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COMIX: Troy Little’s Hunter Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the comic.

By Mike Valiquette

Yes. This is a thing. PEI comics artist/animator Troy Little, well known in cartoon circles for the Angora Napkin pilot produced for Teletoon a few years back, has been hard at work adapting Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas as a 176-page graphic novel from Top Shelf Productions. When Troy told me… »

more cool beans: Angora Napkin’s Troy Little adapting Hunter Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

By Mike Valiquette

This finally got announced at Comicon in San Diego: PEI-based comics/animation pro, Troy Little (co-creator of cult-fave Angora Napkin and arguably the holder of the title: Most tiny leaves ever drawn in an episode of Franklin the Turtle) will be adapting Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas as a graphic novel for… »

Event: Toronto Comics Arts Festival 2014 This weekend! May 10 & 11

By Kyu-bum Lee

At Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street. Saturday May 10th, 9am-5pm Sunday May 11th, 11am-5pm FREE ADMISSION Toronto Comics Arts Festival is happening this weekend! For those of you who don’t know, TCAF is a week long event that celebrates the works of comic and graphic novel artists and it’s completely FREE! There will be tables full of… »

COMIX: Pitiful Human Lizard, by Jason Loo

By Mike Valiquette

Not cartoons, nope, but one of my other favourite things: COMICS! Toronto comics creator, Jason Loo, is successfully running a modest Kickstarter for the debut, 52-page issue of his self-published book, the Pitiful Human Lizard. I’m super-excited about this book. It looks like a ton of fun, and the Toronto-setting is close to my heart…. »

comix: Can of Worms, by Adam John Temple

By Mike Valiquette

Do you like westerns? Do you like anime? Do you like Gore Verbinski movies? Well, if you do, you just might like Can of Worms, a serialized webcomic by Toronto animator and designer, Adam John Temple…. »

the Seven Ages of an Animator, by Graham Falk

By Mike Valiquette

I think every studio in Canada has a copy of this floating around somewhere. It’s one of those pieces of artwork that’s become part of our folklore. I picked up a copy about 15 years ago at Dynomight Cartoons in Ottawa, and still have it tucked away in a box somewhere next to random doodles… »

comix: Angora Napkin continues….

By Mike Valiquette

Haven’t posted one of these in a while, but that doesn’t mean Troy Little‘s slacked off.  He’s still at it, posting panel after panel of the latest Angora Napkin adventure, The Golden McGuffin.  The latest is here.  For the uninitiated, you can go back and start… »

Last bit of Holiday Awesome

By Mike Valiquette

This should be our penultimate post for the Christmas.  I spotted a few last bit of awesome to share. I ran some coverage a few months back about an upcoming comics project, featuring Canadian superheroes: True Patriot.  Well, look what showed up in my inbox, courtesy of Jack Briglio! Here’s Noam Sussman‘s take on the… »

press release: Radical Sheep Options Fangbone

By Mike Valiquette

Radical Sheep Productions Options Michael Rex’s Fangbone! Toronto, Canada – October 22, 2012 – Radical Sheep Productions has optioned the rights to the hilarious graphic novel series Fangbone! Third-Grade Barbarian, written and illustrated by New York Times best selling author Michael Rex. Fangbone is a nine-year-old barbarian warrior from Skullbania who has landed in Eastwood… »

comix: True Patriot indiegogo campaign launches

By Mike Valiquette

I love this stuff.  Canadian superheroes, by Canadian creators.  Go check out the IndieGogo  campaign here: http://www.indiegogo.com/truepatriot The talent involved is top-notch: Jay Stephens, Tom Fowler, J. Bone (to name but a few).  I can’t wait to get my hands on a… »

comix: Canadian Anthology? Superheroes? J. Torres? Yes, please.

By Mike Valiquette

A little bird brought this to my attention today, and now I’m bringing it to yours.  J. Torres (J. Torres won the Shuster Award for Outstanding Writer for his work on Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Love as a Foreign Language and Teen Titans Go. He is also the writer of the Eisner Award… »

Comix: Angora Napkin gets a wee bit racy

By Mike Valiquette

It’s Wednesday, and Troy Little’s as good as his word.  Here’s another Angora Napkin comic (we’re up to number 10 aleady!) There’s a bit of wink-wink, nudge-nudge going on in this one.  Just… »

from the internets: Thunderpaw

By Mike Valiquette

It’s important we all see this.  It’s not Canadian, but it may be the future of everything I love.  It’s Thunderpaw.  Go experience it here, then come back and tell me how awesome your life… »

from the internets: Troy Little on CBR!

By Mike Valiquette

One of my favourite people, talking about one of my favourite things, on one of my favourite sites! Here’s the… »

there be comix: Steve Wolfhard!

