News – Saturday, September 9, 2023

Here’s the news of the week for Saturday, September 9, 2023.

Canadian creators in the spotlight at Polygon for fall 2023
Polygon published ‘The best and biggest comics coming up in fall 2023’ and included Roaming by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki.

Hype builds for Mall Goth
Simon Teen reported on September’s new releases of books and graphic novels. Among the list is Mall Goth by Kate Leth set for publication on September 26. Read more at

Guelph comic book recognized for 25 years of comic book sales
Bleeding Cool wrote about The Dragon, established 25 years ago in Guelph, Ontario, celebrating its anniversary with a new logo. The article also outlines the additional celebration of the Guelph Comic Jam featuring a boatload of Canadian comic book and graphic novel creators. Read more at

Authors announced for Telling Tales Festival
The Hamilton Spectator published an article naming the authors slated to appear at the Telling Tales Festival. Taking place September 16 to 17 at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Hendrie Park, the children’s author gathering will include David A. Robertson. Read more at

Markham resident Marvels at her new book wrote about the appearance of Iman Vellani, star of Marvel’s ‘Ms. Marvel’ at a Richmond Hill comic book store, Heroes World. Iman was in town to promote her new book Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant. Read more:

Canadian comic books creators take Star Trek’s Jean-Luc Picard to school reported that Star Trek: Picard’s Academy features a story by Sam Maggs with cover art by Sweeney Boo. The first issue goes on sale September 13. Read more at

FAN EXPO Canada recap puts focus on Canadian comic book creators
The Batman Universe published an article that recaps the recent FAN EXPO Canada recently held in Toronto. The article recounts panels featuring Ken Lashley, Jason Fabok and many others. Read more at

Hear Ye, Hear Ye: 2023 Bédélys Independent submissions are now open
The Montreal Comic Arts Festival announced that submissions for the 2023 Bédélys Independent Awards are now being accepted. For more details about the award and the submission process, please visit

Graphic novel focusing on Métis and belonging gets omnibus treatment wrote about the publication A Girl Called Echo Omnibus edition written by Katherena Vermette with artists Scott B. Henderson and Donovan Yaciuk. Available from Highwater Press, the graphic novel pulls together four separate graphic novels that see Echo travel through time to become part of Métis history. Read more at

And if you missed it, go back and listen to the conversation with Kevin Woolridge as he shares his thoughts on the comic book scene in Newfoundland along with details about his new publishing company Heavy Sweater Comics. Here’s the link:

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