Today’s News

Monday October 3 2022

CBC Books published “On the Trapline by David A. Robertson and Julie Flett wins $50K TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award”
https://www.cbc.ca/books/on-the-trapline-by-david-a-robertson-and-julie-flett-wins-50k-td-canadian-children-s-literature-award-1.6603973

Geek Network published “Rangers of the Divide II: Into the Depths – Writer/Artist Megan Huang Breaks Down the Next Chapter in Her Sci-Fi Fantasy Series”
https://geek-network.com/rangers-of-the-divide-ii-into-the-depths-writer-artist-megan-huang-breaks-down-the-next-chapter-in-her-sci-fi-fantasy-series/

Sunday October 2 2022

Arts Tribune published “NPR Recommends These Fall Graphic Novels” including Ducks by Kate Beaton.
https://artstribune.com/2022/10/02/npr-fall-graphic-novels/

KVRS published “These fall graphic novels reflect the diversity of the genre” featuring Ducks by Kate Beaton.
https://www.krvs.org/arts-culture/2022-10-01/these-fall-graphic-novels-reflect-the-diversity-of-the-genre

Saturday October 1 2022

Book Riot published “Comics for Goths and Wannabe Goths” featuring Dead End Jobs For Ghosts by Aminder Dhaliwal.
https://bookriot.com/comics-for-goths/

Yahoo! Entertainment published “Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ Trailer Arrives Featuring Chilling Moments With Andrew Lincoln, Ben Barnes and Rupert Grint (Video)” with an episode based on a short story written by Emily Carroll.
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/guillermo-del-toro-cabinet-curiosities-140000950.html

Friday September 30 2022

CBC Books published “48 books by Indigenous writers to read to understand residential schools” as curated by writer David A. Robertson.
https://www.cbc.ca/books/48-books-by-indigenous-writers-to-read-to-understand-residential-schools-1.6056204

CBC News published “Brandon Mitchell describes the meaning of his orange shirt design for Truth and Reconciliation Day”
https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/2078680131771

CG Magazine published “Black Adam Rocks Canada Event Will See The Exciting Dwayne Johnson Make An Appearance”
https://www.cgmagonline.com/news/black-adam-rocks-canada/

WAMC Northeast Public Radio published “51% #1732: Kate Beaton on Ducks and Life in the Oil Sands”
https://www.wamc.org/show/51/2022-09-29/51-1732-kate-beaton-on-ducks-and-life-in-the-oil-sands

Thursday September 29 2022

The Timmins Times published “Drawing a big crowd” featuring Jeff Lemire’s appearance in North Bay in conjunction with the filming of his graphic novel Essex Country Trilogy.
https://www.timminstimes.com/entertainment/drawing-a-big-crowd

Wednesday September 28 2022

The AGO announced it will host Kate Beaton on Saturday, October 1 as she discusses her new graphic novel Ducks.
https://ago.ca/agoinsider/graphic-details

Book Page published “Kate Beaton’s ‘Ducks’: From crude oil to a refined graphic memoir”
https://www.bookpage.com/interviews/ducks-kate-beaton-2/

Koyama announced a $1,500 CDN grant to visual artist Patrick Kyle from Toronto.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CjDQvX2OBf-/

The Verge published “Amazon’s Kindle Scribe is an E Ink tablet for reading and writing”
https://www.theverge.com/2022/9/28/23375663/amazon-kindle-scribe-e-ink-tablet-stylus-event-price

Tundra Book Group published “Award-Winning Author David A. Robertson Appointed Editorial Director of new imprint at Tundra Book Group”
https://tundrabooks.com/award-winning-author-david-a-robertson-appointed-editorial-director-of-new-imprint-at-tundra-book-group/

Wacom announced the new Wacom Cintiq Pro 27 design for artists and content creation teams featuring next-generation pen and touch technology, best-in-class 27″ screen and colour performance, and customizable ergonomic enhancements.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv2z3R-ZDj0
https://www.wacom.com/en-ca/products/pen-displays/wacom-cintiq-pro-27

Tuesday September 27 2022

Comic Watch published “Queer Comics & Other Rare Birds: An Interview with Sins of the Black Flamingo’s Andrew Wheeler”.
https://comic-watch.com/news/queer-comics-other-rare-birds-an-interview-with-sins-of-the-black-flamingos-andrew-wheeler

Daily Dead published “Happy Horrordays One-Shot Coming This December from Archie Comics!” featuring cover art by Adam Gorham.
https://dailydead.com/happy-horrordays-one-shot-coming-this-december-from-archie-comics/

