Here’s my chat with Megan Huang. This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.
Megan is an artist based in Toronto. Her works include Double Jumpers and Princeless from Action Lab, Jia and the Nian Monster for Dark Horse, Life for Image, a Jennika backup for IDW, and some concept artwork for Chapterhouse Comics.
During out chat, Megan spoke about her work on Jia and the Nian Monster and how she collaborated with Mike Richardson, the President and Founder of Dark Horse Comics. She also commented on her approach to inspiring a new generation of young artists. Megan explained her work ethic when dealing with multiple projects including variant covers and back up stories.
You can discover more about Megan on Twitter at @MeganHuang5 and online instagram.com/meganhuang5
Here’s some of the current news about Canadian comic book creators and supporters.
The Doug Wright Award nominations were announced to honor Canadian cartoonists for excellence in comics (including webcomics) and graphic novels published in English (including translated works). The awards are named in honour of Canadian cartoonist Doug Wright and winners are selected by a jury of Canadians who have made significant contributions to national culture. This year’s nominations include:
– This Place: 150 Years Retold – various contributors
– The Cursed Hermit by Kris Bertin and Alexander Forbes
– Bezimena by Nina Bunjevac
– Agnes, Murderess by Sarah Leavitt
– Death Threat by Vivek Shraya and Ness Lee
– Bradley of Him by Connor Willumsen
The Nipper: The Doug Wright Award for emerging talent:
– D. Boyd for Chicken Rising
– Jason Bradshaw for Things Go Wrong
– Sylvia Nickerson for Creation
– Ben O’Neil for Apologetica
– Cole Pauls for Dakwäkãda Warriors
The Pigskin Peters: The Doug Wright Award for best small- or micro-press book:
– Boumeries, Vol. 9 by Boum
– Gleem by Freddy Carrasco
– Baby in the Boneyard by Jesse Jacobs
– Curb Angels by Lisa Mendis, Christopher Ducharme and Lucas C. Pauls
– Dejects by Jay Stephens
The Egghead: The Doug Wright Award for best kids’ book:
– Brick Breaks Free by David Craig
– The Worst Book Ever by Elise Gravel
– Lunch Quest by Chris Kuzma
– Dakwäkãda Warriors by Cole Pauls
– Alma and the Beast by Esme Shapiro
The 2020 Doug Wright Awards will be broadcast online on Saturday, May 9th, at 8 p.m.
For more information, visit DougWrightAwards.com
Newsarama published an article focused on the background of Mariko Tamaki. When asked about how she got into the comic book business, Mariko said: “Shortly after This One Summer came out, I got a call from Bobby Curnow at IDW to work on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. And then I was suddenly making mainstream comics. Of course, first I had to learn how to do that. That took some time.”
You can read more at Newsarama.com
The Washington Post wrote about tips to spark the imagination while working alone. When asked for her input Faith Erin Hicks responded with: “My go-to for keeping my brain from puddling into bored art goo is listening to audiobooks while I draw comics. It helps keep my butt in the chair and my brain focused on the task at hand.”
You can read more at WashingtonPost.com
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