What’s going on today? Paul Pope (vis a vis his appearance at this weekend’s Toronto Comic Arts Festival) is on the cover of Toronto’s Eye Weekly this week, generating some lovely coverage for the event. In a the feature interview by Chris Randle, Pope starts off with “A brush is like a guitar,” so you know what you’re getting.
This week’s Eye also features an interview with Jim Munroe, author of the hot-off-the-presses new graphic novel THEREFORE, REPENT!, a lovely little story about what happens to the rest of us, after “The Rapture.” Jim dropped by the store last night to give me one of the very first copies, and when I finally got home at around 2 I read it cover to cover, really enjoying his and artist Salgood Sam’s venture into the post-apocaylpse. The Book Launch for THEREFORE, REPENT is tonight, sharing the spotlight with Toronto illustrator Claudia Davila’s launch for her new comic spOILed. Despite everything I’m probably gonna be there, and you should too.
Oh, and finally, if you head over to http://www.eyeweekly.com/contests/comicarts/index.phpÂ you can still enter to win a TCAF prize pack that includes signed posters by Darwyn Cooke, Marc Bell, and James Jean, and the 10 different comics and graphic novels nominated for Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning this year. In fact, you can enter until Monday at 9am, even after TCAF is over…!
Meanwhile, over at The Competition (or Now Magazine as it is known around town), Dinosaur Comics creator Ryan North is interviewed about his personal style and the T-Shirts he produces based on his comic. A little mention for TCAF but no link to the website, sadly.
Finally, I’m interviewed over at The Toronto Star in a nice littleÂ write-up on TCAF and author Darwyn Cooke. Darwyn Cooke is Darwyn Cooke 24 hours a day, never forget that.
I’m going to talk about some of the great online coverage we’ve been getting in my next post…