Throughout the month of March, True North North Country Comics features female comic book creators and supporters to celebrate International Women’s Day.
Cecil is the award winning and New York Times Bestselling author of books and graphic novels for young adults including Shade, The Changing Girl, Boy Proof, The Plain Janes, Soupy Leaves Home, The Year of the Beasts, Tin Star, and Odd Duck. In 2015 she co-authored Star Wars Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure. She is currently writing The Female Furies for DC Comics.
During our chat, Cecil talked about her new series The Female Furies and her work with Adriana Melo plus the reaction from readers so far. She also talked about her upcoming project Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs from Dark Horse as told from Snow White’s point of view. Cecil participated in a panel at C2E2 offering her personal insight about writing comics for kids plus tips for newcomers trying to break into the business. Cecil also offered her thoughts on International Woman’s Day.
You can discover more about Cecil on Twitter at @misscecil and online at cecilcastellucci.com
Here’s some of the current news about Canadian comic book creators and supporters.
The Hollywood Reporter interviewed artist Renee Nault about her illustrative work bringing Margaret Atwood’s classic novel The Handmaid’s Tale to life as a graphic novel. Renee was quoted as saying: “I think one of the reasons I was chosen as the artist may have been my non-literal style of storytelling and my interest in depicting the thought and feelings of the characters. I really enjoy the quiet, thoughtful moments of a story; there’s a lot of opportunity there to convey the characters’ state of mind through visual cues, both overt and subtle.”
You can read more at HollywoodReporter.com
IGN published an article with the claim that Black Hammer has the potential to be the next Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Eisner-award winning series from Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston is published by Dark Horse Comics. The article’s author Ben Bailey wrote: “The quirks and hallmarks of their comic adventures have entered into the cultural discourse. The rich, layered history of superheroes is common knowledge now, and that’s exactly why Black Hammer is poised for a big screen takeover.” You can read more at ca.IGN.com
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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