Last year, the prestigious Toronto Comics Arts Festival asked us to take part in a first of its kind celebration of both comics and video games. And the end result was so spectacular that we’re gearing up for round two!
Comics Vs. Games 2 is an official TCAF 2013 event that will take place both onsite and off, in the same way that Comics Vs. Games 1 was for TCAF 2012. Except it’ll be even bigger and bolder, in both size and scope. There will be three primary components this time:
- The Comics Vs. Games Showcase are games hand picked by Miguel Sternberg, grand architect of Comics Vs. Games, and all sharing formal or aesthetic influences with the comics medium. Each will be playable at the Toronto Reference Library.
- The Comics Vs. Games Gallery: Presented by Attract Mode will again feature a selection of artwork from noted and celebrated cartoonists and illustrators, who have all been asked to explore the the world of video games in a medium that they know best.
Those involved are a mix of returning favorites from last year and some fresh blood that myself and Adam are thrilled to be working with; who’s who will be revealed soon. The Gallery will also be at Comics Vs. Games’ new home, Bento Miso, along with…
- The Bit Bazaar is the big new thing this year. Best described as a zine fair meets arcade, it’s where indie developers will have a chance to show off their game and sell related comics, t-shirts, toys, etc.
If you’d like to take part, you can sign up (and get more info) here. Though there’s one party that’s already confirmed: CAPY! We’ll also have a table as well, with a host of Attract Mode Shop goodies, some of which will be making their debut.
You’ll even find our good friend Mathew Kumar! Not only will he be a special guest of the Attract Mode table, but Mathew might also have something new for sale as well, something super special.
And that’s it for now; we’ll have more info soon. Till then, Toronto, get ready!
Comics vs Games 2 is a Toronto Comics Arts Festival event sponsored by Bento Miso and co-organized with The Hand Eye Society and Attract Mode.