The second annual Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival (DCAF) will be held this Sunday, August 18th at Alderney Landing, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia (11:00 AM to 5:00 PM). Organized by Calum Johnston of Strange Adventures, this one-day festival features mostly local talent to celebrate comics and art. In addition to the many artists attending, there will be other publishers, comic book and game stores, toy dealers, refreshments and entertainment. DCAF is open to all ages and admission is free!
From the official DCAF blog, you can find the updated list of exhibitors attending this year’s event here. Exhibitors include Darwyn Cooke, Steve McNiven, Mike Holmes, Nick Bradshaw, Brenda Hickey, Kate Leth, Troy Little, Faith Erin Hicks and many more! Plus, representatives from Hal-Con and the East Coast Comic Expo will be in attendances to give attendees the latest news on their upcoming events.
I had attended last year’s DCAF and I had a great time! I got to meet and talk other artists and fans at the event. There were freebie items given away at various tables. I picked up various art prints from artist such as a Masters of the Universe poster by James White of Signalnoise Studios and pin up art of Quorra (Tron Legacy) and a female Rocketeer by Dominic Marco. There were toys and action figures being sold too by local stores like Big Pfeiffer Collectibles and Giant Robot Comics. Overall, everyone was having a fun time! I’m looking forward to attending DCAF this Sunday!
Check out the following promotional images for DCAF this year:
Follow Up (posted August 24, 2013): I had another great time at DCAF and wish I had more time to spend there. I had went to the event with my friend, Jeorge, and saw other friends there too enjoying the festival. From the Strange Adventures tables, I picked up a DCAF t-shirt and a few loose DC Direct action figures ($5.00 each!): Superman, Two-Face (from Batman: The Long Halloween line) and a Firestorm for my friend Alan. I picked up some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle magnets by Anthony Mah and a Justice League comic cover print by Jeff Knotts (illustrator and storyboard artist). Finally, Jeorge and I both bought The Rocketter: Hollywood Horror variant comic cover print by James White of Signalnoise Studios (that he did for IDW Publishing).
Here are some photos Jeorge and I took at this year’s DCAF: