MCAF unveils its program ! 
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May 2nd, 2018

MCAF releases its program ! 

Montreal, May 2nd - Since 2011, MCAF celebrates comic books and comic arts in general. The unfortunate truth is, very few people know about the careers available in comics.

Sometimes, it’s hard to imagine that around 10 to 20 people have worked on the same project: authors, scriptwriters, colorists, illustrators, publishers, printers, distributors… the comic book assembly-line is a reality and the MCAF mandates to make it more familiar to all.

To underline this theme of Careers in Comic Arts, conferences, workshops, exhibitions, and meet-ups will be organised into subcategories: International Comics, Diversity in Comics, and Comics Tools. In the presence of local and international authors questions such as “how does one become a comic artist?” and important issues surrounding the body, sociology, and industry of comics will be explored. 

Moreover, MCAF is proud to announce the participation of Penelope Bagieu, Dame Darcy, Pascal Jousselin,  Siris, Yokoi Sampo, Miki Yamamoto, Edgar Kosma et Pierre Lecrenier at this year's edition.

MCAF's program


The World of Webcomics
Saturday, May 26 at 1 pm
Making a living in webcomics has never been easier, but this doesn't mean it's easy. Join professionals as they answer questions about their experiences working on the world wide web. 

Moderated by David Daneman
With Boum, Christopher Grady, MaGnUs and Tania 

Different Publishing Models
Saturday, May 26 at 4 pm

Why choose to launch a new publishing house? What are the different models ? How do they work? Meet some of our bests editors as they talk about their respective companies. 

Moderated by Ian McGillis
With Andrew Benteau, Tom Devlin and Alexandre Fontaine Rousseau. 

Snakes, Ladders, and Closure: The Mechanics of Comics
Sunday, May 27 at 4 pm
An intro to how comics shape time in readers minds, all without moving at all. Appropriate for both those looking to read comics with more insight, and those aspiring to make their own. 

With Salgood Sam.


My Music as a Comic Strip
Saturday, May 26th at 3 pm

Imagine the sound and the noises of your comic book, then create your own comics soundtrack.

With Jeunesses Musicales Canada

Drawing from Observation
Sunday, May 27 at 2pm

Participate in this drawing workshop open to all skill levels.

Animé/ With Craig S


Re-animate Europe
Saturday, May 26 at 12 pm
Explore the fascinating stories of the competition finalists of the Friedrich Naumann Stiftungand and discover the diversity of their vision of Europe!

With Jordana Globerman

Discover the Work and the World of Yokoi Sanpo and Miki Yamamoto
Sunday, May 27 at 4 pm
Mangakas from the prefecture of Ibaraki, Japan.

Moderated by Nunumi

Q&A with Enzo Smits and Ward Swart 
Sunday, May 27 at 2 pm
Flemish authors of Wolven

Moderated by Luke Langille



Comics Journalism
Sunday, May 27 at 2 pm

Journalism and drawing are connected. Learn more about editorial choices, caricature and press

Moderated by Ian McGillis
With El Diablo, Sascha Hommer, Pierre Lecrenier, Sophie Yanow

Women representation in Comics
Let's talk About the Representation of Women in Comics
Sunday, May 27 at 3 pm

Moderated by Kate
With Pénélope Bagieu, Dame Darcy, Meags, Obom
MCAF's program



Montreal in a Balloon  
From Alberic Bourgeois to Michel Rabagliati, discover the architecture of the city and its evolution. Find its streets, neighborhoods, monuments, skyscrapers, balconies and its trademark exterior staircases proudly represented by various Montreal comic artists. This exhibition is an original idea from Michel Viau, historian of Quebec comic arts.

From May 2 to May 15
City Hall's Grand Hall

Careers in Comics
Discover all about careers in comic arts ! 

From May 2 to May 27 at Espace Lafontaine




La BD s’improvise

May 25 from 9 pm to 11 pm
At Calixa-Lavallée
10$ in advance - 15$ at doors 

Guerre des Arts, le Show
May 26 from 5 pm to 7 pm
Show at 5:30 pm  
At Calixa-Lavallée
10$ in advance - 15$ at doors 

Jardin Mécanique - Show and album launch
May 26 from 5 pm to 8 pm
Doors open at 8 pm, show at 9:30 pm 
At Quai des Brumes

The Van Hornies
May 27 at 2 pm
At Espace La Fontaine

MCAF 2018 Closing Party
May 27 at 7 pm 
At Cheval Blanc

For more information

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About MCAF

Since 2012, Espace La Fontaine hosts MCAF, a free, bilingual and eco-conscious event.

From May 25th to 27th, the Montreal Comic Arts Festival features over 160 local and international authors, 40 exhibitors, original exhibitions, events and activities for everybody.

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