Over at Sequential Spiltink, Salgood Sam reports on the passing/suicide of young Montreal cartoonist Nicolas Plamondon.
The 41st Angoulême Comics Festival (Jan. 30-Feb 2, 2014) has announced the nominees for it’s prestigious book prizes. Among them are a few familiar books for North American audiences, including some by Canadians* (highlighted in red). Namely SAGA with art by Fiona Staples, and that amazing book JANE, LE RENARD ET MOI by Fanny Britt… Read More Books by Arsenault, Britt and Staples among official selections at Angoulême 2014
From Vancouver’s Cloudscape Comics Collective comes their latest anthology EPIC CANADIANA Thrill to the adventures of Canada’s greatest superheroes! The patriotic Johnny Canuck! The mythic Ikniqpalagaq! The enigmatic Loon! The disturbing Ghost-Woman! The activist Jacques de Canada! The mighty Energy Trader! The dynastic Nite-Flyer and Nitro-Girl! The roguish Gin! From Nazi-ravaged Arctic to modern Montreal… Read More More Canadian Heroes: Epic Canadiana from Cloudscape Comics
The Canada Council for the Arts has announced the winners of the annual Governor-General’s Awards and the award to Children’s fiction (French language) has gone to ISABELLE ARSENAULT, illustrator of the critically acclaimed and award-winning book Jane, le renard et moi (or Jane, The Fox & Me in English). This is her 3rd Governor-General’s Award… Read More Isabelle Arsenault wins Governor-General’s Award for Children’s Fiction (French)
TORONTO – A who’s who of Canadian comic talent teams up once again for a second volume of the True Patriot anthology. After the successful crowd-funding campaign and fan reception of the first volume of True Patriot, “the anthology of Canadian superheroes by some of your favourite Canadian comic creators” is now on Kickstarter (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/578037098/true-patriot-volume-2) with a campaign running from… Read More More from True Patriot 2
The Nelvana of the Northern Lights: Canada’s First Superheroine Kickstarter campaign ended early this morning, raising an astonishing $54,876 (more than double the $25K amount original targeted). Organizers Hope Nicholson and Rachel Richey now have the task of finding, scanning and upgrading the scarce originals for publication, but the announced target date for release of… Read More Nelvana’s strong finish, True Patriot 2 begins, Neil the Horse has 1 week to go