Focus on Agnes Garbowska at C2E2

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

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Today the focus is on Agnes Garbowska. Podcast available on Apple Podcasts and player.FM

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Agnes is a comic book creator having worked with many of the major comic book publishers illustrating such titles as the New York Times Best Sellers & Gem Award winner DC Superhero Girls for DC Comics, My Little Pony and Jem and the Holograms for IDW, Grumpy Cat, Boo: The World’s Cutest Dog, and Li’l Vampi for Dynamite Entertainment, Sonic Universe Off-Panel Stripes for Archie Comics, Victories for Dark Horse and much more.

During our chat, Agnes talked about why she likes working on the My Little Pony comic book series. She also offered some insight about her upcoming book DC Super Hero Girls: Spaced Out slated for sale this June.  Agnes offered her thoughts about International Women’s Day. Although I tried to Agnes to spill the beans about up-and-coming projects, she would only say to stay tuned for news at Wonder Con about something to do with IDW.

You can discover more about Agnes on Twitter at @AgnesGarbowska and online at agnesgarbowska.com

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

CBC News interviewed CBC Ottawa Trailblazer award winner and comic book creator Eric Julien, whose pen name is Von Allan, about art as a perfect vehicle to draw attention to mental illness. He was quoted as saying: “It’s just something I don’t see people talk about very much. Tackling it in fiction can show that this is a thing, this is a disease like cancer, this is something that people are struggling with.”
You can read more at Newsinteractives.CBC.ca
https://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/longform/eric-julien

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Yorkton This Week interviewed Gary Boyarski about the launch of his new title Jack Grimm: Harbinger of Death. When it comes to making comics, Gary offered the following advice: “Once you have a rudimentary understanding of what works in comics and what doesn’t. Then you’ll be ready to apply that to the stories you want to tell. Even if you just want to write comics, because the process of writing a good comic is much different than writing a prose story or script.” You can read more at YorktonThisWeek.com
https://www.yorktonthisweek.com/entertainment/a-local-writer-and-artist-launches-comic-book-1.23667892

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CBC News interviewed comic book creator Kelly Bastow about how she left Conception Bay South in Newfoundland to pursue her career as an artist in Toronto. With the second volume of Manfried The Man scheduled for a spring release, Kelly was quoted as saying: “I would love to do a children’s book because I think my style would go really well with that, and I have a big love for fantasy stories and locally, Newfoundland-tied folk tales.” You can read more on CBC.ca
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/kelly-bastow-cbs-makes-it-in-toronto-1.5060702

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On the calendar this weekend is WonderCon 2019 in Anaheim, California featuring Matt Batt Banning and Cory Doctorow. You can discover more at Comic-con.org/wca/

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