Claudio Ghirardo outlines new Patreon offering ‘An Amsterdam State of Mind’

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.

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You can find Claudio online on Twitter at @CGhirardo and online at His Patreon site is www. 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
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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


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


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



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