Item: Cartoonist Aaron Costain is interviewed by Matt Forsythe about his comic Entropy Part 3 to inaugurate the new “graphic fiction” section of Carte Blanche magazine.
Item: The fourth volume of the extremely popular and award-winning (in France and Quebec) Les Nombrils series has a video-promo.
Item: Cartoonist and Wright Award nominee Dave Lapp is interviewed at the always-excellent Inkstuds podcast.
Item: Artist Marta Chudolinska talks about her linocut graphic novel Back + Forth, upcoming from Porcupine’s Quill (is this the first GN from the venerable publisher?), with NOW magazine.
Item: British comics writer Neil Gaiman is visiting Toronto for Luminato and talks about the Silver Snail comic shop.
Item: Tom Spurgeon conducts an epic interview with the cartoonist Seth on a variety of subjects, from obscure greats like Thor Hansen to John Cage, Charles Schulz and Robert Crumb. Seth also makes a few sensible, measured comments about the new Doug Wright book he designed, contra the critics.
Item(s): Leif Peng has just become my favourite blogger for writing a series of profusely illustrated posts about Canada’s forgotten cartoonists, including the great Peter Whalley, Len Norris, Des English & Ken Zeeley, and Duncan MacPherson & Bert Grassik.