Focus on Kaz Lefave

Throughout the month of March, True North North Country Comics features female comic book creators and supporters to celebrate International Women’s Day.


Today the focus is on Kaz Lefave. Podcast available on Apple Podcasts and player.FM

Kaz Lafave

Kaz is creative writer with an eclectic collage of work. She has written extensively on environmental issues via,, and her philanthropy mission at

During our chat, Kaz talked about her Nemecene 10 book series that raises awareness for water. She also talked about her writing influences plus her writing plans for the future. Kaz offered her insight about International Woman’s Day.

You can discover more about Kaz on Twitter at @nemecene and online at


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

In her recent blog, Hope Nicholson, publisher of Bedside Press, answered the question about whether there will be more WWII Canada comic reprints. Hope wrote: “…the simple reason is that the only reason I published these books in the first place is that they were completely inaccessible. That is no longer the case! Library and Archives Canada has now archived every comic in their collection, which includes a full collection of every Bell Feature comic.” Her blog outlines how to access these comics that were thought to be lost in time. You can read more at

nelvana2 published an article offering readers a sneak peek inside comic book artist Ramón Pérez’s eclectic Toronto home.Ramón was quoted as saying: “The one poster—the big one—I bought myself and had mounted. I’m a fan of the artist, Mike Mignola. The small piece above my hamper is an original piece of artwork I purchased from him when I met him in 1999, and the large oil painting was a gift from a client who became a friend.” You can read more on

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The Toronto Star interviewed Renee Nault about her work on The Handmaid’s Tale graphic novel written by Margaret Atwood. Renee said: ““I basically tried to figure out what are the core passages that make this book, that give it its personality, not just the events. Offred’s internal monologue is so key to me … especially some of the wordplay. (It) really reminds me of Margaret because it’s so reserved but also very dry and witty and with this dark sense of humour.” 
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The 2019 BC Book Prizes Shortlist Nominees were announced this week. The mission of the prizes is to recognize and promote the achievements of the book community in BC and Yukon. Among the many nominees for the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize are:
The Nameless City: The Divided Earth by Faith Erin Hicks
Sir Simon: Super Scarer by Cale Atkinson
Sparks! by Ian Boothby
Sterling, Best Dog Ever by Aiden Cassie
You can read more about all the nominees at

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Newsweek reported that Dark Horse Comics will bring Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to the world of comics featuring award-winning writer Cecil Castellucci. The three issue series goes on sale June 16. You can read more at

On the calendar this week is the Lexington Comic & Toy Convention in Lexington, Kentucky featuring David Finch. You can reach more at

Also On the calendar this week is C2E2 taking place March 22 to 24 at the McCormick Place in Chicago. The lineup includes Agnes Garbowska, Alex Milne, Anthony Falcone, Cecil Castellucci, Collette Turner, Cory Doctorow, Jason Fabok, Ken Lashley, Ramón Pérez, Ray Fawkes, Richard Pace. And because I’ve received my press badge for the event, I’ll bring you all the news and interviews from the event. There’s more about C2E2 online at

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