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TCAF After Hours

During the week of TCAF, we are offering a wide variety of late-night programming to celebrate all things comics and the folks who work in the industry. So swing by! 

Wednesday, April 26th, 7 PM

TCAF Drink N' Draw

Come mix and mingle with other fellow artists at this pop-up drawing session with a casual atmosphere. Enjoy a drink, meet new people, and just have fun! 

Located at: The Pilot, 22 Cumberland St, Toronto ON M4W 1J5, Canada

Thursday, April 27th, 6 - 11 PM

Pass It On! Manga & Comics Drive 

Pass It On! is a comic and Manga drive hosted by The Black Nerds as an initiative to increase access to comics and graphic novels for readers of all ages. If you’re looking to make some space on your shelf this Spring, make your way over to Pass It On and hang out with us and discuss your favourite comics/zines and manga.

Located at: Unit 2, 163 Sterling Rd, Toronto ON M6R 2B2, Canada

Thursday, April 27th, 7 - 9 PM

Comic Books Live!!!

The Assembly Theatre, in association with At Bay Press, is excited to present a special edition of their live-action comic book reading series COMIC BOOKS LIVE!!! for TCAF 2023! Join us at Nothing Fancy in Kensington Market for the book launch of Patrick Jenkins' Tales From Phantom City, a mixture of film noir and magic realism where reality is always in question. Hosted by Assembly Theatre Co-AD and all-around comic fan-boy Luis Fernandes and TCAF Festival Producer Pip Bradford, Tales From Phantom City will be performed by a stellar cast of performers, with author Patrick Jenkins on site for a signing after the show. Copies of this debut book will be available for sale at the event.

Located at: Nothing Fancy, 276 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2L9, Canada

Friday, April 28th, 6:30 PM

Afro-Punk 20th Anniversary Screening

Afro-Punk (2003) is an award winning documentary film directed by Toronto Comic Arts Festival’s featured guest, James Spooner.

Afro-Punk was shot and released by James Spooner in 2003. To celebrate its 20 years since its release, TCAF in collaboration with The Revue Cinema and The Black Nerds will screen Afro-Punk, the 66-minute film that inspired the Afropunk festival, co-founded by Spooner and Matthew Morgan. James Spooner will be in attendance for a post-screening talk-back with Faduma Gure of TCAF programming team and The Black Nerds.

Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. 

Tickets can be found here.

Located at: Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2M9, Canada

Saturday, April 29th, 6 - 10 PM

Seeing Sounds: A Celebration of Creativity


Seeing Sounds, a collaboration between TCAF and Loop Sessions Toronto is a live drawing event featuring a roster of 3 illustrators paired with three beatmakers to provide a live soundtrack for an evening of creativity and great vibes. The event is now in its 3rd volume of celebrating the intersection of music and visual arts. This event is especially important as we will be holding the event in person for the very first time. The last two volumes have been an amazing run of virtual programming at TCAF, and we hope to keep the energy going with more ways to celebrate creativity.

Limited capacity. Tickets can be found here. 

Located at: Unit 2, 163 Sterling Rd, Toronto ON M6R 2B2, Canada

Saturday, April 29th, 6 - 9 PM

TCAF Queer Mixer

TCAF is delighted to announce our Queer Mixer!

This is a place for queer and/or trans comics creators, readers, publishers, and other comics-involved folks to mix, mingle, and meet. There's lots going on during the Saturday of TCAF, so the queer mixer is intended to be informal, and we encourage you to drop by any time in the early evening before heading out to the rest of your fabulous evenings, whatever they may hold!

Located at: Cafe Pamenar, 307 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2M2, Canada

Saturday, April 29th, 7 - 9 PM

Bug Milk

Bug Milk is a live event curating new comics, film, and comedy talent in a DIY, offbeat forum– in collaboration with TCAF and sponsored by The Grind, the Bug Milk team has put together an all-cartoonist show with presenters from all over the continent! Featuring special guest host Alexander Laird (@alexanderlaird).

For tickets, visit here. 

Located at: The Tranzac Living Room. 292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2M7

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