New Blog: Follow Guy Delisle’s adventures in Jerusalem as he creates the follow-up to his Burma book.

Over at the Comicanuck blog, Robert Pincombe offers an extended examination of the weird recent story covering the comic series from France about a Canadian fighter pilot (“Dan Cooper RCAF”) that may have a connection to the 1970s DB Cooper heist.
Or, you can read his essay on the first season of everyone’s new favourite Canadian tv series, Being Erica. [max: ohhh, i like that one too.]

Podcast: Inkstuds interviews the Pohadky creators, Marek Colek and Pat Shewchuck.

At the Walrus blog, Sean Rogers runs down the nominees for the Wright Awards with a series of capsule reviews, and notes what’s left out.

Ephemera: check out the “Quotes on Comics” site, courtesy of a link from the National Post’s Ron Nurwisah.

Webcomics: a short Kate Beaton interview.

Publishing: Chris Butcher has all the news about the latest issue of Comics Festival, the free comic book that is published for the Toronto Comic Arts Festival and given away for Free Comic Book Day. Lots of great, kid-friendly comics: Check it out!

History: a WWII Canadian political cartoon by the Star’s Les Callan.

Canadian manga star Svetlana Chmakova, whose collected Dramacon is a regular on the Sequential Canadian Bestsellers list, is interviewed by Publisher’s Weekly about her latest series, Nightschool (published by Yen Press).

Classics: Canadian comics historian John Adcock digs up an old article about U.S. comic strip creators from 1935.