Newsarama: Ten for ’10

Newsarama has named it’s ten creators to watch in 2010 and three of the 10 creators they have selected are Canadian:

Bryan Lee O’Malley
Our second repeat from last year’s 9 To Watch in 2009 is cartoonist Bryan Lee O’Malley. His work on Scott Pilgrim turned heads and topped critics list, and the six-volume series is aiming for a conclusion in 2010. O’Malley came into comics with years working in webcomics, before doing his first big work drawing a volume of Hopeless Savagers. That quickly propelled him to his first graphic novel, Lost at Sea. The 2004 debut of Scott Pilgrim cemented his name in the comics industry, putting him on the frontline of the emerging next generation of independent comic book creators. As he finishes up Scott Pilgrim this year just in time for the movie adaptation from director Edgar Wright, the next question on everyone’s mind for Bryan is “What’s next?”

2009 PRINT CREDITS – BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY
CARTOONIST
Oni Press | Scott Pilgrim Vol 5: Scott Pilgrim vs The Universe
COVER ARTIST
Oni Press | Scott Pilgrim Vol 5: Scott Pilgrim vs The Universe

Francis Manapul
Nominated last year in Newsarama’s 9 To Watch in 2009, Francis Manapul is set to to out-do himself in 2010 as he and Adventure Comics partner Geoff Johns move over to launch the new Flash series. After years on the fringes of mainstream comics work, his work on Legion of Super-heroes and the relaunched Adventure Comics have wowed fans with his kinetic and shaded line-work. Manapul is quickly becoming one in a line-up of future pillars to DC Comics, let’s just hope he’s given the room to prove it.

2009 PRINT CREDITS – FRANCIS MANAPUL
INTERIOR ARTIST
DC Comics | Adventure Comics #0-3, 5
DC Comics | Superman/Batman #60-61
COVER ARTIST
Aspen MLT | Executive Assistant: Iris #2
DC Comics | Adventure Comics #1, 1 (Var), 2, 2 (Var), 3, 3 (Var), 4 (Var), 5 (Var)
DC Comics | Blackest Night: Flash #1 (Var)
DC Comics | Green Lantern #45 (Var)
DC Comics | Legion of Super-Heroes #50
DC Comics | Red Robin #1, 2, 3, 4, 5
DC Comics | The Shield #1, 2, 3
DC Comics | Superman/Batman #60, 61
DC Comics | Wonder Woman #32 (Var)

Kathryn Immonen
Although her name might seem new, she’s been working in comics for some time. She broke in during the early 90s at the same time as her husband Stuart Immonen, but took time away to finish school. With a degree under her belt, Kathryn came back to comics – first with webcomics, and then with a Hellcat story in Marvel Comics Presents that quickly led to a solo miniseries with the same character. After the success of that series, she was announced as the new writer for Runaways, and the recently announced X-Men: Pixie Strikes Back miniseries. We’re excited to read the stories Kathryn tells next.

2009 PRINT CREDITS – KATHRYN IMMONEN
WRITER
Image Comics | Liberty Comics: A CBLDF Benefit Book #2
Marvel Comics | Patsy Walker: Hellcat #5
Marvel Comics | Runaways #11-14