CANADIAN COMICS FESTIVALS BAND TOGETHER TO LAUNCH #CanCAF! / LA BANDE DESSINÉE CANADIENNE SE RASSEMBLE POUR LANCER #CanCAF!

A month of digital comics events spotlighting top creators from Canada and around the world. Un mois d’événements de bandes dessinées numériques mettant en vedette les meilleurs créateurs et créatrices du Canada et du monde entier.

Comics festival across Canada are thrilled to announce a month-long digital initiative called #CanCAF. Each participating festival or event is programming a variety of comics related events, from workshops to interviews, live drawing to panel discussions, podcasts to videocasts, and you can check out the #CanCAF tag across to social media to see the great material being created.

Creators, publishers, and other comics events who would like to create content for the #CanCAF digital event, please reach out to contact@cancaf.com.

#CanCAF is a joint initiative of, and presented by: 

Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival (DCAF)
Festival BD de Montréal (MCAF)
Quebec BD
Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF)
Vancouver Comic Arts Festival (VanCAF)

Please see the complete press release in English and in French at the bottom of this page, and keep reading for the schedule of events!

Header illustration by Jesse Jacobs.

MAIN RESOURCES

Looking for great comics content but don’t wanna bother with a schedule? Here are the main places to look for material related to #CanCAF online:

TCAF Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TorontoComics

VanCAF Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1gkGVCNIKp16sBUo8own2A

MCAF Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCBmkc2W-ViAOCd4R7edp3Q

Quebec BD Channel of Facebook: Facebook Link

True North Country Comics Podcast: Canadian Comics Creator Interviews

#TCAF2020 Hashtag on Twitter

SCHEDULE: UPCOMING

Date Time Organizers Platform Title Creators participating
5/26/2020 2pm (EDT) TCAF Facebook Conundrum Press’s Veronica Post and Howard Chackowicz Interrview each other
Veronica Post and Howard Chackowicz
5/27/2020 2:30pm (EDT) TCAF Youtube The Art of Storytelling: Weaving Voice and Images to Inspire Young Readers
Charlene and Wilson Bearhead, and Chloe Bluebird Mustooch
5/27/2020 4 pm (EDT) MCAF Youtube Conversation: Le garçon au visage disparu (FR) Pierre Lecrenier, Larry Tremblay
5/27/2020 6pm (EDT) TCAF Youtube Panel Interview: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl
Ryan North, Erica Henderson, Derek Charm, Rico Renzi, Wil Moss
5/27/2020 1pm (EDT) TCAF Gumroad TCAF Digital Showcase
Over 100 amazing comics creators!
5/28/2020 9pm (EDT) TCAF Twitch Screaming into the Void About Comics Shel Kahn, Comics Embassy creators
5/28/2020 12pm (EDT) TCAF Youtube The Art of Storytelling: Weaving Voice and Images to Inspire Young Readers TCAF2020
Charlene Bearhead, Wilson Bearhead, and Chloe Bluebird Mustooch
5/29/2020 6.30pm (EDT) TCAF Twitch Spark Comic Jam
Jordan Sparks, Mystayre, Jiayi, and OkappiXV.
5/30/2020 12pm-3pm (EDT) TCAF TBD Love Love Hill – Book Debut, Q&A, and Live Draw! Love Love Hill
5/30/2020 8 pm (EDT) TCAF YouTube Argle Bargle Books recent releases (Pinko Joe, Fundamental Camarena)
Stanley Wany, Christopher Sperandio, Jonathan McBurnie.
5/31/2020 8 pm (EDT) TCAF YouTube Jaxon’s Rant live talk
Stanley Wany, Brian Huberman, Christopher Sperandio.

SCHEDULE: PAST EVENTS

Date Time Organizers Platform Title Creators parciptating
5/6/2020 7:30 pm EDT MCAF Youtube Conversation:Aliss (FR) Jeik Dion Patrick Senécal: Aliss
5/8/2020 6:00:00 PM EDT TCAF Twitter TCAF Tweetstorm #1 All TCAF 2020 Creators
5/9/2020 1:00:00 PM EDT TCAF Twitter TCAF Tweetstorm #2 All TCAF 2020 Creators
5/9/2020 1:30:00 PM EDT TCAF YouTube Dungeons and Dragons and Drawing Brian McLachlan, Caitlin Major, Mattthew Hoddy, Boya Sun
5/9/2020 8:00:00 PM EDT Doug Wright Awards Facebook The 16th Annual Doug Wright Awards Hosted by Don McKellar
5/11/2020 10:00 AM PDT (TBC) VanCAF Twitch Land Acknowledge Comic Discussion with Whess Harman Whess Harman, Cole Pauls
5/11/2020 TBC VanCAF Podcast Salt and Honey with Matt Fraction Matt Fraction, Sloane Leong, Leslie Hung
5/11/2020 TBC VanCAF Youtube Gene Yang Spotlight Johnnie Christmas, Gene Yang
5/12/2020 12:00 PM PST VanCAF Youtube Draw with Karensac
5/12/2020 2:00:00 PM PST VanCAF Youtube In conversation: Aron Steinke and Breena Bard Aron Steinke, Breena Bard
5/12/2020 4:00:00 PM PST VanCAF Youtube In conversation: Christina Stewart & Tristan Tarwater Christina Stewart, Tristan Tarwater
5/12/2020 6:00:00PM PST VanCAF Youtube Spotlight on: Al Columbia AlColumbia, Robin McConnell
5/13/2020 12:00 PM PST VanCAF Youtube Kazu Kibuishi Spotlight Tony Cliff, Kazu Kibuishi
5/13/2020 TBA VanCAF Youtube Meet Mayana Itoïz Mayana Itoiz
5/13/2020 TBA VanCAF Instagram Studio Walkthrough/Drawing Demo with Connor Willumsen Connor Willumsen
5/13/2020 4:00 PM PST VanCAF Podcast Spotlight on: Michael DeForge Am Johal, Michael DeFroge
5/13/2020 7:30 pm EDT MCAF Youtube Conversation: La liste des choses qui existent (FR) Cathon, Iris, Francis Papillon
5/14/2020 TBA VanCAF Youtube Masterclass with Julia Billet Julia Billet
5/14/2020 2:00 PM PST VanCAF Youtube Hanging out with Simon Hanselmann & Sami Alwani Simon Hanselmann, Sami Alwani
5/14/2020 4:00 PM Youtube Spotlight on: Georgia Webber and Vivian Chong
Andrea Warner, Georgia Webber, Vivian Chong
5/14/2020 9pm EST TCAF Twitch Screaming into the Void About Comics – Plot Shel Kahn, Comics Embassy creators
5/15/2020 10:00 AM PST VanCAF Youtube Workshop: Digital Colouring Nathan Fairbairn
5/15/2020 12:00 PM PST VanCAF Youtube Workshop: Comic Page Layout Kathleen Gros
5/15/2020 2:00 PM PST VanCAF Youtube Workshop: E-Book Publishing Josué Menjivar
5/15/2020 4:00 PM PST VanCAF Youtube Workshop: Heritage Comics Cole Pauls
5/15/2020 6:00 PM PST VanCAF Youtube HTML Flowers Spotlight HTML Flowers, Joel Rich
5/16/2020 11:00 AM PST VanCAF Youtube Panel: Kickstarter and Comics Jeff Ellis, Hannako Lambert, Haley Boros, Lucy Bellwood
5/16/2020 1:00 PM PST VanCAF Youtube Becca Tobin Spotlight Becca Tobin, Zandi Dandizette
5/16/2020 3:00 PM PST VanCAF Podcast Salt & Honey with Junko Mizuno
Sloane Leong, Leslie Hung, Junko Mizuno
5/16/2020 4:00 PM VanCAF Instagram Paul Gilligan Paul Gilligan
5/16/2020 TBC VanCAF Youtube Food and Comfort during COVID Pearl Low, James Wright, Shing Yin Khor
5/17/2020 11:00 AM PST VanCAF Youtube Panel: Craft in Comics Illinca Barbacuta, TBC
5/17/2020 3:00 PM PST VanCAF Youtube Panel: Webcomics Alina Pete, Sam Logan, Kory Bing, Angela Melick, Jeph Jacques
5/17/2020 4:00 PM PST VanCAF Instagram Dave Coverly Dave Coverly
5/19/2020 7:30 pm EDT MCAF Youtube Conversation: Rock & Steel (FR) Patrick Marleau Steelorse
05/20/2020 LIVE! TCAF Youtube Spotlight: Scott Chantler’s Bix Scott Chantler
5/21/2020 11 am EDT MCAF Youtube Classe de maître: Jean-Louis Tripp (FR) Jean-Louis Tripp
5/21/2020 3 pm (EDT) MCAF Youtube Master Class : Jeff Lemire (EN) Jeff Lemire
5/21/2020 6 pm (EDT) MCAF Youtube Comic Jam Salgod Sam
