Here’s my chat with Richard Pace at C2E2.
Richard is a comic book writer, artist, inker, and colourist whose work has spanned Marvel, DC, Image, and more. He is currently the cover artist on Imaginary Fiends. His art credits include Doctor Strange, Spike, Heavy Metal, The New Warriors, Pitt, and X-Men.
During our chat, Richard talked about the drama surrounding his latest book Second Coming. He offered his personal insight comparing Canadian-based comic book shows to those in the U.S. Richard even provided some restaurant tips when visiting Chicago.
You can discover more about Richard on Twitter at @rpace and on Instagram at Instagram.com/richard_pace
Here’s some of the current news about Canadian comic book creators and supporters.
The Doug Wright Awards announced the nominees for the 15th annual event that recognizes promising Canadian talent.
For the 2019 Doug Wright Best Book Award (English-language), the nominees are:
– A Western World by Michael DeForge
– Young Frances by Hartley Lin
– Evie and the Truth About Witches by John Martz
– Somnambulance by Fiona Smyth
For the 2019 Doug Wright Spotlight Award given to a cartoonist or team deserving wider recognition, the nominees are:
– Ariane Dénommé for 100 Days in Uranium City
– Aminder Dhaliwal for Woman World
– Al Gofa for Dark Angels of Darkness
– Victor Martins for Stay and You Don’t Have To Be Afraid Of Me
– Sylvia Nickerson for All We Have Left Is This
– Eric Kostiuk Williams for Our Wretched Town Hall
For the Pigskin Peters Award given to the most experimental, unconventional or avant-garde comic, the nominees are:
– Eggshell 2 by William Dereume
– Winter’s Cosmos by Michael Comeau
– Promising Jupiter by Ron Hotz
– 310, 310 by Mushbuh
– Retomber by Xiaoxiao Li
Winners will be announced on May 11th at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival.
You can read more at DougWrightAwards.com
CBC Books interviewed Jay Odjick about how he illustrated the Robert Munsch picture book Bear For Breakfast. As a follow up to their 2017 children’s book Blackflies, Robert Munsch teamed up with Jay again for this new title, published in English, French and Algonquin, about a boy named Donovan who decides to catch a bear to eat for breakfast, just like his grandfather did as a young boy. When asked about his creative style, Jay said: “I stopped working on pencil and paper a couple of years ago. At this point I work on an iMac, an iPad and Apple Pencil for my art. It’s good for me because I was running out of physical space in my house because I had these gigantic comic artboards piled up all over the place…I like going digital and the ability to get rid of stuff like my scanner and all this gigantic equipment I had laying out. Now I can just draw something and send it to my editor directly from a device.”
You can read more at CBC.ca/books
Broken Pencil published their list of the 2019 Indie Book Picks for Spring. The Graphica section includes This Woman’s Work by Julie Delporte from Drawn & Quarterly and Aurora Borealice by Joan Steacy from Conundrum Press. You can read more on BrokenPencil.com
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