Dave is the author of Morte, Amazing Hockey Stories:Connor McDavid for Scholastic, and many other titles. His current work is Of Stone Volume 1.
During our chat, Dave talked about his current work Of Stone and offered feedback from readers. He also talked about the positive results of pie recipes. Dave talked about his upcoming story Crude with Fred Kennedy for True Patriot Comics. Plus, Dave hinted about his next project Of Stone Volume 2.
You can discover more about Dave on Twitter at @renerd and online at facebook.com/renerd
Here’s some of the current news about Canadian comic book creators and supporters.
Quilll & Quire wrote an article about one of the Most Challenged Books by the American Library Association – the 2014 graphic novel This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki. The coming of age story has won Mariko and Jillian many awards including the Governor General’s Literary Award for Children’s Illustration. Mariko was quoted as saying: “This One Summer is listed as being for readers ranging 12–18. It contains depictions of young people talking about, and dealing with, adult things. I think there are a lot of books, including a lot of great graphic novels, that should be made available to teen readers.” You can read more on QuillAndQuire.com
The Hollywood Reporter posted a story about a new wave of DC’s Young Animals lines of books including Far Sector written by N.K. Jemisin and illustrated by Jamal Campbell. Launching later this year, the title is part of a series helmed by Gerard Way who was quoted as saying: “we’ve got N.K. Jemisin, who’s an extremely accomplished science fiction author, and she’s amazing. We’ve asked her to do a Green Lantern story and she really wanted to do it and it’s been amazing. The intention is to try and have a lot of fun and, in the case of Far Sector [Jemisin’s series with artist Jamal Campbell, coming later in 2019], try to tell a pretty important story about authority.” You can read more at TheHollywoodReporter.com
The Art Gallery of Hamilton will be holding an exhibition of Canadian Indie Comics from June 21, 2019 to January 5 2020. Entitled ‘This Is Serious’, the exhibition presents a survey of contempary Canadian artists working in the cartooning and indie comics genres. Co-curated by award-winning graphic novelist Joe Ollmann and Alana Traficante, according to the Art Gallery: “the exhibition ‘takes the energy of underground artistic production and indie publishing as its impetus to make visible the breadth of activity by a diverse range of artists working in this genre, throughout Canada.” You can read more at ArtGalleryOfHamilton.com
CBC Arts reported on Cole Pauls, a Tahltan First Nation comic artist, printmaker and illustrator and his comic series. As explorations of his life, the first comic is Pizza Punks, while the second is entitled Dakwäkãda Warriors which follows two Indigenous superheroes who are busy saving the world from evil of various forms. When asked about why he felt the need to include the Southern Tutchone language in his comics, Cole said: “Because I’ve spent so many years learning it, I felt the responsibility to incorporate it into my work. Because my dad never got to do that; my grandmother never got to do that.” You can read more at CBC.ca/arts
On the calendar this weekend is Denver Independent Comic & Art Expo featuring Faith Erin Hicks. More info can be found at DinkDenver.com
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