TCAF (Toronto Comic Arts Festival) is an annual event that pays homage to comics, graphic novels and their creators. Hosted at the Toronto Reference Library from May 11th-12th, the festival includes free workshops, a vendor fair and artist meet-and-greets.
To celebrate TCAF, the Libraries are showcasing graphic novels from their collections (both new arrivals and staff favourites). The display also features scholarly works relating to the study of comics – a growing area of research.
Stop by the display in-person at the Scott Library, or browse the recommended resources below.
Archives and Special Collections
- BKR Collection: reprints, fan magazines and reproductions of comic strips and illustrators from the early to mid-twentieth century
- Granary Press Artist’s Book Collection: artist’s publications and artist’s books produced by the Granary Press
- Graphic Novels Collection: examples of important graphic novels of the twentieth century in North America and Europe
- Ruth Dworin Collection: lesbian pulp novels from the mid-twentieth century as well as works of non-fiction, popularized science and psychology works and memoirs related to lesbianism.
- Didi Khayatt Collection: lesbian fiction from the later half of the twentieth century as well as feminist zines (mostly West Coast) from the 1990s
*Note: To retrieve items from the Libraries’ special collections, contact the Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections