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This Weekend: Fan Expo, Toronto

This Weekend: Fan Expo, Toronto

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Well, it actually started on Thursday, but Saturday and Sunday are the big days for crowds at this huge pop culture event in downtown Toronto, which still manages to feature some comics content. Marvel spokesman and former-dialogue writer Stan Lee is the featured guest, with many different appearances scheduled for the weekend. Adam and Andy Kubert are among the comic book artist…

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The C-List: FanExpo, Zdarscon, Money, Postmodernity, Cloonan, Deforge

The C-List: FanExpo, Zdarscon, Money, Postmodernity, Cloonan, Deforge

By Will Wellington

Item! Rob Clough of The Comics Journal reviewed two of Conundrum’s new titles, Jimmy Beaulieu’s My Neighbour’s Bikini—originally published in French and translated as part of Conundrum’s BDANG series—and Alex Fellows’ Spain & Morocco. Read the review.

Item!FanExpo is this weekend at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (confetti! vuvuzelas!) and everybody and their grandmothers…

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New Books: Guy Delisle’s Even More Bad Parenting Advice

New Books: Guy Delisle’s Even More Bad Parenting Advice

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This paperback sequel to Delisle’s Guide to Neglectful Parenting had its debut at San Diego last month but is in bookstores today. $12.95 gets you 200 pages of more “laugh-out-loud anecdotes from the front lines of parenting,” delineated in the cartoonist’s trademark deadpan style.

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From D+Q:

Ever wanted to know how to be awarded the Best Dad in the Whole World? Guy Delisle has all the…

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THE GREATEST WORK OF CONCEPTUAL ART EVER?

Chilly Tales: Comics From The Canadian Undertundra

Chilly Tales: Comics From The Canadian Undertundra

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A post by contributor Elaine M Will alerted me to the existence of this new anthology book, published by 11th Dimension Press.

Edited by Shuster Award winners Cory McCallum and Matt Daley. Described as “A collection of transgressive comics from 27 Canadian artists”.

The publishers have it up for pre-sale now, some previews posted here, and here’s a look at the contributors list. I…

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Sunday: DCAF 2014

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The Dartmouth Comics Art Fest (DCAF) is a FREE all-ages event celebrating comics & cartooning! Come meet dozens of artists and vendors as they display and sell their wondrous wares at this annual event at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Sunday, August 17th, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Admission is FREE!

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Shuster Awards Announce 2014 Hall of Famers

Shuster Awards Announce 2014 Hall of Famers

Cover to Dagar by Edmond Good.

Cover to Dagar by Edmond Good.

Bell, Good, Templeton to be Inducted

by BK Munn

On the weekend of August 28-31, we will be presenting the 10th Annual Earlier today the Joe Shuster Awards for Canadian Comic Book Creators announced their new inductees into the Canadian Comic Book Creator Hall of Fame. The new Hall of Famers are Cy Bell, founder and publisher of Bell Comics in the 1940s, Edmond Good,…

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THE C-LIST: Monastiraki, Epic Canadiana, Brok, Hazlitt, and a Big Egg

THE C-LIST: Monastiraki, Epic Canadiana, Brok, Hazlitt, and a Big Egg

By Will Wellington

Item! Montreal’s Monastiraki, the art gallery and curiosity shop specializing in all varieties of works on paper, celebrates its sixteenth anniversary this year. They’re commemorating the occasion this Sunday August 17, 2pm – 8pm, with cocktails, collage, and music. Event details here.

Item! To Read Online: Eric Dyck is winning at patronage. The Lethbridge, Alberta artist…

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Sunday: Zine Dream, Toronto

Zine Dream Tranzac Club 292 Brunswick Ave., Toronto 12-5 Adam Waito AGP Books Alicia’s Klassic Kool Shoppe…

Sunday: Zine Dream, Toronto

Zine Dream Tranzac Club 292 Brunswick Ave., Toronto 12-5 Adam Waito AGP Books Alicia’s Klassic Kool Shoppe…