Friday, July 14, 2023

Curt Pires pulls a hat trick with three new series
IGN reported that Curt Peres has launched three new series on ComiXology Originals. Curt is joined by a wealth of creative talent for Money, Simulation.Theory and Lost Falls: Season 2 all debuting on July 18. Read more at

Canadians make the nominee list for the 2023 Ringo Awards!
Comics Beat wrote about the nominees announced for the 2023 Ringo Awards. Notable Canadians nominated include:
– Kate Beaton for Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands in the Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist), Best Original Graphic Novel and Best Non-Fiction Comic Work categories
– Fiona Staples for Saga in the Best Series category
– J. Bone for ‘Finding Batman’ in the Best Single Issue or Story category
– Michael Walsh for The Silver Coin in the Best Anthology category
– Chip Zdarsky, Jason Loo, Paris Alleyne and Allison O’Toole for The All-Nighter in the Best Webcomic category
– Nathan Fairbairn and Michele Assarasakorn for PAWS: Gabby Gets It Together in the Best Kids or Graphic Novel category
– Darwyn Cooke for Richard Stark’s Parker: The Martini Edition—Last Call in the Best Presentation In Design category


Jim Zub tells you how to make comics the Marvel way
Marvel announced a new guide to comic book creation. ‘Marvel’s The Art of Storytelling’ features a variety of creators who introduce the various creation aspects of comic books. Jim Zub is tasked with storytelling and story structure. Read more at

Comic books’ influence on display at Nanaimo Art Gallery
Nanaimo News Bulletin reported on a new exhibit ‘Gutters are elastic’ featuring Sonny Asus and others. The exhibit looks at how comics and graphic novels can be “amorphous and empowering things that don’t sit still.” Read more at

David Finch and Dave McCaig help celebrate 20 years of The Walking Dead interviewed Robert Kirkman about this plans to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Walking Dead comic book series. In addition to new issues with workout by David Finch and Dave McCaig, new variant covers will also be produced. Read more at

Prepare for Dungeons & Dragons Pop-Up
Nerdvanamedia wrote about the new Dungeons & Dragons: The Ultimate Pop-Up Book written by Jim Zub and Stacy King. Available July 18th, the book features paper engineering efforts by Matthew Reinhart and fantasy artist Claudio Pozas. Read more at

Canadian creators get in on the action with Hyperspace Stories previewed the July 26 issue of Hyperspace Stories #6 written by Cecil Castellucci and cover art by Tom Fowler. The story follows a young Greedo in his early days working for Jabba the Hut. Discover more at

Get ready for Satan’s Swarm next April
AIPT Comics reported on the new Dark Horse graphic novel Satan’s Swarm coloured by Lovern Kindzierski. Slated for stores on April 3, 2024, other creators include Steve Niles and Piotr Kowalski. Read more at

J. Torres nominated for the Sakura Medal
In his Thread post, J. Torres mentioned that he’s been nominated for a Sakura Medal for his work on Stealing Home with Davis Namisato. The program solicits input from students from international schools throughout Japan each year with the goal of gathering their votes for their favourite books. Read more at

Joan and Ken Steacy noted for graphic novel honouring Sidney woman who helped disabled people
Peninsula News Review wrote about the publication of a graphic novel illustrated by Joan and Ken Steacy about Donna Pistelli. Wings on My Wheels captures the efforts of the Sidney woman who lived with cerebral palsy yet helped others with disabilities. Read more at

SPX 2023 adds Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki plus Michael Cherkas to guest roster announced that Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki (Roaming) have been added to the international special guest list of SPX 2023. The annual event takes place the weekend of September 9 to 10. Michael Cherkas will be showcasing his graphic novel Red Harvest. Read more at

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