Speakeasy has been a great hub for Toronto’s creative community for the last eleven years. Next week they’ll be hosting Toronto’s eclectic mix of comic book artists: from those who do newspaper strips and political cartoons to underground comix and mainstream superhero comic books.
It’s an opportunity to network, share ideas, and keep in touch with the pulse of Toronto’s creative professionals. Since 1996 it has grown from a get-together of a few friends to an event that now draws regular crowds of up to 300. SpeakEasy takes place 6 times a year, on the first Thursday of the month at The Gladstone Hotel.
The CanadArt Collection Room at the Speakeasy Comic Show will be an exhibit of original artwork by Canadian artists from the personal collection of Joe Shuster Awards Executive Director and regular contributor to CBD’s 52Q feature Kevin Boyd. It will feature original covers, interior pages and commission pieces by artists such as Darwyn Cooke, Tom Grummett, Jeff Lemire, Francis Manapul, Paul Rivoche, Michael Cho, Ramon Perez and many others. Some pieces will be framed, others will be available for viewing in art folders.
Note that The CanadArt Collection pieces will not be available for sale, they will be on display only.
The Joe Shuster Awards will be making available for sale some of their remaining original art pieces and limited edition prints. A number of donated books by Canadian creators will also be available for sale. Also Guelph store the Dragon will be bringing in some recent releases by Canadian creators for sale; a percentage of each book sale will be donated to fundraising efforts.
SpeakEasy’s Comic Book Show
Thursday, November 4, 2010 at the Gladstone Hotel
The Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen West, Toronto
Admission: “Pay What You Can” (Suggested $4)