All Ages

Friday, April 08, 2005

Speakeasy = good times

There was a time when one always heard there was a comics scene in Toronto, especially with talent like Chester Brown and Seth living in the area, but it was hidden, never cohesive. Things seem to be changing with events like the upcoming Toronto Comic Arts Festival and other events like last night's comic book themed night of Speakeasy.

Lots of great artwork exhibited from artists like Cameron Stewart, Paul Rivoche and Chip Zdarsky. Special acknowledgement goes out to Jeremy Tankard and Steve Manale both with whom I chance to chat with about the importance of good kids comics.

2 Comments:

  • Cheers Scott! Glad you had a good time at the event. That was part of the idea behind this SpeakEasy - to put a human face on the local talent, to bring it out of hiding for the evening. Us illustrators are kinda like trolls - we sit in our dimly lit studios toiling away at repetitive tasks and never seeing the light of day. So this was our chance to get out and see the light of,... night.
    And I enjoyed our chat as well.
    jeremy tankard

    By Blogger jeremy, at 6:25 PM  

  • Gee, Jeremy...
    That's not what you told me after the show.

    You kept saying "That Robins guy is really getting under my skin. Everybody knows that comics are supposed to be about superheroes doing unspeakable, salacious things to each other (or their wives."

    Although I might be misquoting you...

    ;)

    By Anonymous Manale!, at 1:59 AM  

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