5/21/2020 9pm (EDT) TCAF Twitch Screaming into the Void About Comics – Character Shel Kahn, Comics Embassy creators
5/22/2020 10:00 am (EDT) TCAF Podcast /TCAF Site Word Balloon Academy: Labour Organizing with Vanessa Kelly Kawai Shen and Vanessa Kelly
5/22/2020 10:30 am (EDT) MCAF Youtube Meet: Axelle Lenoir (FR) Axelle Lenoir
5/22/2020 11 am (EDT) MCAF Youtube Woorkshop: Atelier de dessin Chibi (FR) Otaku-Manga-Lounge
5/22/2020 12 am (EDT) MCAF Youtube Meet: Frederic Auln (FR) Frederic Auln
5/22/2020 12:30 am (EDT) MCAF Youtube Meet: Iris (FR) Iris
5/22/2020 1 pm (EDT) MCAF Youtube Live drawing with Reinhard Kleist (EN) Reinhard Kleist
5/22/2020 2 pm (EDT) MCAF Youtube Rencontrer: Jean-Paul Eid (FR) Jean-Paul Eid
5/22/2020 2:30 pm (EDT) MCAF Youtube Rencontrer: Dominic Pelletier (FR) Dominic Pelletier
5/22/2020 3 pm (EDT) MCAF Youtube Rencontrer: Michael Deforge (EN) Michael Deforge
5/22/2020 3:30 pm (EDT) MCAF Youtube Meet: Walter Scott (EN) Walter Scott
5/22/2020 4 pm (EDT) MCAF Youtube Rencontrer: les Impatients (FR) Jean-Bernard Trudeau
5/22/2020 4:30 pm (EDT) MCAF Youtube Meet: Jackie Davis (EN) Jackie Davis
5/22/2020 5 pm (EDT) MCAF Youtube Panel: Finalistes du prix Bédélys Québec (FR) Sophie Bédard, Antonin Buisson, Brigitte Archambault, François Samson-Dunlop, Walter Scott
5/22/2020 7 pm (EDT) MCAF Youtube Remise des prix Bédélys (FR)
5/23/2020 10 am (EDT) MCAF Youtube Workshop: Dessinons tous ensemble (FR) Stephan Arche
5/23/2020 11 am (EDT) MCAF Youtube Rencontrer: Boum (FR) Boum
5/23/2020 11:30 am (EDT) MCAF Youtube Rencontrer: Jo Rioux (FR) Jo Rioux
5/23/2020 12 pm (EDT) MCAF Youtube Panels: Ideas : Where to find Them and What to do With Them Joshua Barkman, Jackie Davis, Maghan Lands, Worry Lines, Jessica Thomas
5/23/2020 1 pm (EDT) MCAF Youtube Rencontrer: Olivier Carpentier (EST) Olivier Carpentier
5/23/2020 1:30 pm (EDT) MCAF Youtube Rencontrer: Catherine Plante Catherine Plante
5/23/2020 2 pm (EDT) MCAF Youtube Combat de personnages (FR) Alex A.,Cab Patrice Lepine
5/23/2020 3 pm (EDT) MCAF Youtube Meet: Chris Sanagan Chris Sanagan
5/23/2020 3:30 pm (EDT) MCAF Youtube Meet: Keenan Poloncsack (EN) Keenan Polancsak
5/23/2020 4 pm (EDT) MCAF Youtube Panel: Les arts et les nouvelles technologies (FR) Jean-Michel Berthiaume, Julien Paré-Sorel, Mathieu Forget
5/23/2020 5 pm (EDT) MCAF Youtube Workshop: Flow, Movement & Wordless Consversations in Comics Salgood Sam
5/23/2020 7 pm (EDT) MCAF Youtube Soireé Donjon, Dragon et Dessin (FR) Jean-Michel Berthiaume, Olivier Carpentier, Laurence Déa Dionne, Julien Paré-Sorel, Jessica Tremblay
5/24/2020 10 am (EDT) MCAF Youtube Atelier Manga Visage (FR) Atelier Ikko
5/24/2020 11 am (EDT) MCAF Youtube Panel: BD jeunesse et création de série Frédéric Antoine, Claude Desrosiers, Maryse Dubuc, Jean-François Laliberté, Catherine Emmanuel Brunet
5/24/2020 12 pm (EDT) MCAF Youtube Rencontrer: François St-Martin (FR) François St-Martin
5/24/2020 12:30 pm (EDT) MCAF Youtube Rencontrer: François Girard François Girard
5/24/2020 1 pm (EDT) MCAF Youtube Panel : What ingredients make for a successful graphic novel? (EN) Andrew benteau, Peggy Burns, David Daneman, Ian McGillis
5/24/2020 2 pm (EDT) MCAF Youtube Rencontrer: Julien Dallaire Charest (FR) Julien Dallaire-Charest
5/24/2020 2:30 pm (EDT) MCAF Youtube Meet: Jessica Thomas (EN) Jessica Thomas
5/24/2020 3 pm (EDT) MCAF Youtube Workshop: From Idea to print: Creating your own comic (EN) Cris Nicholson
5/24/2020 4 pm (EDT) MCAF Youtube Rencontrer: Julie Delporte (FR) Julie Delporte
5/24/2020 4:30 pm (EDT) MCAF Youtube Rencontrer: Martin PM Martin PM
5/24/2020 5 pm (EDT) MCAF Youtube Panel: Musique et création Jimmy Beaulieu, Richard Suicide, Zviane, Jean-Michel Berthiaume
5/24/2020 6 pm (EDT) MCAF Youtube Fermeture – Closing

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

CANADIAN COMICS FESTIVALS BAND TOGETHER TO LAUNCH #CanCAF!

A month of digital comics events spotlighting top creators from Canada and around the world. 

 

Comics festivals across Canada are thrilled to announce a month-long digital initiative called #CanCAF. The internet-based initiative will promote the work and careers of cartoonists and publishers scheduled to participate in their festivals this year, now cancelled or postponed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Events will take place across social media platforms using the hastag #CanCAF, and a complete schedule of events through the month of May will be listed at www.cancaf.com

“We were all disappointed to cancel our respective events,” said Miles Baker, Managing Director of TCAF, The Toronto Comic Arts Festival. “But when we reached out to our colleagues it was incredibly heartening to see that so many of the festivals across Canada are still planning on creating original programming and promoting artists, writers, and publishers in this incredibly difficult time. #CanCAF will be the first-ever cross Canadian comics festival. And we can’t wait to begin sharing it with you.” 

#CanCAF programs will range widely from workshops to interviews, live drawing to panel discussions, podcasts to videocasts, and a few surprises along the way. Comic book and graphic novel fans, old and new, can look for the #CanCAF hashtag on their favourite social media to find great content and new ways to support and enjoy the work of Canadian and international creators. 

Creators, publishers, and other comics events who would like to create content for the #CanCAF digital event, please reach out to contact@cancaf.com.

#CanCAF is a joint initiative of, and presented by: 

Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival (DCAF)
Festival BD de Montréal (MCAF)
Quebec BD
Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF)
Vancouver Comic Arts Festival (VanCAF)

 

LA BANDE DESSINÉE CANADIENNE SE RASSEMBLE POUR LANCER #CanCAF!

Un mois d’événements de bandes dessinées numériques mettant en vedette les meilleurs créateurs et créatrices du Canada et du monde entier.

De nombreux festivals de bandes dessinées de partout au Canada sont ravis d’annoncer une initiative numérique présentée durant tout le mois de mai : #CanCAF. L’initiative en ligne fera la promotion du travail des auteur.e.s et des éditeurs qui devaient cette année participer à ces festivals, désormais annulés ou reportés en raison de la pandémie de COVID-19. Les nouveaux événements se dérouleront sur toutes les plateformes de médias sociaux à l’aide du mot-clic #CanCAF, et un calendrier complet des activités virtuelles présentées au cours du mois sera disponible au www.cancaf.com.

« Nous avons tous été déçus d’annuler nos événements respectifs », a déclaré Miles Baker, directeur général du TCAF (Toronto Comic Arts Festival). « Mais lorsque nous avons communiqué avec nos collègues, c’était stimulant de constater qu’un si grand nombre de festivals à travers le Canada prévoyaient toujours proposer une programmation originale et promouvoir les artistes, les écrivain.e.s et les éditeurs en cette période difficile. #CanCAF sera le tout premier festival de la bande dessinée pancanadien, et nous avons hâte de le partager avec vous. »

La programmation du #CanCAF sera très variée :  des ateliers aux entrevues, des dessins en direct aux discussions en groupe, des podcasts aux vidéocasts et quelques autres surprises en cours de route. Les amateurs de bandes dessinées et de romans graphiques, aguerris et amateurs, peuvent rechercher le mot-clic #CanCAF sur leurs médias sociaux préférés afin d’y trouver du contenu formidable et de nouvelles façons de soutenir et d’apprécier le travail des créateurs canadiens et internationaux.

Vous êtes un créateur, une créatrice, un éditeur ou un autre intervenant de la bande dessinée canadienne et vous souhaitez contribuer du contenu à l’événement numérique #CanCAF ? Veuillez communiquer avec nous dès maintenant au contact@cancaf.com.

#CanCAF est une initiative commune présentée par:
Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival (DCAF)
Festival BD de Montréal (FBDM/MCAF)
Quebec BD
Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF)
Vancouver Comic Arts Festival (VanCAF)