Durham Radio News published “How Durham Region is marking the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation” featuring Jay Odjick and David A. Robertson among others.
https://www.durhamradionews.com/archives/159854

Forbes published “Kate Beaton’s New Masterpiece Just Rewrote The Standard For Graphic Memoirs”.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/robsalkowitz/2022/09/27/kate-beatons-new-masterpiece-just-rewrote-the-standard-for-graphic-memoirs/?sh=5daa4c7a3a9a

Global News published “Fantasy fans get their fill at Kingston’s Comicon” featuring artist Dan Day.
https://globalnews.ca/news/9155925/kingston-comicon-2022/

ICv2 published “DC to publish Absolute Batman: Three Jokers” featuring artist Jason Fabok”.
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/52232/dc-publish-absolute-batman-three-jokers

The Athens Post published “Books to read for fall 2022” featuring Pumpkinheads by Faith Erin Hicks and Rainbow Rowell.
https://www.thepostathens.com/article/2022/09/books-to-read-this-fall-2022

The Montreal Comic Arts Festival announced the creation of the Bédélys Youth Québec award. This new prize, awarded on Thursday, May 25, 2023, will reward a comic book published in Quebec for an audience aged 14 or less, produced by an artist residing in Quebec.
https://www.fbdm-mcaf.ca/en/bedelys-awards/bedelys-awards/

Monday September 26 2022

Bleeding Cool published “Todd McFarlane On Negotiating With DC Comics Over Spawn/Batman”
https://bleedingcool.com/comics/todd-mcfarlane-on-negotiating-with-dc-comics-over-spawn-batman/

Bubble Blabber published “Graphic Novels “Five Nations: The Age of Atlantis” And “Tangles” Being Developed For Animated Adaptations” featuring Sarah Leavitt.
xhttps://www.bubbleblabber.com/graphic-novels-five-nations-the-age-of-atlantis-and-tangles-being-developed-for-animated-adaptations/

ComicBook.com published “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty Writer Asks Twitter to Help Him Write Movie” featuring Chip Zdarsky.
https://comicbook.com/marvel/news/avengers-the-kang-dynasty-writer-asks-twitter-to-help-him-write-movie/

Creative Blow published “The best drawing tablets in 2022: our pick of the best graphics tablets”
https://www.creativebloq.com/features/best-drawing-tablet

Gamers Grade published “Whatnot’s First Comic, Alpha Betas #1, Gets Over 45,000 Orders At FOC” featuring Whatnot Publishing co-founder Kevin Roditeli.
https://gamersgrade.com/whatnots-first-comic-alpha-betas-1-gets-over-45000-orders-at-foc/

Geek Tyrant published “Rick and Morty Finally Take On Cthulhu In Upcoming Comic Miniseries” featuring Jim Zub and Troy Little.
https://geektyrant.com/news/rick-and-morty-finally-take-on-cthulhu-in-upcoming-comic-miniseries

Harvard Book Store announced an in-person discussion on September 29 with Kate Beaton about Ducks.
https://www.harvard.com/event/kate_beaton1

Multiversity Comics published “Comics Syllabus: Everyday Hero Machine Boy with Irma Kniivila and Tri Vuong.
http://www.multiversitycomics.com/podcasts/comics-syllabus-everyday-hero-machine-boy/

RMO Today published “Home, adventure in new graphic novels” featuring an interview with Renegade Arts Entertainment publisher Alexander Finbow.
https://www.rmotoday.com/canmore/home-adventure-in-new-graphic-novels-5847349

Friday September 23 2022

AIPT published “Megan Huang unpacks her sequel Rangers of the Divide II: Into The Depths”
https://aiptcomics.com/2022/09/22/megan-huang-rangers-of-the-divide-qa/

Animation Magazine published “Giant Ant Developing Animated Pic Based on ‘Tangles: A Story About Alzheimer’s’” featuring Sarah Levitt.
https://www.animationmagazine.net/2022/09/giant-ant-developing-animated-pic-based-on-tangles-a-story-about-alzheimers/

NPR published “With ‘Ducks,’ the creator of Hark! A Vagrant reveals her shadow side” featuring a review of the new graphic novel by Kate Beaton.
https://www.npr.org/2022/09/22/1124217524/with-ducks-kate-beacon-of-hark-a-vagrant-reveals-her-shadow-side

The New Yorker published “How Kate Beaton Paid Off Her Students Loans”
https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/how-kate-beaton-paid-off-her-student-loans

Wacom announced ‘The Future of Creativity is Coming’ with a post on LinkedIn. The post links to a sign up site that mentions: “A special product release notification and an invite to an exclusive online product demonstration event. This event, featuring Wacom product experts, is your opportunity to experience first-hand Wacom’s latest innovations and how they advance the pen-enabled creative workflow.” The date and time of the event are yet to be revealed.
https://www.linkedin.com/posts/wacom-americas_you-dared-to-dream-we-dared-to-build-want-activity-6979046736937787392-vrks?

