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Kickstarter: Toronto Comics Anthology Launches Fifth Volume "Osgoode As Gold"

Written by Tim Midura on Tuesday, March 06 2018 and posted in News with Benefits

Kickstarter: Toronto Comics Anthology Launches Fifth Volume

The fifth volume contains 24 stories from over 50 Greater Toronto Area creators.

Source: Kickstarter

After four successful crowdfunding campaigns, the Toronto Comics Anthology is launching it's fifth kickstarter for the latest book in the popular series celebrating upcoming creators. This 220-page book features 24 new stories set in and about Toronto, all created by local comic writers and artists.

The Kickstarter campaign will launch March 1, 2018, and run for the rest of the month. Funds raised will go toward paying contributors, and covering printing and shipping costs.

The editors, Stephanie Cooke, Miike, and Megan Purdy, brought together a team of 50 local artist and writers. According to Jeff Lemire (Essex County, Moon Knight) "Toronto is a wonderful city. These are wonderful comics. That can't just be a coincidence."

Hope Nicholson ("Secret Loves of Geek Girls", "Nelvana") says "The talent in Toronto is incredible, and this collection goes a long way to highlight the depth, ability, and diversity of emerging comic book storytellers in this city. Watch these names - if you don't know them yet, you will soon!"

Osgoode as Gold features a foreword by Chip Zdarsky (Jughead, Sex Criminals) and a new cover by Irma Kniivila (Ms Marvel, Deadpool). The book will be debuting at TCAF on May 12-13, 2018.

The stories and creators in the anthology are below.

Cenotaph Urban Fantasy/Ghosts

Script:Andrew Wheeler


Time-worn ghosts try to make sense of a city that's long forgotten them.


The Wolf of Wellesley Werewolves Isolation

Script and art:Lacey Brannen

A lonely smalltown woman comes to the big city in search of others like her. You know, werewolves.


Mirrored Urban Fantasy/Barristas

Script and art:Sam Beck

Beneath Bay Station, Toronto's magical elite compete for eternal stardom.


Catnap CafeChase Urban Fantasy

Script and art:Saffron Aurora

A daydream at the cat cafe leaves a woman forever changed.


Bandit Bargain Basement Bonanaza Comedy/Trash Pandas

Script:Julian Apong

Art:Andrea Scott

How DO trash pandas fence all their sweet loot?


Betty and the Blue Jays Slice of life/History

Script:Stephanie Brennan

Art:Gina Basora

Letterer:Steven Andrews

A love of the game connects a family through the generations.


Part-Time Knight Fantasy/Theatre

Script:Aaron Feldman

Art:Shawn Daley

Treason in the King's court drives a minimum-wage serf to take center stage.


My Heart Burns for Thee Food/Comedy

Script:Peter Hawrysh

Art:Keith Grachow

With grim determination, a man enters a CNE eating competition to win the heart of his true love.


The Goosefighter Wild West/Rude Geese

Script:Marilyn Anne Campbell

Art:Austen Payne

Letterer:Andrew Thomas

This U ain't big enough for the 2 of us.


Otto's Fantastic Doner-Kebab Time Machine Scifi/Tourism


Art:Jon Berg

A drunken date goes interdimensional thanks to the power of a disco washroom.


Whose Line? Slice of life/Comedy

Script:Daniel Reynolds

Art:Michael Tuck

The hottest new trend is here! Probably. Maybe? Definitely.


Erasure Residential Schools/History

Script:Zackary Rupp

Art:Shaikara David

It's easy to pretend history didn't happen, but it still shapes today.


Leave it to Leo Comedy/History

Script:Robert Pincombe

Pencils:Robert Pincombe

Inks:Laurie Foster

Colourist:Valerie St Gelais

Letterer:Andrew Thomas

The eldest scoundrel of a 1940's comics crew conjures a caper.


The Flight Romance/LGBT

Script and art:Kat Verhoeven

She hasn't felt safe biking since the accident. But a rush order and a mystery rider draw her back into the rush.


The Flood Slice of life/Comedy

Script:Mireille Messier

Art:Ally Colthoff

While the city is washed out, four teens boat out to the Island in search of adventure!


FinalMIX! Difficulty: Expert! Competitive Dance

Script:Jeff Estrella

Art:Brenna Baines

Revenge is a dish best served at 120 bpm.


Procyon Torontor Trash Pandas/Wordless

Script:Mark Foo

Art:Jalisa Henry

A raccoon with a notched ear endures the seasons.


Dream Job Millenials/Magic

Script and art:Haley Millman

After years of not quite hacking it, an amateur monster hunter considers giving up.


SHIFT Temps/Fantasy

Script:Ardo Omer

Art:Katherine Olenic

Two seasonal slackers guard the rift gate to eerie Vaughn.


Finkel and Sons History/Race

Script:Sam Ruano

Art:Xan Grey

Colourist:Nechama Frier

Letterer:Andrew Thomas

A Jewish shopkeeper's son must quickly decide how best to protect his family.


Nocturne Urban Fantasy/Monsters/Wordless

Script:Steven Andrews

Art:Jonathan Kociuba

When all of Kensington is safely asleep, stranger citizens come out to play.


The Good, the Bad, and the Danforth Comedy/Film

Script:Eric Houston

Colourist:Joy San

Letterer:Andrew Thomas

An arrogant film star goes all-in at a shady no-limit poker game.


Jane & Finch Kids/Mean Streets

Script:Billy Seguire

Art:Maria-Monica Lazos

An anthromorphic representation of Jane Street looks for her lost friend.


TTC Gothic Horror/Illustration

Script:JM Frey

Art:Dan Simon

Atmospheric TTC horror.


Wheel Girls Friendship/Illustration

Script and art:Marcia Iwasaki

Bicycle illustration


Ode to the TO Toad Parody/Illustration

Script and art:Casey Parsons

Whisky Kaiju illustration


Here & Everywhere Film/Illustration

Script and art:Vivi Partridge

A guide to the many films shot in TO!


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About the Author - Tim Midura

Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.

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