21.Sep.2011 Fall blogging comics.
Hello, I’m late!
Sorry to anyone who’s event I missed posting about, generally it’s best to write us at our site address from the side bar rather than me personally. It’s sequential at spiltink dot org - That way when one of us is off someone will be around to get it. I’ve seen a lot of comics this summer. I attended FanExpo, it was big! I stayed at my table mostly and tried to work it as best as a tired under slept person could. Did ok after the first two days but by the end – that was one long con. Then back home, fighting of the usual con flue, and getting back in the saddle working on Dream Life. Been bookmarking stuff to post, here’s a batch.
A passing thought, I read this, thinking that to some extent, maybe this is one solution to the “A book in the window” issue. I’m looking forward to hearing this. And thanks to everyone who submitted for the fall issue of carte blanche. Got a bunch last minute submissions, a few look very promising!
Also the too brilliant Sherwin Sullivan Tjia has a new book on the way. A choose your own adventure, where you get to be a Cat!
That looks kind of amazing! Sherwin is launching it in Toronto, @ the You Are a Cat! ♥ Toronto Booklaunch.
Dakota has been doing his Dailies in Colour!
I’ve started posting Dream life in Black and Wight, sort of.
And to wrap up this post, let me bring your attention to the fact that Doug Savage has followed up his 2010 strip Chewbacca, with The New Chewbacca.
28.Jul.2011 COMICANUCK: Remembering Elwy
By Robert Pincombe
Last week, Sequential joined the ranks of sites mourning the passing of the ultimate movie lover and television host extraordinaire, Elwy Yost. I wanted to take a moment to add my personal reminiscence of the man and offer up a rarely-seen comic nugget.
I first met Elwy Yost in high school when a buddy and I skipped our afternoon classes to see him speak to a ladies luncheon group in London, Ontario. The audience held onto his every word as Elwy shared anecdotes and of his moviegoing experiences and the challenges in interviewing Hollywood icons. Afterwards he did a more personal Q&A session. He was surprised to find two gangly, teenage boys in amongst the women and graciously allowed us to walk him to his car for a more personal chat.
Elwy treated our youthful enthusiasm with respect. He loved to hear we were discovering older films through Saturday Night at the Movies and Magic Shadows. But he also pointed out that the modern films we were enjoying at the time would stay with us and become classics in our hearts and minds as we grew older.
Fast forward to 1997 or so. I was a young comedian who had pitched a regular comic page to Venue Magazine, a fledgling Canadian publication that lasted just under two years. The comic page was called “Framed” and was my first taste of national exposure … or lack thereof. The magazine didn’t sell so well.
The concept was simple. I interviewed various personalities and then drew a comic juxtaposing images of their public personas with their words.
Elwy Yost was a perfect choice.
As you will see, I had yet to learn how to pare down dialogue to make room for the images and typos in my hand-lettering that were the bane of my existence.
Sadly, only one print of Elwy’s 1949 movie “In Between” survived. Apparently Elwy turned it over to the CBC to take some footage from it to use in the “Life and Times” epsisode about him. He told me they never returned it.
That is one film I am dying to see!
In the mean time, Comicanuck presents “ELWY YOST – FRAMED”!
23.Jul.2011 Hey Kids, Comix!
Soooo, how was your week? anyone in north america is probably answering “sweaty!”. Yeah mine too. Not been too productive but at the least I wanted get a comics post in.
Found some new [for me] stuff to share with you. Sucking up AC to beet the heat i’ve been exploring Google+ a lot. One thing that’s come out of it is there’s a lot of great comics art being posted to there. And that Eric Orchard is now the central hub of cartoonists on the site.
Discovered many new artists, some thanks to Eric, including cartoonists. If you’re one yourself I’d consider having a look at the G+ network – the image galleries are very nice, makes for a good reading format. Could see some people using it for a web comic page full on in the future.
Ok, all right, enough geek talk, on with the comics…
13.Jul.2011 Hey Kids, Comix!
I’ve not done one of these for a bit, been busy with summer cleaning and moving, and thought I might as well let Eric Dyck’s Mon Qui Towne have centre stage for a little bit.
I’d like to add a couple more strips like his to the site as syndicated features this summer, just thinking on who to approach right now. if you have a suggestion let me know in the comments here.
At carte blanche, where I serve as Graphic Fiction Editor, we are now open to submissions for the Fall Issue, #14!
The Issue will include a special feature on Obsessions. From your vintage stapler collection to spying on your exes, we want to know about your passions, compulsions, and preoccupations. The Theme is optional but it will win you brownie points if you can fit it. Submission deadline is September 15th, 2011. My birthday! So send me your comics, consider them presents for me as editor!
Contributors receive a $45 honorarium per published piece on carte-blanche.org, and since I began editing I’ve published a set of the runner-up comics here on Sequential too. Check out the submission guidelines for more information. Please indicate in your cover letter if your your work is themed for the feature on obsessions. REMINDER: All submissions from Quebec residents that are selected for publication in carte blanche are eligible for the 3Macs carte blanche Prize ($300) sponsored by MacDougall, MacDougall, & MacTier Inc.
Ok, on to the comics.
Been wasting time on the new Google+, this strip from xkcd sums up a lot of people’s take on it, though really it’s shaking out to be something a bit different, a hybrid of twitter tumbler and blogger with facebook like networking. Pretty cool, lot of cartoonists there posting their work. A few of this weeks comics come from things I’ve seen posted there.