Here’s my chat with Robb Mirsky at Word on the Street Toronto. Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts.
Robb is a writer and illustrator, who, along with his colleagues James Spencer and David Craig, created Read More Comix! Series. The series is described as a creation from “a collective of three cartoonists who push each other to produce their best work and explore new ways of making comics.” Their chief endeavour has been the production of a semi-annual full-colour anthology.
During our chat, Robb explained the background behind Read More Comix! He also provided his thoughts on creators that inspire him. Robb also added his perspective on the recent demise of Mad Magazine.
You can discover more about Read More Comix! on Twitter at @readmorecomix and online at readmorecomix.storenvy.com
Here’s some of the current news about Canadian comic book creators and supporters.
The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund announced the official launch of the second annual Secret Path Week that will be highlighted with a benefit concert at Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto on October 19. Secret Path Life is retelling of the Chanie Wenjack story based on the Juno award-winning album, graphic novel by Jeff Lemire and animation film – all designed to bring awareness to Canada’s residential school system and the mistreatment of Indigenous children and families.
You can read more at DownieWenjack.ca
Marvel.com interviewed Lonnie Nadler about the upcoming limited-series Yondu. When asked about the new series, Lonnie said: “Yondu offers a unique opportunity to create a kind of story that you’re not getting in other Marvel titles at the moment, and we wanted to take full advantage of that. His character operates in a fundamentally different place from 99 percent of the heroes and villains in that his life is played out in the slums of the universe, places most others wouldn’t dare go.”
Yondu #1 is slated for store shelves on November 6.
You can read more at Marvel.com
CBC Radio interviewed Jeff Lemire about his latest work Frogcatchers. Jeff was interviewed by q’s Tom Power in studio about his inspiration for the new title which he calls a ‘a ‘meditation on getting old, memory and childhood’ and how he balances collaboration with very personal work.
You can listen to the interview on CBC.ca/radio
Concordia PhD candidate Emanuelle Dufour was the focus on the university’s site for the creation of a graphic novel on Indigenous education in Quebec. Des histoires à raconter: D’Ani Kuni à Kiuna has a special emphasis on the role of cultural safety for Indigenous students. When asked about this project, Emanuelle said: “It’s a collection of memories in image form. It was done with the collaboration of 40 Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants, and it invites readers to undergo a process of auto-examination regarding their posture toward Indigenous realities.”
You can read more at Concordia.ca
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