Below is our programming schedule for VanCAF 2013. Be sure to RSVP to VanCAF on Facebook!
Saturday, May 25th
The Cloudscape Comic Live-Draw!
Saturday, May 25th 11:00-11:45
Hosted by Cloudscape Comics
The Real Me: Autobiography & Artistic License
Saturday, May 25th 12:00-12:45
It's the story of an artist--or maybe several. Join this roundtable discussion of cartoonists as they talk about the art of autobiographical comics. Topics will include getting your life onto the page, the poetic interpretation of said life, and the reality of self-censorship in order to maintain real-life relationships and sanity.
Women as Warriors: The Representation of Strong Women in Popular Culture
Saturday, May 25th 13:00-13:45
Join four artists as they discuss the origin of warrior women in comics, including their portrayal (be it inspiring and bad-ass or woefully misguided), their development, and their future.
Intro to Comic Production
Saturday, May 25th 15:00-15:45
Hosted by Steve Rolston
Are you interested in drawing comics but don't know much about the process yet? In this lecture, artist Steve Rolston will cover the basics and explain the typical stages of Script, Thumbnails, Pencils, Inks and Lettering, using examples from his graphic novel Emiko Superstar. Steve has been drawing comics professionally since 2000 and teaching a comic book course at VanArts since 2005.
The Last Political Cartoonists
Saturday, May 25th 16:00-16:45
Hosted by Kevin Wilson
Left VS Right. American VS Canadian. In a dystopian future where newspaper readership is dwindling, can the two youngest professional political cartoonists put aside their differences to use their powers for good? Join Matt Bors and JJ McCullough as they discuss the nature of their craft, from the first line to the deadline.
Canada's Golden Age of Comics
Saturday, May 25th 17:00-17:45
Hosted by Ken Boesem
Grab your fedora or straighten your seams and swing back to the '40s! If you liked last year's presentation about the forgotten wartime ban on American comic books, then prepare to have your mind blown with an ALL-NEW cavalcade of MORE retro-Canadian comics, cartoonists and characters which filled the void on our nation's newsstands during World War II! Local cartoonist and comic historian Ken Boesem leads a visual rollercoaster ride through the forgotten treasure trove of Canadian comic book superheroes, Mounties, detectives, cowboys & funny animals--all direct from the Great White North's very own Golden Age of comic book publishing (c.1940-1948)!