TCAF KIDS PROGRAMMING 2019
Saturday, May 11, 10am-5pm & Sunday, May 12, 10:30am-5pm
@ Toronto Reference Library, Beeton Auditorium, 789 Yonge St.
Free to attend!

There’s so much great stuff for readers and fans of all ages to do at TCAF, and we’ve got our greatest kids area yet for 2019!
For 2019 the TCAF Kids Space returns to Toronto Reference Library’s Beeton Auditorium!

STORYTIME & AUTHOR READINGS!  CRAFTS & ACTIVITES!
YOUR FAVOURITE AUTHORS ON STAGE!  LIVE DRAWING BY COMIC ARTISTS!
BOOK TABLES BY TOON BOOKS & LITTLE ISLAND COMICS & STORY PLANET!
FREE COMIC BOOK GIVEAWAYS TO THE FIRST 200 KIDS EACH DAY!

Keep reading for the full details!

These are just SOME of the Kids authors that will be at TCAF! Click here for the full list!

KIDS PROGRAMMING

Saturday May 11th

Masonic Temple, 888 Yonge St.
All Programming in the Main Space at the Masonic Temple Require Advance Registration – Click Here

10:00-12:00 – Sharing Your Smile: Spotlight Raina Telgemeier – Raina Telgemeir is back with Share Your Smile, a creative How-To for kids and creators of all ages. Join Raina in conversation with Jann Jones (Legendary Entertainment), as they talk about the brave and bold ways people can grow their imaginations!

 

Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St.
Beeton Auditorium (1st Floor, Library)

10:00 AM – Pigs! Pigs! Pigs! It’s the Year of the Pig! – Meet the creators of two exciting new porcine releases, Howard Wong (The Unhappy Little Pig) and Joey Weiser (Ghost Hog), as they talk about how and why they made their recent books. This is one session that definitely won’t be a boar!

11:00 AM – Comics Games Extravaganza! – Join local cartoonists Brian McLachlan (Draw Out the Story), Kean Soo (March: Grand Prix) and Katie Shanahan (Silly Kingdom) as they lead some comics games with lots of crowd participation! Come draw with them!

1:00 PM – HILO Spotlight: Things that make you go “AAAAAH!” – Cartoonist Judd Winick of the bestselling HILO series will delight with one of the many talks he gives to schools around the country. Both young and old will enjoy hearing about the making of HILO weaved in with funny and inspirational stories from his childhood. It’s all about being a kid, being you, talking cats, giant robots and the deeply important lesson of doing things twice.

2:30 PM – Spotlight: Imaginary Worlds – Celebrate imagination with cartoonists whose works explore the power of creativity! Lorena Alvarez (Hicotea) and Chad Sell (Cardboard Kingdom) will show you how they created their own worlds of wonder!

4:00 PM – Spotlight: The Princess in Black – The creative team behind the celebrated Princess in Black series launch the latest installment: Science Fair Scare. Join Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, and LeUyen Pham as they tell you all about the making of your favourite series!

 

Sunday May 12th

Masonic Temple, 888 Yonge St.
All Programming in the Main Space at the Masonic Temple Require Advance Registration – Click Here

10:30-12:30 – Bolt City Supernovas: Spotlight on Kazu Kibuishi & Jason Caffoe – Kazu Kibuishi and Jason Caffoe talk about their mega-popular Amulet series, and what’s in store as they prepare for the final volume. Moderated by Mark Askwith.

 

Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St.
Beeton Auditorium (1st Floor, Library)

11:30 AM – Drawing Science! – Science and comics: a perfect match! Learn how in this session with artists from the Science Comics series. Do you have to be a scientist to draw science comics? Can drawing comics…make you a science expert?! Cartoonists Alex Graudins, Jason Viola, and Alison Wilgus have the answers!

12:30 – Spotlight: Koyama Press Kids – TCAF is proud to present the debut of two great new kids books: Aaron Leighton’s A Children’s Book of Demons and Chris Kuzma’s Lunch Quest! Come meet the creators and learn all about these new releases from Toronto’s Koyama Press.

2:30 PM – Explore the 5 Worlds! – This session offers a behind-the-scenes look at the creative processes behind the exciting 5 Worlds series. Meet all five creators and learn how so many people can work together to create awesome comics adventure!

3:30 PM – Queer & Trans Comics for Kids! – Kids comics are for everyone! Come learn about these great new comics that feature LGBTQ+ kids. Cathy G Johnson (The Breakaways), Anthony Oliveira (Steven Universe: Fusion Frenzy), Sarah Winifred Searle (Sincerely, Harriet), and Chad Sell (Cardboard Kingdom) showcase their latest works in this session for readers of all ages.