Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2019

Special Events Taking Place at The Japan Foundation, Toronto

Saturday May 11, 2019

12:00 PM – Spotlight: Hiromi Takashima – One of yuri manga’s most popular creators, Hiromi Takashima is the author of the Kase-san and… series of manga volumes, published in English by Seven Seas. In this spotlight interview, Yuri manga publisher and historian Erica Friedman will interview Takashima-sensei on her career, and the importance of yuri manga. Japanese interpretation provided by Mimmy Shen. Please note that no photographs will be allowed at this event, at Takashima-sensei’s request This program and signing requires advance registration (REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED) – Click Here .

Interviewer Erica Friedman has also curated the exhibition “100 Years of Yuri Manga” taking place during TCAF at the Gallery Display at Page & Panel, Toronto Reference Library. More information here >

3:00 PM – Special Presentation: Independent Comics Tokyo – Join Eriko Obayashi from Popotame Books & Gallery, and Ayumi Nakayama from bookstore Taco Che, as they discuss the thriving subcultures of independent comics and manga art in Tokyo. Moderated by Deb Aoki. Japanese interpretation by Mimmy Shen.

Free admission, no reservation required