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Friday Flashback: Feyer Fishes for Fun

Friday Flashback: Feyer Fishes for Fun

by BK Munn

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted one of these Friday Flashbacks, and it had got to the point where I had almost decided to just drop the feature entirely from this site, but a recent find was just too great to not share and this is the perfect venue.

George Feyer was inducted into the Giants of the North Canadian Cartoonist Hall of Fame way back in 2009 and I published a small…

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The C-List: Fall is Busting Out All Over #Bunkevac #Tamaki #Upton #Zub

The C-List: Fall is Busting Out All Over #Bunkevac #Tamaki #Upton #Zub

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Item! The great Jillian Tamaki is interviewed by Dan Berry on the Make It Then Tell Everybody podcast: they “talk amongst other things about ideas, the evolution of a style and faith.” That’s Tamaki’s cover to Les Miz at right.

Item! Colin Upton will be premiering his annual 9-11 minicomic this Sunday at Word on the Street in Vancouver.

Item! Image and Udon creator Jim Zubb writesa longish (for…

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2014 Shuster Award Winners

2014 Shuster Award Winners

La Colere de Fantomas, cover by Julie Rocheleau

by BK Munn

The winners of the 2014 Joe Shuster Awards were announced this past Saturday night during a ceremony at Back Space in Toronto. This year the winners were almost equally split between French- and English-language creators. As well, a new category was added this year: The T.M. Maple Award, recognizing the contributions of long-time fans to the world of Canadian comics, is named for the…

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HEY KIDS! THE SECOND COLLECTION WOOOOfuckyeahsexcriminals:

SEX CRIMINALS, VOL. 2: TWO WORLDS ONE COP TP
story: MATT FRACTION
art / cover: CHIP ZDARSKY
DECEMBER 24 / 128 PAGES / FC / VERY M / $14.99
The second storyline from the Eisner-award winning SEX CRIMINALS finds the honeymoon to be over for Jon and Suzie. Once the thrill of new lust fades, where do you go? Come along and laff and love with Matt and Chip as they brimp back ceaselessly against the past.

zdarsky:

HEY KIDS! THE SECOND COLLECTION WOOOO

fuckyeahsexcriminals
:

SEX CRIMINALS, VOL. 2: TWO WORLDS ONE COP TP

story: MATT FRACTION

art / cover: CHIP ZDARSKY

DECEMBER 24 / 128 PAGES / FC / VERY M / $14.99

The second storyline from the Eisner-award winning SEX CRIMINALS finds the honeymoon to be over for Jon and Suzie. Once the thrill of new lust fades, where do you go? Come along and laff and love with Matt and Chip as they brimp back ceaselessly against the past.

Call for Papers: Essays on “Alt” Cartoonists

Call for Papers: Essays on “Alt” Cartoonists

by BK Munn

The men behind the Mississippi University Press book on Dave Sim are editing a new anthology of academic essays on Canadian alternative cartoonists. They are casting a pretty big net but it is great to see this kind of attention from scholars directed at our favourite corner of the art world. Here is the full CFP:

CFP: The Canadian Alternative: Canadian Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic…

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When Comics Read Like Life

When Comics Read Like Life

Rediscovering My Roots Through Sanya Anwar’s 1001

In 1972, when my dad was 15, he fled the Philippines with my aunts, uncles and grandparents to avoid persecution by the country’s rather handsome dictator, Ferdinand Marcos.

Marcos declared Martial Law that year, following widespread civil unrest at his graft and cronyism. Demonstrations, marches and protests, many of them catered with Molotov…

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Quick Notes on Super Cops: Or, Jesus, Could Frank Thorne Draw Comics or What?

Quick Notes on Super Cops: Or, Jesus, Could Frank Thorne Draw Comics or What?

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The Summer of the Super Cop Spectacle

by BK Munn

A little bit of Summer Posting redux, now that I’ve rolled off my hammock and into Fall, all of a sudden. Holey crap, I didn’t see that coming.

Just like 2014, the 1970s were a time of police riots, systemic abuse of power, and violations of basic civil rights. In honour of our current moment, a look back at a comic by the guy who used to draw…

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