Thanks again to Leslieville’s Sidekick for hosting us this afternoon! We sold and signed comics, discussed the finer merits of Transformers: The Movie and consumed much caffeine. If you haven’t yet visited Sidekick, you really should. An inclusive space for picking up your comic books and enjoying good coffee? Yes please!
Had an awesome time yesterday at Meridian Comic Book Day at the Grimsby Public Library. Lots ‘o comic books, creators and cosplay. Most definitely, boisterous, vibrant, brightly-lit libraries are our favourite kind of libraries. We even managed to inspire a fellow creator to share his Group of 7 fan art! Cheers to organizer Simone and her team of tireless volunteers.
Read more about the event here!
Book artist Jason Lapidus was recentlyinterviewed by True North Country Comics Podcast at Toronto Comicon about bringing Group of 7 into the classroom. Listen here.
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Listen to Jason’s interview with Aaron Broverman here!
Thanks so much to the Genre Fiction Group for the invitation to discuss writing comic books, historical inspiration and self-publishing today. You gave me 20 minutes and in classic me fashion, I spoke for an hour and a half. But to be fair, I did check in more than once and no-one seemed bothered about the time spent talking Group of 7 or the hero’s journey or pacing or story structure or archives or reddit or the evocative and emotional nature of history. Community groups (whether fiction writers or comic book creators) are such necessary cogs in their related machines, providing spaces for support, expertise, insight and sharing. Thanks for including me in yours today.
This means a lot. Thank you to those who voted us Best Comic Book and thanks to all Canadian-indie-comic book-loving fans without whom, books like ours wouldn’t leave the printing house. If interested in learning all the results of the 2018 Canadian Independent Comic Book Wiki Awards, check out the premier issue of Sequential Magazine, which also includes a very nice write-up of Group of 7 issues #1-3.