News from NYCC 2010

While Kevin, Robert, Allison, and Jenn are at New York Comic Con, I’m sitting here, catching up on the news coming out of there. I figured I might as well link up some of the news, featuring Canadian Creators, with upcoming projects, previews, etc. – DC has released advance previews of “Batman Inc. #1” with… Read More News from NYCC 2010

CBC: Lulu nods put Ottawa graphic artist in hot seat (no, not really)

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/books/story/2010/09/16/ottawa-graphic-artist.html#socialcomments Von Allan has a nod for best newcomer, best female character and book of the year at the U.S. awards, which are for comics by and about women. But Von Allan is a man — and that has some women in the industry wondering how he could be named, especially in the best newcomer… Read More CBC: Lulu nods put Ottawa graphic artist in hot seat (no, not really)

Interviews: Bryan Lee O’Malley

Chris Randle at the Gutteral Blog sat down with Bryan Lee O’Malley on the eve of the release of Scott Pilgrim Vol. 6: Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour. The interview was for the Globe & Mail and was truncated for publication. Scott was able to post the full interview online for your enjoyment.

Using Comics to bridge the growing reading gender gap

The Canadian Council on Learning has released research that in their opinion shows that boys are generally less inclined to read than girls and that when they do read they prefer reading fantasy, non-fiction and comic books. We’ve covered the concerns that others have expressed elsewhere about the falling literacy rates for young boys when… Read More Using Comics to bridge the growing reading gender gap

North America Weekend Box Office – Pilgrim movie opens in fifth place; Universal comments

Universal spokesman Paul Pflug: “Regardless of the perceived outcome we are proud of this film and our relationship with the visionary and creative filmmaker Edgar Wright. Studios need to continue to offer audiences good and original ideas/films. Edgar has created a truly unique film that is both envelope pushing and genre bending and when examined… Read More North America Weekend Box Office – Pilgrim movie opens in fifth place; Universal comments

Montreal’s Librairie Fichtre! has closed – but for how long?

Sad news from Montreal as another Canadian store has closed, this time it’s Montreal’s Librarie Fichtre!, nominated last week for the Harry Kremer Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Retailer. Fichtre! had been in business 14 years. From Saturday’s Le Devoir En bref – La librairie Fichtre! ferme ses portes Une petite-grande institution vient de s’éteindre. La… Read More Montreal’s Librairie Fichtre! has closed – but for how long?

BÉDÉIS CAUSA 2010 WINNERS – JEAN-SÉBASTIEN BÉRUBÉ, PAUL À QUÉBEC & SAINT-GERMAIN T. 1 + BLAST

Presented yesterday at a ceremony in Quebec City as part of the 23rd Festival de la bande dessinée francophone de Québec (FBDFQ) the BÉDÉIS CAUSA consist of four awards – the nominees are listed below – with the winners in BOLD. Congratulations to all! Prix Réal-Fillion Auteur québécois, scénariste ou dessinateur, s’étant le plus illustré… Read More BÉDÉIS CAUSA 2010 WINNERS – JEAN-SÉBASTIEN BÉRUBÉ, PAUL À QUÉBEC & SAINT-GERMAIN T. 1 + BLAST

Halifax’s The Coast selects their “Best Books & Comics of 2009”: where’s the Maple?

Despite a misleading header (with O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim Vol. 5 and Lemire’s The Nobody shown among other works),  there’s not a single work by a Canadian on the list. The list, selected by Rachelle Goguen and Carsten Knox, includes (follow the link above for the explanations): ASTERIOS POLYP (Mazzuchelli) BATMAN & ROBIN (Morrison & Quitely)… Read More Halifax’s The Coast selects their “Best Books & Comics of 2009”: where’s the Maple?