Koyama Press Double Launch with Fiona Smyth & Michael Comeau


Thursday, May 10th at The Beguiling, starting at 7PM, we are pleased to help launch not one but TWO new books from KOYAMA PRESS, Fiona Smyth's SOMNAMBULANCE and Michael Comeau's WINTER’S COSMOS!

 
DateThursday, May 10, 2018 - 7:00am to 10:00pm

Phone

416-533-9168

Location

The Beguiling, 319 College St.

About SOMNAMBULANCE:

"Collecting a career in comics from 1983-2017 by a joyous, feminist contemporary of Julie Doucet, Seth and Chester Brown. 

A comics collection by Canadian cartoonist, painter, and illustrator Fiona Smyth. Over thirty years of comics that feature Fiona’s world of sexy ladies, precocious girls, and vindictive goddesses is revealed in all its feminist glory. This is recommended reading for sleepwalkers on a female planet.

FIONA SMYTH is a Toronto based painter, educator, illustrator, and cartoonist. Her feminist artwork has exhibited internationally. Fiona collaborated with writer and sex educator Cory Silverberg on the kids’ series What Makes A Baby in 2013, and Sex Is A Funny Word in 2015, published by Seven Stories Press."

About WINTER’S COSMOS:

"Collage and comics combine in this fotonovela about the psychology of space travel and the limits of exploration.

In the tradition of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Silent Running, this genre-bending photo and comics hybrid presents the final years of a mission to seed a planet in a distant constellation and the failings of both human and artificial psyches in the face of the vastness of space.

MICHAEL COMEAU works on the wall, the print sheet and the page. Creating window displays and paste-up murals utilizing generations of street posters he created for parties, gigs, etc. His comic trilogy Hellberta won the Doug Wright award for experimental comics in 2012."

Fiona & Michael will be holding a conversation with each other about their work, among all the other goings-on. This event is sort of a soft open for TCAF, so we're looking to make it kind of a BIG DEAL. We hope to see you there!

DateThursday, May 10, 2018 - 7:00am to 10:00pm

Phone

416-533-9168

Website Location

The Beguiling, 319 College St.

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Fiona Smyth book launch
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 7:00am to 10:00pm

About SOMNAMBULANCE:

"Collecting a career in comics from 1983-2017 by a joyous, feminist contemporary of Julie Doucet, Seth and Chester Brown. 

A comics collection by Canadian cartoonist, painter, and illustrator Fiona Smyth. Over thirty years of comics that feature Fiona’s world of sexy ladies, precocious girls, and vindictive goddesses is revealed in all its feminist glory. This is recommended reading for sleepwalkers on a female planet.

FIONA SMYTH is a Toronto based painter, educator, illustrator, and cartoonist. Her feminist artwork has exhibited internationally. Fiona collaborated with writer and sex educator Cory Silverberg on the kids’ series What Makes A Baby in 2013, and Sex Is A Funny Word in 2015, published by Seven Stories Press."

About WINTER’S COSMOS:

"Collage and comics combine in this fotonovela about the psychology of space travel and the limits of exploration.

In the tradition of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Silent Running, this genre-bending photo and comics hybrid presents the final years of a mission to seed a planet in a distant constellation and the failings of both human and artificial psyches in the face of the vastness of space.

MICHAEL COMEAU works on the wall, the print sheet and the page. Creating window displays and paste-up murals utilizing generations of street posters he created for parties, gigs, etc. His comic trilogy Hellberta won the Doug Wright award for experimental comics in 2012."

Fiona & Michael will be holding a conversation with each other about their work, among all the other goings-on. This event is sort of a soft open for TCAF, so we're looking to make it kind of a BIG DEAL. We hope to see you there!

Venue & Address: 
The Beguiling, 319 College St.
Phone: 
416-533-9168
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