FCBD, TCAF and a list of purchases

This post has the potential to be kinda ‘photo’ ridiculous, but I just wanted to share the comic goodies that I’ve enjoyed the last few weeks.

The first Saturday in May = Free Comic Book Day, so as usual I volunteered to help out at The Beguiling.
Here are a few photos from the day- sadly it was ‘somewhat’ raining.


Chris and Derek with the lovely people


Scott tellin’ a mum about TCAF


View from across the street- considering the weather we had a pretty sweet turn out.


Willow Dawson, Kate Beaton and Ryan North signin’ at the event.

The following weekend was of course TCAF (Toronto Comic Arts Festival). This event only comes around every two years so I place it into the ‘extra-special’ pile. I normally save up for months prior to the show. So many amazing artists show up.
I volunteered at this event as well, this year I was given the titles of “Floor Manager” for Saturday and “Change Chick” for Sunday. From my perspective my fellow volunteers were particularly awesome this year. (Insert high fives to Tory, Adam P, James, Zad, etc etc)

I had such a good time and met *so* many amazing artists- this weekend was essentially an explosion of awesome!

Saturday night I found myself after the Doug Wright Awards and after congratulating Chip Zdarsky on his new issue of Prison Funnies at a karaoke place on Bloor with at least 50 artists and friends singin’ some sweet, sweet tunes. Insanity x 12!


TCAF during set up


TCAF during set up X2


After the doors opened


After the doors opened X2


After the doors opened X3

I’m interested in knowing the final tally for the amount of people that came.

And finally, I don’t really know why I have any interest in doing this beyond the fact that I dig photos and lists- my purchases / newly signed books:


Large pile, old microwave *wink*


Pile from a different angle.

So this is what’s there:
(In most cases the name of the book if clicked on will show a really bad photo of the cover- The name of the artist will reveal a really bad photo of my the signature/drawing that I received.)

Skim by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki
Sounds of Your Name by Nate Powell
Swallow Me Whole by Nate Powell
Please Release by Nate Powell
Cakewalk by Nate Powell
Monster Cops by Chip Zdarsky
Prison Funnies 1 by Chip Zdarsky
Prison Funnies 2 by Chip Zdarsky
Prison Funnies 3 by Chip Zdarsky
How to Date a Girl in 10 Days by Tom Humberstone
My Fellow Americans by Tom Humberstone
Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Crohns Disease by Tom Humberstone
Phase 7 #001-#004 by Alex Longstreth
Phase 7 #005 by Alex Longstreth
Phase 7 #006 by Alex Longstreth
Transition #010-#011 by Alex Longstreth
Phase 7 #012 by Alex Longstreth
Phase 7 #013 by Alex Longstreth
Phase 7 #014 by Alex Longstreth
The Dvorak Zine by Alex Longstreth
Paul has a Summer Job by Michel Rabagliati
Paul in the Country by Michel Rabagliati
Paul goes Fishing by Michel Rabagliati
Never Learn Anything From History by Kate Beaton
War at Ellsmere by Faith Erin Hicks
Zombies Calling by Faith Erin Hicks
A Drifting Life by Yoshihiro Tatsumi
Jan’s Atomic Heart by Simon Roy
You Ain’t No Dancer 1 by Anthology
You Ain’t No Dancer 2 by Anthology
You Ain’t No Dancer 3 by Anthology
True Loves 1 by Jason Turner and Manien Botma
True Loves 2 by Jason Turner and Manien Botma
Shuteye #1- Vea by Sarah Becan based on a story by David Becan
Shuteye #2- The Liar by Sarah Becan based on a story by David Becan
Shuteye #3- Night and Day by Sarah Becan
Shuteye #4- Carrefour by Sarah Becan
Ojingogo by Matthew Forsythe
Twenty Reasons Why You Should Eat Magic Mushrooms by Jason Kieffer
Kieffer 1 by Jason Kieffer
Kieffer 2 by Jason Kieffer
The Mandolin part 1 by Zach Worton
Conversation by Zach Worton
Too Many Monsters by Aaron Costain, John Martz, Zach Worton
Entropy part 1 by Aaron Costain
Entropy part 2 by Aaron Costain
Entropy part 3 by Aaron Costain
Entropy part 4 by Aaron Costain
Calamity Coach by Aaron Costain
Catnap by Aaron Costain
? Street Car Lines by Aaron Costain
It’s Snowing Outside- We Should Go For a Walk by John Martz
Warm Up Drawings! by John Martz
Transit Tokens by John Martz
We All Gonna Die by John Campbell
The Man Who Used to Know Everything by John Campbell
Stevie Might Be a Bear Maybe by John Campbell
Vegas Dump by John Campbell
Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together (already had this one just got it signed) by Bryan Lee O’Malley
Scott Pilgrim vs. The Universe (already had this one just got it signed) by Bryan Lee O’Malley
Optic Nerve #9-11 (already had these just got them signed) by Adrian Tomine

*phhhhewwww*

Let’s hear it one more time for THE PILE!

K

PS- I also added photos of the broccoli slaw that I made tonight under my “Culinary Exploits” section.

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2 Responses to “FCBD, TCAF and a list of purchases”

  1. adc Says:

    First!
    and lol

    broccoli slaw? you mad scientist, you!

    and great aerial shots of TCAF. i never went upstairs.
    and also… i figured out your secret…
    you like comics!!! ssshhhhhh!!

  2. Kayla Hillier Says:

    Hahaha I can’t wait to dig into that pile though! OM NOM NOM

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