Item! The big news last week was the announcement that Jillian and Mariko Tamaki are working on their follow-up to Skim. The new graphic novel is called Awago Beach Babies and has something to do with hamburger-induced pregnancy in Niagara Falls. To be published by Groundwood in Canada and First Second in the U.S. No pages have been drawn yet, and artist Jillian has indicated the finished product might be years away.
Item! Tamaki bonus: new Super Mutant Magic Academy.
Item! Jeet Heer reviews Joe Ollman’s Mid Life.
Item! Another look at the life of cartoonist Gord Reid who died last week., from his local paper.
Item! Another Canadian company named Vortex that deals in comics?
Item! Art exhibit celebrates painters, Maritime superheroes.
Item! Co Boing Boing, Eric Drooker designs a very awesome poster for the IWW, re: the upcoming general strike in Wisconsin.
Item! A few words from Alan Moore on Chester Brown’s Paying for it + a Preview!
Item! Jack Lamontagne’s Aspic.