There’s that old saying that a poor craftsman blames their tools. In this video directed by Christopher Hutsul, we get to hear a collection of experienced comics artists praising their instruments and it’s easy to feel like that’s a bond to their benefit. Then again, anyone who has spent hours handwriting essays can testify to the importance of a good balance and grip on their writing tools.
The Toronto Comic Arts Festival celebrates the work of upcoming and established graphic novel artists. The festival was first held in 2003 as an “unconventional” response to other comics events like Comic-Con, which have more of general pop culture focus. The founders wanted to more strictly celebrate the unique form of comics and their artistic merit.