Kawai’s Guide to finding the best underground art, nightlife and alternative events in another city with ZERO connections
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Kawai’s Guide to finding the best underground art, nightlife and alternative events in another city with ZERO connections

So last year at TCAF, there was a cartoonist from abroad (who shall remain unnamed) who was like, “so where do we go to party and get drugs around here?” Since this is probably a common query for people out of town, I thought I’d share my time-tested-and-true strategies for finding the nightlife you want … Continue reading

Kawai’s Guide to Montréal
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Kawai’s Guide to Montréal

Speak French. Hint: it’s easier if you get out of the downtown core. See the aboriginal people’s fashion exhibit and whatever is showing at the Musée Mccord Check out some comic book stores and discover some Francophone comics/BD (bandes dessinées). I found these two walking about Rue St. Denis/Rue Rachel E Don’t forget Librairie D+Q, … Continue reading

TCAF Like A Local: Talk
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TCAF Like A Local: Talk

This is the final installment of my TCAF Like A Local posts to help non-Torontonians make the most of their trip. The last step in navigating a new city is picking up the lingo and understanding some local norms. 1) The local pronunciation of Toronto is “Ter-awn-no” or the faster “Trawno.” The most common nickname … Continue reading

TCAF Like a Local: Win
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TCAF Like a Local: Win

This is the forth installment of my TCAF like a local posts. Like any city, Toronto has its own flavour. Besides comics and food, here are some things Toronto wins at and some places you might want to check out if visiting expensive tourist traps are not your thing. Cinema The Toronto International Film Festival is … Continue reading

TCAF Like A Local: Party
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TCAF Like A Local: Party

This is the third installment of posts I’ve written for out of town TCAF visitors. Obviously you should attend all the TCAF parties, but if you’re in town for a little longer and love staying out late at small, sweaty, laid back spaces to dance your heart out, I have the list for you. Cold … Continue reading

TCAF Like A Local: Dress
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TCAF Like A Local: Dress

This is the second installment in my TCAF like a local posts. As I wrote this post, I wondered whether anyone coming in for TCAF would want to read about Toronto’s fashion. However, if last year’s programming included a well attended Fashion In Comics panel discussion and Peter Birkemoe is wearing Alexander McQueen to the … Continue reading