Comic books are by definition books so we had a legit reason for taking part in Toronto’s celebration of books at Harbourfront. It appears that over the last few years, more and more comic book creators are exhibiting at this event, evidenced by the highly noticeable “comic book area” of the festival. 30 degrees in September was unexpected but we ate poutine and drank lemonade and sold comic books and hung out with awesome comics folks so the day was a success. We’ll definitely consider returning next year as the audience for Group of 7 continues to expand. Listen to us chat about future projects at WOTS here.
Book artist Jason Lapidus was recentlyinterviewed by True North Country Comics Podcast at Toronto Comicon about bringing Group of 7 into the classroom. Listen here.
Listen to Jason’s interview with Aaron Broverman here!
Today we landed our 13th retail location – Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop! Next time you’re visiting the Toronto Reference Library, pop in to Page & Panel on the ground floor and check us out!
Starting tomorrow (March 21), you can grab your Group of 7 comics at the Silver Snail in Toronto! The Snail has been a Hogtown comics staple since Jason and I were both kids in the city so this development has us both over the moon! Milestone reached folks. Milestone reached.
Stoked to announce that copies of Issue 1 and 2 are now available at The Sidekick in Toronto! Leslievillians! East-Enders! Torontonians! Visit this awesome place, grab a coffee and shop for your comics!
As of today (really as of mere seconds ago) you can now buy Issue #1 at West End Comics in Toronto! So WHAT are you waiting FOR? Get thee to Parkdale!
A few months back, we were asked to present the comic and related resources at the Ontario Heritage Fairs Association AGM. The Association “offers students the opportunity to explore the many aspects of their Canadian heritage in a dynamic learning environment and to present the results of their efforts in either French or English in a public exhibition” (stolen directly from the website). These kinds of presentations are invaluable to both Jason and I as there’s always an angle or lens or suggestion we hadn’t yet considered in terms of how best to develop and share the comic with scholastic audiences. Overall, the meeting was vigorous and engaging and yet again affirmed the value of using resources like Group of 7 in a classroom setting. If we can help start a conversation about Canadian history, we’re pleased to do so.
(don’t mind the photo, I should have hit the lights beforehand)