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Søren Mosdal, Aimée de Jongh, Typex and Julian Hanshaw join SelfMadeHero at TCAF

10 May 2019

This weekend, we jet off to Canada for one of the highlights of our year: the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. With guests including Mariko Tamaki, Raina Telgemeier, Craig Thompson, Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon, this year’s show looks like it’ll be as good as ever. What’s more, there’ll be four very special SelfMadeHero creators in attendance: Aimée de Jongh (Blossoms in Autumn), Søren Mosdal (Basquiat), Typex (Andy) and Julian Hanshaw (I Feel Machine). They’ll be signing books on SelfMadeHero’s booth (tables 111-112) in the Toronto Reference Library throughout the weekend, as well as taking part in some intriguing, star-studded events.

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On Saturday, Danish artist Søren Mosdal talks to Comic News Insider’s Jimmy Aquino about his approach to capturing the inner and outer lives of New York's archetypal artist ("Basquiat: A Graphic Novel, 12:15, Summerhill Room, Marriott).

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Shortly after that, Dutch cartoonist Typex joins the Netherlands' Comics Laureate Margreet de Heer for a discussion of the past, present and future of Dutch comics ("Stripmakers: Comics in the Netherlands", 14:45, Summerhill Room, Marriott).

This is followed by an interview with a rising star of the Dutch comics scene, Aimée de Jongh. She joins Jimmy Aquino for a discussion of her work, which includes the recently released Blossoms in Autumn and Taxi ("Spotlight: Aimée de Jongh", 16:00, Summerhill Room, Marriott).

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On Sunday, Aimée de Jongh is back in action as part of a discussion of the older generation and how they are represented in the comics of today. She is joined by SelfMadeHero favourite Julian Hanshaw (I Feel Machine) and comics superstar Seth, among others ("Characters of Age", 10:30, Learning Centre, Reference Library).

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And finally, Typex and Søren Mosdal join fellow graphic biographers to discuss why comics is the ideal medium to tell other people's stories ("Other People's Stories", 14:45, Hinton Learning Theatre, Reference Library).

What more could you want? Well, actually, there’s quite a lot more: check out the full TCAF programme here.