Oh, hi there! I didn’t hear you come in. Please, have a seat and make yourself comfortable. Say, did you know the Toronto Comics Arts Festival is this weekend? It is, and I’ll be there, at booth 287 – 291, which is on the second floor in the Salon, same place as previous years!
But I will also be on several panels. And here they are!!
FRIDAY, 9am: I’m giving the keynote talk for the Librarian and Educator Day! This one is for librarians and educators only, due to the weapons-grade secrets I’ll be sharing!! SORRY
SATURDAY, 12:15-1:15 pm: I’m talking about making comics and also CHOMPSKY. Forest Hill Ballroom at the Marriott!
Pets! Cartoonist friends get together and talk about their pets! Having pets is an important part of the lives of creators Jeph Jacques (Questionable Content), Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics), Meredith Gran (Octopus Pie), Tory Woollcott (Mirror Mind), Kean Soo (Jellaby), and Karla Pacheco (Inspector Pancakes). Tales of furry friends and how they have contributed emotionally and creatively to the life of many a lone-artist will be shared in this sure-to-be-fun panel.
SUNDAY, 12:45-2:15pm: I’m talking about building non-linear narratives (ie: choose your own path stories!)
How I Wrote Two Books With TWINE! Ryan North is a real renaissance man who creates the daily webcomic Dinosaur Comics, runs the online advertising agency Project Wonderful, and writes successful mainstream comics like Adventure Time and The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl! So when it came time to write the sprawling Choose-Your-Own-Path Adventures To Be Or Not To Be, and Romeo And/Or Juliet, he approached it in a very different way: he used the programming language/interface TWINE. Now, Ryan isn’t going to teach you how to use TWINE, but he is going to talk about how he used the program to write two novels, and why he didn’t use it to write two comic books, and how that maybe–just maybe–those decisions might apply to your own burgeoning creative career.
When I’m not at a panel I’ll generally be at my table. Come to TCAF! It’s my favourite show ever!