Here’s my chat with Sean Karemaker. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.
Sean is an artist living in Vancouver, BC. After a childhood obsession with reading and writing comics, he obtained a diploma in graphic design from Malaspina University-College in Nanaimo (2002) and began a career in 3D design for video games, with freelance work in graphic design and illustration. His book Feast Of Fields won the Alcuin Society prize for best graphic novel 2018.
During our chat, Sean spoke about his current projects that focus on pushing the envelope of the visual medium. He also explained his mural in Vancouver that brings attention to the issue of poverty in that city. Sean also emphasized the increased use and acceptance of new creative technologies among artists.
You can discover more about Sean on Twitter at @seankaremaker and online at seankaremaker.com
Here’s some of the current news about Canadian comic book creators and supporters.
Hollywood Soapbox interviewed Julian Peters (who appeared on a recent podcast) about his newest book Poems To See By. When asked about his favourite poem, Julian said: “It may well be ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’ by T. S. Eliot, one of the very first poems I illustrated. It’s such a perfect blending of the most startling imagery with a beautiful, sad musicality. But I might also consider ‘An Epitaph’ by Walter De La Mare, which encompasses vast expanses of time, space and emotion in a few brief, understated lines.”
You can read more at HollywoodSoapbox.com
The Slate Book Review and the Center for Cartoon Studies announced the nominees for the eighth annual Cartoonist Studio Prize.
In the category for Best Print Comic of the Year, notable nominees include:
– Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero O’Connell
– Sobek by James Stokoe
The winners in each category, to be announced in May, will receive $1000 and ‘eternal glory’.
You can read more at Slate.com
Cory Doctorow announced on Twitter about his new children’s book Poesy The Monster Slayer. Illustrated by Matt Rockefeller, Cory describes the story as “a little girl who tears apart her girly toys and turns them into field-expedient monster-killing weapons that she uses to hunt monsters in her room at night.” Poesy The Monster Slayer goes on sale on July 14 from bookstores.
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