craigtaillefer.comcraigtaillefer.comcraigtaillefer.comcraigtaillefer.comcraigtaillefer.comcraigtaillefer.comcraigtaillefer.comcraigtaillefer.com

craigtaillefer.comThe Official Blog of Craig A. Taillefer: News, Art, Comics, Music, Ramblings, and more!

Archive for the ‘Conventions’ Category

Really Late Post TCAF Write-up…

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

I wish I could say that I had a blast at TCAF, but alas, no.

It had nothing to do with the show itself, which I love, or the organization which is great. The new venue wasn’t as picturesque as the last one, but the location was convenient and the floor layout was better, so no complaints there. It was nice seeing colleagues and friends, and meeting new ones, which is one of the main reasons I like attending shows like TCAF.

The problem was…. I was sick as a dog.

I was recovering from a Chest Cold as the weekend loomed, but I seemed to be better by Friday. I flew in early Saturday morning and was feeling a little under the weather and spent most of the day fairly quiet, but I figured a good night’s sleep and I’d be back in the pink for Sunday. Sadly I was mistaken and I spent Sunday feeling like I was trying to breath under water, and chain-eating fishermen’s friend cough lozenges in attempt to not spend the day in one continuous coughing fit. And near the end of the day I started to get a lower stomach issue, which pretty much had me in agony all day. Well, maybe ‘agony’ is a little melodramatic, but I was not in the best shape, and I pretty much just sat there like a lump waiting for it to be over. I was not the most social person, as talking without coughing was a chore, and my salesmanship was nil.

I never even wandered the floor at any point in time to check out every one’s stuff and to buy and trade. I didn’t buy a single comic! Which tells you how sick I was as that’s my favorite part of any show.

If I managed to infect anyone, friend or fan or casual browser, I am reeeeeeaaaaaly sorry!

Hopefully I’ll be a little healthier next time!

9th Rendez-vous international de la BD de Gatineau

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

I’m getting ready to head out to the Museum of Civilization in Gatineau. For the next 4 days I will be a guest of the 9th Rendez-Vous International de la BD de Gatineau.

I’ll be at the Festival doing signings, live drawing presentations, and a few other events. I also have an exhibition in the gallery section. About 30 pieces of original art will be on display, so drop on by. It’s FREE.

The full press kit follows the cut.

(more…)

New York Comic Con

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Contrary to what the NYCC website says, I am NOT attending the show.

I attended the show last year and found it to be a bit of a waste of time for my purposes. It was much too much of a mainstream show and too expensive to justify displaying at again.

I was contacted about two months ago by the con organizers saying I was on their list for Artist Alley, and I was tossing around the idea of going while I still thought I might get the Marvel gig, but I never received an invoice and forgot about it. That is until I got an update last week showing my name in the AA listings.

I have since contacted the con and let them know I’m not coming. But, it’s too late to get my name out of the programs. So if you are looking for me there, please be kind to the artist who has taken my slot!

Baltimore Comic Con and The Harvey Awards!

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

I made a last minute decision to attend the Baltimore Comic Con. What tipped the balance for me was the desire to attend the Harvey Awards, as I’m up for an award for my work on The Chelation Kid.

I’ll be flying to Baltimore early Saturday morning and should be at the con by noon and will be there all day Sunday as well. I will be hanging out at the Insight Studios booth, so if you are attending the show, stop by and say hello. I’ll have some original art on hand, and will be doing the odd commission sketch.

Toronto Comic Arts Festival!

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

tcaflink468x60.gif
I have been invited to, and will be attending TCAF: The TORONTO COMIC ARTS FESTIVAL. The details are below (and have been cut and paste from the TCAF website which is linked in the convention links on the right). I hope to see you all there!


“The Toronto Comic Arts Festival exists to promote the breadth and diversity of comics, and what is considered comics, as legitimate medium of literary and artistic worth. We seek to promote the creators of these works in their broad and diverse voices, for the betterment of the medium of comics and to reach as wide an audience as possible for them.”

The third Toronto Comic Arts Festival will occur on Saturday August 18th and Sunday August 19th, 2007. It will be held in the Old Victoria College building and the Burwash Quad on the University of Toronto Campus.

For the purposes of correspondence, the official address of the Festival is:

Toronto Comic Arts Festival
c/o The Beguiling
601 Markham Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M6G 2L7
Phone: 416-533-9168

For the purposes of hotel searches and/or directions to TCAF events, the address of the Festival is:

Old Victoria College
93 Charles St. West
Toronto, ON, Canada
M5S 2C7

Show Hours:
Saturday, August 18th: 10am-7pm
Sunday, August 19th: 10am-6pm