Upcoming Conventions – March 13-April 9, 2009

THIS WEEKEND! Vancouver Comicon (Vancouver, BC) – March 15 Features Canadian Guests: David Boswell (Reid Fleming, World’s Toughest Milkman), Robin Bougie (Cinema Sewer), Kelly Everaert (Jungle Tales, Trilogy of Terror), Forg (Birth of Jazz), Miriam Libicki (Jobnik), Mike Myhre (Space Jet Comics), Andrew Salmon (Secret Agent X), Robin Thompson (Champions of Hell, Hemp Island), Verne… Read More Upcoming Conventions – March 13-April 9, 2009

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Happy Friday the 13th…

… just keep in mind that it’s not really a great day to go camping up at the lake.Above: Andy B. artwork from Friday the 13th: The Abuser and the Abused (2008) For more on Andy B. visit his website. His webcomic Raising Hell appears regularly on the Transmission X site.

Education: Teaching Comics With a Straight Face

Courtesy of the Globe & Mail’s Campus Edition (a la the Comics Reporter), this article contains a very cursory look at some comics-related programs at three Canadian universities (in Newfoundland, Alberta and British Columbia). According to Vancouver English professor Marni Stanley, The University of Calgary’s Dr. Bart Beatty is “probably the most important comics person… Read More Education: Teaching Comics With a Straight Face

Media: Vancouver’s special effects companies make comic book worlds come to life…

Source: The Vancouver Sun VANCOUVER – Advances in digital effects have thrown open the gates for comic book stories and graphic novels to be rendered in film like never before. Standing just inside the gates is a handful of Vancouver companies that are delivering on that promise. With the film based on Alan Moore’s graphic… Read More Media: Vancouver’s special effects companies make comic book worlds come to life…