Archive for August, 2012

finalized artist / exhibitor list!

Here's the list of cartoonists & exhibitors for the first-ever Dartmouth Comic arts Festival! Sunday August 19th from 11AM to 5PM • Free admission If you thought you were on here and are not, please get in touch with me!
AND if you're on here, and are not coming, please let me know as well! (more…)

DCAF – basic info!

dcaf_cupDartmouth Comic Arts Festival! August 19th! The first-ever Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival will be held on Sunday August 19th from 11am to 5pm at Alderney Landing on the lovely Dartmouth Waterfront! Free admission - free parking - easy to get to via the ferry or bus! Join more than two dozen cartoonists who will be exhibiting their work, there will be comics for sale, posters, prints, t-shirts and lots more! Facebook event info: The DCAF blog: Where it's at: to get a table at DCAF: send your bio/homepage/portfolio/photo album to along with the info on what you'd like to sell/display/exhibit/demonstrate
The tables are 8 feet in length and are limited in number. We are currently compiling a waiting list
and confirming guests and exhibitors.
DCAF is an all-ages event with free admission to the public the date is Sunday, August 19th from 11am to 5pm. Exhibitors can set up starting at 10am. The venue is Alderney Landing where the Dartmouth Farmers Market is held on Saturdays. Marvel Comics illustrator Steve Mcniven and animator/artist/arch-villain Andy Cotnam will be doing portfolio reviews for those interested - pre-registration is required. Send request to Let me know if you have any questions and we'll see you at DCAF! -cal • THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND ATTENTION! •

DCAF Coming!

DCAF_ShirtIf all goes according to plan, this August 19th will see the launch of DCAF—the first (hopefully) annual Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival. The idea for this event is similar to the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) and the Maine Comic Arts Festival (MeCAF), in that it will be something of a cross between a smaller-sized comic convention and a crafters’ market; a one-day event featuring a wide array of (mostly local) comic creators, zine-makers, print-makers, and other local artists selling their own creations, essentially just comics & art. The location is the Alderney Landing Cultural Centre on the Dartmouth side of the harbour, home to the Alderney Farmers Market, the Craig Gallery, and the Alderney Theatre. It’s basically where the ferry from Halifax drops everyone off every half hour or so, and it’s connected to the Alderney Gate Library. We’ll be promoting the heck out of this event at Strange Adventures, and via flyers, Twitter, Facebook group, and good old fashioned word of mouth. Hopefully participants will do the same via their own social media outlets! If you think you might be interested in setting up at this event, or even just volunteering your time to help make it happen, email Cal ( or Dave ( to get involved. Even if you just have some ideas on how to make DCAF happen, or make it better, we’d love to hear from you. Thanks, and we hope to see all of you there! Alderney Landing, 11AM - 5PM, Sunday, August 19th, 2012 Free admission! All ages welcome! It's the first-ever Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival!