Darwyn Cooke news

Earlier in the month, Strange Adventures in Halifax held a special release party for Parker: The Martini Edition, even creating a unique Parker commemorative martini glass. Photos now online! Darwyn has started his annual 12 Days of Christmas auctions to benefit the Hero Initiative. Some amazing pieces and packages were sold last year, so expect…

R.A.I.D. Studio expanding in 2012

Courtesy of Marcus To and Ramon Perez: R.A.I.D. studios expanding! R.A.I.D. (aka the Royal Academy of Illustration & Design) is planning to expand their current studio to a larger space in the new year. the current studio is home to 7 talented artists; a peppering of the who’s who of the local comic and illustration…

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

I’ll leave it to the Comics for Kids jury to debate it’s eligibility, but I wanted to give a nod to a fantastic children’s book Debbie and I recently came across at Chapters/Indigo by Canadian storyteller Jon Klassen entitled “I Want My Hat Back”. We thought it was hilarious and decided to give it to…

2011 Canadian Comics Wrap Survey: Kevin Boyd

I figured that perhaps I should do one of these as well… who am I? I am the organizer/coordinator and a co-founder of the Joe Shuster Awards. I’ve been a longtime reader and collector of comics and graphic novels, but I’ve been a self-publisher, a seller/dealer, a convention owner/runner, a price guide adviser, and for…

2011 Canadian Comics Wrap Survey: Scott Chantler

Tell us about yourself – a brief bio/intro. I’m the cartoonist of the graphic novels TWO GENERALS, NORTHWEST PASSAGE, and the THREE THIEVES series, and a commercial illustrator whose clients have included McDonald’s, Reebok, Macy’s, Rogers, The New York Daily News, The National Post, The Toronto Star, and Maclean’s. When I’m not doing either of…