Ricky is a comic book writer based in Ontario. He self-published the comic book series Black Hole Hunters Club and Deep Sea. His most recent graphic novel is Happily Ever Aftr. I interviewed Ricky recently at Mississauga Comic Expo.
During our chat, Ricky talked about his latest project – the spring issue of CAULDRON Magazine. He also provided a sneak peek of his upcoming work entitled Under Growth.
You can discover more about Ricky on Twitter at @KingKRule and online at limepressonline.com
Here’s some of the current news about Canadian comic book creators and supporters.
Newsarama recently interviewed writer Zac Thompson about how he coped with experiencing his father’s stroke while he was only nine years old. The result is The Replacer from Aftershock Comics slated for release on April 24. The book is described as a story of a young boy who believes his father has become possessed by a demon – and has covered it up under the pretences of having a stroke. Zac was quoted as saying: “This was a story I wanted to tell for a very long time but I didn’t know what form it was going to take. My father’s stroke has coloured my entire life and it’s taken time for me to even make sense of it for myself.” You can read more on Newsarama.com
What Culture published an article entitled 10 Modern Comic Book Runs Destined To Become Classics. The list includes
– Batgirl by Brenden Fletcher and Cameron Stewart
– Ms. Marvel with art by Adrian Alphona and color artist Ian Herring
– Saga with art by Fiona Staples
You can read more at WhatCulture.com
CBC published an article featuring an interview with cartoonist Kate Beaton but it wasn’t about her drawings. For those who don’t know, Kate is in her first months of pregnancy. The situation according to CBC is that the province of Nova Scotia doesn’t offer some form of universal prenatal education. Kate was quoted as saying: “”The government had programs for expectant mothers before and then found really kind of funny excuses not to have them anymore, as in a lack of interest which there totally isn’t. There’s all kinds of interest, but no program.” You can read more on CBC.ca/news
The Hugo Award nominees were announced this week with a noteworthy addition. The list features Saga volume 9 written by Brian K. Vaughan and art by Fiona Staples nominated for Best Graphic Story. You can read more at TheHugoAwards.org
BlogTO published an article about the end Toronto’s most famous comic book series – The Pitiful Human-Lizard by Jason Loo. Noting that the last print edition will be published at this year’s Toronto Comic Arts Festival taking place May 11-12, the series was known for its depiction of Toronto’s most iconic settings and characters. Jason was quoted as saying: “I’m wrapping up the series because I want to focus on other comic projects away from superheroes and maybe dive into horror again. I felt I’ve done almost enough with the Pitiful Human-Lizard series in the last five years.” You can read more at Blogto.com/arts/
On the calendar this weekend is Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con featuring Ty Templeton in St. Louis, Missouri. More details are available on wizardworld.com/comiccon/st-louis
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