The Dartmouth Comics Art Fest (DCAF) is a FREE all-ages event celebrating comics & cartooning! Come meet dozens of artists and vendors as they display and sell their wondrous wares at this annual event.


DCAF is held at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Sunday, August 13th, 2017, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Admission is FREE!


Applications are currently closed. E-mail us if you have any inquiries or would like to be on our waitlist.
DCAF e-mail address is: calum@strangeadventures.com


Editorial cartoonist Mike de Adder, cartoonists Brenda Hickey, Troy Little, Chapterhouse Comics editor Tony White and more to come!

Troy Little (Fear & Loathing, Angora Napkin) at DCAF 2017!

June 5th, 2017

Known by some as the all-around man of action, Troy Little is a three time Eisner nominee and Harvey nominee. Troy began a career in animation after graduating from the Interpretive Illustration course at Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada. In 2000 he began self-publishing his comic series Chiaroscuro which garnered him both a Xeric and PEICA grant and was eventually collected by IDW Publishing in 2007.

His second book, Angora Napkin was published in 2009 with IDW and was nominated for the prestigious Eisner Award (Best Publications for Teens) in 2010. Angora Napkin was also developed as an animated pilot for Teletoon, Canada which was broadcast Halloween night in 2010. Angora Napkin: The Golden McGuffin, the weekly web serial was launched in 2012. Angora Napkin: Harvest of Revenge was published by IDW in 2013 and nominated for an Eisner as well (Best Lettering).

In 2013 Troy took on The Powerpuff Girls re-launch as series writer/artist/colourist.

In 2014 he began adapting Hunter S. Thompson’s cult classic novel “Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas” for IDW / Top Shelf and was published in October, 2015. It was nominated for an Eisner, Harvey and also won a Gold PubWest Book Design Award. His comic credits also include shorts and cover work on Judge Dredd, X-Files, Uncle Grandpa, The Amazing World of Gumball, Diablo House, Animal Noir and more.

Troy lives in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island with his twin daughters Alicen, Hayden and son Nathan. He is married to comic artist Brenda Hickey.

Brenda Hickey (My Little Pony) will be at DCAF 2017

June 4th, 2017

DCAF is very happy to announce that Brenda Hickey will be at this year’s festival on August 13th!

Brenda Hickey is a cartoonist from PEI who is best known for her work on IDW’s My Little Pony series. Currently, she is illustrating the new My Little Pony: Legends of Magic series that began serialising in April 2017. Upcoming work includes Top Shelf graphic novel Ward’s Valley (2018) as well as some dabbling in the self-publishing world with her mini-series Tatian in Halls of the Turnip King.

See more of her work at

Tony White of Chapterhouse Comics will be at DCAF 2017

May 29th, 2017

Tony White of Chapterhouse Comics will be at DCAF 2017!

Tony is a Dad of two lovely geek girls, the husband of the most patient woman he knows and a Halifax
based Editor for Canada’s largest comic book publisher, Chapterhouse Comics. During his time with the
publisher, he has helmed some of the company’s most popular titles, like Captain Canuck, All New Classic Captain Canuck, Northguard, the Chapterhouse 2016 Summer Special & Die Kitty Die with involvement
in new, recently released titles, Freelance and Agents of PACT.
His latest editorial endeavours are in the May 2017 Free Comic Book Day issue of Captain Canuck also featuring Die Kitty Die and anthology series, True Patriot Presents.

Currently, Tony has moved into the role of Managing Editor for Chapterhouse Comics with responsibilities
including creator owned titles like Spirit Leaves, the Fourth Planet, the Pitiful Human-Lizard, Life Death and Sorcery, True Patriot Presents as well as Die Kitty Die.
In addition to that, he is helping to launch the paperback publishing division of the company with new authors from across Canada.
He is always eager to find new projects by talented creators wherever he goes.

In his spare time he complains about having too many pets and enjoys microblogging about craft beers.

Follow him on Twitter @CanuckTony
Follow Chapterhouse on Twitter @chapterhouseca

Founded in Toronto, Ontario, in 2015, Chapterhouse Comics is a vital new voice in genre entertainment,
with a wealth of amazing characters in comics, prose, and animation, and ambitious plans to expand into live action.

Chapterhouse provides a venue for some of the best creative voices from Canada and the world,
both in our superhero universe and in our line of inspiring and inventive creator-owned titles such as Die Kitty Die, Spirit Leaves, True Patriot, and The Fourth Planet.


DCAF 2017 application

April 29th, 2017

DCAF exhibitor applications now available

April 11th, 2017

The 2017 exhibitor application is now available!

Download it here, print, fill it out and send it in!
Or e-mail (to calum@strangeadventures.com) and it can be sent to you.

We’re working on a googledocs version as well.