By Mike Valiquette

Steve Wolfhard makes comics.  Comics like Cat Rackham(which is awesome).  He also does storyboards on Adventure Time(also awesome).  He is Canadian, but just moved to Los Angeles.  Here’s his… »

there be comix: Angora Napkin!

By Mike Valiquette

Troy Little is cranking out weekly Angora Napkin webcomics!  Go to… »

there be comix! Seo Kim!

By Mike Valiquette

Comic number two of this fine Wednesday is by Seo Kim.  Seo makes animation.  And comics.  You can find more of her amazing stuff on her tumblr.  Seo is tha boss. Like Marlo, Seo also tweets her… »

there be comix: Marlo!

By Mike Valiquette

It’s Wednesday, traditionally know as new comic day to us nerds, so I’m going to try to deliver a few comics to you readers. First up is Marlo Meekins.  She makes comics.  And teaches animation design. One of her comics was recently featured by Vice.   Click on the link form more. Marlo also tweets… »

Press release: Animation/Comix guy, Troy Little, Co-Opts National Holiday to launch new Angora Napkin web serial. Also, thinks he’s pretty clever.

By Mike Valiquette

Any Angora Napkin is good Angora Napkin. Charlottetown PE – The indie cult favorite ‘Angora Napkin’ is back in 2012 in two new adventures. Later this year IDW will be publishing the next ‘Angora Napkin’ graphic novel entitled, “Harvest of Revenge” but that wasn’t enough for creator Troy Little as he begins his first major… »

comix: Seo Kim

By Mike Valiquette

I’ve posted some of her work before, but Seo Kim just keeps on making some of my favourite comix. You can see more of her stuff… »

from the internets: Meet the cartoonists behind Cartoon Network’s hottest shows, c/o the Beat

By Mike Valiquette

  Heidi MacDonald’s long-running comics blog, the Beat, is currently running a series of articles featuring the cartoonists behind Adventure Time, the Regular Show and Problem Solverz.  The pieces showcase the crossover of current talent working on these shows from indie comix to animation.  It’s a good read, and shows the impact having the right… »

comix: Angora Napkin wraps 120 pages online, more to come in 2012

By Mike Valiquette

Troy Little, co-creator of the notoriously overlooked Teletoon Pilot Project alum, Angora Napkin, has just posted the last page of his Eisner Award nominated graphic novel.  That’s 120 pages of Angora Napkin goodness you can read here. But that’s not all!  Troy’s been hard at work on the next instalment in the tale of Angora… »

Comic Jams

By Mike Valiquette

I’ve just discovered that some animationy people I know are taking part in a new Comic Jam in Toronto.  I’m a big fan of these kinds of events.  We’ve got one here in Ottawa that ‘s been organized by Sue Marsden for a couple of years now, last Wednesday of each month, at a very… »

comix: Hummus, by Seo Kim

By Mike Valiquette

I love Seo Kim light, airy artwork.  Here’s part one of “Humous”.  For part two, check out Seo’s… »

New ChickenBone! by Mike Geiger

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comix: Angora Napkin

By Mike Valiquette

If you’re killing time, watching the clock run out on this beautiful (from my window) Friday, you can always catch up on your reading!  Here’s the latest page of Angora Napkin. Creator Troy Little is posting the whole comic *ahem*, sorry, graphic novel, on the Angora Napkin site as he preps the next book.  There… »

comix: Angora Napkin

By Mike Valiquette

Co-creator Troy Little is posting pages of the first (Eisner Award nominated) Angora Napkin comic, oops, Graphic Novel online here.  A fresh one goes up every couple of days, so check back regularly.  He’s got a second one he’s finishing up right now as well.  I was lucky enough to get a preview, and in… »

Anthology Project preorders available

By Mike Valiquette

The second volume of the Anthology Project is making its way to press.  For those of you unfamiliar with it, here’s the description from the website: The Anthology Project collects the comics of artists unified by their delirious pursuit of compelling narrative and notable artistic work in the medium of sequential art. Its humble intent… »

showcase: Stump(Lump), by Mike Geiger

By Mike Valiquette

If you’re not following the comix over at thesupervillain.com, then you’re missing out.  Perennial favourite, Mike Geiger, decided he’d animate his strip this week, so bonus for us fans.  Here ya go: stump #17 from mike geiger animation on… »

Free comics by animators in Toronto: Mosaik Project

By Mike Valiquette

A group of Toronto animation artists have banded together to put out an independent free magazine called The Mosaik Project. It’s in most TTC and GO Train stations in Toronto as of this past Thursday, February 10th. Here’s how they described themselves to me: We are one of the few companies in Toronto putting out… »

comix: Mike Geiger’s top shelf reaches infinite, number 3

By Mike Valiquette

Not sure where Mike Geiger finds the time, but here’s his latest top shelf… »

comix: thesupervillain.com

By Mike Valiquette

You want comix?  We got comix. Mike Geiger’s making them, Hobo Divine’s making them, Mick Harrison and Kyle Marshall too.  Heck, even Scott MacDonald is making them. Put ’em all together and what do you get?  A talent sandwich.  You also get daily comix on thesupervillain.com.  They officially launched yersterday, but there’s already a bunch… »

comix: Angora Napkin, pages 11 and 12. Tune in tonight to Teletoon @ 11:30 for the pilot!

