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One of many incredible TCAF Events happening this week! []

Monday, May 4


Where Did You Sleep Last Night Launch, 7pm, Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St W, free

Lynn Crosbie launches her new novel about a teenage girl who embarks on a relationship with Kurt Cobain.

Wednesday, May 6

The Graphic Life Narrative of Marta Chudolinska – Opening Reception, 6pm-8pm, Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre, 111 Gerrard St E, free

Polish comics artist Marta Chudolinska exhibits at the MLCRC as a part of Ryerson’s Advancing Comics Studies Series.

Dames Making Games Speakers Social + Fight! Launch Party, 6:30pm-11pm, Bento Miso, 862 Richmond St W, free with registration

In preparation for TCAF and Bit Bazaar, this month’s DMG speakers social includes the launch of Jenn Woodall’s new feminist fighting game themed zine, Fight! as well as words from Nicole Burton from Ad Astra Comix.

Brockton Writers Series, 6:30pm, Full of Beans Coffee House, 1248 DUndas St W, PWYC

Emily Keeler speaks on Getting Started in Book Reviewing followed by readings from Zainab Amadahy, Ghadeer Malek, Mark Silverberg and Jane Woods.

FATshionraiser: FAT Is a Feminist Issue, 7pm, The 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St, free (clothing donations encouraged)

An evening of conversations about fat politics, clothing donations and swaps, a fun community curvy catwalk, tunes, films, and more. The 519 will be accepting size 14+ donations of clothing at the event to help newcomers and refugees.

Thursday, May 7


Pope Hats #4 Launch, 6:30pm-9:30pm, The Central, 603 Markham St, free

Author Ethan Rilly launches issue four and talks with John Porcellino about their weird ways of working.

We Are Going to Bremen to Be Musicians Launch, 7pm – 10pm, The Pilot, 22 Cumberland St, free

Come celebrate the TCAF book launch with creators Tin Can Forest and Geoff Burner, interviewed by Nina Bunjevac.

Wolsak & Wynn / Buckrider Books Spring Launch, 730pm, Monarch Tavern 12 Clinton St, free

New books from Lex Von Konigslow, Chris Chambers and Amber McMillan.

Confetti Book Launch, 7:30pm, Weird Things, 998 Bathurst, free

Comix genius Ginette Lapalme launches her new book, Confetti.

Hot Damn! It’s a Queer Slam Finals, 8pm, Buddies, 12 Alexander St

d’bi.young is the featured poet at the five city throwdown culminating this season of queer slamming.

Friday, May 8

TCAF Kick-Off Event: Drawn & Quarterly Turns 25!, 6pm-9pm, the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, free

A total D&Q Extravaganza to kick off the most highly anticipated comics festival of the year. Lynda Barry, Jason Lutes, Seth, Jillian Tamaki and Adrian Tomine are inthe house with moderator Sean Rogers. If you didn’t reserve a ticket…. I feel bad for you son.

TCAF Welcome Party with Pow Pow Press, 8pm-11pm, The Pilot, 22 Cumberland St, Free

4 new translated titles from Pow Pow Press, a Francophone, Montreal-based comics publisher, launch tonight! A bilingual event.

TCAF!! All weekend, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, and all over, free

This is the big weekend! The legendary Toronto Comic Arts Festival brings the freshest blend of art comics legends and new exciting work to the Toronto Reference library and all over the city this weekend. Go to to see all of the programming and guests.

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