Scott is an award winning comic creator, illustrator, and designer from Winnipeg, Canada. His work puts an emphasis on atmosphere and rich visuals, drawing inspiration from video games, graphic design, film, and animation. His comic projects include Boreal, Ark Land, Giants’ Well, and Romulus + Remus. Scott’s experimental fantasy horror comic, Giants’ Well, received a 2017 Manitoba Book Award, for book design and illustration. His work has been featured in galleries and publications, on beer cans and book covers, and has spoken about his artistic practice at numerous public presentations about art and design.
During our chat, Scott talked about exhibiting at Toronto Comics Arts Festival. He also showed off his brand new zine project Valley of Beasts with Renegade Pencil and how it differs from his traditional style of art. Scott also spoke about his upcoming plans including VanCAF along with FanQuest and more.
You can discover more about Scott on Twitter at @ScottA_Ford and online at scottafordart.com
Here’s some of the current news about Canadian comic book creators and supporters.
CBC Arts published an interview with Jason Loo about saying good to a comic book hero. After five years, Jason is ending The Pitiful Human-Lizard series. He was quoted as saying: “I thought this comic would be more of an in-joke for people who live in Toronto. It feels good to know that the book can be appreciated by anyone.” You can read more at CBC.ca/Arts
Comics Beat wrote about the winners of the 2019 Doug Wright Awards. Presented at the recent Toronto Comic Arts Festival, the winners are:
– for the Pigskin Peters Award – Xiaxiao Li for Retomber
– for the 2019 Doug Wright Spotlight Award – Ariane Dénommé for 100 Days in Uranium City
– for the 2019 Doug Wright Best Book Award – Young Frances by Hartley Lin
You can read more at ComicsBeat.com
CBC Books posted a video interview with Chip Zdarsky about 7 tips for comic book writers. Chip was quoted as saying: “Like most creative industries, comics is riddled with noes and rejections. Even after you’ve been doing comics and think you’ve made it, you’re still getting stuff turned down. I have pitches turned down all the time and you just have to be able to move on and take the criticisms as they come. Perseverance is key.” You can read more at CBC.ca/Books
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