Here’s my chat with Andrew Wheeler at Toronto Comic Arts Festival. Podcast available on Apple Podcasts and player.FM
Andrew is a Shuster and Eisner award-winning writer and editor from the UK, now based in Toronto. His work includes Another Castle, Freelance, Valentin & The Widow, the Dungeons & Dragons Young Adventurer’s Guides, and the upcoming video game series Sugar & Spice. He is the lead editor on the LGBTQ young adult anthology Shout Out.
During our chat, Andrew talked about the Shout Out anthology and how he was able to gather together unique talent from various parts of the globe. He also spoke about comic book anthologies as a way for new comic book creators to gain access to publish their work.
You can find out more about Andrew on Twitter at @Wheeler and online at https://www.patreon.com/wheeler
Here’s some of the current news about Canadian comic book creators and supporters.
The organizers of Comic-Con International: San Diego 2019 published a list of panels and guests in advance of the major pop culture convention. The list includes:
– Ryan North will participate on a panel called ‘The Factual and Actual’ on Friday, July 19 from 10 am to 11 am in room 32AB
– Hope Nicholson will host Bedside Press: What’s Next panel on Friday, July 19 from 12 pm to 1 pm in room 25ABC
– The convention also announced many special guests including Todd McFarlane and Seth with many more yet to be announced.
Stay tuned for more information available soon on http://www.comic-con.org
AM 650 CKOM published an article featuring Riley Rossmo. While attending the recent Word on the Street Festival in Calgary, Riley was asked about how he got started in the business. He said: “I always drew — on everything, all the time…Not that I’m super smart or anything, but I’d be sitting through math class like, ‘I do not relate to this, but I’ll draw dragons all over this thing…I always had a deep love of comics, but at the time, I still hadn’t put together that I (was going) to make comics. I was going to go to school and maybe find some way to make a living doing storyboards or commercial art or something.” You can read more at CKOM.com
ComicBook.com offered an exclusive first look at the Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice issue #1 accompanied by an interview with author Jeff Lemire and artist Michael Walsh. When asked about working with Michael, Jeff said: “It’s been a great fit, and it’s been nice to get to know Michael, even more, working on a project…It’s so fun seeing him not only draw the DC characters for the first time, a lot of them, but to see him draw the Black Hammer characters as well for the first time. It’s been really fun.”
You can read more at Comicbook.com
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