TCAF Roundup

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) was this weekend.  Of the comic-centred conventions I have been to, TCAF is most certainly my favourite.  Its the only one with free entry, and its artist focused, so instead of being ruled by Marvel or DC or other companies, you get a lot of independent artists showing off their comics, and selling artwork.

I thought I’d take a moment to share with you some of the things I picked up this weekend.

First was the only comic I picked up (that was not by design, that’s just how it worked out). Its called “Pang: the wandering Shao-Lin monk”.

I encountered the artist, Ben Costa at his table, and he gave me his pitch, and I had to admit, he had me at “Wandering Shao-lin monk”, so I bought it. I quite enjoyed it, and discovered afterwards that its a compilation of a webcomic that can be found at http://shilongpang.com/. I highly recommend checking it out.

I also picked up some Adventure Time art.  If you don’t know Adventure Time, you should.  It is awesome (and strange).

Jim Zubkavich (of Skullkickers fame) was drawing monsters, and I couldn’t resist picking up “Sad Monster Time”.

Finally, I was enamoured of Dylan Meconis‘ “Family Man” tarot prints, so I had to pick those up.

All of the artwork I picked up will be finding its way on my wall (as soon as suitable frames are acquired). I’d love to show you the amazing artwork, but…well, you really should have been at TCAF to see it.

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