canadianimmigrant.ca profiles artist Francis Manapul – in the profile Francis reveals that he recently signed a new 3-year contract with DC Comics. UPDATED: Francis writes: It was a misquote. I had been under an exclusive contract with DC for the past 3 years. I have a little under a year left on it
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
It seems Seth drew the July/August 2010 covers (I’ll admit I didn’t know that, my Walrus subscription started with September 2010), and they are quite lovely, very stylized and very Seth. The magazine interviews Seth about the minutiae of creation (type of pens and paper), it’s a snapshot at the process of creation by a… Read More Seth and the Walrus cover
The Vancouver Province has a little piece on Kaare Andrews, his movie and his comics career. In related news, his directorial debut for Anchor Bay – ALTITUDE – is set to be released to stores on DVD and Blu-Ray on Tuesday, October 26, 2010. Meanwhile, his X-Men: Xenogenesis rolls along. Issue 3 of 5 was… Read More Kaare Andrews new film Altitude available in stores 10/26/10
The Toronto Star asked four webcomicers to say good bye to Cathy The creators involved are: Angela Melick – creator of Wasted Talent – http://www.wastedtalent.ca Ryan Pequin – creator of Three Word Phrase – threewordphrase.com Mike Winters from Chamber of Comics – chamberofcomics.blogspot.com and webcomics darling, New Yorker contributor (and current New Yorker), 2-time Joe… Read More Good bye to Cathy
Canadian comic book pioneer in Halifax to hold last public signing – The Chronicle Herald. On doing a “last” signing this Friday and assorted events on Sunday: He does mention that it was a decision set in motion by the recent death of indie comic curmudgeon Harvey Pekar (American Splendour), and that he’s overjoyed to… Read More In the News – Dave Sim: A brush with greatness
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)
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.
Calvin Reid at Publisher’s Weekly delves into the Kill Shakespeare phenom. Kill Shakespeare is a six issue mini-series by writers Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery, with art by Andy Belanger. The trade paperback collecting the mini-series is planned for November 2010. In related news, McCreery and Del Col will be moderating a panel at… Read More Killing Shakespeare for Fun & Profit
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
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
The print version will be available at TCAF this weekend, but Max has placed the whole paper online for review over at Sequential.
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?
The film adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World movie comes out later this summer, and now word is coming out that Michel Rabagliati’s award-winning/nominated BD Paul à Québec is going to be making the jump to the big screen! ‘Paul à Québec’: Karine Vanasse produira l’adaptation de la bande dessinée mercredi… Read More Paul à Québec – the movie!
The Comic Book Bin took some time to look at the 2010 Joe Shuster Award Nominees whose works were published in French. The full list of creator nominees whose work was published in French in 2009: Artist/Dessinateur * Marc Delafontaine – Les nombrils, tome 04: Duels de belles (Dupuis) * Djief Bergeron – Saint-Germain, Tome… Read More A Look at the 2010 French Nominees
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
The 6th in the Paul series by Francophone cartoonist Michel Rabagliati, Paul à Québec (La Pasteque) was selected as the winner of the Prix du Public Fnac-SNC this past weekend at the Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême in France. Congratulations Michel! Le Devoir CBC CBC (includes audio interview link with Michel Rabagliati Sequential… Read More Paul à Québec honoré à Angoulême
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?
National Post cartoonist Steve Murray has reached a deal with publisher McClelland & Stewart to publish his graphic novel history of Canada, The True North: Graphic Tales of Canada. Steve Murray, who is responsible for graphic features in the Post such as Newsmaker Fortunes and Extremely Bad Advice, will release the book in 2011. “I… Read More Steve Murray gets a book deal