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!

meet more of the 2016 exhibitors!

August 10th, 2016

Meet some more of the folks coming to the 5th annual Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival!

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Wodaro is an illustrator with a love for comics and cartoons! You can see more of her art on her webpage: wodaro.tumblr.com


Shinyjpg‘s art can be found on http://heyshinydraws.tumblr.com/


Tara Joy Andrews – Pet Illustrations is a Graphic Designer that illustrates your favourite beloved pets in her spare time. She always loves a creative challenge and giving her creations lots of personality and character.

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Amber Solberg is an illustrator, artist, cartoonist and instructor with an eye for the odd. Hailing from Alberta, she headed east to the ocean and now lives and works in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She’s found that storytelling, bookmaking, watercolours, and humour are her jam (although not what she’d want on toast). See more at: www.ambersolberg.com


Scott Marshall has been publishing his own personal, idiosyncratic comics since 1991. A native Nova Scotian, he currently produces a webcomic called The Insult and a variety of comics in print, including his new anthology of short works called Flavour Country. He lives in Halifax with his wife Nicole and a pair of cats. Check out his website at www.potzrebie.com.


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Sarah Foote is a local artist and a big fan of web comics and manga.  She recently self-published her first art book/coloring book: “100 Gryphons”.  She mostly sketches in mechanical pencil and does the occasional ink piece, with the exception of the art for her book “100 Gryphons” where she inked one gryphon per day for 100 days.

Sarah mostly draws animals, fantasy creatures and anthropomorphic characters.  She has also dabbled in watercolor painting, started a couple comics, completed an engineering degree and learned to play the ocarina.


Sandy Carruthers is a maritime artist from Prince Edward Island. His earlier comic book work includes Alien Nation, Invader From Mars and Men in Black. He later drew editorial cartoons and worked on Captain Canuck. After a time with Lerner producing ‘Choose or Lose’ Adventure comics, he started drawing for Charlton Neo revitalizing Pat Boyette’s ‘Spookman’, and co-creating with writer Roger McKenzie ‘Spirit Talker’ a western tale. He teaches Graphic Design full time at Holland College in Charlottetown PEI.

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NO Such Thing as Grown Ups is a comedy podcast hosted by two non-grown ups Tara Audibert Indie Film Maker and owner of Moxy Fox Animation and Comic Studio and Curtis Carey “Morning Everybody” Youtuber and Game Developer extraordinaire. Both have been artists for decades and have never become grown ups. They will be selling commissions, prints, posters and indie comics, as well as promoting the indie film “The Importance of Dreaming” Coming 2016.





Cute Cavu’s work can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/cutecavu/home and Instagram at

Ken Turner

Ken Turner/Freak Show Studios has been producing original content in animation, film, books and illustration since 2006. See more at:




Kelly Smith is new to the comic book writing scene, diving in last year,  she was accepted into and published in three anthologies, and has been accepted into a fourth being published later this year. She is currently working on her own mini series, as well as various projects with artist Lisa White.

jen desroches

Jen DesRoche is an illustrator/painter living and working in Halifax N.S. See more of her work at  jenniferdesroche.wordpress.com



James Neish is a freelance comic book illustrator living in Halifax. He creates his own weekly webcomic called ‘ZooFiles’ (www,zoofiles.ca) and draws other indie comics like Brian Andersen’s ‘Stripling Warrior’ and Adam Sigrist’s ‘Hero’.

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Halifax Public Libraries: From Hubbards to Sheet Harbour, there are 14 branches of Halifax Public Libraries waiting to offer you free access to handy resources. Spaces for creative work at large tables or in comfy chairs, instant free Wi-Fi as you walk in the door, graphic novels to borrow and return anywhere in Nova Scotia. We are a vibrant and vital community hub – a place for everyone. We are your public libraries, so use us, partner with us on comic art programs, or simply tell us what you need.


Heroes Galore Comics & Collectables and Triple C are two Hobby/Collectable businesses in one convenient location. Specializing in Comicbooks/Cards/figures!
They’re on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/464345267091466/

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Christopher Hemsworth is a Halifax-based illustrator, artist, and designer, as well as the creator of the webcomic Dear Inner Demons.

His work has been featured in galleries, shops, and in numerous publications including WiRED Magazine, The Huffington Post, Applied Arts Magazine, and The Chronicle Herald.

In 2016 he embarked on a massive project entitled GIJOE365, which he will be showcasing at his DCAF table this year, along with many other pieces.

Dear Inner Demons: http://dearinnerdemons.com/

GIJOE365: http://gijoe365.com/

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Elise Vermeulen is a small town girl with a strange interest in all things historical and cartoony.  Studying Animation and Illustration, she is located in Halifax as an animator for Teen Titans Go for Coperniucs Studios. When time allows it, she does a lot of doodling in her spare time which can be seen in her prints and sketchbooks of personal work.  You can find more of Elise’s work at eversartdump.tumblr.com


Brennan Bova is an animator, illustrator and cartoonist, living in Halifax Nova Scotia. He draws a bunch and writes a little and plays an awful lot of video games. Some day he’ll finish the comics he’s working on. To find more of his art check out brennanbova.com

Adrianne Mahon came to Halifax in 2009 to attend NSCAD and have been freelancing since graduating a couple years ago. I’ve been spending the past couple months reliving my childhood and I’m excited to bring the results to share with everyone for my first time at DCAF!
Website: www.amahon.ca
Twitter: @Adriannemahon


André Richard is a webcartoonist who has created series such as Jeepers, Horse and Cat and FX Stance. You can read his comics online at http://www.andrecomics.com . A new minicomic, “Horse and Cat Throw a Party”, will debut at DCAF! He will be taking sketch comissions at the con as well.


Joshua Whynot is a local artist who has had the pleasure of working with the likes of Usher, Bruno Mars, Owl City, Universal Records, Warner Brothers, the NHL and Nicki Minaj to name a few. For the first time he’ll be showcasing some of his personal art, including an art book ; collecting various art, commissions and an adult coloring selection jam packed full of everything geek and nerd related.

You can check out some of his artwork on his personal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/joshuahfx/


Philippe Hache is an Animator/Artist and you can see their work at:



Carmen Cameron is an Animator/ComicArtist and you can see their work at:



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 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/


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 Draws will be at DCAF and their website is http://draiaddraws.tumblr.com/


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 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 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:

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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.


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.


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.


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!


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!




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!



July 3rd, 2016


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