Thursday September 22 2022

Capital Daily published “Drawn to comics: Alex Steacy writes a new chapter in the family business”
https://www.capitaldaily.ca/news/alex-steacy-comics-family-business-drainers

Chicago Reader published “The moon — it’s for the birds’ with a review of Michael DeForge’s new graphic novel Birds of Maine.
https://chicagoreader.com/arts-culture/feature/the-moon-its-for-the-birds/

Comics Beat published “REVIEW: Everyday Hero Machine Boy, a YA karate tale with heart” featuring Irma Kniivila and Tri Vuong.
https://www.comicsbeat.com/review-everyday-hero-machine-boy-a-ya-karate-tale-with-heart/

Dark Knight News published “Review: Harley Quinn 30th Anniversary Special” featuring Cecil Castellucci, Riley Rossmo, among others.
https://darkknightnews.com/2022/09/21/review-harley-quinn-30th-anniversary-special/

Deadline published “‘Tangles’ Animated Film Based On Sarah Leavitt’s Alzheimer’s-Themed Graphic Novel In Works From Monarch Media, Point Grey Pictures, Lylas Pictures & Giant Ant”
https://deadline.com/2022/09/tangles-animated-film-in-works-from-monarch-point-grey-lylas-giant-ant-1235122419/

Publisher’s Weekly published “A Debt Repaid: Kate Beaton’s Ducks
https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/authors/profiles/article/90382-a-debt-repaid-kate-beaton-s-ducks.html

Sweeney Boo confirmed that she will be the artist on the DC Comics’ Harley Quinn series along with writer Tini Howard starting with issue 28.
https://twitter.com/Sweeney_Boo/status/1572995047443816448

The Hamilton Spectator published “Telling Tales Festival returns to RBG’s Hendrie Park this weekend” featuring Mireille Messier and Megan Kearney.

Tuesday September 20 2022

CBR.com published “10 Terrifying Horror Games That Won’t Break The Bank” featuring ‘The Yawing Teases Certain Doom’ by Emily Carroll.
https://www.cbr.com/scary-horror-games-cheap/

ICv2 published “Jim Zub and Troy Little bring Rick and Morty to the land of Lovecraft” about their crossover book slated for December 7 2022.
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/52184/jim-zub-troy-little-bring-rick-morty-land-lovecraft

Literary Hub published “Kate Beaton on Why Her Coming-Of-Age Memoir Isn’t as “Dismal” as Some Critics Have Suggested” in conversation with Andrew Keen on ‘Keen On’.
https://lithub.com/kate-beaton-on-why-her-coming-of-age-memoir-isnt-as-dismal-as-some-critics-have-suggested/

Monkeys Fighting Robots published “INTERVIEW: Patton Oswalt, Jordan Blum and artist Scott Hepburn on Minor Threats” from Dark Horse Comics.
https://monkeysfightingrobots.co/minor-threats/

Multiversity Comics published “Irma Kniivila and Tri Vuong launch Everyday Hero Machine Boy” graphic novel.
http://www.multiversitycomics.com/interviews/kniivila-vuong-everyday-hero-machine-boy/

Monday September 19 2022

CBR.com published “She-Hulk’s Latest Episode Bucks the Show’s Post-Credits Scene Approach” calling out illustrations by Karan McLeod.
https://www.cbr.com/she-hulk-episode-5-no-post-credits-scene-disney-plus/

Comics Beat published “SWIM TEAM and VICTORY. STAND! make the National Book Awards 2022 Longlist”.
https://www.comicsbeat.com/swim-team-and-victory-stand-make-the-national-book-awards-2022-longlist/

Screen Rant published “Stan Lee’s Justice League Makes Surprise Return To DC Universe” featuring Zac Thompson, Max Dunbar, Riley Rossmo and more.
https://screenrant.com/stan-lee-justice-league-just-imagine-returns-dc/

