Second can’s over too

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Isn’t it too fast?

Last day at Clermont Ferrand

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cler_01 by ezhilinsky
cler_01, a photo by ezhilinsky on Flickr.

“That was one of my very few smart things I do sometimes. I payed for additional night in hotel and went sketching right after breakfast. Things I simply couldn’t do during my 3 days of Biennale du Carnet De Voyage…”

Books we’ve got at TCAF 2012 – Chico and Rita Graphic novel.

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Just finished reading this graphic novel – and there is a full feature animation, too! Love story, just like Doctor Zhivago; in fact, it is like Cuban Doctor Zhivago thing; there is love that is predestined, and the lovers are constantly separated and it’s all very as I mentioned, predictable, it reminds you of all romantic classical movie plots, and it still a great treat!

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Watch the Chico & Rita trailer at YouTube

Drawn and Quarterly: The Worst TCAF report on the internets

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Oh my, oh my! I just love these guys – they not just publish a great reading pieces but they also fanny!

Drawn and Quarterly: The Worst TCAF report on the internets.

People, DO ride the train from Montreal to Toronto with D+Q production manager Tracy Hurren, Monastiraki owner Billy Mavreas, and Mid-Life ink-stud Joe Ollmann. What fun! People, DO NOT go get beers with Andy Brown, Billy Mavreas, and Joe Ollmann as soon as you get off the train in Toronto because you will have to count in the books and that will be awful…

And then you think, oh, I can get out of this place after 2 pints and here comes Tom Gauld, David Turgeon, Jimmy Beaulieu, and Pascal Girard”.

Exactly at that time we’ve brought to library our stiff (with Oleg Ti). But we’ve been home. We had a word to come back home early so we never met with D&Q at Pilot bar. There is always next time.

Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2012 Questionnaire: Eugene Zhilinsky and Tatyana Yuditskaya | Afterword | Arts | National Post

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Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2012 Questionnaire: Eugene Zhilinsky and Tatyana Yuditskaya

via Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2012 Questionnaire: Eugene Zhilinsky and Tatyana Yuditskaya | Afterword | Arts | National Post.

Q: Who are you?

A: We are Eugene Zhilinsky and Tatyana Yuditskaya – a husband and wife team. We do stories based on personal memoirs. We publish them on our label Editions Tchai. It’s our creative name.

Q: I hear you’ve never attended TCAF before? What gives? Explain yourself!

A: We were busy with the other projects including our newborn daughter, traveling and fashion design

Q: Have you ever been to Toronto before? To Canada? If not, what’s your favourite Canadian stereotype?

A: Actually we live in Toronto. Just near the lake Ontario. It’s across the street from our new home. Next year we are going to tell a bit about Canadian stereotype in our upcoming book “Toronto Grafiti”.

Q: What’s the coolest thing you’ve heard about the festival?

A: The coolest thing is growing public and creators interest to peace movement on Middle East. Last year the was Miriam Libicki with her amazing hot spotted Jobnik.This year will be Guy Delisle’s Jerusalem and our Rock Testament. We have even more novels set up in modern and ancient Jerusalem. This is really cool!

Q: How many comic festivals/fairs/conventions do you attend each year? Why are they so important?

A: We don’t do it mush in general (see second question). Last convention we were attending as invited artists was Biennale de Carnet de Voyages in Town of Clermont-Ferrand, France. It was in 2008. 4 years from now. Lets see what’s going on in the next 4 years.

Q: What’s the weirdest experience you’ve ever had with a fellow cartoonist?

A: Look, we are married and we do comic books and graphic novels. Sometimes there are the stories about each other. What’d be weirder?

Q: Which artist at the festival would you pick to write/draw your biography? Why?

A: Kate Beaton. We just love her brief views at world history and literature. But you’ve got to be at least Lester Pearson to have a chance to be cartooned by her. It’d never happened.

Q: If TCAF had a competition for best costume, who/what would you come dressed as?

A: Superadam and Wondereve (chuckles) Oh, no! We just OK what we are

Q: What was your favourite comic as a kid? What’s your favourite comic now?

A: Our first ever comics were The Frankenstein Story by Classic Comics and Pif. It was somewhere in the mid seventieth. We like Joan Sfar now

Q: What’s your favourite thing to draw?

A: As it was recently said we do stories based on personal memoirs. So scribbling storyboards and travel sketches upon our journeys with intention to convert sometimes our sketchbooks storytelling into book of memoirs that’s probably a key

Q: Quick — name the best member of The Avengers? The worst?

A: We not much into superheroes. Did you mean The Avengers  – British TV series from 60-s?

Q: What’s the one comic book you’d love to see adapted into a movie?

A: There are two books – Danger Girls and Adventures of Rocco Vargas.

Killer comics, part two: Editions Tchai, Top Shelf, and Jeff Lemire | Quillblog | Quill & Quire

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Editions Tchai’s Eugene Zhilinsky interviewed with Kimberley Whitchurch by Natalie Samson for Quill & Quire’s great article on small-press comics at TCAF. Check it out!

“It’s been a hard-knock education in publishing, but the pair has figured it out on the fly. “It was easy,” Zhilinsky deadpans. “We just bought a printing machine.”

via Killer comics, part two: Editions Tchai, Top Shelf, and Jeff Lemire | Quillblog | Quill & Quire.

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