05.Jul.2011 2011 Joe Shuster Awards ceremony audio
Cool, aside from being able to hear the event, but also for it’s embed feature, and the ability to leave comments on the file locked to the playing timeline. Hosted by Ajay Fry and Teddy Wilson of Space, the ceremony runs 47 minutes.
14.May.2011 TCAF 2011 | The Adventure Time Panel
Comics & Animation: A Conversation with the Artists of Adventure Time
Panelists: Michael DeForge, Bob Flynn, Andy Ristaino, Steve Wolfhard, and special guest Creator of Adventure Time Pendleton Ward! Moderated by Phil Rynda
Held at The Pilot, Saturday, 2:15 – 3:15
04.Dec.2010 A half hour with Colin Upton
It has a nice ambiance about it, with the rain in the background through much of it. Interesting talk with Colin and solid start to the series! Very nice to hear things are going better for him these days!
01.Dec.2010 The Comic Archive: shoptalk with comic artists
Do you spend hours alone in a dark room drawing comics? Feel a bit like your working in a void? It’s always good to hear how others do their thing, get some perspective. Found some recent clips from The Comic Archive online just now, all with folks i know and who do very impressive, well observed and skilled work. Good people to take tips from. Looks like they all come from the last NYCC. I really should get to more comic cons. First one is my friend Kalman…
Then there’s one with Cameron too….
And then they got a whole set with Yanick here…
26.Nov.2010 The C-List: Complete Lynda Barry at D+Q
Item: One of my greatest comics memories is of being on a Toronto streetcar, lovelorn and dejected, circa 1990, and looking down and seeing the Lynda Barry strip from Now magazine lying trampled on the floor. The particular strip, about knowing both the wonderful and the shitty feeling of love, spoke to my condition in such an intimate and heart-wrenching way, with such majestically poetic skill, that I became a fan for life and Barry was instantly elevated to the top-tier of my personal cartooning pantheon. As such, it cheers me to no end that Drawn and Quarterly announced yesterday that they will be publishing the Complete Lynda Barry Comics beginning next year. This multi-volume endeavour includes all of Barry’s Ernie Pook’s Comeek comic strip from the beginning as well as her earliest work and other ephemera, magazine work, etc. Another major historical publishing project featuring one of the best and most-respected cartoonists of her generation. For those of us who have been wondering why D+Q haven’t reprinted any of Barry’s previous collections, languishing out-of-print for years, even though D+Q have been “Lynda Barry’s publisher” and chief champion since 2008, this announcement is the other shoe dropping (and landing in a delirious puddle of rainbows and soul music). The announced project also further solidifies D+Q’s rep and industry standing as one of the major comics publishers with several important lines of retrospective, career-spanning books featuring some of the greatest cartoonists ever. Besides North American contemporaries like Ware, Clowes, Seth, Chester, Doucet, et al, Barry now joins the ranks of John Stanley, Doug Wright, Frank King and Tove Jansson –past masters deserving of a historical overview and reevaluation.
Item: Jeff Lemire’s Essex County made the top 5 of the CBC Canada Reads contest to determine “the most significant Canadian books of the last 10 years.” The book will be championed by Tegan Quin of the musical sister act Tegan and Sara, who chose the book from the top 10 list determined by online voting. It is the first graphic novel to be considered for this annual honour (it beat out Skim in voting). In the succinct journalistic language of the Windsor Star’s coverage, “The contest pits works of Canadian literature against each other in a radio debate among celebrities who defend their favourite works of fiction. Lemire’s Essex County will square off against Angie Abdou’s The Bone Cage, Terry Fallis’s The Best Laid Plans, Ami McKay’s The Birth House and Carol Shields’ Unless.” Lemire was at a promotional event for the contest yesterday.
Item: Speaking of Windsor, cartoonist Bob Monks has published a history of that city.
Item: Holy Jeff Spicoli, is that a huge load of retailer news and links! The Joe Shuster Awards’ Rob Haines rounds up a ton of info about comic shop openings, closings, sales, signings, and other events, all as part of the Shusters’ ongoing comprehensive survey of the state of the Canadian comic shop nation.
