S! #16: Villages
The wall has a yellow shelf cuz yellow is the best even if it’s greenish yellow it is still yellow enough for me
kuš and Videofag present The Last Match
May 7th – 12th
Opening Reception May 7th, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Videofag, 187 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, ON
Free to Attend
An event of The Toronto Comic Arts Festival
Since 2009, the Latvian comics magazine kuš! has invited international comic artists to draw their interpretations of “the last match” on paper snips the size of matchbooks. At this size, these little artworks are easily collected in just a few tiny boxes – BUT – when exhibited together as The Last Match, the collected drawings are taken out and hung on matchsticks, showing that together you can make something big out of something small.
The Last Match is made up of contributions from more than 380 artists, from over 52 countries. This international exhibition has traveled from Riga to Lisbon, Linz, Lucerne, Leipzig, Erlangen, Haarlem, Tbilisi, Prague, Poznan, St. Petersburg, Bologna, Graz, and Ljubljana, and it’s making it’s Toronto/Ontario/Canadian/North American debut with TCAF! We’re so excited!
Co-presented by Videofag in Kensington Market, The Last Match will be up from May 7th-12th. There will be an opening reception on May 7th, from 7:00-9:00pm, which we highly recommend attending. With so many pieces, you’ll want to spend time with it all!
The exhibition is being brought to TCAF thanks to the kuš! editors David Schilter and Sanita Muižniece, and will be accompanied by a matching wall painting by Patrick Kyle. For more information on The Last Match, as well as photos of it from previous showings, please visit the kuš website.
“Matchmonster” illustration by Oskars Pavlovskis.
See you at TCAF!
The 29th Helsinki Comics Festival
5th-7th September 2014
CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITORS
Welcome to the Helsinki Comics Festival 2014!
The 29th Helsinki Comics Festival will take place on 5th-7th of
September 2014 at Lasipalatsi Square and nearby venues in Central
Helsinki, Finland. Our theme this year is LGBT comics, and our guest
country is Germany.
Helsinki Comics Festival is a fair and a platform for publishers and
comic artists from Finland and abroad. In addition to the main
exhibitors’ area, we also organise Small Press Heaven, an alternative
fair of zines, smaller publication and young artists.
Helsinki Comics Festival is the largest comic-related event in Finland
and Northern Europe, organised by the Finnish Comics Society since
1979. The festival is free of charge and the programme consists of
interviews, lectures, discussions, exhibitions, workshops,
performances, competitions, signings and evening events. The event
keeps growing and last year we counted 28,000 visitors.
- - Call for Exhibitors: Deadline 30.6.
We offer international exhibitors a free sales spot either in the main
festival tent (publishers and organisations) or in the Small Press
Heaven (individual artists and collectives). This year Small Press
Heaven is organised in several pop-up tents (4 x 8 metres) around the
main tent. Each tent seats 6-7 tables.
Main tent: 180 x 80 cm
Small Press Heaven: 140 x 60 cm
Main tent: Friday to Sunday
Small Press Heaven: Saturday to Sunday
You can register as an exhibitor by emailing me, international
coordinator Maura Manninen at email@example.com
Please state in your reservation whether you wish to have a table in
the main tent or in Small Press Heaven. If you wish to share a SPH
tent with certain exhibitors, let us know beforehand and we are happy
to arrange the seating accordingly. Due to limited table space both in
the main tent and SPH tents, please indicate also if you are willing
to share a table if need be.
If you need an official invitation for funding your visit to the
festival or have any questions, do not hesitate to ask.
- - Shipping books to Finland
If you want to ship your books to us beforehand, please use the
following details and write us a heads-up email when the books are on
Name: Helsinki Comics Festival / Sarjakuvakeskus
The books will be moved to the festival area by the staff beforehand
and will wait for you at your sales table.
- - Free home accommodation available: Deadline 30.6.
As in previous years, Helsinki Comics Festival and its volunteers
offer international exhibitors free home accommodation during the
festival. Please state in your table reservation if you wish to stay
in home accommodation, how many are in your party and for which dates
you need accommodation. We will confirm your hosts as soon as
For those wishing to stay at a hotel, the festival is negotiating a
discount with central Helsinki hotels for festival guests and
exhibitors. Once the details are set, I will send you further
information by email.
- - Programme and exhibition suggestions: Deadline 30.4.
If you are interested in attaining a programme slot or want to suggest
an exhibition, please contact us by 30th April. In the case of the
exhibitions the festival cannot take part financially, but we are
happy to help you find a suitable venue and promote the event in the
festival’s press agenda (web site and catalogue).
"It’s a vague, non-specific theme, but that vagueness provides a fertile ground in which a bevy of artists explore stories ranging from the deeply personal to the bizarre and fantastical—and the personally fantastic (and fantastically personal, of course)." š! #15 ‘Cats’ reviewed on This Is Infamous.