The programming has been announced and we thought you might like to know where all the artists behind the debut books featured above will be and at what time so you can plan your daze. Also all these artists will be signing their debut books at the Conundrum Press table throughout the weekend. So their signing schedules appear here as well. Come find them and get your book signed. They are all very nice (and talented!)
One stop shopping here folks!
Saturday May 13
10:00 AM – Canadian Reading Series: Conundrum Press Spotlight – Conundrum Press is making another big splash this year! Come and join David Collier (Morton), Lorina Mapa (Duran Duran), and James Cadelli (Getting Out of Hope) as they read from their newest Conundrum Press books! Hinton Learning Theatre, Toronto Reference Library
11-12 Lorina Mapa signs Duran Duran, Imelda Marcos, and Me at the Conundrum Table
12-1 pm David Collier signs MORTON / James Cadelli signs Getting Out of Hope at the Conundrum Table
12:15 PM – Spotlight: Katherine Collins – Katherine Collins is the 2017 inductee into the Giants of the North, the Doug Wright Awards’ Canadian cartoonist hall of fame. But before the official festivities begin, come and join her alongside Taddle Creek Publisher and Editor-In-Chief, Conan Tobias, as they talk about her career, Neil the Horse, and Canadian comics history. Learning Centre, Toronto Reference Library
12:15 PM – Sports! – Comics and…sports?!?! This pairing isn’t as strange as you might think! From diehard sportos to secret jocks, come and hear what these creators love about the wide world of sports! Panelists: Michael Nybrandt, Sonam Wangyal (captain of the Tibetan soccer team), Ngozi Ukazu, Jarrett Williams. Moderator: RJ Casey. The Pilot, 22 Cumberland St.
Sunday May 14
10-11am James Cadelli, Lorina Mapa sign at the Conundrum Table
11:00 am – Little Miracles: Comics and Parenting – Being a cartoonist is hard. Being a parent is hard. Being both is…also hard? Come and listen to this group of cartoonist parents talk about creating comics while raising a family. Do their kids care that they write about them? How do you choose between drawing a panel and drawing a bath? Answers to these questions and more! Panelists: Keiler Roberts, Boum, Joe Decie, David Collier. Moderator: Lauren Jordan. The Pilot, 22 Cumberland St.
11 -11:45 am – “Destination Denmark”: featuring Michael Nybrandt, Arni Beck Gunnarsson and Lars Jakobsen of Art Bubble, along with cartoonist Rune Ruyberg. The Marriott
11-12 Henriette Valium signs his Doug Wright Award nominated The Palace of Champions at the Conundrum Table
12:00 PM – Spotlight: Igor Hofbauer x Nina Bunjevac – Balkan Comics Underground! Igor Hofbauer’s new book Mister Morgen just scratches the surface of the vibrant world of underground Balkan comics. Join him and Nina Bunjevac (translator of Mister Morgen) as they share some of Igor’s poster work, and talk about this wonderful untapped scene. Moderated by Conundrum Press publisher Andy Brown. Learning Centre, Toronto Reference Library
12-1 pm Michael Nybrandt signs at the Conundrum Table
1:30 pm – New Book Spotlight: The Monsters of Autobio – Each debuting a major new work this TCAF, Gabreille Bell, David Collier, and Jason are three huge names in alternative comics. Join them as they discuss what it is that attracts them to autobio, how they feel about sharing personal information with their audiences, and what keeps pushing them to make such impressive books. High Park Ballroom, Marriott Bloor-Yorkville
1-2 Igor Hofbauer signs at the Conundrum Table
2-3 Katherine Collins signs at the Conundrum Table
3-4 David Collier signs at the Conundrum Table
See you there!