Toronto Comics: Volume 3 Launches Kickstarter

Toronto Comics: Volume 3 Launches Kickstarter

March 2, 2016 0 By Alanna Smith

Toronto Comics Volume 3 Alpha - Feb 16 - CoverAfter the success of their previous two books, the Toronto Comics Anthology is ready for round three. The Kickstarter launched yesterday for the 280-page book, which features 30 new stories set in and around Toronto, created entirely by local comic book artists and writers.

Editors Steven Andrews, Aaron Feldman, and Allison O’Toole have gathered a team of 47 local artist and writers to feature in Volume 3, including experienced creators Jason Loo (T​he Pitiful Human­-Lizard),​ Meaghan Carter (S​ecret Loves of Geek Girls, Take Off!)​, Howard Wong (T​rue Patriot, Monstrosity)​, and many others. The book will also include a foreword by Ryan North (T​he Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Dinosaur Comics) and a new cover by Adam Gorham (T​he Violent, Dead Drop)​.

The Toronto Comics Anthology is an ongoing series that aims to showcase a variety of GTA creators, some with years of experience and others being published for the first time. Volume 1, a 90-page book released in 2014, was nominated for a Gene Day Award at the 2015 Joe Shuster awards. Volume 2 followed the next year as a well-received hit, earning above and beyond its funding goal on Kickstarter, an achievement that hopes to be repeated this year.

Artist, writer and Canadian Comic Book Hall of Famer Ty Templeton calls the book “a fresh, fun, and authentic anthology of new comic tales created by skilled writers and artists FROM this city, meant to be read by people who LIVE in this city… It’s for people who Roll Up the Rim To Win, and still root for the Leafs, after nearly fifty hopeless seasons.”

You can help Volume 3 of the Toronto Comics Anthology happen by donating to the Kickstarter campaign, which runs until the end of March. Funds raised will go toward printing and shipping costs as well as paying the anthology’s contributors. Once fully funded, the book will be debuting at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival on May 14­-15, 2016.

Snowblind by Howard Wong and Keith Grachow