Written by Russ Dobler America is a fractured place. I should know, I live there. This month’s presidential election shocked many, and illustrated that views of the nation and where it is and should be headed are much more divided … Continue reading Comics and American politics: Life imitates (the business of) art
Written by Cheryl Cottrell-Smith Title: The Saga of the Jack of Spades, No. 1 Publisher: Nothing Works Entertainment Inc. Publication Date: November 25, 2015 Written by Chase Kantor Pencil and inks by Daniel Schneider Colours by Sabrina O’Donnell Letters by … Continue reading What to read: The Saga of the Jack of Spades (2015)
Written by Matt Bowes This month, Alberta comics creators Chase Kantor, Dan Schneider, Sylvia Moon and Stephanie Chan launched an Indiegogo campaign for a comic book that will lay bare the secret history of playing cards, The Jack of Spades … Continue reading Believing in the Heart of the Cards – The Jack of Spades Saga Interview
Written by Russ Dobler *PLEASE NOTE: this article contains spoilers regarding the new Thor. You have been warned. The comic book industry has an enviable problem. While its once vast sea of publishing colleagues continues to suffer huge attrition rates, … Continue reading Why can’t comics companies figure out what women want?
Written by C.B.W. Caswell Published: 2002—2009 Chapters: 333 Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sports Summary: Sena Kobayakawa is a runty, push-over freshman drafted into his high-school’s American Football Club. After becoming a school celebrity thanks to his amazing speed, he takes on … Continue reading What to read: Eyeshield 21
Written by Cheryl Cottrell-Smith Popular in the 80s and 90s, the adventure game genre hasn’t had much to brag about as of late. Potential adventurers have had few avenues to excite their point-and-click senses since games like Monkey Island, Myst, … Continue reading Who’s afraid of the big, bad adventure game?
Written by Russ Dobler Did you find last month’s Pulp article on making the most of your convention experience useful? I did. I wasn’t able to make it to the Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo, being based across the border, … Continue reading Bringing The Room Down: The DON’Ts of Comic Con
With less than a week left, we’re ramping up for the third annual Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo. Whether it’s your first convention or your hundredth, there will be plenty of new booths and some exciting guests to keep you … Continue reading Making the most of your Expo experience
Written by Russ Dobler In a recent interview with the website Comic Book Resources, Marvel Comics senior vice president of publishing, Tom Brevoort, reminisced that when Marvel Studios decided in 2004 to start financing its own films, rather than licensing … Continue reading Heat Check: The top four oddball properties Marvel Studios should try next
Written by Cheryl Cottrell-Smith Not all Kickstarter campaigns are winners. The global crowdfunding platform states that they “bring creative projects to life,” which is all fine and dandy until someone raises $40,000 to make potato salad. Or gets $67,000 to build a Robocop statue in Detroit. Rachel Richey’s project, unlike many Kickstarter campaigns, has a selfless cause at its heart. Her goal was to raise $23,000 to reprint and publish Leo Bachle’s 1942 Canadian comic book series, Johnny Canuck. “I got involved in comics when I discovered the collection at LAC had not been catalogued.” A comic book historian and … Continue reading The resurrection of Johnny Canuck