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Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The Jewish Side of TCAF 2015

This weekend (May 9th and 10th), readers, writers, artists, publishers and fans of comix will converge at the Toronto Reference Library to take part in the the FREE Toronto Comic Arts Festival (aka TCAF).

Among the talented people who will be at TCAF this year are a small number of comix professionals who have done comic art using Jewish characters or themes.

* AH Comics Inc. (table #172) is the publisher of Jewish Comix AnthologyDuring TCAF, Jewish Comix Anthology will be for sale for a mere $20 - that's 50% off of the retail cover price! The AH Comics website will also allow people to use the 50% discount if you prefer to shop online, but you must bring your copy to TCAF in person to get it autographed by Andy Stanleigh, Steven M. Bergson, Liat Shalom &/or Joe Infurnari. 

Jonathan Baylis (table #131) is the author of the So ... Buttons mini-comic series.

* Steven M. Bergson is a Jewish comics blogger and the editor of Jewish Comix Anthology. Steven will be at the AH Comics Inc. table (#172) on Saturday May 9th from 3:00 - 5:00 PM.

Willow Dawson (table #109) is the illustrator of the anthology No Girls Allowed : Tales of Daring Women Dressed as Men for Love, Freedom and Adventurewritten by Susan Hughes and published by Kids Can Press. The anthology includes the story of Esther Brandeau, the first Jewish person to immigrate to Canada.

Drawn and Quarterly (tables 134-136)  has published Exit WoundsJamilti and Other Stories, The PropertyThe Golem's Mighty Swing, and Jerusalem : Chronicles from the Holy City. D+Q also published the story "The Peasant and the Snake" in one of its anthologies, which has been reprinted in Jewish Comix Anthology.

Fantagraphics (tables 162-164) is the publisher of Jewish Images in the ComicsPalestine, and Barracuda in the Attic.

* Matt Lubchansky is a Jewish cartoonist who writes and illustrates the webcomic Please Listen to Me. Earlier this year, his 3-ingredient Passover brisket recipe comic was published online at Saveur

Jason Lutes (tables 134-136) is the author-illustrator of the comic series berlin (which has been collected in the trade paperbacks Berlin : City of Stones and Berlin : City of Smoke) and is the author of Houdini : The Handcuff King).

* NBM Publishing (tables 169 & 170) is the publisher of the Jew in Communist Prague books, BrownsvilleThe Big Khan, and the Isaac the Pirate books.

* Jon Rosenberg (tables 286-291) is the author-illustrator of the webcomic Goats, which includes the Jewish character "Jon", as seen in the strip from Nov. 24, 2005.

Liat Shalom is the illustrator of the story "A Grave Matter" in Jewish Comix AnthologyLiat may be found at the AH Comics Inc. table (#172) from 3:00 - 5:00 PM on Sat., May 9th.  

* Andy Stanleigh (table #172) is the artist and publisher who adapted the story "Pillow of Feathers" for Jewish Comix Anthology and who published the book. He may be found at the AH Comics Inc. table during TCAF.

* Julian Voloj is a graphic novelist whose autobiography Ghetto Brother: Warrior to Peacemaker is debuting at TCAF. Julian will be taking part in a free "Reading and Conversation" event being held tomorrow night (May 7th) at COBA Collective Of Black Artists, Daniels Spectrum 585 Dundas St. E., Suite 130 from 7:30 - 9:30 PM (in conjunction with the Miles Nadal Jewish Community CentreCultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario (CPAMO), and Be'chol Lashon). He will also be making an appearance at the NBM tables (169 & 170) during TCAF.

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