Item: Starting off the last C-list was news of Michael Deforge’s Ant Colony graphic novel being published by D&Q. Deforge has until now being published by Koyama Press, his Lose series continues to be. So for us canucks that was some big news.
But arguably the other name in the same cycle of pree SDCC press from D+Q merited a mention. It was Art Spiegelman. Drawn & Quarterly announced it acquired North American and UK rights to Spiegelman’s Co-Mix: A Retrospective Of Comics, Graphics And Scraps. An expanded English-language version of the bilingual edition published by Flammarion. The work began as a major museum retrospective appearing first at Angouleme during his recent presidency, and then moving to the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The show version will continue on to Cologne, Vancouver and New York City over the next several months. Co-Mix will be distributed in the US by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, in Canada by Raincoast and in the UK by PGUK. Matthew Bloomgarden of the Wylie Agency represented Spiegelman in negotiations.
Item: Evan A. posted a nice list of Canuck achievement for SDCC, here’s a synopsis; Captain Canuck Feature producers sign on a writer; D+Q gets infested with ants; Margaret Atwood cosplays as Margaret Atwood; One of a kind Merch from Jeff Lemire & Bryan Lee O’Malley; & Canada cleans up at the Eisners!
Item: Revisiting that last point, along with much deserved trophies for Darwyn Cooke’s work on Parker, D+Q’s edition of Shigeru Mizuki’s manga Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths, and  The Dragon netting the retailer’s award, here are freind of the blog Ramón K Pérez’s trophies for Best Graphic Album – New & Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team. They also scooped Best Publication Design – the book was designed by Eric Skillman.
Item: Rachel Richey on Comic Syrup talks about Dustin Harbin’s ode to the DWA, “The Doug Wright Awards 2011: An Essay in Comics, by Some American”.
Item: Robin from Inkstuds has a new project, archiving lost obscure Canadian comics! Check out the Canadian Comics Archive, “A collection of rare, unusual, forgotten and inspiring Canadian comics history”.