Monday, July 24, 2023

Eisners Awards recognize Canadian creators
As an integral part of the 2023 San Diego Comic Con, the Eisner Awards ceremony helped celebrate comic book and graphic novel creators and supporters. Canadians figured prominently as noted in the following:

  • J. Bone won in the Best Short Story category for his work with the late Kevin Conroy on ‘Finding Batman ‘ in DC Pride 2022
  • Chip Zdarsky won in the Best New Series category for Public Domain
  • Kate Beaton won in the Best Writer/Artist category and Best Graphic Memoir category for Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands
  • The late Darwyn Cooke won in the Best Graphic Album-Reprint category for Parker: The Martini Edition


Canadians join the team behind new Conan comic book series
AIPT Comics announced that at SDCC 2023, Titan Comics outlined the list of creators lined up for the new Savage Sword of Conan comic book series. Cary Nord and Richard Pace will join others to produce the ongoing series slated to hit shelves sometime in 2024. Read more at

Urban light show highlights North American Indigenous Games
CBC News reported that Tara Audibert of Moxy Fox Studio working with students in the Animation and Graphics Program at the New Brunswick Community College in Miramachi to create the artwork for the lightshow to highlight the North American Indigenous Games. The light show included art, photography, music and voices of the athletes. Read more at

Non-profit group in the spotlight for Toronto’s diverse comic book library
TVO Today reported on the Canadian Comics Open Library in Toronto that features over 1500 books including horror, speculative fiction, autobiography, and fiction. As a non-profit, the library runs primarily on donations, grants, library membership fees, community partnerships and fundraising. Read more at

Kate Beaton makes the cut for five graphics you need to read
Monday Magazine published an interview with the owners of Legends Comics listing the five graphic novels ‘you need to read’. Among the heavy hitters, is Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands by Kate Beaton. Read more at

Marvel offers more insight about new Ms. Marvel comic book at SDCC
Marvel reported on its announcement made at SDCC 2023 about the forthcoming Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant. The news comes with the showcase of the main covers for the first three issues and an all-new trailer showcasing the new series co-written Iman Vellani (Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel) along with artist Adam Gorham. Read more at

10 comic book artists, including Canadians, you should follow in 2023 according to CBR published their list of 10 comic book artists ‘You Should Be Following in 2023’. Among the noted artists are Canadians Sweeney Boo and Wes Craig. Read more at

Archie Horror Comics set to spook readers this fall
Horror Fuel reported on Archie Horror Comics set to appear on shelves starting this fall. Marguerite Sauvage will provide the variant cover for the Welcome To Riverdale one-shot set for October 11. Sweeney Boo is the variant cover artist for Fear The Funhouse…Toybox of Terror on October 18. Read more at

Camilla d’Errico in the artist spotlight at SDCC 2023
Dual Pixels published an article about artist Camilla d’Errico in advance of her exhibit at SDCC 2023. The article included a recent Instagram posting about her artwork. Read more at

Cambridge comic book professional offers free workshop for aspiring creators
Cambridge Today reported that Keith Grachow will share his creative tips with aspiring comic book creators at Preston’s Hero’s Tale comic book shop. Schedule for July 29th, the session is geared towards creating and writing a story and developing characters. Read more at

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