Here’s my chat with Adam Gorham. Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts.
Adam is an artist based in Mississauga, Ontario. He’s worked for numerous publishers, including IDW, Valiant, Archie, and most recently Marvel Comics on Rocket and New Mutants: Dead Souls.
During our chat, Adam spoke about his recent visit to San Diego Comic Con. He discussed his recent work and inspiration for his recent work on Punk Mambo for Valiant. He also offered insight about the mini-series with Ed Brisson for Marvel called Contagion to be published in October. Adam also provided a sneak peak into a new series for Valiant coming in 2020.
You can discover more about Adam on @AdamTGorham and online at adamgorham.bigcartel.com
Here’s some late breaking news about Canadian comic book creators and supporters:
Image Comics announced that Jeff Lemire will team up with Phil Hester for a new series set to launch in November. Entitled Family Tree, the story is about an eight-year-old girl who literally begins to transform into a tree, her single mom, troubled brother, and possibly insane grandfather, embark on a bizarre and heart-wrenching odyssey across the back roads of America in a desperate search for a cure to her horrifying transformation—before it’s too late. When asked about the book, Jeff said: “Family Tree has been a story that has been percolating for a long time. In a lot of ways it’s a return to the tone, and many of the themes, I explored with my Animal Man run; a look at the many horrors that can threaten to tear a family apart, and the bonds that keep them together in the face of unspeakable events.”
You can read more at ImageComics.com
ComicBook.com reported that Marvel has announced a new Yondu series written by Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson with art by John McCrea. When asked about the series, Lonnie said: “Zac and I really wanted to stretch the limits of who we are as creators with Yondu, so we’re pushing ourselves to completely new places, which I think will take a lot of readers by surprise. We’re mostly known for writing horror stories, but this book is a full-on comedy crime book with neo Western elements. It’s unlike anything we’ve tackled before.”
You can read more at ComicBook.com
The Washington Post revealed the nominees for the 31st Harvey Awards named after the legendary cartoonist and editor Harvey Kurtzman, who most notably worked for Mad magazine and Playboy. Industry professionals will vote to recognize the best in comics and adaptations and the winners announced at the New York Comic Con this October. Book of the Year award nominees include Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell plus When I Arrived at the Castle by Emily Carroll. Woman World by Aminder Dhaliwal is up for Digital Book of the Year award. For Best Children’s or Young Adult Book Award another nomination goes to Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko and Rosemary.
You can read more at WashingtonPost.com
The Brampton Guardian wrote about a current exhibit at PAMA that features the graphic novel Happily Ever Aftr by Ricky Lima. The article describes the exhibit entitled ‘For A Social Cause’ as a showcase for traditional and contemporary forms of graphics novels and the way they engage social and political issues of their time. Ricky was quoted as saying: “People are scared of their identities — it’s important to look at who we are without looking at outside forces. Our society would be a lot more chill if we could figure that out.”
You can read more at BramptonGuardian.com
For artists from amateur and pro, Apple’s App Store published a preview of the collection of apps designed to assist artists of all types for use with Apple Pencil and iPad Pro. The description reads: “Walking into an artist’s studio can fill you with child-like excitement. The brushes, the paints, the inks—it’s a creative treasure chest. This collection delivers that same feeling in app form. Move from rough sketches to refined watercolours in a couple of taps with your own well-stocked, portable studio, filled with everything you need to create anytime, anywhere. It’s not just the array of tools and effects that impress, but just how beautifully true to life they all are.”
You can read more at Apps.Apple.com
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