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News for Saturday, November 18, 2023

Here’s this week’s news about Canadian comic book and graphic novel creators and supporters for Saturday, November 18, 2023.

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Bryan Lee O’Malley addresses Scott Pilgrim’s attitude
Decider interviewed Bryan Lee O’Malley in light of the animated series ‘Scott Pilgrim Takes Off’ on Netflix. Bryan spoke about the motives of the lead character and what made him act the way he does. Read more at https://decider.com/2023/11/13/scott-pilgrim-creator-bryan-lee-omalley-scott-pilgrim-bad-guy-interview/

MCX returns to Mississauga this Sunday
Insauga offered a preview of the Mississauga Comic Expo planned to take place at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, Ontario this Sunday. Article provided an overview of events including a list of featured guests including Jey Pawlik, Ricky Lima, Zi Chen, Adam Gorham, Angela Poon and Joy San. Read more at https://www.insauga.com/huge-comics-and-gaming-show-brings-all-kinds-of-characters-to-mississauga/

Bad bunnies gets a sneak peak
Comics Beat provided a glimpse of the forthcoming graphic novel Fluffle Bunnies. Buns Gone Bad is the first graphic novel chapter book in the series by Irma Kniivila and Anna Humphrey slated for sale on May 21, 2024. Read more at https://www.comicsbeat.com/cover-reveal-excerpt-the-origin-of-the-fluffle-bunnies-is-revealed-in-buns-gone-bad/

Canadians make the list of Washington Post’s best graphic novels of 2023
The Washington Post published their list of the best graphic novels of 2023. The list includes Roaming by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki. Read more at https://www.washingtonpost.com/books/2023/11/13/best-graphic-novels-clowes-bell-tamaki/

Michael Walsh helps revive Creepshow
Fangoria reported that Michael Walsh has been tapped to help Joe Hill and Jason Ciaramella create Creepshow: Joe Hill’s Wolverton Station for Image Comics. The one shot issue, based on Greg Nicotero’s Shudder TV series, is slated to hit comic shops on March 27, 2024. Read more at https://www.fangoria.com/original/creepshow-joe-hills-wolverton-station/

Brandon Mitchell to talk about Giju’s Gift and oral histories/stories
On his Instagram feed, Brandon Mitchell announced that he will be a guest to speak at McGill University’s Indigenous Studies Program on November 23rd at 5:30 pm. Brandon wrote that he’ll share the development process for the graphic novel Giju’s Gift and speak on the importance of Indigenous oral histories/stories. Read more at https://www.instagram.com/p/CzoMoahOyQb/

Graphic novels highlighted for powerful messages and beautiful art
The Toronto Star wrote about four new graphic novels that ‘deserve to be read deeply’ including Are You Willing To Die For The Cause by Chris Oliveros published by Drawn & Quarterly, Mall Goth by Kate Leth published by Simon & Schuster, and Naked: The Confessions of a Normal Woman by Éloïse Marseille published by Pow Pow Press. Read more at https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/books/these-4-new-graphic-novels-deserve-to-be-read-deeply-powerful-messages-and-beautiful-art/article_2e0ce5cd-c50b-5706-862a-c4f83a06b064.html

Ed Brisson vows to make Oshawa disappear
BOOM! Studios announced that Ed Brisson will write The Displaced along with artist Luca Casalanguida and colorist Dee Cunniffe. The new psychological and philosophical mystery about a missing city that no one remembers will be on sale February 14, 2024. Read more at https://www.boom-studios.com/archives/the-displaced-series-announcement/

In case you missed it, check out the interview with Tas Mukanik as she talks about her debut middle grade graphic novel Lost Time from Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House here https://truenorthcountrycomics.com/2023/11/15/tas-mukanik-talks-about-lost-time/

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