Sergio García Sánchez at the 2018 Toronto Comic Arts
Spanish cartoonist Sergio Garcia Sánchez participate in TCAF as part of the celebration of the 10th anniversary of his English publisher TOON Books.
Garcia Sánchez is best-known in North America for the award-winning younger-reader’s graphic novel Lost in NYC – A Subway Adventure, a visual tour-de-force exploration of New York City. He has published more than 45 books and his work has been translated into nine languages. He is also a professor of comics in France and Spain. He currently teaches in the Fine Arts Faculty at the University of Granada, and has created more than a dozen books for the French market.
García’s adroit art bursts with activity, while the story highlights the ingenuity city life brings out in the young. Packed with subway maps, lore and miscellany, it’s sure to be treasured by tweens and adults, too.—The New York Times on Lost in NYC
Aimed at ‘visual learners,’ this elegantly presented and emotionally satisfying graphic story is well worth the time even of children who have never set foot in Manhattan.—The Wall Street Journal on Lost in NYC
The Toronto Comic Arts Festival promotes the breadth and diversity of comics, and what is considered comics, as legitimate medium of literary and artistic worth.
The 2018 edition of The Toronto Comic Arts Festival takes place at Toronto Reference Library, The Marriott Bloor Yorkville, and The Masonic Temple in the Bloor/Yonge neighbourhood in Toronto. It is celebration of comics and graphic novels and their creators, which culminates in a two-day exhibition and vendor fair featuring hundreds of comics creators from around the world.
Other Festival events include readings, interviews, panels, workshops, gallery shows, art installations, and much more. View the festival’s full program.
- Main Exhibition: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8.
- Programming Venue & Kids Area: Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel, 90 Bloor St E, Toronto, ON M4W 1A7.
- Other venues: The Masonic Temple, 888 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W 2J2.