Screen Rant published “Spider-Man Flips A Classic Thanos Story of Neverending Torment” featuring Anthony Falcone and Michael Cho.
https://screenrant.com/spider-man-classic-thanos-story-happy-birthday-david/

Friday September 16 2022

AIPT.com published “EXCLUSIVE Marvel Preview: New Mutants #30” featuring Jason Loo
https://aiptcomics.com/2022/09/15/exclusive-marvel-preview-new-mutants-30/

Agnes Garbowska tweeted that she’ll be a featured guest at the Maui Comic Con taking place December 10 to 11
https://twitter.com/agnesgarbowska/status/1570533569885507584?s=21&t=yw0XkEsjSKl_rdiPOm_uvg

Bleeding Cool published “Frank Tieri & Joe Eisma’s Xmas Horror in Archie December 2022 Solicits” showcasing Adam Gorham cover art for Happy Horrordays #1
https://bleedingcool.com/comics/frank-tieri-joe-eismas-xmas-horror-in-archie-december-2022-solicits/

ComicWatch.com published “NEWS WATCH: MARVEL Entertainment Unveils 2022 New York Comic Con Panel Line-Up” featuring Jed MacKay and more.
https://comic-watch.com/news/news-watch-marvel-entertainment-unveils-2022-new-york-comic-con-panel-line-up

Comics Beat published “Fawkes & Fritella team for ALL NIGHT & EVERY DAY” about a new one-shot comic arriving in December written by Ray Fawkes.
https://www.comicsbeat.com/fawkes-fritella-team-for-all-night-every-day/

MultiversityComics.com published “DC to Mark Stan Lee’s 100th Birthday With Tales from Earth-6: A Celebration of Stan Lee“including Zac Thompson, Max Dunbar, Riley Rossmo
http://www.multiversitycomics.com/news/dc-stan-lee-celebration/

Nelson Star published “Comic book storytelling workshops coming to the Nelson Library” featuring illustrator Adam de Souza on September 20
https://www.nelsonstar.com/community/comic-book-storytelling-workshops-coming-to-the-nelson-library/

Windspeaker.com published “Van Camp graphic novel inspired by samurai artifact re-released in colour” featuring an interview with author Richard Van Camp.
https://windspeaker.com/news/windspeaker-news/van-camp-graphic-novel-inspired-samurai-artifact-re-released-colour

Thursday September 15 2022
CBC Books published “22 Canadian comics we can’t wait to read this fall”
Read more at https://www.cbc.ca/books/22-canadian-comics-we-can-t-wait-to-read-this-fall-1.6560946

CBR.com published “10 Alien Comics As Good As The Movies” including Aliens: Dead Orbit written and drawn by James Stokoe
https://www.cbr.com/alien-comics-good-as-movies/

Cosmic Book News published “‘Batman Spawn’ From Todd McFarlane and Greg Capullo Gets Released In December”
https://cosmicbook.news/batman-spawn-todd-mcfarlane-greg-capullo-december

Game Industry News published “Baltimore Comic-Con To Host Massive Art Auction To Benefit Hero Initiative” including art by John Byrne, Michael Cho and more.
https://www.gameindustry.com/news-industry-happenings/baltimore-comic-con-to-host-massive-art-auction-to-benefit-hero-initiative/

ICv2 published “Top Cow To Publish ‘Soldier Stories’ In Time For Veterans Day’ including art by Kelly Fitzpatrick
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/52130/top-cow-publish-soldier-stories-time-veterans-day

StarTrek.com published “Boldly Bringing Lower Decks to Comics: An Interview with Ryan North”
https://ca.startrek.com/news/boldly-bringing-lower-decks-to-comics-ryan-north-interview

The Narwhal published “‘Money jail’: Cape Breton cartoonist Kate Beaton reflects on her time in the oilsands”
https://thenarwhal.ca/kate-beaton-ducks-oilsands-memoir/

The New Yorker published “The 2022 National Books Awards Longlist: Young People’s Literature” featuring Swim Team by Johnnie Christmas
https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-2022-national-book-awards-longlist-young-peoples-literature

The Toronto Star published “Some TLC from The Comic Doctor in Oshawa can boost value of comics by hundreds — even thousands” featuring The Comic Doctor owner Kevin Polidano
https://www.thestar.com/local-oshawa/business/2022/09/14/some-tlc-from-the-comic-doctor-in-oshawa-can-boost-value-of-comics-by-hundreds-even-thousands.html

Wired UK published “Kate Beaton on Creating the Best Graphic Novel of 2022”
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/kate-beaton-ducks-q-and-a