“Given the artistic quality of Canadian cartooning, it’s cultural importance, its centrality to an understanding of Canadian society and history, and its appeal to readers of all ages, a strong argument can and should be made that the Canada Council should support the work of Cartoonists and that of publishers interested in publishing their work. “
A bit of film news out of Ireland, that I haven’t heard coming out of Comicon… a film called “Grabbers.” It sounds like Father Ted (or at least Father Jack) meets The Thing. A small Irish island community is beset by monsters and the only way you can survive them is to get good and drunk. (Hmmm… are these monsters threatening the Hyatt bar during comicon… it might explain a few things.)
Dave McKean, the British artist/polymath who has worked as a cartoonist, comics cover artist, illustrator, graphic designer and filmmaker, opened his panel by saying, “I’m not going to assume that people know who I am, which was greeted by a cheer from the crowd, trying to let Dave know how many people in the packed room DID know who Dave is (at least 25%, if you’re keeping track).
Realizing that getting new stores out there is crucial to growing the comics business. Diamond has announced a couple of new programs to help get new stores up and running by softening the financial blow of assembling opening inventory. New business director Chris Powell announced these at todays Diamond retailer lunch. One program is allows […]
Two primary announcements are coming out of the “Ultimate Marvel” Panel. (That really does sound goofy if you say it out loud, doesn’t it?) First off, there’s a new Ultimate Comics Iron Man mini-series coming out. Secondly, there’s going to be an Event in the Ultimates line called “Divided We Fall.”