There’s been so much happening in my life, both good and — alas, unfortunate — that I’ve been totally remiss in mentioning that I’m going to be at TCAF this weekend! Toronto, one of my favorite cities in the world — oh, how I love you. And so many of my favorite comic book peeps are going to be there today and tomorrow — including Sana Takeda! You got that — Sana is going to be in Toronto! Woooooooo!!!
Here’s my schedule — all my events are at the Masonic Temple, 888 Yonge St.
[NOTE: I’m flying in this morning, so there’s a slim chance I won’t make the 12:15 panel]
12:15 PM – Who Are Your Heroes: Comics and Representation – A look into the classic North-American white picket fence archetypes from the perspective of the storytellers growing just outside that fence. A talk about identity and voices as the world grows and shifts but media struggles against reflecting it. What kind of stories do you tell when you’re the “other” in your own environment? Panelists: Ivan Brandon, Marjorie Liu, Valentine De Landro, Ramón Pérez
- 04:00 PM – Image 25th: Glitterbomb x Monstress – Few things are as horrific as real horror! Few things are as felt as true feelings! So how do you convey both of those things in comics? Join the teams behind the terrific and terrifying Monstress (Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda) and Glitterbomb (Jim Zub and Djibril Morrissette-Phan) on how they go about imbuing their stories and characters with real emotion, while also scaring your pants off.
- 12:00 PM – Image 25th: Finding a Balance – Day jobs. Everybody’s got one. But how do you go about paying the bills while creating hit creator-owned comics? How do you make sure you have enough creative energy for both? Marjorie Liu, Jim Zub, Ivan Brandon, and Jason Latour are no strangers to balancing projects they do for others and projects the do for themselves. Come and hear how they try to make it work!