Here’s the news about Canadian comic book and graphic novel creators of the week for Saturday, October 14, 2023.
Faith Erin Hicks answers questions about her new graphic novel
The Nerd Daily interviewed Faith Erin Hicks about her new graphic novel Hockey Girl Loves Drama Boy. The talk includes Faith’s background, her love of creating graphic novels and what’s the next big project. Read more at https://thenerddaily.com/faith-erin-hicks-hockey-girl-loves-drama-boy-interview/
Canadians announced for new Oni Press miniseries
ICv2 reported that Oni Press announced new miniseries beginning in December. Jill and the Killers, launching in January 2024, will feature covers by Sanya Anwar and Marguerite Sauvage. Zac Thompson has been tapped to write Cemetery Kids Don’t Die starting in February 2024 read more at https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/55313/oni-announces-five-new-miniseries
Roaming creators in the spotlight
The Calgary Herald interviewed Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki as their graphic novel Roaming hits store shelves. The talk includes their own background and insight into creation of their latest graphic novel. Read more at https://calgaryherald.com/entertainment/local-arts/how-calgary-raised-illustrator-jillian-tamaki-and-cousin-mariko-became-stars-in-the-world-of-graphic-novels
MCAF makes statement about AI
On the LinkedIn site, Mélanie La Roche, Executive Director of the Montreal Comic Arts Festival issued a statement about the use of AI (Artificial Intelligence). She said that art created by AI will be not considered for the Bédélys Awards. Read more at https://www.linkedin.com/posts/festival-bd-de-montreal_en-2023-ce-sont-290-b%C3%A9d%C3%A9istes-qui-ont-particip%C3%A9-activity-7118309355594080256-9vDt?
Scott Pilgrim celebrates 20th anniversary in style
Gizmodo.com published an article about Oni Press revealing two hardcover releases for Scott Pilgrim created by Bryan Lee O’Malley. In conjunction with the pending release of ‘Scott Pilgrim Takes Off’ for Netflix, Oni Press said the books will be available in 2024 for the 20th anniversary of the title. Read more at https://gizmodo.com/scott-pilgrim-20th-anniversary-hardcover-collection-1850921507
Canadians featured in new creator-owned and cooperative media company
Image Comics issued a press release about Ghost Machine at New York Comic Con. The creator-owned and operated media company will feature many talented creators including Jason Fabok and Francis Manapul. Read more at https://imagecomics.com/press-releases/ghost-machine-first-of-its-kind-creator-owned-and-operated-media-company-launches-at-new-york-comic-con
The end in sight for The All-Nighter
Dark Horse and ComiXology announced the third and final season of The All-Nighter from Chip Zdarsky, Jason Loo, Paris Alley, Frank Cvetkovic and Allison O’Toole. With season 3 released monthly from Amazon’s ComiXology Originals with issue #11 debuting on October 31, 2023, the print version with be published by Dark Horse Books in November 2024.
Bad Egg publisher expands content with Canadian artist
ComicsBeat.com reported that The Somewhat Incredible Jackie-Boy Man! will be published by Bad Egg in 2024 featuring art by Megan Huang. Read more at https://www.comicsbeat.com/bad-egg-jacksepticeye-altrverse-comics/
New DC Elseworld’s title reimagines Green Lantern with Canadian writer
Screen Rant wrote that Tate Brombal will write DC’s Green Lantern: Dark as a return to the Elseworlds line in 2024. The seven-issue miniseries reimagines the main character as a dark fantasy hero in a post-apocalyptic Earth. Read more at https://screenrant.com/new-green-lantern-dark-elseworlds-comic/
And in case you missed it, check out the interview with Emily Carroll about her new graphic novel A Guest In The House. Check it out here: https://truenorthcountrycomics.com/2023/10/11/emily-carroll-reveals-a-guest-in-the-house/