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!

Full list of 2017 exhibitors

August 6th, 2017

Above The Row
Ad Astra Comix
Adrienne Richey
Alex & Amanda
Alicen & Hayden
Amber Solberg
An Oddity Or Two
André Morrison
Andre Myette
Andre Richard
Andrew Clark
Andy Cotnam
Andy’s Cozy Crochet
April M Designs
Ashley Perry
Bad Mouth Soap
BigPfeiffer Collectibles
Bill Macgregor Art
Brenda Hickey
Brennan Bova
Bruce Delo
Cape & Cowl Comics
Carmen Cameron
Chapterhouse Comics
Chrissi H
CK Russell
Colleen Macisaac
Conceptual Heist
Conundrum Press
Dave Howlett / Decent Comics
Dawn Davis
East Coast Comic Expo
East Coast Toys & Games
Eggman Comics
Elise B
Elise Vermeulen
Emily Redmond
Emma MacCabe
Erica Meschwitz
Fools Rush In Comics & Illustration
Fraser Sci Fi Toys
Geeks vs Nerds
Giant Robot Comics
Grace Roche
Hello Sweetie Design
Heroes Galore Comics
Hillary Brown
Humble Pie
It’s Tea Time Maid Cafe
J. L. J.-F. Léger
James Neish
James Power
Jeff Wilson
JJ Steeves
Joel Duggan
Jordyn Bochon
Ken Turner
Kuko Creations
Kyle Bridgett
Lauren Adams
Leah Skinner Illustration
Leesh Mae
Liz Mac Illustration & Design
Mark Oakley
Meredith Gran
Mike de Adder
Mike Holmes
Mike Jeffrey
Monster Mike
My Sweet Geek
Neil and Casey
Out of the Broom Closet
Pixel Pretties
Plush Mayhem
Port City Coffee Company
Rainbow’s End Books & Discs
Ramon Sierra
Sam Hall
Sandy Carruthers
Sarah Christie Illustration
Sarah Foote
Scott Marshall
Sean Jordan / Decent Comics
Star ships Start Here
Strange Adventures Comix & Curiosities
Superpub Comics
Sweet Danger
Tara Joy Andrews Illustration
Tegan Thomas
Tim Carpenter
Tony White
Trevor Waurechen
Troy Little
Vivacious Vixen Apparel
Vixie Bee
Will Not Bow Comics

DCAF Saturday! – presentations at the library

August 5th, 2017

With the help of the Halifax Public Libraries, the Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival is having a day of comic book oriented presentations and information sessions in the Helen Creighton Room of the Alderney Gate Library.

11am Comic book film fest
• Monster Man: A short document of the many monsters in one man’s closet. Directed by Nathan Boone
• Arty: Winner of the “best comics-oriented film” at the 2016 Comic-Con International Film Festival! Arty is a short film by Nathan Boone chronicling the career of a fictional cartoonist. Fate found Jewish-American war veteran Arty Green and threw him head first into the cogs of the American comics industry. Success found some, most were not so lucky. Life, death and comic books.
• Reid Fleming: the world’s toughest milkman stars in “I thought I told you to shut up!” – a look at the creation of an iconic comic book character and the intricacies of the Hollywood landscape. Directed by Charlie Tyrell.

12 Noon Preview of “The Case of the Missing Men”
by Kris Bertin and Alexander Forbes
Nancy Drew meets David Lynch in this mystery thriller set in a remote and eerie east-coast village.
The Case of the Missing Men by Kris Bertin and Alexander Forbes arrives in bookstores this November, but you can get a look into the book’s creation with the authors.
Kris Bertin and Alexander Forbes are childhood friends who trained in separate disciplines in order to reunite as adults and make comic books. Alexander Forbes is an artist and graduate of NSCAD, and Kris Bertin is the author of the short story collection Bad Things Happen (Biblioasis 2016). They are both from Lincoln, New Brunswick, and both live in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

1pm Mark Oakley
Join cartoonist Mark Oakley as he celebrates 10 years of “Stardrop,” with the release of the third volume and a look back at the formation of the series as well as how Mark got into cartooning.

2pm Not-Webcomics
A comic, in its most simplified form, is a series of images used to convey a message. Now, comics are on the web, and some have careened off the deep end into tossed multimedia salads. They may not technically be “comics” anymore, but they are guaranteed to blow your mind.
Dawn Davis (Those Without Shadows) is here to introduce you to what she calls “webcomps”, web compositions that use all the web has to offer. Story is the game, and what the authors use to tell it could be anything. From Ruby Quest to Homestuck and on to 17776, let’s discuss webcomics 2.0, where they came from, and why they’re so special.

3pm Ad Astra Comix
Hugh Goldring and Nicole Burton are one half of Ad Astra Comix, a publishing collective dedicated to comics with social justice themes. Founded in 2013, Ad Astra has published 4 full length titles with two more on the way in the latter half of 2017. Hugh and Nicole’s first comic, ‘The Beast’ is about two NSCAD graduates who move to Alberta in search of work.

4pm Michael de Adder
Editorial cartoonist Michael de Adder brings you through how
current events and ideas coalesce to become his cartoons that
appear in several newspapers and on-line; and how much research goes into making a best-selling book called “You might be from Canada if…”
See you on Sunday for the main event at Alderney Landing!

Table layout complete

August 3rd, 2017

The 2017 table layout was just emailed to all exhibitors. Let us know if you didn’t receive it. Finalized version will be posted on Friday, August 4th!

Lots more updates coming shortly!

DCAF Kickoff Party at Gus’ Pub Friday Aug. 11th

July 10th, 2017


A night of nerdy music brought to you by the Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival!

Friday August 11th 9PM at Gus’ Pub, 2605 Agricola St. Halifax

Ages 19+

Featuring performances by Wordburglar, Coins, The Bad Nintendos, Komissar, Vadell Gabriel, Breaks Breen plus special guests, prizes, and surprises!

Advance tickets are $5 – available at Strange Adventures, 5110 Prince Street, downtown Halifax (starting on Wednesday July 12th) – $7 at the door

See you at the show!



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.