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Spark Comic 37 - TCAF 2012 by SuperSparkplug Spark Comic 37 - TCAF 2012 by SuperSparkplug
May 8th, 2012
Spark Comic #37 - TCAF 2012

Last weekend, I went to the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) at the Toronto Reference Library. I've been volunteering there for 3 years now and it's still pretty fun. I love helping people so I got to do quite a bit of that. It's a free weekend convention and it's a pretty huge event that centers mainly around independent comic artists and webcomic creators rather than the traditional Marvel/DC stuff. Even if you know a lot of indie and web comics there's about a million and one things there that you'll discover for the first time. It's really awesome and if you're in Toronto I highly reccommend checking it out next year.

Back to the comic, I recenltly made my own business cards and got them printed out at Staples (Don't print business cards at Staples, by the way. It looks crappy and getting it printed is a nightmare) and started handing them out to artists and random people that I met (and Ninjaing them, if you know what I mean). The three artist I listed in this comic, Angela Melick, Meredith Gran, and Christopher Hastings make Wasted Talent, Octopus Pie, and The Adventures of Dr. McNinja respectively. They were all there and are some of my greatest inspirations to becoming a webcomic artist. I met them and gave them my business cards as well. I wasn't that desperate/deranged when I gave it to them (at least, I hope not), just casually bringing it up in conversation. I met a lot of awesome artists there. There was even this random person I met at TCAF who I gave my business card to that I ran into 3 times over the course of 2 days, which is unexpectedly cool. Hopefully the people who got my business cards checked out my site and enjoy my work, as well as you, the viewer.

See you next comic! :)
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Azurada Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Meredith seems to be channeling a little scott pilgrim style there
The-Golden-Knight Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
That's so cool! I make comics too...Well, made; before school and obscurity ruined my motivation.
SuperSparkplug Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awww, you should've kept making them. The soul-crushing obscurity is only half the fun. :D
The-Golden-Knight Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
You're kidding, right? I don't like that "soul-crushing obscurity". I want to be Mr. Big!
SuperSparkplug Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
But the soul-crushing obscurity is 90% of the process to becoming Mr. Big. :P
The-Golden-Knight Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
A bit of an oxymoron...I'll need to get back to you on that.
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