Here’s my chat with Anthony Falcone at C2E2.
Anthony is an Amazon best-selling author of novels, screenplays, comic books, and poems. Born in Hamilton, Ontario and now living in Toronto, Anthony travels extensively seeking inspiration from around the globe. He’s the writer of Northguard, Here There Be Monsters, Comic Con Men, Brotherhood of the Iron Dragon, and Quid Pro Quo.
During our chat, Anthony talked about his current and future projects plus his inspirations as a writer. His major tip for up-and-coming creators is to “write every day! You have to put in the hours and the work will come. Power through those times that you’re looking at a blank screen.” He also talked about his upcoming appearances including Toronto Comic Arts Festival and Fan Expo. He also said: “We’re in a Golden Age of Canadian Comics….if you support your local comic stores and support your local artists, you’ll never be disappointed.”
You can discover more about Anthony on Twitter at @AFalconewriter and online at anthonyfalcone.ca
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Here’s some of the current news about Canadian comic book creators and supporters.
Chatham-Kent Sports Network reported on the All-Stars comic book launch scheduled for April 27 featuring artist Scott Chantler. The book illustrates the ‘true story of the 1934 Chatham Coloured All-Stars’ baseball team. Youth under 18 years old will be given a free copy of the book. You can read more at CKSN.ca
On Twitter, Howard Wong announced his appearance at the upcoming Toronto Comic Arts Festival to promote his new children’s book The Unhappy Little Pig illustrated by Adrian Alphona. Howard, who was interviewed previously on the site, will be signing, giving out free bookmarks and participating in ‘other shenanigans’.
Conundrum Press announced they’ve signed a contract with Montreal artist Genvieve Leblue for her book Weeding. More details are forthcoming but you can see Genvieve’s work on her Facebook page facebook.com/lebleulerouge/
Pop Culture Classroom announced category finalists for the 2019 Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards. The list includes:
– Mushroom Fan Club by Elise Gravel for the Best in Children’s Literature – Nonfiction
– Crush by Svetlana Chmakova for the Best in Middle-Grade Graphic Literature – Fiction
– Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles by Mark Russell and Mike Feehan for Best in Adult Graphic Literature – Fiction
Winners will be announced at the EGL Awards Ceremony schedule for June 1.
You can read more on Classroom.PopcultureClassroom.org
The 2019 Independent Publisher Book Award winners were announced with Canadians raking in the medals. In the GRAPHIC NOVEL/DRAWN BOOK- DRAMA/DOCUMENTARY category, GOLD was awarded to Mark Twain’s Niagara by Andy Stanleigh and Fred Kennedy. The BRONZE award went to SCI: The Jewish Comics Anthology Volume 2, edited by Steven M. Bergson; lettering by Andrew Thomas.
You can read more at IndependentPublisher.com
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