This May, Europe Comics is heading to the Toronto Comic Arts Festival! This will be the first time Europe Comics brings its creators to TCAF, and what a lineup of creators it is!
The legendary Lewis Trondheim will be there with Europe Comics to promote his noir gem Maggy Garrisson (illustrated by Stéphane Oiry) as well as his classic series The Marvelous Adventures of McConey & Cosmonauts of the Future (illustrated by Manu Larcenet). And together with Brigitte Findakly (whose visit to Toronto is supported by TCAF), Trondheim will be promoting Poppies of Iraq (published by Drawn and Quarterly).
Belgian scriptwriter and artist Wauter Mannaert will be in Toronto with the support of the Flemish Literature Fund promoting his series El Mesias (co-created with Mark Bellido and originally published by Ballon Media), as well as his latest graphic novel Weegee: Serial Photographer, with writer Max de Radiguès, published by Canada’s Conundrum Press.
Spaniard Nico Naranjo will be with Europe Comics to promote his fantastic Toucan Patrol (originally published by Dibbuks). And we of course need to mention the presence of another European comics legend — David B. — who will be in Toronto with NBM Publishing, and whose Reading the Ruins joined the Europe Comics catalog in April.
Here is the full calendar of events:
THURSDAY MAY 10
7 pm European Panel @ Spadina Theatre, Alliance Française Toronto
With Bianca Bagnarelli (Italy), David B. (France), Wauter Mannaert (Belgium), Nico Naranjo (Spain) and Stephanie Wunderlich (Germany), moderated by Thomas-Louis Cote, Director of the FBDFQ.
8 pm French Language Panel @ Spadina Theatre, Alliance Française Toronto
With Yvan Alagbé, Brigitte Findakly, Julie Rocheleau, and Lewis Trondheim, moderated by journalist Genevieve Oger
FRIDAY MAY 11
10:15 am Moving Pictures @ Toronto Reference Library
With Brigitte Findakly and Claudia Davila
SATURDAY MAY 12
10 am – 12 pm Wauter Mannaert signing @ booth #131-132, Toronto Reference Library
11 am Bande Dessinée Today: Contemporary French Comics Panel @ High Park Ballroom 2/3 (Marriott Hotel)
With Lewis Trondheim, Brigitte Findakly, David B., Yvan Alagbé and Julie Rocheleau, moderated by Bart Beaty
1 pm – 2:30 pm Lewis Trondheim and Brigitte Findakly signing @ booth #131-132, Toronto Reference Library
2:45 pm Truth Comes Out: Creating Comic Biographies Panel @ Summerhill Room (Marriott Hotel)
With Wauter Mannaert, Max de Radiguès, Julian Voloj, Jia Sung, Oliver East, moderated by Brendan Montgomery
3 pm Creative Couples Panel @ Toronto Reference Library, Hinton Learning Theatre
With Lewis Trondheim & Brigitte Findakly, Audrey Niffenegger & Eddie Campbell, and Yuko Ota & Ananth Hirsch, moderated by Bart Beaty
3 pm – 5 pm Nico Naranjo signing @ booth #131-132, Toronto Reference Library
SUNDAY MAY 13
10:30 am – 12:30 pm Lewis Trondheim and Brigitte Findakly signing @ booth #131-132, Toronto Reference Library
11 am Debut Book Spotlight @ Summerhill Room (Marriott Hotel)
With Wauter Mannaert, Remy Boydell, Ben Rankel and Eleanor Crewes, moderated by David Brothers
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Nico Naranjo signing @ booth #131-132, Toronto Reference Library
2:45 pm Spotlight Panel @ Toronto Reference Library, Hinton Learning Theatre
With Lewis Trondheim and Brigitte Findakly, moderated by Bart Beaty
2:45 pm Historietas: Comics in the Spanish-Speaking World @
Cumberland Terrace (First Floor)
With Nico Naranjo, Sergio Garcia Sanchez, Liniers, Constanza Salazar and Pablo Guerra, moderated by Heidi MacDonald
3 pm – 5 pm Wauter Mannaert signing @ booth #131-132, Toronto Reference Library