Here’s my chat with Nick O’Gorman. Podcast available on Apple Podcasts and player.FM
Nick is an Ottawa-based artist who has worked in all areas of the medium including pencilling, lettering, inking, colouring and writing. His work includes Ghoul Squad, Misfits, Skull, The Solitonus Agency, The Boy with a Balloon For A Head, Stargirl, Elvis The Zombie Goes To Prison and much more. I interviewed Nick last year about his work Brownmoor.
During our chat, Nick talked about his new project Beyond The Wall of Sleep, an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s short story. Nick described his reason for using Kickstarter and offered some advice for those planning to use the service for their own projects.
You can find Nick on Twitter at @thatnickog and online at nick-og.deviantart.com
The Kickstarter for Beyond The Wall of Sleep is available at:
Here’s some of the current news about Canadian comic book creators and supporters.
VOCM reported on the first comic book created by three Newfoundlanders. Nobody Is In Control features art by Paul Tucker, a variant cover by Jud Haynes and lettering by Wallace Ryan – all three are based in St. John’s, Newfoundland. You can read more at VOCM.com
CBC News published an article that reported on a new comic book from Scott Chantler that honours the Chatham Coloured All-Stars team. Scott was quoted as saying: “I had no idea about any of this history…I found it fascinating. It’s been a terrific project to be a part of.” You can read more at CBC.ca/News
The Post-Journal interviewed Kurt Lehner about his upcoming appearance Chautauqua Comics during Free Comic Book Day Saturday selling his artwork and offering autographs. When asked about how he got started in the business, Kurt said: “I used to watch Speed Buggy, Laff-A-Lympics, Gilligan’s Planet, etc….I always chose to get up at 6 a.m. because I knew that’s when the cartoons started…I was in third grade and drew the image and the teacher and the school were over the top when they saw it. I didn’t understand why it was such a big uproar.” You can read more at Post-Journal.com
TVOntario broadcast a segment entitled ‘Changing the Way We Look at Comics’ with a focus on the Canada Comics Open Library. With a collection of more than 700 books, the collection is described as “ a medium rather than a narrowly defined genre.’ You can see the video segment on TVO.org
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