There are three FREE events in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with one of the most renowned comic authors in Europe.

GABRIELLA GIANDELLI: A TORONTO RETROSPECTIVE

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE!

Opening night: Friday, May 4, 2012 – 6:30pm

Italian Cultural Institute / Istituto Italiano di Cultura
496 Huron Street, Toronto

Infoline: 416.921.3802 ext. 221

Free Admission

The Italian Cultural Institute, under the auspices of the Consul General of Italy, is proud to present a retrospective exhibition of Gabriella Giandelli:

  • The exhibition runs through Friday, September 14, 2012
  • Gallery hours: Mon – Fri: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

On exhibit, over 80 original drawings of one the most prolific Italian illustrator and graphic novelist, including the celebrated series Interiorae.

The artist will be in attendance.

This video presents the Toronto Comic Arts Festival at the Toronto Reference Library in 2009:

You're Invited: Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2012

You're Invited: Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2012

Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) 2012

Saturday, May 5, 2012 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, May 6, 2012 | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street

FREE Admission

Toronto Comic Arts Festival is a week long celebration of comics and graphic novels and their creators, which culminates in a two-day exhibition and vendor fair featuring hundreds of comics creators from around the world.

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) 2012 is proud to announce its full slate of programming for the May 5th and 6th weekend.

  • For more information on the specific creators, events, and exhibitions that make up this year’s Toronto Comic Arts Festival, please check the schedules and listings in the “Events” and “Who’s Coming?” sections of the website

Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2012 KICK-OFF EVENT!

  • Jeff Smith, Gabriel Ba, and Fabio Moon in conversation!
  • Noir and the Fantastic in Comics and Graphic Novels Friday, May 4th, @ 7:00pm @ Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St. in The Bram and Bluma Appel Salon

Topatoco: Welcome to TCAF Party!

  • Friday May 4th, 7pm-10pm
  • Free to attend
  • Publishing some of the very best books and merchandise from your favourite web comics, Topatoco returns to TCAF once more–and they’re throwing a party!
    • “Join a whole slew of awesome Topatoco cartoonists at the first-ever Topatoco Welcome to TCAF party!
    • This party runs opposite the TCAF kick-off event featuring Jeff Smith, Gabriel Ba, and Fabio Moon at Toronto Reference Library (but we’re okay with that!).
    • At 10pm this party will morph into the TCAF Kick-off event After Party! It’s gonna be a fun evening at The Pilot!”

TCAF Kids Program

Toronto Reference Library

2nd Floor: Appel Salon, Novella Room (For Kids)

  • Located on the second floor of Toronto Reference Library in the Owlkids Area
  • These programs will accommodate about 40 kids, and are great for kids up to age 14 who are curious about their favourite books, or interested in creating comics themselves!
  • This area also features:
    • The Kids Comics Lounge, for your comics reading pleasure,
    • and TCAF Kids Presents The Art Garage,with
      • two-days worth of crafting fun for kids!
      • “four interactive activity stations to get your creative comics juices flowing!”

Owlkids Area: Saturday, May 5th

  • Saturday, May 5, 2012 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Toronto Reference Library, Novella Room
  • FREE Comic Book Giveaway
  • Let’s Make Comics Together!
  • The Pirate Girl’s Treasure: Read and Create!
  • Saturday Morning Webtoons: Game Show Fun!
  • Kids Comics Quickfire
  • Spotlight: Knights of the Lunch Table
  • Owl Comics Games
  • Facts, Fiction, and Unfolding Comics

    Owlkids Day: May 5th

  • Saturday, May 5, 2012 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • St. Paul On Bloor
  • Owlkids Day is a special one-dayonly event on Saturday May 5th that offers:
    • a non-stop selection of presentations by TCAF’s biggest kids guests
    • a special location for families just 8 minutes walk from main TCAF site,
      • at St. Paul’s on Bloor (just east of Church Street)
      • capacity for all events is approximately 200 people

Owlkids Area: Sunday, May 6th

  • Sunday, May 6, 2012 | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Toronto Reference Library, Novella Room
  • FREE Comic Book Giveaway
  • Rabbit and Bear Paws Puppet Show
  • Turn Your Life Into Comics
  • Kids Comics Quickfire, The Sequel
  • Spotlight: Explorer The Mystery Boxes
  • Drawing Simple Characters

Gabriella Giandelli: A Guest to be Featured

at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival

  • taking place on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday May 6 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
  • at the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St., Toronto.

Toronto Reference Library Contact Info:
Phone 416-395-557
www.torontopubliclibrary.ca

GABRIELLA GIANDELLI AND MARCO CAPPELLI IN
CONVERSATION AT IIC

Monday, May 7, 2012 – 6:30-8:30

Italian Cultural Institute / Istituto Italiano di Cultura
496 Huron Street, Toronto

FREE Admission

Infoline: 416-921-3802 ext. 221

“Gabriella Giandelli and music composer Marco Cappelli will engage in a conversation on their artist careers and the influence that music has on comics.

The conversation will be enriched by musical excerpts thanks to Marco Cappelli’s guitar.

Marco Cappelli has directed the animation film In The Shadow of No Towers (USA – 2011 -53min.) as well as arranged its music.

The film is based on the graphic novel written by Pulizer prize winning
cartoonist Art Spiegelman about his experience of the 9/11 attacks on New York’s World Trade Centre.”

Narrated by John Turturro, In the Shadow of No Towers will be screened at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival on Sunday, May 6 at 1pm at Innis College (Please click here for more details).

Enjoy! / Buon Divertimento!

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