Wednesday, February 25, 2009  
C-List: Midweek Meanderings (Gene Day, etc)

:: Posted by BK @ 2/25/2009 06:00:00 AM

  • The Shuster Awards have announced a new prize, The Gene Day Award for Canadian Self-Publishing. The award is named for Day (1951-1982) is perhaps best known as an inker on Marvel's Master of Kung Fu in the 70s and as an early mentor to Dave Sim. He was also a pioneer self-publisher and zine publisher, specializing in horror, sci-fi and other genre material.
  • Matt Forsythe blogs about the cover design to his Ojingogo graphic novel.
  • Not too many cartoonists from the Great White North ever reach a level of success where large toy companies start making action figures of their creations. This small club now includes Jay Stephens.
  • It's a Canada Goose! It's an Avro Arrow! It's ..... Superloonie. ATB Financial, a stock broker, has released a superhero comic designed to help people contribute to an RRSP at tax time.
  • Jiving Jeet Heer, the wisest of Canadian comics critics, is interviewed about classic comic strips and Canadian comics culture at CBR's Robot 6 column.

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