08.Jan.2012 Taking a moment to admire this.
Having featured his work in our print edition, arguably I’m biased.
But I really do think Simon’s work in the new image book Prophet is looking really good. [ link - link ].
Check out this post on warrenellis.com for the rabble rousing post this image comes from,
by his cohort Brandon Graham. Call to arms for taking creative chances. Here here.
07.Jan.2012 carte blanche 14 Graphic Fiction
Bit late posting about this, carte blanch 14 has been live for a little while now already, i have not gotten it together to post the runner ups from the submissions like i have previously.
They’re worth it, some very strong submissions for this issue – thanks everyone!
I’ve just been too busy and disorganized to get it done yet. I will, later this month. But in the meantime you should check out our selected stories for this issue.
We had a loose theme this issue, Obsessions.
That and much more in carte blance 14 | the on-line lit journal you didn’t know you didn’t know about. Lots of surprisingly good stuff.
04.Jan.2012 Hey kids, Stardate: [-28] 06065.00
Welcome to the future! Da da-da-Dah!
Hmm, so what say’s ye wise pontificators,
have ye some non-predictions about comics in 2012?
Strategies for the attack?
Perhaps some history to learn from lest we repeat?
A vital new ethos to live by?
Oh good, all arranged then.
So it looks like Richard has gotten the political cartoning bug eh? This one has teeth.
Kate is inspired by vintage illustrations again.
This short story by Vera Brosgol is amazing.
I have had many days like this one depicted by Boulet!
I was just introduced to Ruffle Hall by Rebecca Clements, looks fun!
Well, we’re of to a decent start.
Here’s my two bits, the last thing I posted before the new year,
A story out of Popgun 4, and page 93 of Dream Life
26.Dec.2011 Peter Whalley Goes to a Christmas Party
Sculptor and cartoonist Peter Whalley was a fairly ubiquitous figure in Canadian magazines in the 1950s and 60s. Whalley died in 2007. Here he is doing a series of gags on a Christmas party theme from a 1960 issue of Star Weekly magazine.
Happy Holidays to all our readers!
To celebrate the season, here are two classic strips by Canadian cartoonist Walter Ball. Ball’s Rural Route was the best-known feature in the Star Weekly after Jimmy Frise’s Birdseye Centre departed for the Montreal Standard. The strip ran from 1956 to 1968, and rivaled Doug Wright’s Family for popularity and circulation. Ball’s comic, about the pedestrian experiences of a country family, was usually printed in black-and-white or two-tone, but was done up in technicolor for Christmas.
Rural Route, by Walter Ball. Star Weekly Magazine, December 21, 1957.
Rural Route, by Walter Ball. Star Weekly Magazine, December 24, 1960.
27.Nov.2011 Mortimer the Slug
Dave the Dust Particle has created his first work of art in his new profession of Starving Artist. Mortimer the Slug remains less than receptive to his new creation.
It’s the 2nd Anniversary of the Mortimer the Slug webcomic. Updated every weekday, nearly five hundred individual strips can be perused at the site, in the Archive section as well as at the Story Archive, which provides links to the many continuing storylines.
This editorial comic reflecting I’m sure most discerning reader’s feelings on it, is care of Richard Pace.
22.Oct.2011 Hey Kids, Comix, by John Martz!
Living not far from the big O, this made me laugh.
18.Oct.2011 Hey Kids, Comics!
I’ve been a fan of Simon Roy’s since reading Jan’s Atomic Heart. His stuff is always amazing, I was really proud to include his short story ‘GOOD BUSINESS’ in the 2011 SEQUENTIAL PULP . Saw this via Jason Copland, Simon has teemed up with Brandon Graham to revive, wait for it - Rob Liefeld’s Extreme Studios title Prophet. I know what you might be thinking, but check out this 7 page preview on comicsalliance.com!
There be comic jams.
Been too long since I went to one.
If you’re in Montreal you can catch the next’s date from this page, tends to be in the last week of the month.
In Vancouver the next one is the coming 15th:
Saturday, October 15 · 8:00pm
Wallflower, 2404 Main Street
WHO CAN COME?: Anyone who is of legal drinking age is invited.
HOW MUCH?: A $5 minimum purchase per person required by The Wallflower. [Full menu and Bar]. Don’t forget to tip your waiter or waitress well!
Bring your own pencils/pens. Paper is provided. If you’re drawing with markers that bleed through paper, be sure to either bring a drawing surface or place extra sheets of paper under the paper you’re drawing on.
Check out her daily journal comic too!
With the end of the Xeric‘ this summer, I feel bad to have been slack in posting notices of fundraisers. Totally missed the boat on posting about Madeline Richards’ indiegogo fundraiser for her new book Grace. Sorry about that. Good thing about that site is you do get to use what you raise, it’s not all or nothing as i recall.
27.Sep.2011 Mortimer the Slug
Mortimer the Slug is distressed that Mortimer the Snail has entered the scene and stolen away the affections of Mortimer’s friends Dave the Dust Particle (pictured) and Henrietta Hair. He attempts to come to terms with this new reality in the updated-every-weekday adventures at