Wednesday, December 4, 2013

2014 date set - Sunday August 17th!

Mark your calendars! The third annual Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival will be held at Alderney Landing on Sunday August 17th! Applications for exhibitors will be available by February, hopefully earlier. Stay tuned, tell your friends and we'll see you in August!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

three things to know....


The Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival will have a table with cool free comics and more at the event taking place this Sunday, August 18th at Alderney Landing!

Here's a smattering of samples:

Saturday, August 10, 2013

So many comics and comic book artists!

a little collage of some of the comics, artwork and characters made by some of the artists who will be exhibiting at the second annual Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

DCAF 2013 poster by Alex Gouin Fafard

Alex now lives in Montreal but he was a regular at Strange Adventures while he was in Halifax. Many days spent perusing the bookshelves and marvelling over Paul Pope, Moebius and more.

Alex volunteered to do a poster for the event and here it is!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

finalized exhibitor list - see you on Sunday, August 18th!

Not only are there going to be dozens and dozens of cartoonists and artists, but several publishers, comic book and game stores, toy dealers, Lemon Dogs with their fresh-squeezed thirst quenchers, Humani-T Cafe with great goodies (and much needed coffee!) and the amazing magician Mister J will be performing a show and making balloon creations!

~ comics, crafts and lots more ~

Here's who you'll see at DCAF 2013!

Conundrum Press:

Invisible Publishing:

Monster Mike & Strange Jay: Our Comix

Dave Howlett & Tuco Comics: Slam-a-rama

Joel Duggan:

Ben Jeddrie: Zyblonius

Scott Marshall: Time Wounds All Heels, ScottMComics

Troy Little:, Powerpuff Girls, Chiaroscuro, Angora Napkin

Brenda Hickey: My Little Pony,

CK Russell: Womanthology,

Holly Ellingwood:

Kate Leth: Kate or Die Comics, Luther Strode, Locke & Key, Adventure Time, Bravest Warriors

Danie Stirling:

Faith Erin Hicks: Friends with Boys, Adventures of Superhero Girl, The War at Ellsmere, Bigfoot Boy

Tim Larade:

Noreen Rana:

Anthony Mah: - a comic anthology

Shannon Long: - a comic anthology

Jessica MacDonald:

Jeff Knott: illustrator and storyboard artist,

Derek Jessome: illustrator and storyboard artist,

Colleen MacIsaac:

Andre Myette:

jj steeves: Stray Kitties, painted skateboards,

Andre Richard:

Hal Hilden: Red Leaf Comics' MacSorly RCMP, DREAMLAND: 2047

Jill Fogarty:

Elise Vermeulen:

Michaela Pennie: Comics, bookmarks, postcards, prints

Rachael St. Jean: Comics, bookmarks, postcards, prints

Luke Howard: Luketoons, Centre for Cartoon Studies

Andre-Guy Landry: Brainslug Comics

Miriam Gibson:, Everyone's a centaur, Alternate Endings

Andrew Power: Aptitude Test,

Paul Hammond: Hey, you guys!, Yo Rodeo

Jessica O'Sillivan: Who Cares? zine volumes 1-5

Mike Jeffrey:

Jordy Jeppesen:

April M Baird:

Jordyn Bochon: Finnegan Strappe, Spera,

Tim Carpenter: The Other Gods, Book of Three Kings, Pendulum,

Nick Bradshaw: Wolverine & the X-men, Danger Girl, Army of Darkness

Danica Brine: Survivorland, Pandemic,

Meredith Gran: Octopus Pie, Adventure Time,

Mike Holmes: Mikenesses, Adventure Time, Bravest Warriors, True Story,

Molly McVickers:


Mark Oakley & Ibox Publishing: Stardrop, Thieves & Kings,

James White: Signalnoise (Hobo with a Shotgun, The Thing posters, Rocketeer covers)

Gisele Lagace:  Eerie Cuties, Penny and Aggie, Archie Comics: Occupy Riverdale

Dominic Marco: Grimm's Fairy Tales, Charmed,

Nathalie Julien:

Jen Desroche:

Emily Boyles:

Patrick Burgomaster: Evil Grin Comics,

Andy Cotnam:

Sandy Carruthers:

Ivy Jones:

Dave Conrad:

Darwyn Cooke: Richard Stark's Parker, Justice League: New Frontier, The Spirit

Steve McNiven: Fantastic Four, The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Nemesis

Adonica Salter from the Centre for Arts and Technology ( will be showing animation software, demo reels of animated student work, 2D drawing, life drawings, and program information.

