In Case You Missed It for Sunday April 29 2018

Here’s In Case You Missed It for Sunday April 29, 2018

In Case You Missed It

Global News Edmonton reported about a local artist who’s publishing his first graphic novel called ‘Box Boy’. Tayson Martindale, who moved from South Africa to Edmonton at the age of 4, spoke about the very supportive Edmonton community. https://globalnews.ca/news/4160336/local-artist-publishes-first-graphic-novel-praises-edmonton-comic-scene/

The Toronto Public Library provided a sneak peak at the upcoming ‘Alter Ago’ exhibit where attendees can discover Canada’s best biographical and realist comic creators, and learn about the talented Canadians behind many popular superheroes including Superman artist Joe Shuster. https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/programs-and-classes/exhibits/alter-ego.jsp

Big shout of congratulations goes out to Anthony Ruttgaizer https://twitter.com/AristocratsCmx for his 2018 Glyph Comics Awards nomination for the Best Male Character for his book ‘Heroes of Homeroom C’. The Glyph Comic Awards recognize the best in comics made either by, for, or about Black people. https://ecbacc.com/2018-glyph-comics-awards-nominees/

Mobile Syrup  interviewed Michael Walsh about his use of the iMac Pro to help him multitask when creating comic books using Adobe Creative Cloud Photoshop. He claimed that the power of the iMac Pro allows him to create without any slowdown — a key point when putting a comic book together. https://mobilesyrup.com/2018/04/24/apple-imac-pro-canadian-creative-professionals-powerful-desktop/

CBC Books  interviewed Jim Zub about a new superhero joining the ranks of Marvel Comics. Snowguard is Marvel Comics’ new Inuk teen superhero from Nunavut. Jim explained how he consulted with Nyla Innuksuk who is Inuit to provide insight into the character and environment of that part of Canada. http://www.cbc.ca/books/meet-snowguard-marvel-s-new-inuk-teen-superhero-1.4634479

The 2018 Eisner Award Nominations were announced this past week. The awards were designed to create awareness of and appreciation for comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contributions of comics to art and culture. Here’s the list of Canadians who received nominations:

– Best Short Story – Scott Chantler for ‘Mine: A Celebration of Liberty and Freedom for All Benefiting Planned Parenthood’ from ComicMix
– Best Continuing Series – Jeff Lemire  for ‘Black Hammer’ from Dark Horse
– Best Continuing Series – Michael Walsh for ‘Hawkeye’ from Marvel
– Best New Series – Jenkins Tyler  for ‘Grass Kings’ from BOOM! Studios
– Best New Series – Jeff Lemire for ‘Royal City’ from Image
– Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17) – Ramón Pérez for ‘Jane’ from Archaia
– Best Anthology – Bedside Press  for ‘A Bunch of Jews (and Other Stuff)’
– Best Graphic Album – Reprint – Jillian Tamaki  for ‘Boundless’ from Drawn & Quarterly
– Best Archival Collection/Project – Comic Books – Conundrum Press  for ‘The Collected Neil the Horse’ by Arn Saba/Katherine Collins edited by Andy Brown
– Best Writer – Jeff Lemire for ‘Black Hammer’ from Dark Horse and ‘Descender’ from Image
– Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team Category – Ramón Pérez for ‘Jane’ from Archaia

Both Faith Erin Hicks and Cale Atkinson are scheduled to make presentations at the May 12 BookFest 2018 in Nanaimo, BC. The annual event celebrates the love of children’s books on Vancouver Island. https://www.bookfest.ca/

As you can see, I’m slowly getting around to posting my interviews from the Grimsby Public Library Comic Book Day. Just this past week I posted my interview with Casey Parsons who talked about his Kickstarter project ‘Bloodmoon’ #2 and his thoughts on the 80th anniversary of Superman. https://truenorthcountrycomics.com/2018/04/27/interview-with-casey-parsons-at-the-grimsby-public-library-comic-book-day/

You can expect more podcast interviews in the coming days.

I posted an article  this week about Free Comic Book Day celebrations across Canada in local stores on May 5. I recommend you check it out to see where comic book creators are participating. https://truenorthcountrycomics.com/2018/04/26/comic-book-creators-join-local-stores-across-canada-to-celebrate-free-comic-book-day/

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