In Case You Missed It is a recap of the news about Canadian comic book creators that you may have missed for the past week.
Quill and Quire reviewed the new book How to Spot a Sasquatch written by J. Torres and illustrated by Aurélie Grand. In summary, the write up stated: “Readers will certainly enjoy being in on their adventures. https://quillandquire.com/review/how-to-spot-a-sasquatch/
After a whirlwind round of interviews last week about her book Supergirl: Being Super, Mariko Tamaki was in front of the microphone again this past week. Nerdist interviewed for her work on Luisa: Now and Then where she was quoted as saying “I saw my job as just sort of like adjusting the silverware on the table”. https://nerdist.com/mariko-tamaki-talks-luisa-now-and-then-adaptation/
CBC Books issued a report about Winnipeg writer David A. Robertson. He shared his favourite comic books with the video crew while touring Maxx Collectibles. http://www.cbc.ca/books/winnipeg-writer-david-a-robertson-shares-his-favourite-comics-while-touring-maxx-collectibles-1.4700913
Jeff Lemire made the news again this week but not in his usual manner. This time Jeff was promoting his wife Lesley Anne Green who has a new children’s book on the way. Fox and Raccoon from Tundra Books will be available this week. https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/258395/fox-and-raccoon-by-lesley-anne-green/9781101917961/
Jason Loo announced via Twitter that he’ll be once again returning to Fan Expo. Keep in mind that you’ll have to be patient for him to sign his Pitiful Human Lizard books because you’ll have to wait until that convention at the end of August for the next opportunity to see Jason.
Anime News Network interviewed Bryan Lee O’Maley while attending FicZone in Southern Spain. Bryan spoke about his work on Scott Pilgrim and Snotgirl while giving a few hints about his next project Worst World. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2018-06-12/interview-scott-pilgrim-creator-bryan-lee-omalley/.132808
NPR’s Here and Now interviewed author and podcaster Steve Almond about his summer book recommendations. One item his suggested was the recently publishing Young Frances by Hartley Lin. You can hear the entire interview on http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2018/06/12/summer-reading-book-advice
A group of comic book creators including the multi-talented Stephanie Cooke announced a new site dedicated to helping amateurs and professionals. CreatorResource.com is filled with tools and resources for comic book freelancers in Canada and around the world. I hope to chat with Stephanie for an interview in the coming weeks so stay tuned for that.
DC Entertainment unveiled details about two new imprints for young readers. DC Zoom and DC Ink are slated for launch spring 2019 with books by Agnes Garbowska and Mariko Tamaki. More details are available on the True North Country Comics site
The Outhousers interviewed Kevin Joseph and Dave Bishop the creators of Morte. Additionally, the site gave a favourable review of book: “Silent comic Morte is a post apocalyptic masterpiece”. http://www.theouthousers.com/index.php/features/140692-silent-comic-morte-is-a-post-apocalyptic-masterpiece.html
The Telegram reported about the new ‘War in Comics’ exhibition in Newfoundland that includes the debut of a Blue Puttees graphic novel. http://www.thetelegram.com/news/nl-war-in-comics-exhibition-includes-debut-of-blue-puttees-graphic-novel-217295/
Francis Manapul announced via Twitter and Instagram that he’s currently work on a creator-owned title called ‘Broken Hollow’. Fans have been able to watch Francis create the book via Twitch. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bj2760dhNwz/?utm_source=ig_twitter_share&igshid=1f5grbze3dy3w
Comics Verse interviewed Ryan Ferrier about how he got his start in comic books, lettering and much more. https://comicsverse.com/ryan-ferrier-interview/
I had the great privilege to interview illustrator Michael Cho after our meeting at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. Our chat included discussion about TCAF itself, his thoughts about creating covers for DC’s newly announced Vertigo comics, plus his process for created the memorable variant cover for Action Comics #1000. https://truenorthcountrycomics.com/2018/06/11/interview-with-michael-cho-about-tcaf-new-vertigo-books-and-boston-celtics/
Well that’s all the news for his past week. I hope to have some additional interviews in the coming weeks so I encourage you to like and subscribe to this podcast for some really cool insight into more Canadian comic book creators and supporters.
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