York Libraries Celebrate TCAF

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.

Recommended Resources

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