Comic Creators and Publishers at VanCAF

With VanCAF just a few days away, we wanted to remind everyone of the amazing list of exhibitors we’ll have at VanCAF this year! That includes comic book artists, writers, graphic novelists, cartoonists, illustrators, publishers, and more. For the most up-to-date list of creators at VanCAF this year, take a look at the Creators page. For the full list of publishers that will be at the show, visit the Publishers page. Don’t forget to review the Debut Books page as well, with info on new books that will be making their first appearance at VanCAF!

Some of our Publishers will be conducting Portfolio Reviews on Saturday morning, and all aspiring comic creators are welcome. The reviews are first-come first-served in the Workshops Room C, from 10:00 AM through 12:00 PM on Saturday.

 

Unfortunately the following exhibitors have had to cancel their appearance at VanCAF: Taneka Stotts, Genue Revuelta, Sarah Simes, Culdesac Press, Leigh Davis, Rosemary Travale, Kurtis Wiebe, Owen Gieni, Kelly K., Craig Arndt, Hannah Fisher.

VanCAF 2017 Programming Schedule Now Available

We’re taking over the Roundhouse this year at VanCAF, with activities in almost every room in the building throughout the weekend.

In the Performance Centre and Workshop room, you can join our exhibitors and guests in their Panels & Workshops. For descriptions of each event and their scheduled times, visit this page.

In the Arts & Crafts room for the first time ever we’re holding Comics Lessons for Kids! From 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday of VanCAF, our kid-friendly exhibitors will be teaching hands-on lessons for children so they can learn how to make their own comic books. Then at 3:30pm teenage comic creator Dawson Ross will teach a workshop on comics for teens. Click here for the full schedule.

Also new this year is the Comics <3 Games arcade, in room B! It’s your chance to experience a curated showcase of local indie and experimental games. For the full list of contributors and their games, visit this page.

And of course, check out our full list of Exhibitors, comic book creators and publishers who will be selling their wares in the Exhibition Hall and Gym.

French Comic Guests Travel to VanCAF

Comic creators Sandrine Revel and Marcelino Truong are traveling to Canada to promote their newest comic releases, and VanCAF is pleased to welcome them as guests of our show!

Sandrine Revel, special guest of VanCAF on tour from France, is a prolific French creator of graphic novels. In 2001, she won an award for her work for young readers at the prestigious Angoulême International Comics Festival. She has published more than ten graphic novels in France, including of LGBT interest, as well as a successful line of Children’s comics. Glenn Gould, A Life Off-Tempo (NBM) won her the French Artémisia award which recognizes female comics creators.

Sandrine will be signing at table N5 in the Gym at VanCAF on Saturday 3:00 – 4:30 PM, and on Sunday 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Marcelino Truong is an illustrator, painter, and author. Born the son of a Vietnamese diplomat in 1957 in the Philippines, he and his family moved to America (where his father worked for the embassy) and then to Vietnam at the outset of the war. He attended the French Lycee in London, then moved to Paris where he earned degrees in law at the Paris Institute of Political Studies, and English literature at the Sorbonne. His first book, Such a Lovely Little War: Saigon 1961-63, received acclaim in the New York Times, Mother Jones, and Kirkus; the sequel, Saigon Calling: London 1963-75, will be published in the fall of 2017.

Marcelino will be signing at the Arsenal Pulp Press table N4 on Saturday 2:30 – 3:30 PM, and on Sunday 1:00-2:00 PM.

Both guests appear at VanCAF thanks to help of our partners the Consulate general of France in Vancouver and the Alliance Française de Vancouver.

Faith Erin Hicks joins VanCAF guest list

Vancouver-based cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks returns as a Featured Guest for VanCAF 2017! The second volume of The Nameless City graphic novel series: The Stone Heart was released this week as well, and will debut at VanCAF this May.

Faith has also loaned her considerable talents to create a poster for this year’s event, that will be available as print at the festival. For more information on Faith, check out her profile on our Creators page.

2017 poster by Faith Erin Hicks

Chip Zdarsky at VanCAF 2017

Hey there VanCAF fans, did you hear that we announced our first Featured Guest today for VanCAF 2017? It’s CHIP ZDARSKY! He’s an award-winning comic artist and a writer, and you probably know him if you’ve read Sex Criminals or Jughead or Kaptara or Howard the Duck or Star-Lord! We’re psyched to have him visit all the way from Toronto on both days of the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival this year (Saturday May 20 and Sunday May 21) and if you want to meet him he’ll be exhibiting all weekend!

Who’s coming to VanCAF?

We’ve made some major updates to the VanCAF site, including the addition of Creator and Publisher profiles! Why not start reviewing the lists now, to start planning who you want to meet at the show? We’ll be updating both lists over the coming weeks, as well as adding the books that are debuting at VanCAF, which you can find over on the Books page.