Simon Moreton and I have arrived in Toronto for TCAF. We flew with Air France via Paris and I must say the flight was pretty tollerable in this age of squeezed margins and shrinking legroom. We were served Champagne by the young, friendly cabin crew and enjoyed the good selection of films available.

Last night we met up with my friend Suley Fattah, originator of Drawing the Line, a benefit comic collection for Cancer research in Canada and his wife, the magician Julie Eng. We went to the pub.

This morning I distinguished myself at a local cafe where we had breakfast by (almost) wrecking the hinges of the plate glass door.

Simon is giving a talk to the geography dept of the University of Toronto this afternoon and then tomorrow morning we are doing a workshop for Shelley Wall‘s biomedical illustration students at the U of T

Simon and I are both exhibiting at TCAF, along with fellow UK comics people such as Darryl Cunningham, Lizz Lunney, Philippa Rice, Joe Decie, and Sean Azzopardi

On Saturday Simon, Darryl, Lizz and I are running a ‘Comics and Mental Health’ panel discussion with the great John Porcellino at 12.30 in the Marriott Bloor hotel.


Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2012

Yey! it is official! I’m listed in the TCAF exhibitors page. I will be in Toronto in May to take part in TCAF!

Simon Moreton and I are going to also run a panel on comics and mental health which will include Darryl Cunningham, author of Psychiatric Tales and a couple of other special guests TBC.

We are going to do a bit of teaching too- in the University of Toronto in the department of Biomedical Communication and Simon is going to give a lecture in the dept of Geography.

I know a few people from Toronto, and I’m looking forward to meeting up with them.