The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is proud to present its first poster image for the 2014 show, by Toronto artist Michael DeForge.
DeForge is an integral part of Toronto’s comics scene and community, and has come to international prominence for his rapidly expanding catalogue of work. In 2013 Koyama Press debuted DeForge’s first book collection of work at TCAF 2013, entitled Very Casual, and it has found its way onto many critics’ Best of 2013 lists. In winter 2014 Drawn & Quarterly will publish his graphic novel Ant Colony, and Koyama Press will debut the collection of DeForge’s acclaimed LOSE comic series at TCAF 2014 this May.
Michael DeForge posts online frequently to http://kingtrash.tumblr.com/.
This poster, like all previous TCAF posters, will be printed in advance of the show and be available for purchase at The Beguiling and the event itself. Final design will differ. TCAF Posters from 2003-2013 are available for purchase online from The Beguiling Books & Art.
Look forward to more TCAF 2014 announcements this week!
In 2012, DeForge helped release Gengoroh Tagame’s very first English-language translation, “Standing Ovations” in the anthology of erotic comics he co-edits with Ryan Sands, Thickness. He also did the English lettering for “Country Doctor” in The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame.