Here’s my chat with Greg Hyland at WhitCAF 2018. Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts and player.FM
Greg is a writer, illustrator, designer and storyboard artist for The LEGO Group, who has worked on TV storyboards, illustrations and comics for such LEGO lines as LEGO Movie, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, LEGO DC Universe, LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Batman, LEGO Spongebob Squarepants, LEGO Lord of the Rings, LEGO Hobbit, and LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He also writes and draws his own webcomic, Lethargic Lad, which appears at http://www.lethargiclad.com and has illustrated several card games for Steve Jackson Games, including Munchkin Fu, Ninja Burger, Chez Guevara, Burn In Hell, and Munchkin Zombies Artist Edition. I spoke with Greg at the recent Tri-City Super Con about Monster Atlas Volume 1.
During chat, Greg offered a sneak peek into volume 2 of Monster Atlas while reflecting on the success of the first volume. He also talked about how European monsters in the new volume differ from the first book.
You can discover more about Greg on Twitter at @lethargic_lad and online at http://www.lethargiclad.com/
Here’s some of the current news about Canadian comic book creators and supporters.
The Brandon Sun wrote about local comic book artists who pooled their talents to give back to the community. Illustrators Grace Buitenhuis, Merissa Mayhew, Jeremy Carter, Dakota Bicklmeier and Tim Brown autograph comic books they created to raise money for the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba’s arts program. You can read more at BrandonSun.com
Book Riot published their list of the best comics of 2018. The lengthy list includes:
– Bingo Love by Tee Franklin, Jenn St-Onge and Joy San
– Blackbird by Sam Humphries, Jen Bartel and Fiona Staples
– Exorsisters by Ian Boothby, Gisèle Lagacé, Pia Guerra and David Lafunte
– Nancy Drew by Kelly Thompson, Jenn St-Onge, Triona Farrell and Ariana Maher
– Saga Volume 9 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
– The Sandman Universe #1 by Neil Gaiman, Dan Watters, Kat Howard, Dominike Stanton, Simon Spurrier and Nalo Hopkinson
– Snotgirl Vol. 2 California Screaming by Bryan Lee O’Malley, Leslie Hung, Rachel Cohen and Mare Odomo
You can read more on BookRiot.com
Gamespot published an article about the biggest comics to read in 2019. Among the many on the list are the following:
– Daredevil written by Chip Zdarsky and art by Marco Checchetto
– Naomi with art by Jamal Campbell and written by Brian Michael Bendis
– Female Furies written by Cecil Castellucci with art by Adriana Melo
You can read more at Gamespot.com
And for the calendar this week
Fan Day takes place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto on December 8
Aminder Dhaliwal and Hartley Lin will be at Comic Arts LA on December 8 and 9 in Los Angeles. More info is available at ComicArtsLA.com
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