WHAT IS DCAF?

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.

WHERE, WHEN & HOW?

DCAF is held at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Sunday, August 16th, 2015, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Admission is FREE!

HOW CAN I EXHIBIT?

Applications for exhibitors are NOW OPEN.

WHO’S GOING?

Curious about who will be exhibiting at DCAF 2015?

We'll post the final list here when available.

Dear Inner Demons at DCAF 2015

April 17th, 2015

Chris Hemsworth is the demon behind Dear Inner Demons – a weekly webcomic about brutal truths and obviously, inner demons. To quote Chris’ description from his website, it’s about “Things that we feel and think but rarely say aloud. It is about insecurities and fears and worry and regret, but is meant to help us laugh at all of these things.”

Christopher Hemsworth is a graphic designer and illustrator currently living in his hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia. You can see more of his work at CHRISTOPHER HEMSWORTH CREATIVE.

Nick Bradshaw at DCAF 2015

March 15th, 2015

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Nick Bradshaw is a freelance illustrator based in New Brunswick and he’s worked for several major comic book publishers including Marvel, DC, and Dynamite. Nick worked on several series including Wolverine & the X-men and Guardians of the Galaxy as well as many covers such as Spider-man & the X-men (shown above) and  the Spider-man #1 cover featuring the Halifax Clock Tower.

See more of Nick Bradshaw’s artwork at his website.

Karibu Illustrations at DCAF 2015

March 15th, 2015

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Karibu is a freelance illustrator and sequential artist from Eastern Canada. The first volume of “Survivorland” has just been released and you can see more of Karibu’s work on tumblr.

April M Designs at DCAF 2015

March 15th, 2015

April M Designs drawing

April M Designs is a local illustrator whose work is focused on girl power and femininity. Her comics include “Tales of Poe” and “The Morning Fairy”, published by Cove N.

Cove N. is a group of Maritime illustrators collaborating and publishing their own work.

See more of April’s work on here.

DCAF exhibitor applications available now!

March 11th, 2015

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APPLY NOW FOR DCAF 2015

The application period for DCAF 2015 is now open. Please submit your application by April 30, 2015. Applicants will be contacted on or by May 15th as to whether or not they are accepted to the festival.

• Please note that filling out an application does not guarantee table space at DCAF 2015.

• Because of the high volume of submissions we have historically received, preference will be given to vendors and exhibitors who are displaying / selling / making comics and cartoon art. Also please note that DCAF is an all-ages, family-friendly show.

• We’ll be contacting everyone on or by May 15th to let them know if their registration / table space requests have been accepted. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact calum@strangeadventures.com

Last year’s event saw more than two thousand people of all ages enjoying the one-day festival of cartooning and comics. Again this year, there is no admission charge to ensure the largest possible audience. Table size is roughly 8 ft. X 2.5 ft. Tables and chairs are provided, you may wish to bring your own table covering. Tables are $65 each or $40 for a half-table. Set up starts at 9AM on Sunday, August 16th at Alderney Landing.

Mail application to: DCAF c/o Strange Adventures, 5110 Prince St., Halifax, NS B3J 1L3 or e-mail to: calum@strangeadventures.com

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS APRIL 30, 2014

• DO NOT SEND PAYMENT WITH APPLICATION

• IF APPLICATION IS ACCEPTED, AN INVOICE FOR PAYMENT WILL BE SENT TO YOU.