The first Whitby Comic Arts Festival is taking place at the Central Library – a day of activities designed for comic lovers of all ages. Stop by, take in a panel discussion, buy comics from emerging and established comic book creators, show off your cosplay costume and check out the latest comics from our major partner, Comic Book Addiction.
WhitCAF will take place on Saturday, November 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Whitby Central Library. This festival has a local, literary focus and is geared towards Whitby residents of all ages.
We've got a full roster of talented comic book creators who will be at WhitCAF. See below for details on all of our guests:
We're pleased to announce the following Special Guests attending WhitCAF 2017.
J. Torres is a comic book writer perhaps best known for his DC Comics' Teen Titans Go, the Eisner Award-nominated Alison Dare, and the TD Summer Reading Club title Bigfoot Boy. Winner of the Shuster Award for "Outstanding Writer," Torres has worked with characters from A (Archies) to Z (The Mighty Zodiac) and many more in between (Batman, Chirp, Ninja Scroll, The Simpsons, WALL-E, Wonder Woman, Yo Gabba Gabba, and X-Men to name a few). He has also written for animation and television (including a Degrassi webisode in which "Drake" ignored the script and ad-libbed his own lines). Torres was born in Manila and raised in Montreal where he was educated at McGill University (and pretty sure he took a lit class with Justin Trudeau). He is married with two sons and currently resides in Whitby, Ontario.
That was a long time ago, now he's writing comics in his basement almost every day of the week. He's been writing for a few years now, the first published work being a 24 hour comic challenge story in 2006. That led to his indie series, Teuton, Mike Gorbsmith: The Only Good Looking Russian Ever, Helos, and countless shorts for anthologies. His most recent work is with Chapterhouse called The Fourth Planet. Fred is also a radio personality on 102.1 The Edge.