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TCAF 2013 Kick-Off: Featuring Gilbert Hernandez & Jamie Hernandez

TCAF - The Toronto Comic Arts Festival

Friday, May 10, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)

TCAF 2013 Kick-Off: Featuring Gilbert Hernandez &...

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TCAF 10th Anniversary Kick-Off Event
Featuring Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez, in conversation with Tom Spurgeon
Friday, May 10, 2013
@ The Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario, 2nd Floor
Doors at 7:00pm. Ticket valid until 7:20pm. Rush-line admtitance from 7:20pm-7:30pm

Come kick-off the 10th Anniversary of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival with us on the evening of Friday, May 10th! TCAF will welcome to the stage alt-comix legends Gilbert Hernandez and Jamie Hernandez, as they engage in a lively career-spanning conversation with The Comics Reporter's Tom Spurgeon! Both artists will also sign autographs and meet with fans at the event. Selections from their complete comics library will be available for sale at the event.

Plus! A look back at ten years of TCAF with some very special guests.

Presented by Toronto Reference Library and The Beguiling Books & Art, with support from Drawn & Quarterly Books and Fantagraphics Books. 

Please note: Reserved seating with Eventbrite ticket is only valid until 7:20pm. After that time, all tickets admission will be rush-line admission.


About the Authors:

Gilbert Hernandez was born in 1957 in Oxnard, California, the middle child in a family of six children. Alongside his brothers Jaime and Mario, Gilbert co-created and contributed to the acclaimed comic book series Love and Rockets, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2012. Gilbert has won numerous awards for his stories, including the Kirby Award, Inkpot Award, Harvey Award, and the 2009 United States Artists Literature Fellowship.

Gilbert Hernandez will be at TCAF in support of his highly-anticipated, semiautobiographical new graphic novel, Marble Season.  Marble Season is Gilbert Hernandez’s his first book with D&Q and one of the most anticipated books of 2013. It tells the untold stories from the American comics legends’ youth, but also portrays the reality of life in a large family in suburban 1960s California. Pop-culture references—TV shows, comic books, and music—saturate this evocative story of a young family navigating cultural and neighborhood norms set against the golden age of the American dream and the silver age of comics.

Jaime Hernandez is the co-creator of the independent comic book Love and Rockets (along with his brothers Gilbert and Mario).

Jaime’s main contribution to Love and Rockets is the ongoing serial narrative Locas which follows the tangled lives of a group of primarily Latina characters, from their teenage years in the early days of the California punk scene to the present day. The two central characters of Jaime’s cast are Margarita Luisa “Maggie” Chascarrillo and Esperanza Leticia “Hopey” Glass, whose on-again, off-again, open romance is a focus for many Locas storylines.

In addition to his Locas stories, Henandez has also done occasional work for DC Comics and The New Yorker, and he has done many album covers for such artists as Michelle Shocked. 



Tom Spurgeon is a multiple award-winning writer about comics. He is currently producer of The Comics Reporter web site. His book, co-written with Jordan Raphael, Stan Lee And The Rise And Fall Of The American Comic Book, has remained in print since 2003.

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When & Where

Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario M6G 2L7

Friday, May 10, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)

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