Some pre-Xmas Cheer.
Item: I actually risked the mall the other day and was delighted to find this giant dvd box set of the seminal Canadian cartoon show Rocket Robin Hood. It just came out and is priced between $20 and $30. Chapters, too.
Item: Jason Kieffer writes to let us know about his new book, The Rabble of Downtown Toronto, a guide to the characters of the big city, with helpful notes and a map. The squarebound book is only available at the Beguiling and through Kieffer himself [email]. Price: $10.
Item: Writer Rob Pincombe celebrates the life of Adrian Dingle, creator of 1940s Canadian superheroes Nelvana and The Penguin.
Item: Dinner with the policart and comics historian Aislin.
Item: Neal Gaiman in Winnipeg.
Item: Cartoonist Guy Delisle is home for the holidays and will be appearing at the D&Q store in Montreal today (December 17). Animated Conversation, Thursday, 7 p.m. Guy will discusses his graphic novels, which are based on experiences in China, North Korea and Myanmar, and his latest trip to Israel. 211 Bernard St. W., free!
Item: The comics phenom of 2010 might just be Scott Pilgrim and the movie based on the book series.
Item: The Shuster Awards would like you to help out with their 2010 nominating process.
Item: The Toronto Observer covers the Gladstone Small Press festival, including graphic novel creator Mike Leone and his “Freelance Blues.”