This past week saw a lot of news about Canadian comic book creators coming out Emerald City Comic Con.
Image Comics announced their upcoming line of books including Gideon Falls by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino. And it just so happened that Entertainment Weekly named Gideon Falls one of the top 5 comic books to read in March.
DC Comics and Neil Gaiman announced The Sandman Universe titles including The Dreaming which will feature cover art by Yanick Paquette.
Dynamite Comics announced a new Nancy Drew series and the first issue in June will feature art by Jenn St-Onge with a variant cover by Marguerite Sauvage.
For other news this week, Dark Horse Comics announced it will publish Avatar: The Last Airbender – Imbalance Part One written by Faith Erin Hicks.
Moonstruck, Vol. 1 featuring Kate Leth was recognized by Barnes & Noble for making the Best Comics and Graphic Novels for March 2018.
Marvel Two-In-One written by Chip Zdarsky made Vulture’s list of the top 7 best comics to read in March. http://www.vulture.com/2018/03/the-best-comics-to-read-in-march-from-marvel-dc-and-more.html
The new volume of Toronto Comics Anthology went live on Kickstarter. The new volume is called Osgoode as Gold and I plan to post an interview with editor Steven Andrews in the next little while. So stay tuned.
The Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, named Black Hammer Volume 1: Secret Origins by Jeff Lemire as one of the top 10 great graphic novels for teens for 2018. The same association gave a similar award to Brave by Svetlana Chmakova http://www.ala.org/yalsa/2018-great-graphic-novels-teens-top-ten
On the site this past week, you’ll find an interview with Justin Shauf who talked about his Kickstarter project Frankenstein: A Worlds of Gods & Monsters written by Graeme Williams. He talked about the background for this project including the many rewards for supporters. He also chatted about his artistic influences in the comic book field. https://truenorthcountrycomics.com/2018/02/26/interview-with-justin-shauf-about-frankenstein-a-world-of-gods-monsters/
I also had a brief write up about the new Pen+ Ellipse smart pen from Moleskine is designed to allow you to digitally capture those spontaneous moments of creativity no matter where you are. The new device will help comic book creators eliminate the laborious scanning process. https://truenorthcountrycomics.com/2018/02/27/new-pen-ellipse-smart-pen-from-moleskine-eliminates-scanning/
The Kitchener Comic Con happened over the weekend so I hope to have some Canadian comic book creator interviews on the site in the coming days as well.
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