Monday, May 11, 2020

#CanCAF: Promoting Comics Events Across Canada

From the Toronto Comic Arts Festival.

Image by Jesse Jacobs

Comics festivals across Canada are thrilled to announce a month-long digital initiative called #CanCAF. 

The internet-based initiative will promote the work and careers of cartoonists and publishers scheduled to participate in their festivals this year, now cancelled or postponed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. 

Events will take place across social media platforms using the hastag #CanCAF, and a complete schedule of events through the month of May will be listed at

“We were all disappointed to cancel our respective events,” said Miles Baker, Managing Director of TCAF, The Toronto Comic Arts Festival. 

“But when we reached out to our colleagues it was incredibly heartening to see that so many of the festivals across Canada are still planning on creating original programming and promoting artists, writers, and publishers in this incredibly difficult time. 

#CanCAF will be the first-ever cross Canadian comics festival. And we can’t wait to begin sharing it with you.”

#CanCAF programs will range widely from workshops to interviews, live drawing to panel discussions, podcasts to videocasts, and a few surprises along the way. 

Comic book and graphic novel fans, old and new, can look for the #CanCAF hashtag on their favourite social media to find great content and new ways to support and enjoy the work of Canadian and international creators.

Creators, publishers, and other comics events who would like to create content for the #CanCAF digital event, please reach out to

#CanCAF is a joint initiative of, and presented by:

Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival (DCAF)
Festival BD de Montréal (MCAF)
Québec BD
Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF)
Vancouver Comic Arts Festival (VanCAF)

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