Aaron Costain, creator of the self-published Entropy series and Calamity Coach one-shot, has written a great essay examining the way architectural drawings and comics are read. Interesting stuff. Aaron makes great comics, I always look forward to the next installment of Entropy. His comics can be found at finer comic shops including: Legends Comics and… Read More Aaron Costain on Architecture and Comics
Even though he missed the deadline to register his candidacy, National Post cartoonist Steve Murray (aka comic book creator Chip Zdarsky) is running for the office of Mayor in the city of Toronto. He’s got a pretty extensive website up and everything, which you know, all great candidates need to have. Did I mention Facebook?… Read More Cartoonist Steve Murray runs for Mayor of Toronto
The Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo has announced the dates for next year: June 17-19, 2011 in Halls A, B, & C of the BMO Round Up Centre @ Stampede Park in Calgary, Alberta. This will be the first year the event will be a full three day convention. Are you interested in helping the… Read More Happenings: The Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo announces 2011 dates
First, we’d like to welcome a new member to the Executive, Andrew Walsh. Andrew is filling the role of Webcomics Award Coordinator. Some of you may have met Andrew at the webcomics panel he moderated in June at the Toronto ComiCON Fan Appreciation Event. Secondly, you’ll notice on the right that Jason has compiled a… Read More 7th Annual Joe Shuster Awards – 9/30 update
Bleeding Cool contributor Mike McLarty has posted some three pages of The Underwater Welder, Lemire’s graphic novel for Top Shelf, hopefully coming to stores in 2012.
Canadian publisher KIDS CAN PRESS continues to work with innovative creators from across the country to produce great graphic novels for young readers. So far KCP have released four graphic novels of note in 2010 that will certainly be strongly considered for the 2011 Joe Shuster Awards. Binky to the Recue by Ashley Spires While… Read More 2010 Graphic Novels from Kids Can Press
You see a lot of the same people repeated this month at image…. Riley Rossmo, for example, has a big month with the launch of Proof Endangered #1, the fifth Proof tpb and the second Cowboy Ninja Viking tpb; The Incredibles’ Marcio Takara is providing the artwork for Dynamo 5 in December; Jim Zubkavich’s hit… Read More image Comics in December 2010 featuring the work of Canadian creators
Phoenix Comics NW open it’s doors as the 90’s comic bubble was bursting. Though persistence and diversity the store has maintained a strong position amongst Calgary’s abundant comic shops. Owner’s Name: Michael Bower Manager’s Name: Russell Heitzmann Number of Employees: 6 Years in Business: 16 (1994) Physical Address: 1010 16th Ave NW Calgary, AB Telephone… Read More Comic Retailers – Phoenix Comics NW Ltd. (Calgary, AB)
If I have missed any works by Canadian Comic Book Creators, please leave a comment, or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org Action Comics #893 DC US$3.99 Colours by Brad Anderson and Dave McCaig. Cover by David Finch. Preview at DC Universe: The Source Amazing Spider-Man #644 Marvel US$2.99 Variant Cover by Chris Bachalo. Preview… Read More September 29th, 2010 Releases featuring Canadian Creators
Quill & Quire report that: The French rights to Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography by Chester Brown have been sold to La Pastèque in Quebec. The deal was arranged by Samantha Haywood on behalf of Drawn & Quarterly.
Dave Howard of the books.Torontoist.com blog has posted an article rounding up a bunch of news items focusing on some of the comic news announcements, articles and interviews that caught his attention over the last month or so. It’s an interesting recap of the best non-mainstream superhero announcements of the last few weeks.
Canadian comic book pioneer in Halifax to hold last public signing – The Chronicle Herald. On doing a “last” signing this Friday and assorted events on Sunday: He does mention that it was a decision set in motion by the recent death of indie comic curmudgeon Harvey Pekar (American Splendour), and that he’s overjoyed to… Read More In the News – Dave Sim: A brush with greatness
For Immediate Release: NEW GRAPHIC NOVEL – Adventures of Rabbit and Bear Paws Vol 4: Tall Tale http://www.rabbitandbearpaws.com/gnovelv4_1.php Adventures of Rabbit and Bear Paws is a fresh and funny graphic novel series for the young and the young at heart. The series is based on the Seven Grandfathers of Respect, Bravery, Love, Honesty, Humility, Wisdom… Read More New! The Adventures of Rabbit and Bear Paws Vol 4: Tall Tale
On the heels of the announcement of her art book being published by Dark Horse in early 2011, Camilla D’Errico wrote to remind us (and you!): I’m very proud and excited to announce that Sky Pirates of Neo Terra, the graphic novel will be out soon and is available for pre-order from Image Comics. This… Read More Sky Pirates of Neo-Terra collection available for pre-order from Image Comics; In stores 10/20/10
September 24th — 7:30pm 486A College Street (upstairs) – Toronto TCW studio space Please join the Toronto Cartoonists Workshop as it celebrates the opening of its new permanent teaching space as well as its FIRST student publication – HOLMES INC.! Original artwork from the comic will be on display and copies of the book will… Read More Happenings: HOLMES INC. Art Show and Toronto Cartoonists Workshop Studio Warming Party
Thanks to Adam Pottier for sending us these photos — 4-Colour, 8-Bit Comics & Games in Kingston, Ontario has used one half of their window space to advertise the Canadian graphic novel ‘Kenk‘ by Richard Poplak, Alex Jensen, Jason Gilmore and Nick Marinkovich. The critically acclaimed graphic novel is based on the life of Igor… Read More 4-Colour, 8-Bit Comics & Games: Kenk window display
Sunday, September 26, 2010 Victoria Park 11am-5am Unlike 2009, Word on the Street Kitchener does not seem to have any comics and graphic novel related guests and/or programming.
Sunday, September 26, 2010 Queen’s Park 11am-6pm Programming of interest in the Children’s Reading Tent 12:15 – 1:00 :: Ninja Cowboy Bear Presents the Way of the Ninja Ninja Cowboy Bear Presents the Way of the Ninja — a high energy story about a daring ninja who learns that the greatest thrills and the best… Read More Happenings: Comics & Graphic Novels @ Word on the Street TORONTO
The things you find on the internet. A 52 page book culled together from Wikipedia entries. My first impression was shock and surprise – then curiosity as to what was written – as if this was some kind of in-depth analysis and historical information on these topics. Regrettably no such luck, it’s a book assembled… Read More What is this?
That’s right, Awesome Marcus Ninja Season 5 is coming out on SEPTEMBER 22, 2010! If you live in Toronto come by Clinton’s Tavern to celebrate and pick up a copy!