Over 300 comic creators are coming to Vancouver on the May Long weekend, as part of the 2018 Vancouver Comics Arts Festival.
The festival is a two-day celebration of comics and graphic novels and their creators, including an exhibition and vendor fair featuring hundreds of creators from around the world.
The free event takes place on Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20 at the Roundhouse Community Centre in the city’s Yaletown neighbourhood.
Since its founding in 2012, the festival has been host to over a thousand exhibitors from around the world. This year, the event will host artists from France, the UK, Colombia, Iraq, Mexico, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and more.
Activities range from dedicated programming and workshops for children of all ages, to a multidisciplinary art space exhibiting expressive interactive experiences. Show hours on both days are from 10 am to 5 pm.
This year, the event will feature internationally renowned creators, Lewis Trondheim, Brigette Findakly and Yvan Alagbé.
In addition, critically acclaimed, American creators Craig Thompson, Kazu Kabuishi and Ronald Wimberly will take part in the event.
““We are fortunate to have this place in Vancouver’s comic community and are thrilled to provide the opportunity for more than 8,000 people interested in comics and graphic novels to walk through the festival, engaging with an amazing array of local and visiting talent,” said said VanCAF Festival Director, Andrea Demonakos.
Demankos added that organizers are excited “for everyone to see the huge variety of creators that encompass the comics community in Vancouver, and beyond, at the festival this year.”
More information about the festival is available online.