On this episode for October 31, 2018, I chat with Paris Alleyne at Mississauga Comic Expo 2018. Podcast available on Apple Podcasts.
Paris is Toronto-based comic-book artist. He has done work as a colourist for Ninja Turtle, Ghostbuster, GI Joe, Captain Canuck, and Riftworld comics. His art has appeared in Black Comix Returns.
During our chat, Paris talked about his plan to publish Haven with Chapterhouse Comics. He also discussed how he uses iPad Pro as his tool of choice for creating comics.
You can discover more about Paris on Twitter at @ParisAlleyne and Instagram at Instagram.com/parisalleyne
Here’s some of the current news about Canadian comic book creators and supporters.
CBC Books reported about the winners of the 2018 Governor General’s Literary Awards including Jillian Tamaki who won Best Illustrated Book in the category of Young People’s Literature for her work They Say Blue. You can read more on cbc.ca/books
Chip Zdarsky was in the spotlight with CBC Books with a recent interview about his comic book career including his thoughts on wrapping up his run on Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man series. Chip was in Toronto at the ROM to deliver a presentation about his work with the character of Spider-Man. You can read more on cbc.ca/books
Because it’s New Comic Book Day, here’s a brief run down of the comic books from Canadian comic book creators available in stores today:
Archie Meets Batman ’66 #4
Chip Zdarsky – variant cover artist
Bone – Inker
Avengers Halloween Special #1
Jay Baruchel – writer
Riley Rossmo – artist, cover artist
Ed Brisson – writer
Faith Deluxe Edition Book 1
Marguerite Sauvage – artist, cover artist
Faith: Dreamside #2
Marguerite Sauvage – cover artist
Hit-Girl Vol. 2: Hit-Girl In Canada TP
Jeff Lemire – writer
Justice League/Aquaman: Drowned Earth #1
Francis Manapul – variant cover artist
Marvel 2-In-One #11
Chip Zdarsky – writer
Ramón Pérez – artist
Nancy Drew #5
Jenn St-Onge – artist, variant cover artist
Old Man Logan #50
Ed Brisson – writer
Shanghai Red #5
Adam Gorham – cover artist
Supergirl Vol. 4: Plain Sight TP
Jamal Campbell – artist
Jim Zub – writer
X-Men: Black – Emma Frost #1
Chris Bachalo – artist
You can always find the new books for the week from Canadian creators on the site at TrueNorthCountryComics.com/new-books
Here’s a bit of news for Tools of The Trade.
Yesterday Apple announced the new iPad Pro an all-screen design and powerful features. Available in displays of 11-inches (starting at $999) and 12.9-inches (starting at $1249), the new iPad Pro has a large Multi-Touch display that’s perfect for comic book creation with apps like Photoshop CC on iPad, coming in 2019.
Additionally, the new Apple Pencil (2nd Generation) is available for $699 and comes with free custom laser engraving. The new pencil magnetically attaches to the iPad Pro for pairing and wireless charging.
For more information, visit apple.ca
And for added measure here’s what’s on the calendar of events for this coming weekend for Canadian comic book creators and supporters:
On November 3, Pop Culture Canada presents St. Thomas Comic Con to be held at the Joe Thornton Community Centre, in St. Thomas, Ontario. You can discover more details at popculturecanada.ca
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