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!


Scroll down for application form or email us for info calum@strangeadventures.com


Thousands of folks of all ages! As far as guest cartoonists, we'll post some as soon as we have confirmations!

Map layout sent to exhibitors

August 8th, 2016
the table layout map has been emailed to all exhibitors for name checks, etc. If you're exhibiting and you haven't received the map, let us know ASAP and we'll get it to you. It goes to print on Wednesday morning.

meet some of the DCAF 2016 exhibitors!

August 5th, 2016
Alex_Branch Alex Branch is currently working at Copernicus Studios where he works as a build artist on Pickle and Peanut. Alex has always loved movies like Jaws, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Godzilla, etc. Monster movies and many other pop culture icons are his inspirations and tend to be reflected in his work. Alex will be selling prints and buttons! See some of his work on tumblr: http://thelemontiger.tumblr.com/ amandaHild Amanda Hildisheim sent along some info about herself: "I'm an animator at Copernicus Studios. I worked on lots of project, like Teen Titans Go, Rescue Bots, Pickle and Peanut and much more. " "I've always been interested in making comics and short stories for people to enjoy. I will be selling some of my illustrations, short comics and some sketches. I'll even be selling some Perler beads. I hope people will enjoy my style." Amanda's website: http://art-sicle.blogspot.ca/ and her tumblr: http://art-sicle.tumblr.com/ draiad Draiad Draws will be at DCAF and their website is http://draiaddraws.tumblr.com/ Ashe_DCAF2016_Large Ashe is a recent graduate from the NSCAD University Design program with a minor in Illustration. She is a comic artist and digital illustrator from Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia. She is currently working on her original comic series Origins: A New World Order. She has been slowly developing the comic in her free time for many years and after graduating has finally decided to take some time to get it off the ground. dawn_playerprophet Dawn Davis AKA playerprophet is an artist juggling projects in illustration, writing and comics. Her work has appeared on albums, board games, and in small press publications. Her work is inspired by retro games, religious iconography, and comes with an anime twist. She's begun dedicating time to her Opus, an illustrated interactive novel called Those Without Shadows. Bruce Delo of Flyknife Comics has some of his work here: https://tapastic.com/brucedelo cape_cowl Cape & Cowl is located on Sackville Drive in Lower Sackville, NS and is your friendly neighbourhood Comic Shop; a one-stop-shop for local geekery with lots of awesome community events! Their facebook page is here: https://www.facebook.com/capeandcowlcomics/home CK_dcaf_colt00 CK_dcaf_kos01_cover_by_ck_russell CK_dcaf_spidergwen_consketch_by_ck_russell CK Russell is an east-coast Canadian comiker and maker of things who likes to tell stories about cowboys and superheroes… not necessarily at the same time. Her current projects include Colt, a western serial, Knights of Shadow, starring a Halifax based vigilante, and upcoming graphic novel The Ghost Army of Atlantis, written by comics newcomer Kevin O'Shea. When not hiding from the burning disk in the sky, CK can be found where coffee, cheesecake, and wifi are plentiful. duneworld Based in Halifax Nova Scotia, Duneworld Games consists of 5 artists and programmers. The group initially met at Global Game Jam 2014 hosted by Volta. After the jam, they went on to form the Duneworld Collective, with a focus on developing experimental games. Duneworld uses short time frames through self imposed one month deadlines and local game jams to test out ideas. This development process has allowed Duneworld to create 8 games over a 2 year period, often gaining website features, articles in the press, and many Let’s Play videos. Duneworld added, "Our current goal is to get Over My Dead Body (For You) out on commercial platforms such as Steam and Wii U. The game was based on a previous prototype turned into a bigger more polished game based on feedback." See their current game trailer here: east coast toys East Coast Toys and Games is Atlantic Canada's largest eBay store dealing exclusively in pop culture collectibles, including vintage toys, video games and comic books. ecce2 East Coast Comic Expo is an all-ages convention in Moncton NB, organized by dedicated Fanboys and Fangirls to celebrate comic books and comic book culture. ECCE has industry professional writers & artists joining them to celebrate, along with local vendors and many talented local creators and artisans as well. SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA Gary & Louise Fraser have been selling their private collection of vintage sci-fi toys for the past 4 years  at Hal-Con and the past 2 years at DCAF. They have a limited supply of unique items, some still in their original boxes, including toys from Star Wars, Dick Tracy, ET, Superman, Batman, Spawn, Goosebumps, as well as books and vinyl LPs! geeksvnerds Geeks versus Nerds is the debate-style comedy show that explores topics that no one else has the "guts, tenacity, or interest to debate". What started as a living room podcast hosted by Andrew "Pigmonkey" Dorfman, Geeks versus Nerds (GvN) has grown into the award winning monthly comedy night and podcast that both local and international fans love. GvN proudly holds several of The Coast's Best Of Awards and a die-hard monthly audience. While its roots are in the likes of Captain Kirk and Iron Man the show’s broad appeal lies in its pop culture references, audience participation, and a wide range of wacky cast and characters. Geeks Versus Nerds aims to debate the important questions of our time as shown by recent match-ups, including Hydra vs. Death Eaters: Who would run the better summer camp? Or Aquaman vs. Peter Pan: Who is better equipped to deal with the threat of piracy? Recently surpassing the thousand-follower benchmark on Twitter, GvN will continue to answer the important questions of our time for years to come.   www.geeksversusnerds.com   ***more exhibitor and guest info coming soon*** See you at DCAF!

DCAF 2016 update

August 5th, 2016
Posters are being printed and will be distributed over the weekend. If you would like some to put up or share, contact us and we'll get you some! DCAF2016_1   DCAF2016_2web and thanks to the good folks at Power Promotional Concepts, DCAF is the sweetest comic book show with some spiffy mints! Get some at DCAF or drop by Strange Adventures - Dartmouth to try them! IMG_6521


July 3rd, 2016
SquirrelGirl_MikeCho a clue about two of the guests coming to the 5th annual Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival on Sunday, August 14th!

Confirmations sent

June 2nd, 2016
Confirmation emails have been sent to exhibitors for the 5th annual DCAF. We are still accepting applications for the waiting list. There may be openings due to cancellations, non-payment, etc., so it can still be worth your time to apply! Send a completed application form to calum@strangeadventures.com or send the following info in the body of an email: Name: Phone: Website: Email: whether you want a Full Table ($75) or a Half Table ($50) what you'd be selling: DCAFpencils