Retailer Roundup – January 2011

Nova Scotia It’s seems the Strangemobile went kaput earlier this month, the engine blew up. Calum tells us times are tough, he was ripped off for 3k by a contractor in 2010, and that he’s cutting costs rather than laying off staff. Pure speculation, but with the economy in Canada still not up and running…

Archie’s Li’l Jinx grows up with J. Torres

Well, not physically! According to Comic Book Resources, Archie Comics is reviving their “Li’l Jinx” character as a teenager, and our own J. Torres has been hired to chronicle her new adventures as “Jinx”. Follow the link above to read the news and an interview with J. about his plans for the series.

Paul à Angoulême

2010 Joe Shuster Award-winning Outstanding Cartoonist Michel Rabagliati (Paul à Quebec) is in France this month for Le Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême and is featured in this article on cyberpresse.ca

W. Scott Forbes covers 27 for Image Comics

The first issue debuted back in December, but take a look at these stunning covers for this slightly oversized series from Image Comics’ Shadowline imprint by Oakville, ON artist W. SCOTT FORBES. Forbes provides the cover art only. Forbes joins a wave of new talent providing covers for American publishers like Mike Del Mundo (Klaws…