The Vancouver Comic Arts Festival is a weekend-long celebration of comics that enjoyed its launch in May 2012. The festival features readings, panels, and workshops, culminating in a two-day exhibition for cartoonists from across the country and down the coast.
The goal of VanCAF is to appeal to everyone, whether they're already die-hard comics fans or simply experimenting. For this reason, admission to all events is completely free, and table costs for exhibitors are kept as low as possible. We're not so much concerned with making a profit as we are transforming Vancouver into a city of story-telling and comics.
Although we take inspiration from other great Canadian shows, such as the Calgary Comic Expo and Toronto Comic Arts Festival, we are not affiliated with either event. Check back soon for 2013 updates on events and exhibitors.
The Vancouver Comic Arts Festival is managed and organized by the Vancouver Comic Arts Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting local cartoonists with the community.
Shannon Campbell (President, Chairperson)
Lucas Johnson (Vice President)
Jonathon Dalton (Secretary)
Matt Hildebrand (Treasurer)
JJ McCullough (Legal)
VanCAF logo provided by Josue Menjivar.
VanCAF 2013 Promotional Art provided by Steve LeCouilliard.
As VanCAF is a non-profit show we rely on the support of various businesses to make the festival a success. Whether it's by donating to our fundraiser gift baskets, providing discounted services, or advertising, the following businesses are responsible for VanCAF 2013: