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TCAF re-cap

August 10, 2011

This is a long time coming- but here’s my TCAF re-cap.

I wanted to write something a while back but other things became a priority and poor poor blogging got shoved onto the back burner for months.

TCAF is one of my favorite things ever.  I think anyone who enjoys art, literature, comics … art in general really, should at least make the trek out to the show once.  I was so bloody excited to be invited to exhibit- it felt so surreal being on the other side of the table after working the event so many times.

Adam and I got in a day or so prior to the show so here we are enjoying breakfast at Fran’s on the Friday morning.

Adam with his morning milkshake:

Arthur with his fake smile:

Philippa with her Canadian water:

We had a bit of an adventure around the city that afternoon- exploring Kensington market and china town. We saw these cakes with their gloopy horses.

The following morning of course was TCAF.  Here are some shots of my table. I think I made it quite attractive. Who doesn’t enjoy a bit of lime?

I was very, very, lucky and sold out of all of my copies of the Galavant collection before the show even closed on Sunday. I personally don’t even own a copy of the book. So, so kind of everyone who bought it- I will have more copies for Thought Bubble this November. I can’t wait to actually own one of those bad boys!

You can see Adam in this photo as well on our shared table :D

Adam’s table:


They had a slide show of all the books debuting at TCAF behind me and I kept trying to keep an eye out for Galavant to make an appearance and I was lucky enough to snap this shot. Proud moment-

I drank my weight in Tim Hortons hot chocolate while I was there. I love and miss the small takeaway cups-

Busy, busy show…

I love this shot that Paul Hillier took of me holding up the January collection. Sheer excitement. (frightening?)

On the Saturday night Adam and I attended the Doug Wright Awards. I’d persuaded him to go with me last year and we’d really enjoyed ourselves- I think it’s a must-do when in town for TCAF. I look forward to them every year.

They also had Don McKellar as an MC again. Total bonus! All Canadian film students learn to love the man.

Amusing Jack Layton joke illustrated by John Martz.

David Boswell was inducted into the Giants of the North-

Discussion with Seth:

Afterwards Adam and I roamed through part of the University of Toronto towards an after party to celebrate the first day.

Of course we ended up doing some karaoke- it didn’t feel as silly-good-times as it normally does but Becky Cloonan sure does throw down. Respect.

After the show on Sunday getting food with friends turned into a bit of a shenanigan (as it always does at a convention) so Adam and I ended up solo at this lovely Italian restaurant on Baldwin St. One of the best food streets. Mmm food street.

Afterwards we walked through china town – past amazingly named buildings to The Dakota Tavern where Jeffrey Lewis was playing a gig. I have to admit that all intelligent thoughts left my head while chatting with him for a bit. He bought a copy of Galavant which is slightly troubling as it’s my first comic-related dabbling… ramble ramble ramble

I love the Dakota. Great place for great music.


And there we have it- that was my TCAF experience… the coles notes.

Afterwards I went to visit my folks and ate home cooked meals (and BBQ)- went for a bike ride and showed Adam where I grew up. Relaxed- then back to Manchester I flew.



December re-cap continued…

March 15, 2011

I’ve been horrible- I keep neglecting updates and then I have a stash of about 100 photos that I’d like to post. So now we’re going all the way back to December.

You’ll be happy to know that I have about 4 posts ready to go for this week- then hopefully I’ll stay on track and post a little more regularly. Not to mention I’m hoping to update the website in general over the next month or so. *insert Clone High makeover song here*

Here we go-

I discovered early on that one of the restaurants below our building makes fancy -above standard- hot chocolate.

These are some photos of the last snowfall we had right around Christmas.

Necessary snow angel.

There’s this pub called “The Ox” close to the canal and it was rumoured to have some delicious food. So Adam and I decided to check it out. I was quite pleased to be seated right beside this cozy fire.

The menu-

We didn’t join them on New Years…

Dessert! nom nom nom

I was quite impressed with these icicles that I saw every morning on the way to work- of course someone kicked and broke ’em at some point :(

Winter Carnival- at Picadilly

Adam’s family got us way too many presents- I felt like a kid lookin’ at that pile

The turkey dinner that we whipped up on Christmas Day- ’twas delicious nom nom nom

Due to a pretty swift temperature change there was loads of mist over the canal- made for some neat photos-

Annnd of course the wishbone- I won and got to make the wish which did come true.

And there we have it- That was the rest of December in photos.