Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Award-winning children’s book creator turns attention to graphic novels
The Toronto Star interviewed Bill Slavin about his new graphic novel Secrets of Jarrow. Book One of the Mordecai Crow Trilogy from Renegade Arts Entertainment follows the story of Mordecai Crow who ‘must solve a mysterious murder to clear his name in a world ravaged by its past’. Read more at

Chip Zdarsky imagines Spider-Man chatting with an actual Spider
Marvel published a unique story on Threads from Chip Zdarsky and Donny Cates entitled ‘Peter Talks To a Spider’. Read more on Threads at

J. Torres to take part in Toronto Library Read On! program
In his Thread post, J. Torres announced that he will be a participant in the Toronto Public Library Read On! program. The author will talk to children of all ages about the collaborative process of creating comics on August 22 at the Lillian H. Smith branch. Read more at

Francis Manapul instructs young artists about drawing The Flash
Comics Beat interviewed Francis Manapul about his recent educational classes teaching young aspiring artists about drawing The Flash. In conjunction with Varsity Tutors, Francis held various sessions imparting his award winning techniques for character creation. Read more at

Magic and Magicians in the spotlight
Comic Book Daily published an article about François Bourdages on the topic of bandes dessinées québécoises (BDQ) with a special focus on magic and magicians. The article even includes a mention of the recent East Coast Comic Expo. Read more at

Silverwing to receive graphic novel adaptation
CBC Books interviewed Christopher Steininger about illustrating Kenneth Oppel’s Silverwing trilogy. After its adaptation into an animated TV series and stage play, the book is finally being given the graphic novel treatment. Read more at

Mech Cadets take the spotlight from BOOM! Studios
BOOM Studios! offered a sneak peak of the upcoming Mech Cadets series. With colours by Ian Herring, issue one launches in August ahead of the launch of the highly anticipated Netflix animated series. Read more at

Independent authors get the focus at upcoming Timmins Public Library event
MyTimminsNow published an article about the Timmins Public Library independent author expo. Scheduled for July 22, the event will include Davis Dewsbury, graphic novelist for the award-winning comic series Auric of the Great White North. Read more

Canadian books that make you laugh
CBC Books published a list of eight Canadian books that are guaranteed to make you laugh. Ryan North’s How To Take Over The World gets mentioned as well. Read more at

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