News – Saturday, October 7, 2023

Here’s the news about Canadian comic book and graphic novel creators of the week for Saturday, October 7, 2023.

Chip Zdarsky in the spotlight
AIPT Comics Podcast interviewed Chip Zdarsky about his career, Substack and more. Chip discussed his work on Batman, the ongoing crossover Gotham War and his creator-owned projects. Read more at

Polygon scares up a list of horror books including one by Emily Carroll
Polygon published a list of the ’10 Great Horror Books To Read This October’. The list includes Emily Carroll’s new graphic novel A Guest in the House. Read more at

Concern grows about payment from generative AI
Tech Crunch wrote an article entitled ‘How much can artists make from generative AI?’ and elaborated on the current state of affairs. The article indicates that Adobe, Getty Images, Stability AI and YouTube have indicated ways creators can share in their generative AI profits. Read more at

Comic book fan shares collection after devastating wildfire
CBC News published a story about Barney Tomma who lost his 40-year 34,000 comic book collection to the Bush Creek East Fire that took destroyed more than 200 buildings in BC’s North Shuswap. Gord MacRae from Trail, BC, heard about Barney’s plight and donated his 300 comic books to help rebuild his collection. Read more at

Exciting books coming this fall
CBC Books produced a list in support of ‘All the Canadian books we’re excited about this fall’. The many notables on the list include Roaming by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki. Read more at

Cecil Castellucci wins Fulbright Award
On her Instagram feed, Cecil Castellucci announced that she’s won the Fulbright Award and will soon travel to Denmark to do a workshop and hybrid project based investigation on combining comics, performance and new technologies (like VR and AR) with the Graphic Storytelling Program.

Books for kids and tweens this Halloween
Northern Virginia Magazine offered a list of Halloween books aimed at kids and teens. The list includes The Ojja-Wojja: a Horror-Mystery, or Whatever by Jenn St-Onge and Magdalene Vissagio. Read more at

Hobtown Mystery gets the colour treatment reported that Oni Press will publish Hobtown Mystery Stories Vol. 1: The Case of the Missing Men (originally published by Conundrum Press) in colour. Created by Kris Bertin and Alexander Forbes, this colourized version will be available in 2024. Read more at

And if case you missed it, check out the interview with Elizabeth Whitten author of ‘Off Panel’ from Engen Books as she offers insight into her new book that shines a light on comic book creators from Newfoundland and Labrador. You can discover more at

Psst. Nominations are now open for the Sixth Annual Canadian Podcast Awards. So, if it’s not too much trouble, your patronage would be appreciated when you cast your vote. Hint, hint.

Leave a Reply