Weekend Update for Sunday, September 27, 2020

Here’s a round up of just some of the news from around the web this past week about Canadian comic book creators and supporters.

East Coast Curator showcased a new children’s illustrated book entitled A Newfoundland Maple. Written by Samantha Baker and illustrated by Dawn Baker, the book, published by Flanker Press, delightfully captures the story of a boy and his grandfather discovering a maple tree on a fishing trip and realizing just how just one tree can make a difference.
You can read more at EastCoastCurator.com
https://eastcoastcurator.com/2020/09/25/a-newfoundland-maple-by-samantha-baker/

Bleeding Cool reported that Chapterhouse Comics is celebrating 45 years of the Canadian superhero Captain Canuck with a bunch of new titles. Captain Canuck Beyond #1 from writer Adrien Benson and artist Esteban Calvi is slated sale on December 16, 2020. Captain Canuck Celebration of 45 Years (trade paperback) features rare French translations, hard to find issues, and rare art and pinups from Richard Comely, George Freeman, cover art by Mike Rooth and more also on sale December 16, 2020. Also available on that day is the hero’s origin story which is the focus for Captain Canuck Season 0 that features a team of creators including Jay Baruchel, Kalman Andrasofszky, Marcus To, Creees Hyunsung Lee, George Wolf, Carl Tretreault, and David Finch.
You can read more at BleedingCool.com
https://bleedingcool.com/comics/45-years-of-captain-canuck-canuck-beyond-1-in-december-soliicts/


Adam Gorham announced he’s providing cover art for The Picture of Everything Else #1 from Vault Comics. The new horror comic is anticipated for release in December 2020.
You can read more on Twitter at @AdamTGorham
https://twitter.com/AdamTGorham/status/1308150003442081793

Sweeney Boo, who was interviewed by this site for her book Eat Love Yourself, announced on her Twitter feed that she has a new project in the works. The YA graphic novel Over My Dead Body will be published by HarperAlley in 2022. The story centres around Abby, a teenage witch at a magic academy who takes it upon herself to investigate the disappearance of a missing classmate only to unravel a mystery that’s haunted the Academy for decades.
You can read more on Twitter @Sweeney_Boo
https://twitter.com/Sweeney_Boo/status/1308531911011303424

Bleeding Cool announced that Kaare Andrews has a new book from Artists, Writers & Artisans coming this December. E-Ratic is described as a story about “Oliver Leif, a teenager who has just moved to a new town, and a new school, and is having a hard enough time navigating classes and his crush before the inter-dimensional monsters start showing up.”
You can read more at BleedingCool.com
https://bleedingcool.com/comics/kaare-andrews-new-comic-e-ratic-launches-awa-december-2020-solicits/

Independent Online reported about Comic Con Africa that featured some Canadian creators. Ken Lashley, who is currently working on Spawn, spoke about working for both DC and Marvel: “You get to a point where you do your own thing. It’s been amazing. Take control of what you can control. I am doing covers for DC and Marvel so I just maintain balance.” Mike Rooth talked about his work on Dodge: “It’s a combination of GI Joe meets Hellboy. It has some Russian mythology and some parts are set in Vietnam.” Casey Parsons said he is constantly experimenting with styles and comic book influences: “I like those who break past comic book art. I like fine artists. My style is an ongoing thing and sometimes I destroy papers trying to make things work.”
You can read more at IOL.co.za
https://www.iol.co.za/technology/gaming/comic-con-africa-kicks-off-pro-wrestler-bret-the-hitman-hart-talks-about-love-for-sa-comic-book-artists-tackle-stereotypes-71dd020b-8efe-44c5-b2f8-c5dec41641c7

The New York Public Library published their list of the ‘125 Books We Love For Teens’. Among the many fine creators, are these notable Canadians:
– Adrian Alphona for Ms. Marvel (series)
– Mariko and Jillian Tamaki for This One Summer
– Ryan North for The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (series)
– Pia Guerra for Y: The Last Man (series)
You can read more at NYPL.org
https://www.nypl.org/books-more/recommendations/125/teens?f%5B0%5D=terms%3AGraphic%20Novels

Bleeding Cool reported that Lanna Souvanny will be the new artist on the Marvel Action: Origins written by Chris Elipolous that retells the origin of Peter Parker, Spider-Man and Thanos. The first issue goes on sale December 16, 2020.
You can read more at BleedingCool.com
https://bleedingcool.com/comics/lanna-souvanny-marvel-new-spider-man-origin/

CBC News reported that Métis airline Iskwew Air pilot and owner Teara Fraser will be featured in the DC Comics’ new graphic novel Wonderful Women of History. The book brings 18 notable women’s stories to life with Teara’s written by Cherokee writer Traci Sorell and illustrated by Métis illustrator Natasha Donovan. When asked about Teara and her accomplishments, Natasha was quoted as saying: “Teara represents a level of dedication and perseverance that’s truly inspiring and she certainly made me hopeful about the possibility of carving out space for women and Indigenous women in places where there hasn’t been a lot of room for a long time.”
You can read more at CBC.ca/News
https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/teara-fraser-dc-comics-anthology-1.5728504

And in case you missed it, here are some of the talented Canadian comic book creators and supporters who kindly gave their time for podcast interviews published this past week:

Kathleen Gros talked about Jo: An Adaptation of Little Women (Sort Of)
https://truenorthcountrycomics.com/2020/09/21/in-conversation-with-kathleen-gros/

Dawn McTeigue chatted about DiVinica and meeting Carrie Fisher
https://truenorthcountrycomics.com/2020/09/22/in-conversation-with-dawn-mcteigue/

Francois Vigneault offered his insight on the English-version of Titan
https://truenorthcountrycomics.com/2020/09/24/in-conversation-with-francois-vigneault/

And Daniel Reynolds and Oliver Ho discussed Genghis Con at The Word On The Street Toronto
https://truenorthcountrycomics.com/2020/09/25/in-conversation-with-daniel-reynolds-and-oliver-ho-at-the-word-on-the-street-toronto/

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