Here’s my chat with Claudio Ghirardo. Podcast available on Apple Podcast and player.FM.
Claudio is a contemporary figurative painter, who’s exhibited at Mississauga Comic Expo and other venues. I had the pleasure of interviewing Claudio last summer about his artistic style.
During our chat, Claudio talked about his new Patreon site for his project An Amsterdam State of Mind and offered his reasons for creating it. He discussed his upcoming projects including anthologies for Portugal and Netherlands.
You can find Claudio online on Twitter at @CGhirardo and online at claudioghirardo.com. His Patreon site is www. patreon.com/CGhirardo. Note that Patreon has a Mature 18+ Content warning for this particular project.
Here’s some of the current news about Canadian comic book creators and supporters.
CBC Books published a list of the 12 Canadian comic books to look out for this spring. The books include:
– This Woman’s Work by Julie Delporte
– The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood and Renee Nault
– Death Threat by Vivek Shraya and Ness Lee
– Dear Scarlet by Teresa Wong
– Leaving Richard’s Valley by Michael DeForge
– Clyde Fans by Seth
– When I Arrived At The Castle by Emily Carroll
– This Place by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Sonny Assu, Brandon Mitchelle, Scott A. Ford, David A. Robertson, and many more
– Benzimena by Nina Bunjevac
– Manfried Saves The Day by Caitlin Major and Kelly Bastow
– Meat and Bone by Kat Verhoeven
– The Handbook To Lazy Parenting by Guy Delisle
You can read more at CBC.ca/Books/
Marvel Comics interviewed Chip Zdarsky about his new series the Invaders. During the discussion, Chip said: “Namor’s a complicated character and incredibly fun to write. And while there’s clearly something going on with him, at his core he wants to save his people.” You can read more at Marvel.com
The Yukon Film Society announced an upcoming keynote address by Richard Van Camp called ‘Community Healing Through Storytelling’. On February 2 at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, Richard will talk about turning his graphic novel Three Feathers into a film project. You can discover more at YukonFilmSociety.com
On the calendar for this coming weekend, on January 27 it’s the Pasadena Comic Convention and Toy Show featuring Matt Batt Banning. The event will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center Pasadena, CA. More information is available at http://www.pasadenacomicandtoyshow.com/
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