TCAF is a 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. In 2018, Europe Comics will be present with a star cast of international authors, including Lewis Trondheim, Brigitte Findakly, Wauter Mannaert, Nico Naranjo, and David B.
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Graphic Novels That Make History @ Javits Center, Room 1C03
Nonfiction graphic novels are more popular than ever, from Persepolis to March. But what does the future of the genre hold? With Peter Tomasi (The Bridge), Nathan Hale (Lafayette!) Ted Fox and James Otis Smith (Showtime at the Apollo), Mikaël (Giant), and Matt Fitch and Chris Baker (Apollo). Moderated by Abraham Riesman, staff writer at New York Magazine.
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm The Beat Presents: The World Comics Invasion @ Javits Center, Room 1A02
Comics from around the world are finding a bigger audience than ever in the US. A look at how creators around the world approach their work and the medium. With Ana Mirallès (Spain), Mikaël (Canada), Mateusz Skutnik (Poland), Emanuela Lupacchino (Italy), and Fabio Moon (Brazil).
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Comics Readers Today: Who They Are and Where to Find Them @ Javits Center, Room 1C03
Readership differences in Europe and the USA showcase the medium’s breadth and potential to reach new audiences. A panel of professionals offer their take. With Chris Thompson (Titan/Statix Press), Karen Green (Columbia University Library), Terry Nantier (NBM), Jennifer King (Space Cadets Collection), Nazeli Kyuregyan-Baron (Europe Comics). Moderated by Heidi MacDonald (Publisher’s Weekly/Comics Beat).
Art Bubble – Denmark’s friendliest comics festival!
This year’s edition will take place September 22-23 (Aarhus, at Dokk1) and will feature a fantastic guest line-up including Hermann, Niko Henrichon, Philippe Luguy, Wilma van den Bosch, Paul Lee, Yoann, Yves Rodier, Peter Madsen, Lars Jakobsen, as well as a delegation from Toronto Comics Arts Festival, inclunding Sean Karemaker, Jillian Fleck and Shawn Daley.