My name is Christopher Butcher, and I am the Co-Founder and Festival Director of The Toronto Comic Arts Festival (lovingly known as TCAF). A month ago, I presided over and celebrated the 10th Anniversary of TCAF, a celebration of the best of comics, graphic novels, and their creators, from Canada and abroad. On behalf of the entire TCAF team, I’d like to thank everyone who attended, who exhibited, and who worked to make TCAF 2013 a huge success.
TCAF 2013 was a year of anniversaries: 10 years since the Festival’s founding, our fifth time holding TCAF at Toronto Reference Library and in conjunction with presenting sponsor Toronto Public Library, and wrapping up lead sponsor The Beguiling Books and Art’s 25th year in operation. These were all great reasons to celebrate with our biggest and most diverse roster of attending authors yet, our most international festival, and our largest-ever Festival footprint.
In keeping with tradition, I’ll be wrapping up the festival in the text that follows informally rather than doing a big Press Release for it. I hope you enjoy it!