Here’s the latest news about Canadian comic book creators and supporters that’s been published this past week.
CBR reported that Jeff Lemire has an update about the Netflix adaptation of his Sweet Tooth series. According to Jeff: “I’m not allowed to reveal any more details about the show yet, but I can say that I was on set for the filming of the pilot in New Zealand last year, which was an incredible experience, and the pilot came out amazingly well. I couldn’t be more pleased with the adaptation. It’s super faithful to the comic and I can’t wait for the show to launch.” The series is slated to begin with an 8-episode season and will launch on Netflix either later this year or early next year.
You can read more at CBR.com
Boom! Studios announced that actor Keanu Reeves will write the story for a new 12-issue comic book series BRZRKR. Arriving this October, the new series will see Keanu team up with writer Matt Kindt, artist Alessandro Vitti, colorist Bill Crabtree, and letterer Clem Robins in a brutally violent new series about one immortal warrior’s fight through the ages. When asked about the new series, Keanu said: “I have loved comics since I was a young kid and they have been a significant influence on me artistically…To have the chance to create BRZRKR and collaborate with legends in the industry … along with the great folks at BOOM! Studios – is a dream come true.”
You can read more at Boom-Studios.com
The Hollywood Reporter wrote that Marvel and IDW will publish Marvel Action: Chillers with cover artwork by Sweeney Boo. According to Sweeney in a recent tweet, she wrote that she is “thrilled to be doing the covers for IDW Publishing for the new horror-themed series.” Available this October, the four-part series will feature Doctor Strange and Ironheart with a story to scare middle grade readers.
You can read more at HollywoodReporter.com
CBC News interviewed 10-year-old Brycen Crowley who created his own comic book after discovering that his local comic book store, Heroes and Hobbies, Mount Pearl, N.L., closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a tribute to the customer-loving dog Thomas who had greeted store customers, Brycen created his own comic book. When asked about his comic book, Brycen said: “”Super Thomas is about the shop dog of Heroes and Hobbies taking on a bunch of supervillains, like giant robots who eat comic books, and evil scientists who bring Funko Pops to life.”
You can read more at CBC.ca/News
Games Radar reported that Neil Gaiman’s prose novel Norse Mythology will get an comic book adaptation from Dark Horse Comics in October 2020 debut. Lovern Kindzierski will join with Dave Stewart to provide the colours for artist P. Craig Russell.
You can read more at GamesRadar.com
And in case you missed it, here are some of the talented Canadian comic book creators who kindly gave their time for podcast interviews published this past week:
Sarah Leavitt promoted her latest graphic novel Agness, Murderess.
Jeni Chen chatted about the inspiration behind her work on EJ Rascal.
John Anderson reviewed some the latest books from Soaring Penguin Press.
And Scott A. Ford talked about his recent collection called Boreal.
To end this edition of Weekend Update, here’s Toronto-based bluegrass band The Barrel Boys with ‘Going Fishing’.
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