May 9: Manfried Saves The Day Book Launch

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Manfried Saves The Day: Launch Party
Thursday May 9th, 7pm-11pm
@ Liberty Arts Gallery and Shop, 25 Atlantic Ave., Toronto
Free to attend.

Presented in conjunction with The Toronto Comic Arts Festival

On May 9, join Liberty Arts Gallery as they celebrate the launch of Kelly Bastow and Caitlin Major’s comic, Manfried Saves the Day. Have your photo taken with Manfried himself, sip on Manfried-themed drinks, catch a Q&A with the creators, and pick up some original artwork. Plus, buy tickets for a special raffle in support of Toronto Cat Rescue.


Manfried the Man:

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Praise for Manfried the Man:
Named a “Best Comics of 2018” by A.V. ClubNamed one of Paste’s “25 Best Comic Books of 2018” “A must read for pet owners of any stripe.”—A.V. Club “A simple tale of affection, devotion, and worry…though its narrative beats are familiar, that makes them no less adorable.”—Vulture“There’s something in this story that can resonate with everyone – even if you’re more of a dog person.”—Newsarama“Unexpectedly touching.”—The Comics Beat“Anyone who loves their pets as much as (or more than) they do other humans will happily read it cover to cover.”—Philadelphia Life“A delightful twist on the human/cat relationship.”—Library Journal“An entertaining and often laugh-out-loud twist on reality.”—Foreword Reviews“A surprisingly sweet story about companionship.”—Publishers Weekly

Book Description
In this hilarious graphic novel, the roles of cats and humans are reversed, putting humanoid felines in charge of tiny, dimwitted little man-pets. This is Book 2!

About the Authors:

Caitlin Major is a Toronto-based comics writer and illustrator. She and her partner, Matthew Hoddy, have run successful Kickstarter campaigns to print comics Space Pyrates and The Saga of Metalbeard. Caitlin also works as an animation compositor at Skyship Entertainment, a small animation studio in Toronto that specializes in kids’ programming on YouTube.

Kelly Bastow is an illustrator and comics creator best known for her ink and watercolor paintings of landscapes and body positivity. Kelly illustrated Quirk’s Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy and has drawn for the comics Lumberjanes, Adventure Time, and Capture Creatures.