Here’s In Case You Missed It for Sunday May 6, 2018
Guelph Today reported about May 30 panel discussion called ‘From Cartooning and Comic Books to Graphic Novels: A Catalyst for Change’ will feature Scott Chantler, Chris Sanagan, Jason Lapidus and Brian Fray moderated by Jennifer Haines of the Dragon comic book store. https://www.guelphtoday.com/local-news/a-scientist-a-musician-and-some-comic-book-artists-walk-into-a-library-910289
Barnes and Noble Sci-Fi and Fantasy published their top comic books and graphic novels for May. ‘Black Panther: Shuri – The Deadliest of the Species’ by Ken Lashley and ‘Star Wars: Han Solo’ by Stuart Immonen were featured on the list. https://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/sci-fi-fantasy/the-best-science-fiction-fantasy-books-of-may-2018/
Marguerite Sauvage announced that May 12 to 13, she will be at the Monteplier Game Show in France to meet with fans and sign her books. https://mags-montpellier.fr/content/marguerite-sauvage
CBC Arts reported how creator Cecil Castelluci and composer André Ristic have partnered together to create ‘Hockey Noir’ a comic-themed opera inspired by film noir. It will debut in Toronto on May 10 at the Jane Mallet Theatre leading into the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. http://www.cbc.ca/arts/a-composer-and-a-comic-book-writer-have-reimagined-toronto-and-montreal-s-hockey-rivalry-as-an-opera-1.4644904
Another item tied to Toronto Comic Arts Festival, the Beguiling reported about the Libraian & Educator Day slated for Friday May 11 offering sessions about collecting and using graphics novels in schools and libraries. http://www.torontocomics.com/whats-happening/librarian-educator-day-2018/
Quill and Quire reported that Samatha Cutara has received a research grant to focus on how comics depict Canadian history. Her studies will include ‘Two Generals’ by Scott Chantler https://quillandquire.com/omni/samantha-cutrara-receives-ibby-research-grant-to-focus-on-how-comics-depict-canadian-history/
Entertainment Weekly interviewed ‘Justice League: No Justice’ creators including Francis Manapul to explain how DC is about to ‘change forever’ http://ew.com/books/2018/05/03/justice-league-no-justice-creators-preview/
The Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize jury recognized ‘Hostage’ by Guy Delisle as an honour book for ‘meditation on darkness and light, inhumanity and compassion, hopelessness and faith’ http://news.psu.edu/story/519773/2018/05/02/arts-and-entertainment/my-favorite-thing-monsters-wins-2018-lynd-ward
There was a ton of coverage about Free Comic Book Day leading up to the big May 5 event including two reports from Global News interviewing Mark Fardella from SBT Comics and Games https://globalnews.ca/news/4189393/free-comic-book-day/ and a feature on how comic books can entertain as well as educate as a form of literacy https://globalnews.ca/news/4189937/comic-books-education/
I was finally able to post my interviews from the Grimsby Public Library Comic Book Day featuring Casey Parsons, Hanna Bronwicki, Zavian Lashington, Patricia Storms, Mike Cope, Nancy Kettles and Leona Moore. I invite you to check out those interviews on the site.
The Festival Of Literacy Diversity in Brampton this weekend and I had the great opportunity to chat with Johnnie Christmas. You can expect that interview to be posted this coming week.
And next weekend is the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. I have an interview with event organizer Christopher Butcher planned for this week and you can expect lots of interviews to result from the event itself. So stayed tuned.
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