Our TCAF table is confirmed - stop by table 259 for all things Spera!! Josh, Victoria, Kyla and me will be there with copies of Spera: Volume 1 and Magical Girls and free postcards!
We are on the second floor, up the stairs and to the right, in the Owlkids exhibitors’ area, in front of the bar. I like how we are in front of the bar, even if the taps remain silent throughout the weekend, deep in my heart I feel Yonder approves too :’)
For those in need of a functioning bar, Corey Mintz has kindly compiled a list of 41 places you must eat in Toronto, I am working my way through those at the moment. I recommend, salivating in memory, the Porchetta sandwich; Hibiscus in Kensington Market (AMAZING salads and galettes); and Ravi Soups (roast pork shoulder wrap and mushroom bisque!). We have already gone back twice to Nadege on 780 Queen St West for great cakes and croissants. And the Town Crier Pub (115 John Street) with 50 beers on tap andcurry poutine which regrettably I haven’t tried yet because each time we’ve gone I’ve just been tragically too full. Btw I’m not getting any money from endorsing these places, just satisfaction.
Back to comics, I will also have Dear Wonderful World and the last few copies of Drops in the Ocean for reading/sale, I’ll have a few copies of HAWK with me as well, the beautiful artbook full of Amei and Wratty and Kidchan’s lovely illustrations. Also some not-Basara book I’m not displaying that out of embarrassment haha. Just ask me about that setouchi comic, I’ll bring it out for you. See you there!!
A collaboration with the fantastic duo from
BRAST OFF! and lalage with guest arts from aivii and fenix!!
Debuting this Comic Fiesta at KL Convention Centre ;D
Let’s paaaartyyyy! We go there!!!!
(Floor map is here.)
“What name do you want to put on the book?” “Um.. my name?” “Are you sure?” “Yea it’s what I use on pixiv so I guess..” “Are you sure?” “Yes…” “Are you really sure?”
My head is permanently in my hands. FWIW though there is a lot of heart in this book. Among other things. I hope you will enjoy it. And please forgive us..
Big news time: Spera: Volume I is coming out this September from the fine folks at Archaia!
The first half of this 176-page hardcover is a remake of the original story, illustrated here by Kyla Vanderklugt, Hwei, Emily Carroll and Olivier Pichard. The second half is a collection of short comics illustrated by Jordyn F. Bochon, Cécile Brun, Luke Pearson, Leela Wagner and Matt Marblo. Cover art is by Afu Chan.
I’m very excited to finally be able to reveal this. The book is just bursting with great art and adventure, and I’m sure fans of those involved will be blown away by their contributions here.
From the site:
“Lono’s life as a princess consisted of sitting, reading, and dreaming—until the day Pira, princess of a neighboring kingdom, arrived with news of a waking nightmare! With the help of Pira’s best friend—a fire spirit in the form of a dog named Yonder—the princesses now find themselves in a race against evil. The goal: Spera, a magical realm of which the princesses had only ever heard the tallest tales. The prize: their very lives!
Written, created, and edited by Josh Tierney, Spera Volume 1 is the first book in an ongoing series of graphic novels illustrated by artists from around the world.”
The first person to make a ‘hot dog’ joke will be fed to Yonder!! No I am kidding, Yonder is a gentleman
In all seriousness, this is great news for a lovely story and while waiting for September everyone should read or reread the original volume I here for a truly mindboggling spectrum of beautiful art and storytelling styles. Among other things I’m very grateful to the original vol.I for introducing me to so many amazing artists; hope it does the same for you!
#yonder my spirit animal