Here’s my chat with about Tools of the Trade with Bill Lindsay from Wacom. Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts.
Bill is a Business Development manager at Wacom. Wacom provides interactive pen displays, pen tablets, and styluses for creative people at all skill levels.
You can discover more about Wacom at http://www.wacom.com and on Twitter at @Wacom
Here’s some late breaking news about Canadian comic book creators and supporters.
Barnes and Noble published their list of best comics and graphic novels for August 2019. The list includes:
– William Gibson’s Alien3 by Johnnie Christmas and Tamra Bonvillain
– Deadpool by Skottie Young, Vol. 2: Good Night by Ian Herring, Skottie Young, Nic Klein and Scott Hepburn
You can read more at BarnesAndNoble.com
Newsarama reported on DC Comics inviting 40 young girls into their Burbank, California offices for a writing workshop. The unique writing workshop was organized by DC and the local non-profit WriteGirl and included hands on lessons from DC writers Mariko Tamaki and Cecil Castellucci. Cecil was quoted as saying: “I want them to walk away with the love of the medium of comics…To tell a story fantastically the way you can’t in any other way of telling stories….The goal of the workshop was to inspire the young women to find their voice in writing, but also encourage them to be strong leaders.”
You can read more at Newsarama.com
ComicBook.com published a list of the best comics of 2019 so far. The list includes:
– Ascender by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen
– Champions by Jim Zub and Steven Cummings
– Female Furies by Cecil Castellucci and Adriana Melo
– Martian Manhunter by Riley Rossmo and Steve Orlando
– When I Arrived At The Castle by Emily Carroll
You can read more at ComicBook.com
Comics Beat wrote about the 2019 VLA Graphic Novel Diversity Award winners. The Virginia Library Association recognizes comics that promote and embrace diverse perspectives through its characters or subject matter, in hopes to increase visibility and support libraries stocking these books. The winner in the Adult Category was Bingo Love by Jenn St-Onge, Joy San and Tee Franklin
You can read more at ComicsBeat.com
CBC News interviewed PEI artist Ramón Sierra about his very personal contribution in Puerto Rico Strong. With 100 per cent of the sale proceeds going to rebuilding Puerto Rico, the Eisner Award winning Best Anthology title includes Ramón’s artwork for the story entitled Hope written by Neil Schwartz. According to Ramón: “I think [it will] really help to bring Puerto Rico to the forefront and give awareness to the world about the struggles that we’ve been through after the hurricane because it’s been one thing after the other.”
You can read more at CBC.ca/News
The Wellington Advertiser interviewed Elora, Ontario writer Rio Youers who will write the comic book adaptation of Sleeping Beauties. The 10-issue series set to be released next year is based on the Stephen and Owen King novel about a world where women have sunken into a deep, cocooned slumber with their dreams taking them to an idyllic other place. According to Rio: “I desperately don’t want to mess it up because you know that Stephen King and Owen King both have a watchful eye on this and I don’t think I am going to mess it up… Reading Stephen King for as long as I have, I’ve got a real sense of how he writes and a feel for his type of characterization and his ideas and the way he writes his stories, so it does feel quite comfortable for me to be writing within that world.”
You can read more at WellingtonAdvertiser.com
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