Item: There must have been a big push for this item, since a writer friend who hates comics sent me a link to the preview for the upcoming Gary Taxali artshow at the Narwhale Projects Gallery beginning Thursday, Jan 28. Taxali is the mega-popular Toronto-based illustrator who works in a cartoon-y style and is a mainstay of Blab! and major U.S. media clients. The gallery is at 680 Queen West.
Item: The auction organized by several Quebec comics creators raised over $5000 for Haiti/The Red Cross this past weekend.
Item: Tom Spurgeon reviews Jason Kieffer’s Rabble project.
Item: Everyone should go read Spurgeon’s essay about this particular moment in comics, compared to 1975.
Item: Ottawa graphic novelist Von Allen is featured at The Trouble with Comics.
Item: The Shuster Awards blog offers a profile/interview with the owners of Elfsar comics in Vancouver.
Item: A weird Harry Potter parody from Bryan Lee O’Malley.
Item: Darwyn Cooke will be talking about his Parker graphic novel in Washington on January 30th.
Item: A preview of Graham Annable’s latest.
Item: The D+Q store is profiled in the New York Times travel section.
Item: Lastly, check out the team from Colosse who will be participating in the 24-hour comics event at Angouleme this week. (image by Vincent Giard)