Ottawa Comic Arts Festival!

Saturday, May 30, 2020
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM


The Ottawa Comic Arts Festival (OCAF) is debuting this year and we’re excited to see you there!


OCAF aims to be a celebration of comics and of Ottawa. That’s why we’ll have an exhibition hall with many of Ottawa and the surrounding area’s best and brightest comic creators on hand to show off and sell their comics, graphic novels, and more!


This will be a one of a kind opportunity to find Ottawa’s many exceptional comic book cartoonists, artists, and writers gathered in one place with the focus firmly placed on the exciting and unique stories they’ve made.


And remember, OCAF is completely FREE!


Whether you’re a die-hard reader, aspiring creator, or a complete newbie to the wonderful world of comic books, there will be something for everyone. We encourage you to come by, take a look around, and chat with our many talented creators.


So mark your calendar and get ready to discover your new favourite comic!

The Poster

Ottawa artist and comic creator, Nick O’Gorman, was kind enough to design the poster for our first year, and you can see what an amazing job he’s done!


Keep an eye out, as you’ll be able to find some of these out and about in the wilds of Ottawa in the weeks leading up to the festival!


We are hard at work confirming the many talented, local creators who will be appearing at OCAF. We will have an update with the list as soon as we are able!

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s free!


To be slightly more exact, OCAF is a free event to attend, but the creators we’ll have on hand will have their work for purchase. If you are interested in buying anything from them, there are a number of bank branches located within a block or two of the venue.

Knox is located in downtown Ottawa, with the entrance directly off Elgin Street. It is within easy walking distance of the Rideau LRT Station and close to a number of different transit routes. You’re welcome to walk, bike, drive, or take whichever means of conveyance you most prefer.

Yes. From Knox’s website, “Geneva Hall [where OCAF will take place] is wheel-chair accessible including an accessible washroom, and with a convenient wheelchair ramp access to and from Elgin Street.”

There’s no parking associated with the festival, but there is street parking nearby. Plus, City Hall is steps away from Knox, and as part of the Elgin Street renewal project, there is free parking at City Hall all day on weekends through October 2020.

You are best placed to decide what you’d like to do, but please note that dressing up and cosplay are not among OCAF’s focuses.

You’ll find our contact details just below. We’d love to hear from you!


We’re getting up to all kinds of things to be ready for the big day, and if you want to get in touch for any reason – whether with questions, asking about ways to get involved, or otherwise – don’t hesitate to reach out at or by using the contact form below. Look forward to hearing from you!