Things to do and read

Things To Do

As always, there are lots of geeky things to do, and events to attend in Toronto. Here are a few you might dig:

Toronto Draws Tintin

Where: Steam Whistle Brewing The Roundhouse, 255 Bremner Blvd. Toronto
When: November 27th

The closing party “will feature a Tintin Discussion and Silent Auction. The French creator Stanislas will be coming from Paris for the official English-language launch of The Adventures of Herge (graphic novel biography of the Tintin creator) for a Q&A session with Peter Birkemoe, owner of The Beguiling.

All proceeds from the silent auction will go to The Comic Legends Legal Defense Fund who are fighting against against censorship and for the rights of Canadian comics readers, artists, and publishers. CLLFD started in 1987 after a comic book shop in Calgary was charge with obscenity for selling adult comics to adults.”

Toronto ComicCon

Where: Metro Toronto Convention Center
When: November 20th, 11Am to 5PM
Website: HobbyStar.com

This looks to be a smaller convention, but maybe that’s your thing! Guests include Leonard Kirk, Dave Ross, Raffaele Ienco, David Cutler and Kent Burles.

Miss Representation screening

Where: Thomas Lounge, Student Campus Centre (Ryerson University), 55 Gould Street
When: November 25th, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Website: MissRepresentation.org

“The film explores how the media’s misrepresentation of women has led to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence.”

Check out the trailer:

Newest Miss Representation Trailer (2011 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection) from Miss Representation on Vimeo.

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Things To Read

There’s been lots of talk around the interwebz about these projects. If you haven’t already checked them out, do so! They may be relevant to your interests.

Womanthology

In their words, “Womanthology is an anthology graphic novel created entirely by women for Charity. The purpose of the book is to showcase the works of female creators of every age and experience levels.

The Graphic Novel will majorly consist of many short stories interpreting our theme for this volume; “Heroic”. We’ll also have interviews and how-to’s with some of the industry’s top female pros, as well as talks with young girls who someday want a career in comics.”

There’s a preview of the anthology here, for your reading pleasure. The book is available for preorder on Amazon.ca. Although hey, it never hurts to contact your retailer about bringing a book in!

Comic Book Comics

Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey have published a comic book history, of the comic book industry! The last issue, number six, will be available digitally… any day now.

The first issue looks at comics prehistory and its earliest days: “Before there could be comics, there had to be newspaper strips, animated cartoons, and pulp magazines. Thrill to publishing giants William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer duking it out over The Yellow Kid! Tremble at the war between Walt Disney and Max Fleischer for animation domination! Follow the bizarre trail of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster’s first superhero from sci-fi pulp to comic strip to the birth of a new medium! Plus: The early years of Jack Kirby, Will Eisner, Winsor McCay and Joe Simon!”

Check out the series on Evil Twin Comics.

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And finally, your moment of zen.

Canadian comics writer and artist Ty Templeton responded to Frank Miller’s anti Occupy Wall Street screed with a toon:

Ty Templeton comic about Frank Miller

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  1. Pingback: LAST WEEK on the ‘net | Ty Templeton's ART LAND!!

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