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TCAF 2013 REPORT

Man, there’s so much to love about this festival. It’s my third year attending, but this was my first year exhibiting. My friend Saul joined me (and took most of the photos here), and our table buddies, Alex and Beth (aka Hazel and Bell, of the webcomic, Always Raining Here) helped make it one of the most memorable convention experiences ever. Here’s some highlights:

  • Finally met Jones in person! I gave him the original inks for my Helvetica guest comic, and we gushed about each other’s works.
  • Got to see Eric K, Flynn N, Josh PM F, Hannah Lee S, Becca T, Jessi Z, Dale O, Lauren J, Ian L, Justin W, Mike D, Caro B, Mar J, Matt, Clara and Mike Holmes again!
  • Met Emmy C, Gigi DG, Zac G, Ashley D (Thanks for buying my book!), Yuko O and Ananth P, Katie S, Jim D, Matt C, and Bryan Lee O’Malley (!!!) while waiting in a line.
  • Foot traffic was a little lighter in our area, but we still had time to talk to people and get to know them as they stopped by the tables, which is more than I could’ve hoped for.

I’m still not sure if I’ll table again next year, but I can’t thank the event organizers enough for putting together the most awe-inspiring, hip-happening and welcoming convention this side of eastern Canada.