Here’s In Case You Missed It for Sunday, May 20, 2018 — a recap of the news about Canadian comic book creators that you may have missed for the past week.
Mike Cope, who I interviewed at the Grimsby Public Library Comic Book Day, introduced a new all-ages webcomic called Draw In the Blanks that celebrates your creativity. You can find completed work on drawintheblanks on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. More details can be found online at drawintheblanks.com
This week we lost Margot Kidder who portrayed Lois Lane in the Christopher Reeve Superman series of movies. In a Globe and Mail article, Statford, Ont.-based comic creator Scott Chantler said ‘Kidder’s portrayal of Lane transformed the character from a “damsel in distress” awaiting rescue, to a “force of nature” whose brashness made her a crackling counterpart to Superman’s nebbish alter-ego, Clark Kent.’ https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/film/article-superman-actress-margot-kidder-dies-at-age-69/
The Hollywood Reporter passed along news that Universal Studios will make Cowboy Ninja Viking starring Chris Pratt based on the Image Comics’ book created by A.J. Lieberman and Riley Rossmo. The film is slated to open on June 28, 2019. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/chris-pratts-cowboy-ninja-viking-adds-stop-wrath-titans-writers-1112914
Last weekend I attended the Toronto Comic Arts Festival where I met a lot of great people. This past week I’ve posted just two articles and podcast based on the event.
The first is the panel about ‘Hockey Noir’ with Cecil Castelluci and Kymerlyn Porter moderated by Ian Boothby. The report included a panel discussion about the opera with a comic booth setting set in the 1950s that centres on a fictional rivalry between two great hockey teams from Toronto and Montreal. https://truenorthcountrycomics.com/2018/05/15/report-on-the-hockey-noir-panel-at-tcaf-2018/
The second report was on the Small Press Publishers panel that featured Hope Nicholson of Bedside Press also included Alexander Finbow of Renegade Arts Entertainment, Andy Brown of Conundrum Press, Luc Bosse of Pow Pow Press and Neil Christopher of Inhabit Media. Discussions focused on the the process for curating content including how books are developed and promoted. https://truenorthcountrycomics.com/2018/05/18/small-press-publishers-unite-for-a-panel-session-at-the-2018-toronto-comic-arts-festival/
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