kgros is a cartoonist living in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her first graphic novel, Last Night at Wyrmwood High, was published in 2015 by Cloudscape Comics. She is currently working on her second, Lunar Maladies, which updates as a weekly webcomic at lunarmaladies.com. Her third will be published by Harper Collins in 2020.
During our chat, kgros talked about her current webcomic lunarmaladies.com. She also dropped hints about her future work with Harper Collins. kgros also mentioned some of her upcoming exhibitions including this weekend’s Vancouver Comic Arts Festival.
Here’s some of the current news about Canadian comic book creators and supporters.
Canadian Art published an article tackling the subject of motherhood and postpartum depression. Based on a panel session at the recent Toronto Comic Arts Festival, the report focused on the creative works of Megan Kearney, Lucy Knisley, Sylvia Nickerson and Teresa Wong. Teresa, who’s current work is Dear Scarlet: The Story of My Postpartum Depression, was quoted as saying: “I wrote the book for myself and my daughter, but the fact that women are seeking help with it is great.” You can read more at CanadianArt.ca
What Culture wrote about the 10 Marvel and DC Comics You Should Be Reading in 2019. Daredevil written by Chip Zdarsky is on the list with the statement:”…the introspective approach by Zdarsky ensures it stands apart from other stores to have featured Matt Murdock.” Also featured is X-23 written by Mariko Tamaki which includes this description: “Tamaki has captured both characters’ respective voice perfectly, which helps distinguish X-23 apart from the other X-titles currently on shelves.” Chip is recognized yet again, but this time for Spider-Man: Life Story with the statement: “Zdarsky chronicles Peter Parker’s history on the page while contextualizing it in each decade’s respective zeitgeist.” You can read more at WhatCulture.com
CBC Books published a list of 17 Canadian books to read for Asian Heritage Month including:
– Leaving Richard’s Valley by Michael DeForge
– Ocean Meets Sky by Eric Fan and Terry Fan
– I Am Small by Qin Leng
– Death Threat by Vivek Shraya and Ness Lee
– Dear Scarlet by Teresa Wong
You can read more at CBC.ca/Books
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