Kate Beaton interviewed in AV Club!

Kate Beaton has been blowin’ up with the release of her Hark! A Vagrant collection, which debuted at number one on the New York Times Graphic Novel chart! Her interview in the Onion’s AV Club is surprisingly in-depth, and is a must read for any fan. Read the article here!

Surge Licensing Signs SKULLKICKERS For Exclusive Licensing and Entertainment Representation

For Immediate Release June 28, 2011 Contact: Elan Freedman Surge Licensing, Inc. elan@surging.com 516-939-2226 Surge Licensing Signs Breakout Comics Series – SkullkickersTM For Exclusive Licensing and Entertainment Representation The Hangover Meets World of Warcraft in Zub’s Serialized Adventure Series Jericho, N.Y. — Surge Licensing, Inc., the agency known for developing off-the-wall comic book properties such… Read More Surge Licensing Signs SKULLKICKERS For Exclusive Licensing and Entertainment Representation

Essex County: The Movie?

According to Geek Tyrant and tweeted by creator Jeff Lemire, it seems that Essex County Book One: Tales From the Farm will be translated into a motion picture, entitled SUPER ZERO, to be directed by visual effects legend JOHN DYKSTRA. Follow the link for more details.

Homegrown superheroes take flight: Eaglesham on Alpha Flight

The Ottawa Citizen sat down with Dale Eaglesham to discuss the upcoming relaunch of Marvel’s Alpha Flight. After 25 years as a comic-book artist, Eaglesham is one of the biz’s renowned superstars. He has drawn everyone from Conan the Barbarian to the Incredible Hulk, but the new Marvel Comics project, Alpha Flight, is unusual because… Read More Homegrown superheroes take flight: Eaglesham on Alpha Flight

Whazamo! Ontario Graphic Novel Month at Open Book Toronto

We’re only 19 days into May and there’s already a TON of stuff up for you to check out over at Whazamo! Below are links to everything posted so far: WHAZAMO! Ontario Graphic Novel Month is an online comics celebration brought to you by Open Book: Toronto. Whazamo! showcases the talented graphic novelists and illustrators… Read More Whazamo! Ontario Graphic Novel Month at Open Book Toronto

13 Canadian comics creators join international effort for primates

13 Canadian creators have contributed to Panels for Primates, an online charity anthology that ends its run on June 1st. SO, WHAT THE HECK IS PANELS FOR PRIMATES? Panels for Primates is an ongoing, online charity anthology of primate comics that has been updating every Wednesday with new material at ACT-I-VATE (http://act-i-vate.com) since October of… Read More 13 Canadian comics creators join international effort for primates

TCAF: Pencil it In video

Toronto Comic Arts Festival: Pencil it In from Toronto Comic Arts Festival on Vimeo. Director: Christopher Hutsul Director of Photography: Vinit Borisson Producer: Nick Sorbara Executive Producer: Jacinte Faria Editorial: Melanie Hider, Bijou Editorial Score: “Background Noise (Don’t Become)” by Solvent, Courtesy Ghostly International Sound Design: Vapor Music Online Artist + Colourist: Hardave Grewal, RedLab… Read More TCAF: Pencil it In video

Hobby Star Marketing files an injunction against the UFC over the name “Fan Expo”

According to Postmedia News and other sources — Hobby Star Marketing, the Toronto based producers of the comics and pop culture event Fan Expo Canada (TM) have filed an injunction against the producers of the UFC Fan Expo taking place this weekend in Toronto at the Direct Energy Centre over the use of the name… Read More Hobby Star Marketing files an injunction against the UFC over the name “Fan Expo”

Winners of the 2011 Stumptown Comic Art Awards Announced

Congratulations to all of the winners! Lots of Canadians won awards, including MICHAEL DEFORGE, EMILY CARROLL and BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY: For Official Release – Sunday, April 17 The Stumptown Comic Art Awards 2011 were presented last night in Portland, OR. In a packed-room ceremony following a bustling first day at the Stumptown Comics Fest, host… Read More Winners of the 2011 Stumptown Comic Art Awards Announced

Too much of a good thing or too little? Trying to get a handle on Toronto Con reports

Last weekend we had three regional comics events in Canada, as well as one large  convention in the US. There are hardly any reports from the smaller one day comic shows, such as the ones that were held in Edmonton and Vancouver, but there have been a few reports from the 3-day Wizard Toronto Comic… Read More Too much of a good thing or too little? Trying to get a handle on Toronto Con reports