Friday, March 31, 2017

Celebrate Image Comics' 25th Anniversary at TCAF 2017, with Adlard, Lemire, Liu, O'Malley, Ríos, Takeda, and More!

TORONTO, CANADA: TCAF, The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, is excited to announce that it will host a celebration for the 25th Anniversary of groundbreaking comic book publisher Image Comics!
Special guests, amazing programming, and even a dedicated venue will thrill fans old and new alike at TCAF 2017, taking place May 13th and 14th, 2017, in Toronto, Canada. Image Comics is the largest publisher of creator-owned comic books in North America, with notable titles including The Walking Dead, Saga, The Wicked + The Divine, and Toronto's own Sex Criminals, reaching beyond 'mainstream' comics' traditional borders to bring in new readers, promote fairer contracts, and publish some great work!

The Image 25th Anniversary Party
@ The Masonic Temple

For two days in May, Image Comics creators, staff, and friends, will take over TCAF's newest venue The Masonic Temple (introduced in 2016), located at 888 Yonge Street, a block north of TCAF's main location Toronto Reference Library. The Image 25th Anniversary Party at The Masonic Temple is a fully accessible venue which will feature both all-day exhibitors and timed creator signings, as well as panel discussions, live drawing, special 'talk show' segment, and more!
The Image 25th Anniversary Party @ The Masonic Temple runs Saturday, May 13, from 10am to 5pm, and Sunday, May 14, from 11am to 5pm, and as with almost every TCAF event, admission will be FREE!
Please note: This is opening 1 hour later than TCAF's main venue at Toronto Reference Library. At points during the day we may need to stagger entry to conform to fire code regulations. Make sure to dress as warm as you need to and bring an umbrella, just in case you're waiting outside!

Over Two-Dozen Image Comics Creators!

Since its creation in 2003, each TCAF has welcomed a number of comics creators who've published with Image Comics, but this year we're blowing the roof off with more than 2 dozen creators (and maybe more to come...)! Check out this amazing guest list:

Charlie Adlard

Artist and Co-Conspiritor on THE WALKING DEAD!

Ivan Brandon

Writer and Co-Creator of Drifter and Black Cloud

Wes Craig

Artist and Co-Creator of Deadly Class!

Valentine De Landro

Artist and Co-Creator of Bitch Planet!

Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, and Babs Tarr

The creative team behind MOTOR CRUSH!

Brandon Graham & Emma Rios
and Farel Dalrymple and Simon Roy!

Editors and contributors to ISLAND!

Meredith Gran

Creator of Octopus Pie!

Karl Kerschl

Co-Creator of ISOLA!

Leslie Hung & Bryan Lee O'Malley

The Creative Team of SNOTGIRL!

Jason Latour


Jeff Lemire


Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda

Creative Team of MONSTRESS!

Sloane Leong

Co-Creator and artist of FROM UNDER MOUNTAINS!

Andrew MacLean

Creator of HEAD LOPPER!

Jamie McKelvie

Co-Creator and artist of

Kagan McLeod

Co-Creator and artist of

Djibril Morrissette-Phan

Co-Creator and Artist of

Sean Phillips

Co-Creator and Artist of
Kill Or Be Killed

Chip Zdarsky

Co-Creator of KAPTARA

Jim Zub

Co-Creator of WAYWARD,
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But wait there's more!

As if this guestlist weren't enough, we SHOULD let you know that there are a few more creators that we've reached out to that couldn't commit to the date just yet, but we've got our fingers crossed for a few more announcements closer to the date. If you wanna know what's happening as it happens, make sure to subscribe to @torontocomics on Twitter, and right here in our newsletter!.

Happy Anniversary!

We'd like to thank David Brothers, Aly Hoffman, and Jeff Boison of Image Comics for coming out to the Festival to help make the Image 25th Anniversary Party @ The Masonic Temple a reality, and of course the whole team at Image Comics for their support of TCAF 2017.
TCAF has always been about shining a light on the great work that Canadian creators are doing here at home and abroad, and inviting the larger comics world to see what we're doing here in Toronto, and we think with this event we'll get an amazing opportunity to do both!
So we'll see you on May 13th and 14th at for TCAF 2017 at all of our venues, including Toronto Reference Library, The Marriott Bloor Yorkville, and The Image Comics Anniversary Party @ The Masonic Temple!
About Image Comics
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit
About TCAF
TCAF is The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, taking place in 2017 at Toronto Reference Library and the surrounding Bloor/Yonge neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is celebration of comics and graphic novels and their creators, which culminates in a two-day exhibition and vendor fair featuring hundreds of comics creators from around the world. Other Festival events include readings, interviews, panels, workshops, gallery shows, art installations, and much more. For more information, visit

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