Item: Another interview with Koyama Press publisher Annie Koyama with a list of upcoming projects.
Item: Brooklyn cartoonist Gabby Schulz aka Ken Dahl ventured north for the 48 Heures event in Montreal and has made some comics about his visit. Update: He’s made some more! Such a nice boy. Also he has a whole series of posts under the Tag Montreal, most of which are even about Montreal! And local cartoonists and writer Jack Ruttan caught this interview with him 2 weeks ago at the 48hr event.
I just edited the clips i collected from the show and a couple of other good youtube vids have been posted, here’s a look at this past weekend’s Expozine in Montreal.
Originally posted on my personal blog here
along with my own comments about the event.
You can find links to all the folks i talked to
or most of the stuff i pointed the camera at
after the brake.
LYNDA BARRY ON TALK OF THE NATION TODAY 11/11! THE NEW BOOK PICTURE THIS IS IN STORES NOW! + MORE NEW BOOKS FROM D&Q! ACME NOVELTY LIBRARY # 20, NATIVE TREES OF CANADA, DENYS WORTMAN, THE WRONG PLACE + AUTHOR EVENTS WITH KEVIN HUIZENGA, VANESSA DAVIS, LYNDA BARRY AND MORE! D+Q @ BROOKLYN COMICS & GRAPHICS FEST
23.Oct.2010 Connor Willumsen on The Onomatopoeia Show
Having studied at the feet of masters like David Mazzucchelli, Willumsen’s an upcoming talent to be reckoned with. Employing innovative pacing and incorporating all manner of styles, Willumsen manages to create something quite unique. He’s appeared in such anthologies as ‘Pood’ and ‘The Anthology Project’, and is currently working on a series with Kurt Busiek.
Listen this Sunday from 3-4pm (eastern time) @ cjlo.com or 1690am if you are in the Montreal area.
02.Sep.2010 Jamie Coville’s Toronto Fan Expo Audio and Pics
Another mega dump of comics con media from the roving Jamie Coville. This time he’s got 181 Pictures of pro’s and cosplay pics.
Drawing Ahead: The Future of Comics (51:36, 47.2mb)
Moderated by Kill Shakespeare co-writers Conor McCreery and Anthony Del Col, Creators Andy Belanger, Ramon Perez, Cameron Stewart, Willow Dawson and Scott Chantler talk about the Future of Comics. More specifically they talk about print comics, digital comics and piracy, the European market, the Direct Market, Digital Markets and middle men, also traditional Comics and Bookstore oriented publishers and they way they market and sell their books.
Stan Lee Q & A (37:11, 34mb)
Stan Lee answers questions from Space Network’s Mark Askwith and the audience. Nuff Said!
Marvel: Pint of C. B. (1:01:38, 56.4mb)
Pint of C. B. is Marvel’s Senior Vice President, Creator and Content Development C. B. Cebulski filling in for Joe Quesada to answer questions for fans. With him is Spider-Man editor Steve Wacker and Manager of Sales and Communication Arune Singh to help answer questions. They make some announcements, particularly concerning Alpha Flight and other books and open up the floor for questions.
Yoshitaka Amano Spotlight (46:01, 42.1mb)
Yoshitaka Amano is an artist/designer who worked on classic anime such as Speed Racer and Gatchaman, influenced by Western Comics (Neal Adam’s Batman among them) he would design characters for anime, movies and video games. He is best known for his work on the Vampire Hunter D franchise. In the US he was the artist for Neil Gaiman’s Sandman: The Dream Hunters and Elektra & Wolverine: The Redeemer (written by Greg Rucka). Through a translator he answers questions about his Manga, Game Design, and working on US Comics. Fan also ask him for his opinions on beauty and how to cosplay his characters.
Hitoshi Ariga Spotlight (45:51, 41.9mb)
Udon’s Managing Editor Matt Moylan interviews creator Hitoshi Ariga through Michelle Hayashi, translator and Japanese Liaison. Hitoshi Ariga works on the Mega Man franchise and is the creator of the Mega Man MegaMix manga series. They talk about all things Mega Man, characters, how he draws gutters for the manga, who would win in a fight between Mega Man and Astro Boy, favorites & least favorite characters and more.