocket's managing editor Ari Yarwood and production designer Carina Taylor in conversation with artists Kimberly Wang (Of Thunder & Lightning) and Cam Marshall (Matchmaker) as they cover topics like indie comics publishing, building an artistic career, and their favorite influences. Moderated by Silver Sprocket production manager Joan Zahra Dark.

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