Fan Expo Canada 2011 – Comic Book “How-To” Workshops

The Toronto Cartoonists Workshop, the publishers of Holmes Incorporated, has a big presence at this years Fan Expo 2011!

The TCW crew will be manning a booth celebrating the myriad comic and art courses we offer (check them out at the TCW website).

We’re also dang easy to find. Stop by Booth 125 against the wall in the convention area, say howdy and pick up your copy of Holmes Incorporated #2 all weekend long!

Copies of Holmes Incorporated #2  will be for sale, and tons of Holmes Inc. 2 creators will be at the booth throughout the weekend, available for signings, sketches and questions. Come out and meet the comic book superstars of tomorrow!!!

Our editor and guiding light Ty the Guy Templeton will be there on Sunday (time tba).

The TCW and Fan Expo are also teaming to offer up a veritable smorgasboard of awesome “HOW TO” COMIC WORKSHOPS all weekend long!

Check out our stellar 2011 line-up of panels…

MAKE YOUR OWN DARN COMIC!ASSEMBLING THE HOLMES INC. PROJECT  WITH TY TEMPLETON and the Holmes Inc. Gang!
THURSDAY, 5 PM – ROOM #717
Moderator: Ty Templeton

IT’S IN THE PUNCHLINE: GAG HUMOUR CARTOONING WITH PLAYBOY’S DOUG SNEYD
THURSDAY, 6 PM – ROOM #717
Moderator: PAUL TRUSTER

TEAM SPIRIT: CREATING THE FF WITH JONATHAN HICKMAN, STEVE EPTING & MARKO DJURDJEVIC
THURSDAY, 7 PM – ROOM #717
Moderator: BRENT CHITTENDON

KEEPING IT IN PERSPECTIVE- A PRIMER  WITH DALE DESROCHERS
FRIDAY, 12 PM – ROOM #717
Moderator: Dale Desrochers

GREAT WHITE NORTH STARS:  CREATING ALPHA FLIGHT WITH CHRIS CLAREMONT, FRED VAN LENTE & DALE EAGLESHAM.
FRIDAY, 1 PM – ROOM #717
Moderator: JASON SHAYER

NO TRACING ALLOWED – ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON CONTEMPORARY INKING WITH MARK MORALES, DEXTER VINES, J. BONE AND BOB MCLEOD
FRIDAY, 2 PM – ROOM #717
Moderator: Kellam Templeton-Smith

LIFE WITH ARCHIE- CARTOONING THE ETERNAL TEEN WITH DAN PARENT
FRIDAY, 3 PM – ROOM #717
Moderator: Walter Dickinson

DIGITALLY SPEAKING WITH CAMERON STEWART
FRIDAY, 4 PM – ROOM #717
Moderator: Walter Dickinson

KILL SHAKESPEARE PRESENTS: CREATING AND MARKETING YOUR INDEPENDENT COMIC
FRIDAY, 5 PM – ROOM #717
Moderator: Walter Dickinson

TAAFI PRESENTS: SCHOOLISM.COM – DIGITAL PAINTING WITH BOBBY CHIU
Presented by the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI.COM)
FRIDAY, 6 PM – ROOM #717
Moderator: TAAFI

COMIC BOOK BOOTCAMP  WITH TY TEMPLETON
SATURDAY, 12 PM – ROOM #717
Moderator: Ty Templeton

CREATING ZOMBIES AND MACABRE MONSTERS FOR FUN & PROFIT WITH TONY MOORE
SATURDAY, 1 PM – ROOM #717
Moderator: Walter Dickinson

CUTE REBOOT: CREATING FUN COMICS FOR KIDS WITH KATIE COOK
SATURDAY, 2 PM – ROOM #717
Moderator: Robert Pincombe

POISONED PENS: WRITING CRIME COMICS WITH BRIAN AZZARELLO AND JASON AARON (who will join in at 3:30)
SATURDAY, 3 PM – ROOM #717
Moderator: PAUL TRUSTER

SUPERHERO STEW – CREATE A CHARACTER WITH  DAN SLOTT AND TY TEMPLETON
SATURDAY, 4 PM  – ROOM #717
Moderator: Ty Templeton

ILLUSTRATION MASTERCLASS WITH COMICS LEGEND BILL SIENKIEWICZ
SATURDAY, 5 PM  – ROOM #717
Moderator: Robert Pincombe

WATERCOLOUR MASTERCLASS WITH JILL THOMPSON
SATURDAY, 6 PM – ROOM #717
Moderator: Walter Dickinson

PENCILING THE COMIC BOOK PAGE- AN INTRODUCTION BY LEONARD KIRK
SUNDAY, 12 PM – ROOM #717
Moderator: Leonard Kirk

DRAWING THE FEMME FATALE WITH MARK BROOKS
SUNDAY, 1 PM – ROOM #717
Moderator: Walter Dickinson

BREAKING THE MOLD:  REDEFINING THE CLASSIC HERO WITH JAMES ROBINSON
SUNDAY, 2 PM – ROOM #717
Moderator: KATHLEEN GALLAGHER

LOOK UP IN THE SKY! CAPTURING THE FLYING FIGURE WITH SHANE DAVIS
SUNDAY, 3 PM – ROOM #717
Moderator: Walter Dickinson

PAINTING MASTERCLASS WITH FAMOUS MONSTERS COVER ARTIST JASON EDMISTON
SUNDAY, 4 PM – ROOM #717
Moderator: Keiren Smith

How’s that for incredible line-up of talent???

Seriously, you don’t want to miss the TCW panels. They’re fun and full of amazing insights! And please drop by the TCW booth to pick up your copy of the 80-page giant Holmes Incorporated #2!!

Art by Leonard Kirk - Colurs by Keiren Smith

And finally, a little bonus appearance.  Holmes Incorporated artist Christopher Yao (Fauntkin), letterer/colourist Keiren Smith and Assistant Editor Rob Pincombe recently collaborated on a webcomic for the hilarious trans-media, superheroic, web series Tights and Fights!

All three of us will be stopping by the Tights and Fights booth (Booth 1000) this weekend to glad hand. (Times are still TBA) The short comic is available for digital download here if you want to check out and the T&F gang are working on a way to buy and download right at their table! T&F will be sharing the space with another amazing web series, Pretty In Geek!

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