Weekend Update for Sunday, October 11, 2020

Here’s just some of the news about Canadian comic book creators and supporters.

The Windsor Star reported that Windsor artist Marc Ngui’s 12-page comic book Welcome to Dee Double Dub offers a “radically optimistic” vision of the Detroit-Windsor area 200 years into the future. According to Marc: “I consciously steered my attention to things that are positive…There are hundreds of thousands of people in the world trying to solve the problems of civilization.”
You can read more at WindsorStar.com
https://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/artist-presents-utopian-detroit-windsor-region-in-comic-book-form

CBC Books published their list of the most exciting books coming out this fall 2020. The list includes:
Kimiko Does Cancer written by Kimiko Tobimatsu and illustrated by Keet Geniza
Our Little Kitchen by Jillian Tamaki
You can read more at CBC.ca/Books
https://www.cbc.ca/books/the-most-exciting-books-coming-out-in-fall-2020-1.5753872

ComicBook.com reported that the Dragon Award nominated Marvel Action: Captain Marvel will relaunch in 2021 with writer Sam Maggs returning to helm more Carol and Chewie adventures alongside series artist Sweeney Boo. When asked about the new series, Sweeney said: “Illustrating Captain Marvel is a dream come true…Carol Danvers is such an inspiring and strong character. She is determined, brave, and confident… which I am not, so I can live vicariously through her! She has a special place in my heart and was the very first Super Hero I got to draw professionally. I can’t imagine letting her go!”
You can read more at ComicBook.com
https://comicbook.com/comics/news/marvel-action-captain-marvel-series-relaunching/

The Montreal Gazette published an article about Kamala in Canada — a 12-page bilingual comic by Winnipeg author and illustrator Kaj Hasselriis. The comic recaps Harris’s time in Montreal when she was a student at Westmount High School. When asked the reason for creating the book, Kaj said: “…when I found out she lived in Quebec and it was at the time of the Quebec referendum and she had a spat with her landlord over kids playing soccer in the apartment complex, I just thought this was too good to resist and I want to do a comic book about it.”
You can read more at MontrealGazette.com
https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/kamala-harris-takes-on-montreal-landlord-in-bilingual-comic-book

ReedPop Metaverse took place over the weekend in place of the traditional New York Comicon. One panel of interest, Titans of Graphic Novels, featured Kathleen Gros who spoke about her latest project Jo: An Adaptation of Little Women (Sort Of). Kathleen was interviewed last month about that book on this site.
You can see the entire Titans of Graphic Novels panel on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm9-qjSqHtU&t=960s

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:

Julien Dallaire-Charest spoke about his various projects along with his take on the Montreal Comic Arts Festival:
https://truenorthcountrycomics.com/2020/10/05/in-conversation-with-julien-dallaire-charest/

Andrew Dorland chatted about ‘Ballyskillen’ and his efforts in augmented reality:
https://truenorthcountrycomics.com/2020/10/09/in-conversation-with-andrew-dorland/

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