Joe Shuster’s final interview with Henry Mietkiewicz

For your enjoyment we’ve posted Joe Shuster’s final interview in April 1992 with JSA Hall of Fame Committee Chair and former Toronto Star Reporter Henry Mietkiewicz. In the interview, Shuster’s Canadian heritage and memories of his childhood in Toronto and how they shaped his career as a young cartoonist are discussed. Shuster was born in… Read More Joe Shuster’s final interview with Henry Mietkiewicz

Action Comics #1: 1st appearance of Siegel & Shuster’s Superman sells for US$317,200 on Comic-Connect

Courtesy of the ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – A rare copy of the first comic book featuring Superman has sold for $317,200 (U.S.) in an Internet auction. The previous owner had bought it for less than a buck. It’s one of the highest prices ever paid for a comic book, a likely testament to the… Read More Action Comics #1: 1st appearance of Siegel & Shuster’s Superman sells for US$317,200 on Comic-Connect

In the news: Kids become Heroes at the Orillia Opera House

Courtesy of the Orillia Packet & Times’s reporter Sara Ross:. They weren’t dressed in long capes and red tights, but 11 local children turned into comic book heroes and villains at the Orillia Opera House yesterday with the superhuman help of The Director’s Cut, a Newmarket-based business that provides educational workshops. Sunny Stranks, 11, joined… Read More In the news: Kids become Heroes at the Orillia Opera House

Education: Teaching Comics With a Straight Face

Courtesy of the Globe & Mail’s Campus Edition (a la the Comics Reporter), this article contains a very cursory look at some comics-related programs at three Canadian universities (in Newfoundland, Alberta and British Columbia). According to Vancouver English professor Marni Stanley, The University of Calgary’s Dr. Bart Beatty is “probably the most important comics person… Read More Education: Teaching Comics With a Straight Face

Media: Vancouver’s special effects companies make comic book worlds come to life…

Source: The Vancouver Sun VANCOUVER – Advances in digital effects have thrown open the gates for comic book stories and graphic novels to be rendered in film like never before. Standing just inside the gates is a handful of Vancouver companies that are delivering on that promise. With the film based on Alan Moore’s graphic… Read More Media: Vancouver’s special effects companies make comic book worlds come to life…

In the News: NOW Magazine on Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

Source: NOW Magazine NOW Magazine has an article on the process of the upcoming film, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, which also features quotes from director, Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz), and Canadian-born Scott Pilgrim creator, Bryan Lee O’Malley. Bryan Lee O’Malley lived in Toronto for only three years, but that was… Read More In the News: NOW Magazine on Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

National Post: Who Makes The Watchmen?

For the National Post – Canucks Barry Hertz & Steve Murray — with input from Mark Askwith — tell the cartoon history of how the much-hyped and finally released Watchmen movie made it to the big screen. Hurm. Follow link above to see a bigger and readable version.

Canadian Comic Book Creators News from WonderCon – Part 1

Here I am again, experiencing both WonderCon and MegaCon, through the magical world of the Internet, Newsarama, and Comic Book Resources. I’ll be linking up news related to Canadian Comic Book Creators here. Source: Newsarama: WonderCon ’09 – IDW Panel “Captain Canuck – IDW will collect the original series by Richard [Comely] and George Freeman,… Read More Canadian Comic Book Creators News from WonderCon – Part 1

Planet S: Canadian author discusses “Why the Bat Matters”

Wilfrid Laurier University assistant professor, author (Inside the World of Comic Books) and cultural critic Dr. Jeffery Klaehn was recently asked by Saskatoon’s Planet S magazine to explain Why the Bat Matters. Jeffery Klaehn, cultural critic, editor of Inside the World of Comic Books and author of the forthcoming Comic Books Are Dead, points to… Read More Planet S: Canadian author discusses “Why the Bat Matters”

Gaiman visits TO: praises city, friend Mark Askwith

Courtesy of the Toronto Star On Monday February 2nd, Neil Gaiman was in Toronto to promote his new film Coraline. In a short conversation with Theatre critic Richard Ouzounian, Gaiman talks fondly about his Toronto connections, especially the support he received from then Silver Snail manager Mark Askwith (now a producer at Space and a… Read More Gaiman visits TO: praises city, friend Mark Askwith

Canadian Comic Book Creators News from New York Comic Con – Day 3

The third and final day at New York Comic Con, and the news featuring Canadian Comic Book Creators coming from the Big Apple. Source: Newsarama – NYCC ’09 – Dale Eaglesham on His Marvel Exclusive “Marvel announced at New York Comic Con that artist Dale Eaglesham is making the move to Marvel as the latest… Read More Canadian Comic Book Creators News from New York Comic Con – Day 3

Canadian Comic Book Creators News from New York Comic Con – Day 1

Since I’m experiencing New York Comic Con through the magical world of the Internet (and the coverage done by the great people over at Comic Book Resources and Newsarama), I thought I’d link up any news related to Canadian Comic Book Creators. Enjoy. Source: Comic Book Resourses – NYCC LIVE: Superman – Building a Better… Read More Canadian Comic Book Creators News from New York Comic Con – Day 1