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The Abominable Charles Christopher Book One

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While perusing TCAF last weekend I spotted this gorgeous faux suede hardcover: The Abominable Charles Christopher Book One by Karl Kerschl. I knew the bare minimum: this is a weekly web comic that just received it second Eisner nomination.  What caught my eye was the overall quality of the book: thick stock, that amazing cover, excellent printing.  I chatted with Karl and he sought out the printer, laid the entire thing out himself and worked closely to make sure it turned out as he wanted it.  Well done. The story…read more

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TCAF 2010: Toronto Comic Arts Festival

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Today and tomorrow at the Toronto Reference Library branch is the annual Toronto Comics Arts Festival, or TCAF.  It’s been running for several years but this was my first time attending the show.  It’s a small press independent kind of show and I’m really a mainstream kind of comic reader, but there were enough points of interest to draw me there. The big item for me was to see Charles Vess, who has just released a new illustrated book with Neil Gaiman called Instructions.  I’m a fan of his comic…read more

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