Monday, July 10, 2023

Canadian creators favoured for great beach reads
Polygon published ‘The best comics to read on the beach in 2023’ that included Kate Beaton’s Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands, This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki, and Saga by Fiona Staples with Brian K. Vaughan. Read more at

NL artist recognized for published work with Image Comics
CBC News interviewed Paul Tucker about his graphic novel Stringer published by Image Comics. Together Wallace Ryan and Patrick Kindlon, Paul created the book that follows the story of a 1983 tennis racquet stringer and tennis circuit drug dealer who get mixed up with a Columbian drug cartel. Read more at

Fiona Staples nominated for a 2023 Hugo Award
The nominations for the 2023 Hugo Awards were announced. In the category of Best Graphic Story or Comic, Fiona Staples and Bryan K. Vaughan were nominated for Saga, Vol. 10. Read more at

Graphic novels and children’s books recognized in First National Communities Read Awards
CBC Books published an article highlighting the graphic novels, amongst other literature, for best Indigenous titles. Winners are planned to be revealed in October during the First Nation Public Library Week. Among the many nominees in the YA/adult category are the following:
A Blanket of Butterflies by Richard Van Camp and Scott B. Henderson
The Gift of the Little People by William Dumas, illustrated by Rhian Brynjolson
Rabbit Chase by Elizabeth LaPensee, illustrated by KC Oster
Version Control by David A. Robertson, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson, Donovan Yaciuk and Andrew Thomas

Titles nominated in the children’s category include:
The Raven Mother by Brett D. Huson, illustrated by Natasha Donovan
Amō’s Sapotawan by William Dumas, illustrated by Rhian Brynjolson
Giju’s Gift by Brandon Mitchell, illustrated by Veronika Barinova and Britt Wilson

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Marvel preps readers for spooky comic books this Halloween
ICv2 published a story about Marvel’s plans for Halloween 2023 for five ‘Trick-or-Read’ comics with reprints designed to be distributed free by retailers. In the mix is Moon Knight: Knight of Blood #1 reprinting Moon Knight #18 by Jed MacKay with Federico Sabbatini. Read more at

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