Saturday, August 11, 2012

finalized artist / exhibitor list!

Here's the list of cartoonists & exhibitors for the first-ever 
Dartmouth Comic arts Festival!

Sunday August 19th from 11AM to 5PM • Free admission

If you thought you were on here and are not, please get in touch with me!
AND if you're on here, and are not coming, please let me know as well!

DCAF - artists / illustrators / cartoonists

Nick Bradshaw
artist on Marvel Comics' Wolverine & the X-men

Faith Erin Hicks
Friends with Boys, War at Ellsmere, Adventure Time

Mike Holmes
Adventure Time, Bravest Warriors, Mikenesses, True Story

Steve McNiven
artist on Nemesis and Marvel Comics' Civil War, Old Man Logan

Mark Oakley
Thieves & Kings, Star Drop

Darwyn Cooke

James White - Signalnoise

Jordyn Bochon

Danica Brine

Joel Duggan

Tim Larade

Andre Myette

Tim Carpenter

Colleen MacIsaac

Kate Leth

Molly McVicker

Dave Howlett

Derek Jessome

Jeff Knott

Andy Cotnam

Atlantic Comics

Ben Jeddrie

Andrew Power

Miriam Gibson

Neil Molloy


Josh Rodgers / Mushface Comics

David Germain

Meags Fitzgerald

Danielle Stirling 

Glenn Arseneau

Susan Pfeiffer

Patrick Burgomaster

Jei Jei Steeves

Dominic Marco

DCAF - exhibitors / sponsors

Where Monsters Dwell radio show & podcast

Quantum Frontier Games & Comics

Giant Robot Comics, Games, Toys

Strange Adventures Comix & Curiosities

Dartmouth Clothing Company

Two if by Sea Cafe

Conundrum Press

Invisible Publishing

Roberts Street Social Centre /
Anchor Archive Zine Library

Halifax Public Library

Geeks vs. Nerds

Big Pfeiffer Collectibles

Hal-Con Sci-Fi Convention

East Coast Comic Book Expo

Oofdah Games / The Gate boardgame

Writers Federation of Nova Scotia

Animaritime Anime and Gaming Convention

Magician Mister J will be performing

Friday, August 3, 2012

DCAF - basic info!

Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival! August 19th!

The first-ever Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival will be held on
Sunday August 19th from 11am to 5pm at Alderney Landing
on the lovely Dartmouth Waterfront!

Free admission - free parking - easy to get to via the ferry or
bus! Join more than two dozen cartoonists who will be exhibiting
their work, there will be comics for sale, posters, prints, t-shirts and
lots more!

Facebook event info:

The DCAF blog:

Where it's at:

to get a table at DCAF:
send your bio/homepage/portfolio/photo album to
along with the info on what you'd like to sell/display/exhibit/demonstrate

The tables are 8 feet in length and are limited in number. We are currently compiling a waiting list
and confirming guests and exhibitors.

DCAF is an all-ages event with free admission to the public

the date is Sunday, August 19th from 11am to 5pm. Exhibitors can set up starting at 10am.
The venue is Alderney Landing where the Dartmouth Farmers Market is held on Saturdays.

Marvel Comics illustrator Steve Mcniven and animator/artist/arch-villain Andy Cotnam
 will be doing portfolio reviews for those interested - pre-registration is required.
Send request to

Let me know if you have any questions and we'll see you at DCAF!



Wednesday, August 1, 2012

If all goes according to plan, this August 19th will see the launch of
DCAF—the first (hopefully) annual Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival. The
idea for this event is similar to the Toronto Comic Arts Festival
(TCAF) and the Maine Comic Arts Festival (MeCAF), in that it will be
something of a cross between a smaller-sized comic convention and a

crafters’ market; a one-day event featuring a wide array of (mostly
local) comic creators, zine-makers, print-makers, and other local
artists selling their own creations, essentially 
 just comics & art.

The location is the Alderney Landing Cultural Centre on the Dartmouth 

side of the harbour, home to the Alderney Farmers Market, the Craig 

Gallery, and the Alderney Theatre. It’s basically where the ferry from 

Halifax drops everyone off every half hour or so, and it’s connected 

to the Alderney Gate Library. 

We’ll be promoting the heck out of this event at Strange Adventures, and 

via flyers, Twitter, Facebook group, and good old fashioned word of mouth. 

Hopefully participants will do the same via their own social media outlets!

If you think you might be interested in setting up at this event, or even just 

volunteering your time to help make it happen, email Cal 

( or Dave ( to get 

involved. Even if you just have some ideas on how to make DCAF happen, 

or make it better, we’d love to hear from you. 

Thanks, and we hope to see all of you there!

Alderney Landing, 11AM - 5PM, Sunday, August 19th, 2012

Free admission! All ages welcome! 

It's the first-ever Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival!