This past weekend, The Globe & Mail released their list of the Top 100 books that they reviewed in 2009. They even have an obscure-ish, vaguely intellectual term to define works of sequential art aka comics and graphic novels – Graphica. Clearly Sequential & the DWA’s Bryan Munn is not pleased as the only three “Graphica” on… Read More The Globe & Mail must not review any comics by Canadians
Published earlier this week, Graphic novels: Canadian Splendour – How Quebec’s Drawn & Quarterly became a global powerhouse in the unlikely realm of graphic novels by reporter Jason McBride profiles the history, growth and overall success of Chris Oliveros’ Drawn & Quarterly. The article features lots of quotes from comics critic/historian Jeet Heer and the… Read More Canadian Business Magazine profiles Drawn & Quarterly
Jesse Jacobs, winner of the inaugural Gene Day Award for Canadian Self-Publishing at this year’s Joe Shuster Awards, is profiled on the Fabler blog.
The following linked articles were all written by Randy Shore for the Vancouver Sun and published last Friday, September 11: The Prince of Darkness meets Hello Kitty: The surreal, renaissance world of Camilla d’Errico The Many Worlds of Camilla d’Errico Works by Camilla d’Errico Gallery: Selected Works by Camilla d’Errico
Last Sunday, the Philadelphia Inquirer ran an article about Hal Foster and Prince Valiant, and the current state of the long-running newspaper strip. Prince Valiant may be a mere newspaper comic-strip character, but in his heyday, he commanded such popularity that the (fictional) birth of his first son, Arn, on Aug. 30, 1947, made the… Read More A Valiant last stand…
In yesterday’s Toronto Star, writer Raju Mudhar gives out his “Fandom FAQs” about next weekend’s Fan Expo Canada, accompanied by this stellar drawing from Expo guest Darwyn Cooke. The above illustration, done for the Toronto Star, is actually cropped – the full image appeared in the August 23 edition of the Toronto Star. Befriend a… Read More Darwyn Cooke’s Fan Expo ’09 illo for the Star’s “Fandom FAQs”
The Toronto Star’s Garnet Fraser profiles 2008 Webcomics winner and 2009 Nominees Lar De Souza and Ryan Sohmer (Least I Can Do), and makes special note of some of this year’s other nominees including Kate Beaton (Hark! A Vagrant), Karl Kerschl (The Abominable Charles Christopher).
A nice piece about Happy Harbor, our 2007 Retailer of the Year, in the Metro News today. In other exciting news, Heroclix are back! Just waiting on the official announcement that NECA is acquiring WizKids.
Source: Newsarama: SDCC ’09: A Darker Shade of Ink: Crime and Noir in Comics – Darwyn Cooke is one of creators on the panel, discussing crime and noir in comics. Source: Newsarama: SDCC 09: Graphic Novels and Novelists – Seth and Bryan Lee O’Malley are two of the panelists, discussing graphic novels. “A fan asked… Read More Canadian Comic Book Creators News from San Diego Comic Con International – Part 3
Source: Newsarama: SDCC 09 – Marvel’s X-MEN Panel “Some more catch-up, Aaron on Yanick Paquette’s art in Weapon X: “He gets to draw some of the craziest stuff you’ve ever seen in a Wolverine book.” “ Source: Comic Book Resources: CCI: Kirman and McFarlane on “Image United” “Perhaps a better person to weigh in on… Read More Canadian Comic Book Creators News from San Diego Comic Con International – Part 2
Source: Newsarama: SDCC 09 – SUPERMAN: TWO WORLDS Panel “Tying in to Codename Patriot, Robinson will be doing another Jimmy Olsen special, with art by Bernard Chang.” Source: Comic Book Resources: CCI: DC Comics Superman Panel “Sterling Gates mentioned September’s “Supergirl Annual,” which is the origin of Superwoman. “Secret Files” comes out in conjunction with… Read More Canadian Comic Book Creators News from San Diego Comic Con International – Part 1
Source: Los Angeles Times Article by Geoff Boucher of the Los Angeles Times. Even when the movies ended up bad — and they usually did — crime novelist Donald E. Westlake never had a problem taking Hollywood money for his ideas. But with his signature creation, the ruthless career criminal known simply as Parker, Westlake… Read More ‘The Hunter’: Darwyn Cooke and Donald Westlake pull off the perfect crime
Reports are all over the interweb that Vancouver actor Ryan Reynolds (currently starring in the Proposal with Sandra Bullock) has been cast as Hal Jordan/Green Lantern in the 2010 Warner Bros./DC Comics film. This will be Reynolds’ 3rd comic book film – having starred in Blade III and X-Men Origins: Wolverine as Deadpool. Reynolds’ wife… Read More Canadian actor selected to play Green Lantern
On June 8th, popular writer Neil Gaiman will be doing a reading/signing in Toronto. The media seems to have picked up on a thread that Toronto comic shops are directly responsible for Gaiman’s Hogtown successes. Last time there was love for (former Silver Snail manager) Mark Askwith… and this time… From CTV (The Canadian Press)….… Read More Toronto visit by Neil Gaiman results in plugs for Toronto comic stores
Globe & Mail writer Jamie Adams profiled Seth in an article published just prior to TCAF.
The Globe & Mail profiles Drawn & Quarterly, who will be celebrating their 20th anniversary this weekend at TCAF. The article features comments from Chris Oliveiros, Seth and Chester Brown. D+Q has been selected as the Joe Shuster Award’s Outstanding Canadian Publisher three years in a row (2006, 2007 & 2008) and has been nominated… Read More Globe & Mail: A Comic Book Hero for Grown-Ups
Source: Comic Book crusader (Calgary Herald) With the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo this weekend, Terence Leung (of the Calgary Herald) writes about comic book creators that have come from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Featured in the article, Fiona Staples, Marcus To and Laurie Breitkreuz. Also mentioned in this article: Todd McFarlane, John Byrne, Andrew Foley,… Read More Calgary Herald Spotlights Calgarian Creators
Montreal-born comic book artist Bernard Chang (Wonder Woman) takes a few minutes out of his busy schedule to talk with the Lafayette Journal & Courier.
You can read it here:Mabou cartoonist’s career taking flight in Toronto by John Gills.
A National Post article by Randy Boswell reports that the FBI have revealed that the name and escape method of infamous airline hijacker D.B. Cooper may have been inspired by French Canadian comic hero Dan Cooper of the Royal Canadian Air Force: An FBI agent probing one of the bureau’s most famous cold cases —… Read More Canadian comic book character Dan Cooper may have inspired hijacker “D.B. Cooper”