UPDATE: THANK YOU everyone who supported our emergency campaign! We have all felt really grateful for your generosity and kind words. If you would still be interested in supporting us, please check out or TCAF 2020 Digital Showcase which features the work of over 100 TCAF exhibitors and is available for FREE! There's also an option to make a contribution through Gumroad and all proceeds will go toward TCAF.
We're also happy to say we are busy in the shop fulfilling your orders - we are both shipping and handling curbside pickups! We've also uploaded more inventory online including PUZZLES! Of course we normally have so much more to offer. If you have something in mind, or would like to learn more about our selection, please contact us at store AT torontocomics DOT com.
Once again, THANK YOU so much for helping us out during a difficult time. We hope to see you again at the store soon :)
Since 2014, Page & Panel has strived to provide a community-focused retail destination for comics, art, and book culture. As some of you may already know, Page & Panel is not just a place to buy books and merchandise, but a vibrant space for comics and arts events and a partner in creating original art. Since our inception, we have been proud to support the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, playing our part in growing the visibility of comics as a medium and fostering the growth of a community we hold dear. Now, during these unprecedented times, Page & Panel is asking for your support.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a serious and immediate financial impact on Page & Panel. The closure of the Toronto Reference Library and State of Emergency in Ontario led us to close our doors on March 17. As a result, we have lost nearly all of our revenue and made the painful decision of letting go some of our staff members. In addition, the cancellation of TCAF has meant losing our best weekend for sales, which supports the store and the festival year-round, while we are still liable for mounting overhead fees.
We are asking for your support to help us recover from our financial losses during this time. Funds raised during this time will go directly to our areas of greatest priority:
Overhead: Towards the payment of rent, merchandise orders made prior to the pandemic, and other fixed costs
Recuperation of lost revenue: Page & Panel makes significant sales during our festival weekend and we will not be able to recoup them. These sales support the festival and organization throughout the year.
Staff: Towards retaining staff and re-hiring staff as the economy slowly re-opens.
About Page & Panel:
Located inside the Toronto Comic Arts Festival’s primary venue, the Toronto Reference Library, Page & Panel provides a home to the very best of the comics medium, as well as the wonderful art and objects that flow from it. Originally opened as a pop-up shop in December 2014, Page & Panel is now a permanent location as of March 2015.
Page & Panel works with a number of artists and its friends at The Beguiling & Little Island Comics, to create original books and merchandise exclusive to our shops! We offer some of this material in our online shop, but the full range of publishers and products carried in our shop must be experienced online. Click here to visit our online store .
To see what else we carry and what we’re up to, please visit us on Facebook , or on Instagram , or on Twitter ! We’re @tcafshop on pretty much all social media.
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