tcaf was so awesome. it was a real adventure to travel to toronto for the day and meet a whole slew of inspiring creators. i was lucky enough to first meet Aaron Leighton, a graduate of my program and now residing in Toronto. he was incredibly friendly! then exchanged confused glances with a boy who later turned out to be a first year student at acad named Simon Roy. we've never spoken but somehow recognized each other, but he was there to promote his first comic book! wow! last, i met Jillian and Mariko Tamaki. that completed my day. i read Skim on the train ride home and can say it's made a deep + haunting impression on me since.