Any pop culture requirements as far as toys, comics, games and more should be more than satisfied by the good folks from Quantum Frontier Games & Comics, Giant Robot Comics, Big Pfeiffer Collectibles, Bedlamcats,  Louise Fraser's Sci-fi Toys and Strange Adventures Comix & Curiosities!

Nifty shirts from Dartmouth Clothing Company and Nerd Rage!

Representatives from the East Coast Comic Expo and Hal-Con will be set up as well to fill you in on the latest for each of their upcoming conventions!

~ whew! ~

a few promotional images for DCAF 2013

pass them around if you can or care to!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Exhibitors great!

hiya, folks,
here's the list of exhibitors so far for DCAF II coming on Sunday August 18th at Alderney Landing!

We have a few spaces left and have some invites we're awaiting replies. If you;d like to get on the waiting list for space, email

thanks and hope to see you at DCAF!

1 Conundrum Press

2 Dave Howlett / Tuco Comics

3 Joel Duggan /

4 Ben Jeddrie / Scott Marshall

5 Troy Little / Brenda Hickey

6 East Coast Comic Expo

7 Adonica Salter, The Centre for Arts and Technology,

8 CK Russell / Holly Ellingwood

9 Kate Leth (kate or die) / Danielle (Danie) Stirling

10 Faith Erin Hicks / Tim Larade

11 Giant Robot Comics

12 Quantum Frontier Games & Comics

13 Nick Bradshaw / Danica Brine

14 Anthony Mah  / Shannon Long

15 Big Pfeiffer Collectibles

16 Bedlamcats

17 Hal-Con Sci-fi, Fantasy & Gaming Convention

18 Jessica MacDonald (

19 Jeff Knott

20 Derek Jessome

21 Colleen MacIsaac

22 Andre Myette

23 jj steeves

24 andre richard / hal hilden

25 Hodder Designs

26 Louise Fraser Sci-fi Toys

27 Michaela Pennie & Rachael St. Jean

28 Centre for Cartoon Studies / Luke Howard luketoons

29 Brainslug Comics (Andre-Guy Landry)

30 Miriam Gibson

31 Strange Adventures Comix & Curiosities

32 Andrew Power

33 Michelle & Justin Coffee

34 Paul Hammond

35 Zine Whocares

36 Mike Jeffrey

37 Jordy Jeppesen

38 Nerd Rage Clothing

39 April M Baird  aprilmdesigns

40 Jordyn Bochon / Tim Carpenter

41 Mike Holmes / Meredith Gran

42 Invisible Publishing

Monday, May 27, 2013

Save the date! Sunday, August 18th for DCAF 2!


The second annual Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival (DCAF) is scheduled for Sunday, August 18th from 11AM to 5PM at Alderney Landing! Last year’s event saw hundreds of 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.

The facebook event page is here:

If you would like to apply for a table at the festival, please email "" with the following information:

Name, contact email and/or phone number, what it is you’d like to sell or display at DCAF,

Applications are open until June 21st, 2013. Confirmations will be sent during the last week of June.

Priority will be given to vendors and exhibitors who are displaying/selling/making comics and cartoon art. Please note that DCAF is an all-ages, family-friendly show. We ask that any adult materials be displayed with discretion.

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 $50 each or $30 for a half-table. Set up starts at 9AM on Sunday, August 18th at Alderney Landing.

Thank you for your kind attention,


Thursday, January 17, 2013

DCAF 2013

The Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival will be returning this summer so what better way to note it than by taking a look at the photos from 2012!

Check them out at the photo album on our facebook page here