Art by Faith Erin Hicks, a Halifax cartoonist who is one of the guests at this year’s Vancouver Comic Arts Festival.
Talented guests, entertaining and informative panels and an all-around good vibe have combined to make the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival one of the city’s most anticipated events, at least by comics nerds (and the city has plenty of those).
Now in its fifth year, VanCAF 2016 takes place May 21-22 at the Roundhouse Community Centre. This year’s special guest is Lynn Johnston, known to fans of the funny pages as the creator of the popular comic strip For Better or For Worse. The Canadian cartoonist, who worked on the strip for over 30 years before retiring in 2010, will be in conversation with cartoonist Doug Savage on Saturday, May 21. Afterwards, she’ll sign books and meet fans.
But there are plenty of other highlights, too. Let’s look at some of the other creators who are going to coming out to talk comics. And, by the way, VanCAF is FREE, although enthusiasts might want to think about paying for a VIP Package, which is $20 and includes raffle tickets, posters and more.
Cartoonists at large – highlights of this year’s Vancouver Comic Arts Festival!