Getting Into Comics Panel from WhitCAF 2018

True North Country Comics presents the Getting Into Comics panel from WhitCAF 2018. Podcast available on Apple Podcasts and player.FM

getting into comics

Hosted by Andrew Young of the Geek Hard podcast, the panel included:
– Gibson Quarter is a comic book artist /illustrator working out of the RAID Studio in Toronto, 
– Greg Hyland is a writer, illustrator, designer and storyboard artist for The LEGO Group, Recently, he published the book The Monster Atlas, which he co-authored (with Glenn Kay) and illustrated,
– Matthew von Vulte  is the published author of numerous articles, as well as two children’s works, a history book, and an educational guide on the use of comic books and experiential learning for parents and teacher.

The panel discussed a variety of topics including how they got into the comic book industry, tips for getting comic books published, what works or doesn’t work to get comic books published, how conventions can help, the benefits of the Internet in the creative process, knowing how to do sequential art versus illustrations, and the benefits of attending an art school,            


Here’s some of the current news about Canadian comic book creators and supporters.

Kirkus Reviews selected Gothic Tales of Haunted Love from publisher Hope Nicholson’s Bedside Press as one of The Best Books of 2018 in the Indie Category. The review states: “This anthology pays tribute to the gothic-romance style seen in comic books from their 1960s and ‘70s heyday, updating them in fresh ways.”
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gothic tales

Paste Magazine published their list of the 20 Best Kids Comics of 2018. The list included:
#3 – The Nameless City Vol. 3: The Divided Earth by Faith Erin Hicks
#15 – The Mushroom Fan Club by Elise Gravel
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the nameless earth mushroom fan club

CBC Books published their list of the top 16 Canadian comics of 2018. The article included the following books and their creators in no particular order:
Godhead by Ho Che Anderson
XTC69 by Jessica Campbell
Brat by Michael DeForge
Son of Hitler by Anthony Del Col & Geoff Moore, illustrated by Jeff McComsey
Woman World by Aminder Dhaliwal
Dirty Plotte: The Complete Julie Doucet by Julie Doucet
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll
Feast of Fields by Sean Karemaker
Roaming Foliage by Patrick Kyle
Young Frances by Hartley Lin
Manfried the Man by Caitlin Major, illustrated by Kelly Bastow
Gothic Tales of Haunted Love edited by Hope Nicholson and S.M. Bieko
The Vagabond Valise by Siris
Somnambulance by Fiona Smyth
Surviving The City by Tasha Spillett, illustrated by Natasha Donovan
Red River Resistance by Katherena Vermette, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson and coloured by Donovan Yaciuk
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