Weekend Update for Sunday, November 1, 2020

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

The PEI Guardian wrote about Sandy Carruthers of P.E.I.’s Sandstone Comics teaming up with a Charlottetown writer Dave Stewart to create a new horror comic book. Dark Sanctuary tells the tale about a young girl who runs away from home and her single dad to find an online secret society that is offering sanctuary for teenage runaways. When asked about his inspiration for making a horror comic book, Dave referred to the ‘Creepy’ and ‘Eerie’ magazines. He said: “They were anthology adult-ish comic books, magazine-illustrated stories that really stuck with you. You’d read one or two and one of them would give you severe nightmares (but) if you were a monster(-loving) kid you wanted more and more and more.”
You can read more at TheGuardian.PE.CA
https://www.theguardian.pe.ca/lifestyles/local-lifestyles/pei-based-comic-publisher-goes-dark-and-dives-into-the-world-of-horror-514167/

Multiversity Comics announced the winners of the 2020 Ringo Awards. Mariko Tamaki won the award for Best Writer.
You can read more at MultiversityComics.com
http://www.multiversitycomics.com/news/2020-ringo-award-winners/

ComicBook.com spoke with Faith Erin Hicks about her forthcoming book from First Second Books called Ride On. When asked about the graphic novel slated for winter 2022, Faith said: “Ride On is about young riders and horses and also Star Trek. So, I was a horse crazy girl in my younger years. I loved horses. I rode constantly. I would go and hang out at the barn with other young women who rode, and one boy, there was one boy who rode at the stables that I rode at when I was a young teen. And Ride On, it’s not a memoir. There is nothing in this book that is completely true to events that happened to me, but I would consider it emotionally true. So, it is based on, a little bit based on my experiences being this young, horse crazy girl, and also based on my experience of having this one thing in my life that I loved.”
You can read more at ComicBook.com
https://comicbook.com/comics/news/faith-erin-hicks-ride-on-announcement-preview-interview/

The Comics Beat reported that Jeff Lemire is teaming up with Jock for Snow Angels. Via his Twitter feed, Jeff teased a video that indicated he will join efforts with artist Jock that will be ComiXology Funded. Because very little was revealed, we only know of the Snow Angels title and that it will debut on ComiXology Originals in 2021.
You can read more at ComicsBeat.com
https://www.comicsbeat.com/lemire-jock-project-revealed-as-snow-angels-from-comixology-originals/

Den of Geek wrote about the upcoming Yorkshire Comic Art Festival, Thought Bubble, that will be virtual this year taking place from November 14 to 15, 2020. One of the major panel events include ‘Chip on Chip’ where comiXology’s Head of Content Chip Mosher will be joined by writer and artist, Chip Zdarsky to talk about comiXology Originals series, Afterlife, Sex Criminals from Image Comics and, Daredevil and Spider-Man: Life Story from Marvel. Eisner award winning writer Mariko Tamaki will join Laura Jones for a brief discussion on her writing career. Writer Cecil Castellucci will read her multi-award winning graphic novel for young readers entitled Odd Duck.Warren Simons will talk to Jeff Lemire and Matt Kindt about their collaborative career and their current work on the incredible Cosmic Detective.
You can read more at DenOfGeek.com
https://www.denofgeek.com/comics/thought-bubble-festival-announces-line-up/

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:

Dakota McFadzean spoke about his latest work To Know You’re Alive from Conundrum Press:
https://truenorthcountrycomics.com/2020/10/29/in-conversation-with-dakota-mcfadzean/

Shawn Richison chatted about his new project The Hardways about a kidnapping at a Las Vegas casino that goes wrong:
https://truenorthcountrycomics.com/2020/10/30/in-conversation-with-shawn-richison/

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