Welcome to In Case You Missed It for Sunday, July 1, 2018 — a recap of the news about Canadian comic book creators that you may have missed for the past week. Happy Canada Day!
2018 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards were announced and Canadian creators are among the many talented comic book folks considered for the celebration of the creativity, skill and fun of comics. The Canadian nominees included Jillian Tamaki and Guy DeLisle for Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist), Jeff Lemire for Best Writer, Dave McCaig for Best Colorist, and Michael Cho for Best Cover Artist. Creative Comics Community Voting is expected to end August 31, 2018. Top honours will be announced at an awards ceremony Saturday, September 29, 2018 as part of the Baltimore Comic-Con. Full details about the awards can be found on ringoawards.com
A Kickstarter campaign started for Cauldron Magazine, a horror anthology illustrated magazine. With a cover painting by Casey Parsons, the anthology features stories by Ricky Lima, Sam Noir, Shane Amato, Casey Parsons and many more. You can discover more about the Kickstarter at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2133781965/cauldron-a-comics-magazine-of-supernatural-tales
SyFy Wire interviewed Jeff Lemire and Wilfredo Torres with an exclusive first Look at The Quantum Age: From the World of Black Hammer #1. This is a spin off of the Eisner Award winning series of 2017. Jeff was quoted as saying “It was a great way to explore some new themes and characters and also to build the legacy of the Black Hammer heroes further. I was also very interested in exploring younger heroes.” http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/first-look-quantum-age-from-the-world-of-black-hammer-1
Jeff Lemire has a second story this week. More great news comes to the team of comic book creators Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino as Hivemind acquires the rights to Gideon Falls published by Image Comics. The record breaking comic book series continues to gain accolades in the comic book publishing and now expands achievements through an upcoming TV series. Jeff said: “Gideon Falls is a story that is very near to our hearts, and Andrea and I could not be more excited to be partnering with Hivemind to bring the terror, and the story of Fred, Norton and The Black Barn, to an even wider audience.” https://truenorthcountrycomics.com/2018/06/30/hit-thriller-comic-book-gideon-fall-slated-for-the-small-screen/
The Toronto Star posted an article about Canadian comic book heroes saving the world and it seems to have received a lot of traction. Jim Sub was included in the article regarding the creation of Snowguard, the newest member of the Marvel Comics series The Champions. https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/2018/06/29/from-deadpool-to-snowguard-these-canadian-comic-heroes-are-saving-the-world.html
SyFy Wire interviewed Jason Fabok about The Man of Steel conclusion, working with Brian Bendis, Swamp Thing and more. Jason said: “”Swamp Thing was a book where DC asked me what I wanted to do. I could tackle any character. I said, ‘Swamp Thing,’ who was one of my favourites since I was like 8 years old. There was an old Swamp Thing cartoon when I was a kid and action figures.” http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/artist-jason-fabok-talks-the-man-of-steel-conclusion-working-with-brian-michael-bendis
The Calgary Herald interviewed graphic novelist Ben Rankel as he brings Alberta’s tragic history to life in debut Frank. Ben was quoted as saying: “In my mind, I could see the building blocks that were involved in doing an episode of Law & Order. I thought that was something I could get around my head enough to take a stab at since it was my first book.” http://calgaryherald.com/entertainment/books/graphic-novelist-takes-on-albertas-grim-history-in-debut-frank
I posted interviews with comic book creators from Brampton Comic Con 2018 including:
And Dan Day
Last week I had the privilege to attend the launch event for Toronto Comics Osgoode As Gold at the Toronto Reference Library. I spoke to a variety of talented creators and I plan to get those interviews posted in the coming days. So stay tuned.
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