Nelson is educator and artist with a background in fine art.
During our conversation, Nelson explained the details behind his new Kickstarter project The Gathering Place and offered insight into the various Toronto artist profiles that make up the anthology biography. Nelson also discussed the varied artistic methods that he’s employing to create the Kickstarter book.
You can find Nelson online on Twitter at @nelson_caetano. The Kickstarter site is: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/the-gathering-place/the-gathering-place?ref=user_menu
Here’s some of the current news about Canadian comic book creators and supporters.
Diamond Comic Distributors announced it has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Bedside Press. The deal means that Beside Press products will be distributed exclusively to comic book specialty stores markets worldwide. According to publisher Hope Nicholson: “In the tough publishing world, cooperation is a must, and having this team at my back brings me no end of optimism for the future of Bedside Press!” You can read more at DiamondComics.com
The Bookseller published a report about DC Entertainment launching DC Ink and DC Zoom imprints in the UK this spring. Although previously announced for North America, this new broader distribution of DC titles will reach even more young readers. Among the various books is DC Super Hero Girls: Spaced Out illustrated by Agnes Garbowska slated for May and Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass written by Mariko Tamaki scheduled for June. You can read more at TheBookseller.com
AV Club reviewed Naomi #1 written by Brian Michael Bendis featuring art by Jamal Campbell. Jamal’s been a constant fixture in New Books section of the site by contributing cover art and more for many titles. AV Club writes: Campbell has quietly built a reputation for remarkable superhero artwork in books like Green Arrow and Prowler, delivering thrilling action, engaging characterizations, and striking digital coloring that adds drama and dimension to his clean linework. He has all the makings of a superstar artist, and Naomi is a high-profile release that will ideally bring him the recognition he deserves.” You can read more at AVClub.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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