I’m probably not going to Fan-Expo this weekend in Toronto but here is some stuff to read that may or may not be related.
Item: Tonite (Friday) is the launch of Free Drawings #8, an anthology art zine with tons of comics-related content. facebook event page
Item: Some pre-show hype from Fan-Expo organizer James Armstrong.
Item: The big debut of the show? Would you believe … Holmes, Inc?
Item: Vancouver’s ComicShop is closing.
Item: Another Moving Pictures review.
Item: Because of FanExpo I learned about The Legion of Substitute Podcasters.
Item: The Georgia Straight’s John Lucas reviews a book about a former contributor, Patrick Rosenkranz’s The Artist Himself: A Rand Holmes Retrospective.
Item: Jeff Lemire talks about the non-difference between writing award-winning graphic novels and Superboy with the Toronto Star’s Jonathan P. Kuehlein.
Item: A longer version of the Globe interview with Bryan Lee O’Malley by Chris Randle.
Item: I guess in honour of Stan Lee’s Toronto visit this weekend, Jeet Heer looks back at what Marshall McLuhan had to say about Stan The Man. You can also get a recording of Jeet’s talk at the the D+Q store and his thoughts on Fantagraphics vs D+Q.
Item: Speaking of Jeet, you can read his list of most under-rated Canadian writers here.
Item: Joe Matt on the background behind his 1991 minicomic collaboration with Seth and Chester Brown, “You’re Short, Bald and Ugly Charlie Brown!”
Item: Robin at Inkstuds interviews Sonja Ahlers (The Selves).
Item: Comic-strip-turned-provincial-phenom Acadieman is coming to television.