Derrick is a comic creator and illustrator having appeared in many publications, including The Literary Review of Canada, This Magazine, and The Toronto Star. His recent comic works include the story ‘Break and Enter’ in Yonge At Heart: A Toronto Comics Anthology, and ‘Mooncake Madness’ in the Hogtown Horror Anthology: Volume I. He also illustrated the new edition of the classic Margaret Hillert picture book Come Play With Me for Norwood House Press.
During chat, Derek talked about ‘Love In The Cloud’ in the upcoming Shout Out Anthology. He also discussed the digital tools used to create his artwork.
You can discover more about Derrick on Twitter at Instagram.com/derrickchowarts or DerrickChow.ca
Here’s some of the current news about Canadian comic book creators and supporters.
My Timmins Now published an article about the independent comic book creative time from Timmins being nominated for a Canadian Independent Comics Book Wiki Award. Last year the team of Andrew Thomas, David Dewsbury and Sharon Gauthier were nominated for Auric of the Great White North. This year they are nominated for Norlan, Sorceress of Light. You can read more at MyTimminsNow.com
Forbes issued their list of the best graphic novels of 2018. The list includes
– Gideon Falls written by Jeff Lemire
– Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles with art by Mike Feehan
– Supergirl: Being Super written by Mariko Tamaki
You can read more at Forbes.com
The Sun Gazette out of Williamsport, Pennsylvania published ‘must-haves for every comic nerd this holiday season’. The list includes Black Hammer written by Jeff Lemire. You can read more at SunGazette.com
CBC Books published their list of gift suggestions for comic book readers on your list. It includes:
– Woman World by Aminder Dhaliwal
– Gmorning, Gnight! illustrated by Jonny Sun
– Godhead by Ho Che Anderson
– Forward by Lisa Maas
– Manfried the Man by Caitlin Major and Kelly Bastow
– Speak: The Graphic Novel illustrated by Emily Carroll
You can read more on CBC.ca/books
And for the calendar this week
Oshawa ComiCon takes place on December 15 at the Legends Centre in Oshawa, Ontario with special guest creator Stephany Lein – More details at PopCultureCanada.ca
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