The Toronto Comic Arts Fest is finally upon us, and the ensuing days will be chock full of readings, gatherings and Koalas of the Kid variety. Tonight is no exception. Local illustrator and multitasker Marc Ngui sees his book, Lordie Jones, shot into the stratosphere by way of a book launch and storytelling session. And local illustrator Gari Taxali sees the first character in his Chump Toy line get its unveiling at Magic Pony tonight. It is a cute and monkeyish little thing. Which reminds us that there’s also a nice photo essay of these high-priced plastic goodies over at CBC Arts.
Kid Koala kicks off the festival tomorrow with a show at the Horseshoe. But don’t put off tomorrow what you can do today. Tix on sale at the usual venues.