There are tons of FREE events happening at the Ting Festival, just check out these listings!
KA-POW! Register here for KA-POW
Do the kids in your life love comics? Designed for ages 8 to 14, KA-POW!: Creating Comic Strips is the essential workshop for kids who want to build their own comic strip from the bottom up. Taught by storyboard artist and cartoonist J.R Faulkner (Promises Promises promisescomic.com) this workshop will cover the basics of story, characters, and drawing techniques. Faulkner has been an instructor of animation basics at Sheridan College and conducted workshops at the Toronto Public Library and the London Public Library.
Saturday April 26, noon, here at The ARTS Project, 203 Dundas St.
Visual Storytelling Workshop Register here for Visual Story Telling
Comics aren’t simply heavily-illustrated books, but a unique visual storytelling language in their own right. But what does that mean? Award-winning cartoonist Scott Chantler pulls back the curtain to reveal the secrets of how the medium really works, breaking down his thought process when composing panels and pages right before the audience’s eyes. Perfect for aspiring cartoonists, or those who want to read and enjoy graphic narratives with a more informed eye. Ages 10 to adult.
Tuesday April 29, 5pm, here at The ARTS Project, 203 Dundas St.
The Genesis of Two Generals
Award-winning cartoonist Scott Chantler takes you through the creation of his best-selling graphic memoir TWO GENERALS, which is based on his own grandfather’s experiences in the Second World War. With an emphasis on primary-source research, including old diaries, letters, and photographs, it will be an illuminating hour for history buffs, WWII enthusiasts, or anyone curious about how a history-based graphic story comes together. For adults and teens.
Tuesday April 29, 7pm, here at The ARTS Project, 203 Dundas St.
Join us for the Comic Jam hosted by Brahm Wiseman of Heroes. An event for all ages, the comic jam is a creative event where artists can get together and collaborate on a single comic – For example, one artist will create the first panel, and then another artist creates the second, and so on. With no script or specific storylines, the results of the collaborative works are completely unique. Bring your favourite pencils and prepare to improvise! Brahm Wiseman is the owner of Heroes (http://www.heroescomics.ca/), and was the recipient of the 2013 Harry Kremer Award for Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Retailer at the Joe Shuster Awards.
Wednesday April 30, 6-10pm, here at The ARTS Project, 203 Dundas St.
Editing the Canadian Trilogy
In “Editing the ‘Canadian Trilogy”: Conversations and Canadian Graphic Novelists” Dominick Grace will delve into the ‘Canadian Trilogy’ of Conversations books–collections of interviews with Dave Sim, Chester Brown, and Seth (edited by Eric Hoffman and Dominick Grace as part of the Conversations series published by the University Press of Mississippi). This talk will provide the background for the collections, accounts of the sometimes complicated processes necessary to secure and edit the interviews, and other stories from the editorial trenches (including encounters with the cartoonists). Dominick is an Associate Professor of English at Brescia University College, and a self-confessed comics enthusiast. He’s taught courses in comics, including a recent seminar on Canadian Graphic novels, in which several of the artists represented here (at Ting) were studied.Thursday May 1, 7pm, here at The ARTS Project, 203 Dundas St.
Unsatisfied with spiralling side-projects, illustrator Antony Hare conceived a self-sustaining art vehicle that could contain his broad aesthetic and philosophical interests. The result: Truly Gently Presents Theatorium. Join us as Hare screens his last theatrical trailer for Theatorium and talks about his comics that inspired the project, his process, Kickstarter, and what lies ahead for Theatorium. Antony Hare runs his illustration business, Antony Hare Private Illustration (ahpi.ca), from his London, Ontario home. Antony has illustrated for Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Esquire, The New York Times and The Globe and Mail. Antony was featured in the Luerzer’s Archive 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide (07/08) and he’s been recognized by American Illustration, Creative Quarterly, Society of Illustrators, and the Society of News Design.
Friday May 2, 7pm, here at The ARTS Project, 203 Dundas St.