MCAF | Montreal Comic Arts Festival


Les Chercheuses en BD Exhibition

MCAF, in partnership with the Consulate General of France in Quebec City and the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et Technologies, is launching the 2nd edition of the exhibition Les Chercheuses en BD (Women Researchers in Comics), to showcase the careers of the women who make up today’s science,

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Exhibitor Applications Are Open!

Applications for exhibitors at MCAF 2024 are now open! They will close at midnight on January 12, 2024 (EST).

As a reminder, MCAF 2024 will be held on May 24, 25 and 26 on Saint-Denis Street, which will once again be closed to traffic between Gilford and Roy streets.

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Important Dates Coming this Month

Illustration by Boum

A Word from the Director

In 2023, 290 comics creators were present at our festival. It goes without saying that without their presence, our celebration of comics would not be the same.

The advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) are impressive, but there is currently a lack of supervision and regulations to protect creators.

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Beyond Borders | Comic Arts International Conference

MCAF is proud to present its second comic arts international conference!

This conference will bring together researchers interested in the comic arts and their creators for discussions and presentations of research and field work on the theme Beyond Borders.

Beyond Borders

Whether political, geographical, social,

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Fall Into Comics with MCAF

Illustration by Art or Die

Submissions Are Open

The time has come to submit your work for the Bédélys Independent Awards!

The Bédélys Independent Awards recognize the best self-published comics created in Québec. The awards include a prize of $1000, an original trophy and a shared table at next year’s MCAF!

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2023 Bédélys Independent Submissions Now Open

Self-publishing has always been present in the Quebec comics community, whether as part of the development of new talent or as a choice to produce alternative and diverse works.

This is why the Montreal Comic Arts Festival believes in the importance of presenting these artists in its programming and highlighting their work through the Bédélys awards.

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Call for Projects | La Ruche

Working on a comics project and thinking of doing a crowdfunding campaign? The Conseil des arts de Montréal and La Ruche, in partnership with MCAF, can help you bring your project to life!

That’s right, comic artists who have a crowdfunding project with a goal of $1,000 or more are eligible to an additional funding of $500 from the Conseil des arts de Montréal.

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Call for applications – 2024 Programming Committee

The programming committee was established in September 2021. Its purpose is to help plan the programming of the Montreal Comic Arts Festival. It is headed by Virginie Mont-Reynaud, MCAF’s programming director.

Committee members meet monthly to discuss and exchange ideas on activities, guest artists and upcoming exhibitions. The role of committee members is to propose ideas and actively participate in discussions.

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It’s Hot Comics Summer!

MCAF Returns to Montreal Comiccon

The MCAF team is proud to promote Quebecois comics all year long! It’s with great pleasure that we’ll once again be taking part in the Montreal Comiccon, on July 14, 15 and 16 at the Palais des Congrès, presenting an alley dedicated to Quebec comic artists.

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The 12th MCAF in review

A Tremendous Success for the 12th Edition of the Montreal Comic Arts Festival

Montréal, June 2nd 2023 – The 12th Montreal Comic Arts Festival set a new attendance record, with over 82,000 people present from May 26 to 28 on Saint-Denis Street.

“It’s a pleasure to see the public’s enthusiasm for comic arts.

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