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D+Q at TCAF 2015 - Sunday May 10th

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So you're all caught up on Friday and Saturday. What wild 25th anniversary plans do we have for you on Sunday, you ask? The show runs from 11 am to 5 pm in the Toronto Reference Library at 789 Yonge Street (though as you'll see below, there's a screening taking place after the show ends). You'll find D+Q's booth in the same old spot right by the entrance, but we've also got a special place on the third floor of the library. The bulk of the D+Q programming will be taking place in this brand new space called the Hinton Learning Theatre, which is near the elevators on the third floor of the Reference Library. When you see that after the panel time, you know what to do! After each panel in this room, the authors will be available to sign copies of their books at a nearby table.


11:15 AM to 12 pm: Marriot Bloor Yorkville's High Park Room (90 Bloor St. E.)
Truth & Intimacy in Graphic Memoir
Autobiography and memoir are among the most popular genres of contemporary comics, and with good reason; successful comics memoir renders its subjects explicitly, both textually and visually. In this medium where so little is left to the imagination, real experience may never have been so intimate, so ‘true’. In this feature presentation, moderator Johanna Draper Carlson (Comics Worth Reading) will interview four of the most acclaimed practitioners of contemporary comics memoir, to get at the root of what it’s like to put it all on the page. Featuring Dustin Harbin (Diary Comics), John Porcellino (King Cat), and Raina Telgemeier (Sisters).

12 pm to 1 pm: HINTON LEARNING THEATRE (3rd floor, Reference Library)
Masters of Idiosyncrasy: Chester Brown and Michael DeForge
Cultural critic and CBC q contributor Jeet Heer delves into the surreal with two cartoonists who have rewritten the rules of cartooning for their generation. Not only did Chester Brown (Paying For It) and Michael DeForge (First Year Healthy) come on to the scene with a steely vision like no one before them, they each did so with hallucinogenic aplomb. This conversation will be full of daring tangents and tangerine dreams.

Jason Lutes and Anders Nilsen in conversation with R. Sikoryak
R Sikoryak
(Masterpiece Comics) animates a conversation between Jason Lutes (Berlin) and Anders Nilsen (Poetry Is Useless) about the pressures and pleasures of negotiating careers as artists while also teaching art to new generations. This wide-ranging conversation will offer new perspectives on their work, and reveal how generous and thoughtful Anders Nilsen, Jason Lutes, and R Sikoryak are about their craft.

Seth in conversation with Tom Devlin 
With the release of a new PALOOKAVILLE (some say the finest issue yet), Tom will talk to Seth about his modern career as a designer, his nearly completed serial CLYDE FANS, and his just begun serial NOTHING LASTS. Both will discuss their abiding love for the lasting stories of the modern teleplay classic, GILLIGAN’S ISLAND and how it affected their world view.

Changing of the Guard: A D+Q AMA
Drawn & Quarterly celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2015. On stage will be founder and “chief” Chris Oliveros with his two right hands, Associate Publisher Peggy Burns and Creative Director Tom Devlin. How do they select what to publish? How do you submit a book? How did they start in comics? Where do they see the future of comics heading? Where’s the best duck fat poutine in Montreal? When is the next issue of Joe Matt’s Peepshow? Ask them anything. Heidi Macdonald of Publishers Weekly and The Beat will be on hand to ask the hard-hitting questions.

4 pm to 5 pm: The Pilot (22 Cumberland St.)
CAROUSEL: Comics Readings
R. Sikoryak (Masterpiece Comics) brings his long-running series of live comics readings & performances back to TCAF.Guests include Dakota McFadzean (Don’t Get Eaten By Anything), Ruben Bolling (Tom the Dancing Bug), and many more.4pm:

4 pm to 5 pm: Marriott Bloor Yorkville Forest Hill Ballroom (90 Bloor St. E)
Spotlight on Simon Hanselmann! With Michael DeForge and Patrick Kyle
TCAF is thrilled to welcome the Australian cartoonist who has taken the medium by storm, Simon Hanselman! His Megg, Mogg, and Owl strips appear weekly at Vice Magazine, and the collections Megahex from Fantagraphics Books and Life Zone from Space Face Books have topped critics' lists, and netted him two Ignatz Awards. In this special presentation, Simon Hanselmann will be joined by cartoonists and friends Michael DeForge and Patrick Kyle, with whom he toured America for 16 weeks, and be co-interviewed by Alvin Buenaventura (Pigeon Press) and Stephane Beaujean (Kaboom, Angouleme).


Signings take place at the D+Q booth on the ground floor of the Reference Library, or next to the Hinton Learning Theatre on the third floor of the Reference Library.

12 pm - 1 pm    Seth and Anders Nilsen - D+Q booth

1 pm - 2 pm      Chester Brown and Michael DeForge - Hinton Learning Theatre

                          Marc Bell and Adrian Tomine (to 2:30 pm) - D+Q booth   

2 pm - 3 pm      Anders Nilsen, Jason Lutes, R. Sikoryak - Hinton Learning Theatre

2 pm - 3 pm      Jillian Tamaki (to 3:30 pm) - D+Q booth  

3 pm - 4 pm     Seth - Hinton Learning Theatre

                         Julie Delporte and Michael DeForge - D+Q booth

TCAF Debut Palookaville 22 by Special Guest Seth


6 pm to 8 pm: Royal Cinema (608 College St.)
Screening of Seth's Dominion
Tickets $5, available for purchase now.

In this gala presentation, TCAF is proud to present an extra-special screening of the documentary film Seth's Dominion, with both Seth and director Luc Chamberland in attendance! This screening will also feature the worldwide premiere of two brand-new animated sequences, never-before seen, adapting Seth's shorts "The Death of Kao-Kuk" and "The Great Machine!". Following the screening of the shorts and documentary, Seth and Luc Chamberland will engage in a discussion of the documentary and their collaboration together.  All attendees will receive a $5 coupon to be used at The Beguiling Books & Art, to offset the price of admission to this event.

We have a few more surprises up our sleeves, so stay tuned to this space!