In Case You Missed It for Sunday April 22, 2018
The New York Times selected ‘They Say Blue’ by Jillian Tamaki in this week’s Editors’ Choice with a very favourable review.
The London Free Press interviewed Michael Cho about his comic book art and how he ‘refuses to be pigeonholed’ http://lfpress.com/entertainment/local-arts/comic-artist-michael-cho-refuses-to-be-pigeonholed
Faith Erin Hicks won the 2018 Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award for ‘The Nameless City’
The Doug Wright Award nominations were announced this week and there’s a boat load of comic book creators in the mix including Jason Loo, Joe Ollman, Kris Bertin, Alexander Forbes, Gillian Blekkenhorst, Jenn Woodall, Patrick Kyle, Sylvia Nickerson and many more. The Doug Wright Awards were founded in May 2005 as a means of casting light on the wide range of cartoonists and comic artists working across Canada. The country’s premier comic awards, The Wrights are named after Doug Wright (1917-1983) a cartoonist whose strip Doug Wrights Family (also known as Nipper) ran for more than 30 years across Canada and several other countries.
The Banneker Historical Park in Baltimore, Maryland will feature ‘Explorers of the Wild’ by Cale Atkinson as the first book featured on its unique story trail — a series of picture book pages posted along a walking path, was developed to promote literacy, exercise and family fun for Baltimore County residents and visitors. https://patch.com/maryland/catonsville/story-trail-opening-banneker-historical-park
Paste Magazine interviewed both Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston about the ever-expanding Black Hammer Universe. https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2018/04/jeff-lemire-dean-ormston-explore-the-expanding-bla.html
The Journal Pioneer interviewed Troy Little about drawing the upcoming ‘Rick and Morty’ and Dungeons & Dragons crossover.
And on that same D&D theme, SyFy Wire interviewed Jim Zub about ‘bringing the Dungeons and Dragons comic back to Baldur’s Gate’ http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/exclusive-jim-zubb-brings-the-dungeons-and-dragons-comic-back-to-baldurs-gate
I had the honour of interviewing historian Dennis Slater about his upcoming talk about Canadian comic books during the first and second world wars. Among the many topics we explored, he revealed that the first Iron Man was Canadian creation. https://truenorthcountrycomics.com/2018/04/17/interview-with-dennis-slater-about-canadian-comic-books-during-wwi-and-wwii/
This weekend I attended the Grimsby Public Library Comic Book Day and had the opportunity to speak to the creators who exhibited at the event. You can look forward to those interviews in the near future.
As you can imagine there are lots of plans in the works for Free Comic Book Day in Canada on May 5. You can expect an article on the site this week with more details. So stay tuned for that news.
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