Friday, July 7, 2023

Bleeding Cool talks to Zac Thompson about AfterShock aftermath
In a recent article published by Bleeding Cool, Zac Thompson discussed his efforts to secure money owed to him by AfterShock Comics after the published filed for bankruptcy. Read more at

Kate Beaton reflects on environmental aspects of Ducks
Boing Boing published an interview with Kate Beaton to discuss the environmental details found in her graphic novel Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands. Read more at

Canadians Nominated for 2023 Eisner Awards
This year’s 2023 Eisner Awards nominees recognize the outstanding work of talented Canadian comic book creators. The list includes:

Best Short Story

  • J. Bone for “Finding Batman” with Kevin Conroy in DC Pride 2022 (DC)
  • Margaret Atwood for “Silent All These Years” with David Mack, in Tori Amos: Little Earthquakes (Z2)

Best Single Issue/One Shot

  • Jed Mackay for Mary Jane & Black Cat Beyond with and C. F. Villa (Marvel)

Best Continuing Series

  • Chip Zdarsky for Daredevil with Marco Checchetto and Rafael de Latorre (Marvel)

Best New Series

  • Chip Zdarsky for Public Domain (Image)

Best Publication for Kids (9-12)

  • Johnnie Christmas for Swim Team (HarperAlley)

Best Publication for Teens (13-17)

  • Danica Brine for Chef’s Kiss with Jarrett Melendez (Oni)

Best Graphic Memoir

  • Kate Beaton for Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best Graphic Album – Reprint

  • Jeff Lemire for Mazebook Dark Horse Direct Edition (Dark Horse)
  • Darwyn Cooke for Parker: The Martini Edition—Last Call with Richard Stark, Ed Brubaker, and Sean Phillips (IDW)

Best Writer

  • Chip Zdarsky for Stillwater (Image Skybound); Daredevil (Marvel)

Best Writer/Artist

  • Kate Beaton for Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best Coloring

  • Dave McCaig for The Incal: Psychoverse (Humanoids)

Best Webcomic

  • Tony Cliff for Delilah Dirk: Practical Defence Against Piracy

2023 Hall of Fame

  • Todd McFarlane (nominee)
  • Win Mortimer (deceased)

The Eisner Hall of Fame Awards will be handed out during Comic-Con on the morning of July 21.

Sneak peak at Emily Carroll’s Graphic Novel A Guest In The House
Bleeding Cool provided an advance look into the upcoming graphic novel from Emily Carroll. Slated for sale on August 15th, A Guest In The House is to be published by FirstSecond. Read more at


Notes In The Gutter

While it’s no surprise that the social media landscape has been going through a ‘rough time’, it would appear that the comic book community eagerly embraced the new Threads platform. This site can also be found there posting as well with the handle

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