By Mike Valiquette

Here are the last two pages of Nick Cross’ Angora Napkin comic. For more Angora Napkin, watch Teletoon tonight at 11:30.  Nick directed one half of the pilot, while co-creator Troy Little handled the other half. Happy… »

Angora Napkin comix by Nick Cross, pages 6 to 10

By Mike Valiquette

Tomorrow night’s the big show on Teletoon for any of you kiddies hopped up on sugar enough to stay awake till 11:30, in the meantime, hear are some more Angora Napkin comix pages to tide you over.  We’ll wrap up this story by Angora Napkin co-creator Nick Cross tomorrow.  See you then! Does that count… »

comix: Angora Napkin, by Troy Little

By Mike Valiquette

The countdown… »

comix: Chickenbone 5, by Mike Geiger

By Mike Valiquette

Here’s tha… »

comix: Hymen the Surly Panda, by Nick Cross

By Mike Valiquette

Here’s an old comic by Nick Cross. Oh,… »

comix: Mike Geiger’s Top Shelf Reaches Infinity, Number 1

By Mike Valiquette

Not exactly sure where Mike is going with this one, but I like… »

comix: Starcrossed, by Joel Duggan

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comix: Mike Geiger’s ChickenBone

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Joel Duggan’s Starcrossed

By Mike Valiquette

more comix!  that’s a good… »

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Darren’s back on schedule this week with his latest Rex strip.  I’m the one who’s posting a day late. Here ya go!… »

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By Mike Valiquette

Darren almost didn’t make it this week, but here ya… »

comix: Starcrossed, by Joel Duggan

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comix: weekly rex bunyan

By Mike Valiquette

Really?  Pigeons in Starcrossed AND Rex Bunyan today?… »

comix: latest Starcrossed is up

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comix: Starcrossed, by Joel Duggan

By Mike Valiquette

I haven’t linked to these before, but I’ll remedy that today.  Starcrossed is a comic strip by animator Joel Duggan.    I’ve been reading along for a little while now, and props to Joel for putting out a regular strip that’s been consistent from day one. Here’s the latest one. What do you think readers? … »

weekly rex bunyan

By Mike Valiquette

Here’s Darren Rawling’s latest installment to his Rex Bunyan strip.  Apologies to Rawls for posting a day late.  I was in Toronto for my brother’s wedding over the weekend, and I’m slowly getting back up to speed. I want to take a quick second and comment on this strip. I really dig it. It’s got… »

the challenge of animation, part IV: TCAF and Animation, by Mark Mayerson

By Mike Valiquette

I linked to this yesterday, but I really feel it needs to be read.  I asked Mark Mayerson if I could repost it and he was good enough to say yes. So, here are Mark’s words: TCAF and Animation Last weekend, the Toronto Comic Arts Festival was held at the reference library at Yonge and… »

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profile: Troy Little

By sir warren b leonhardt

TROY LITTLE is one of the many maritimers carving their own path through animation. Geographically isolated from traditional media centers like Montreal, Toronto or Vancouver, the maritimes have found themselves the center of attention in the late 90s and early 2000s, becoming a new hotspot for Canadian animation production. While things may have taken a… »

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comix: Apricot-7, by Dan Helle

By Mike Valiquette

There’s a new page of Apricot-7 up.  Click on the image for the… »

Weekly Rex Bunyan

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Christmas Rex Bunyan

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Comix: Flowers For Sale, by Tabitha Fisher

By Mike Valiquette

Cute little one-off comic by Toronto’s Tabitha Fisher. I wish more animators were making comics. It’s a very immediate means of getting a story… »

weekly Rex Bunyan

By Mike Valiquette

I really like these Rex Bunyan comix.  Sometimes, they miss a beat, but they have a real charm and genuine warmth.  The trickiest thing about creating characters is getting your audienc to care about them.  I think Darren has succeeded on that one.  And he manages to get one out each week.  So there’s that… »

Comix: Dan Helle’s Apricot-7

By Mike Valiquette

Looks like we may have a new comic to follow.  East coast animator, Dan Helle is commiting to a bi-weekly strip called Apricot-7.  If you’re familiar with Dan’s work, it comes as no surprise that it’s about a pretty girl, and I’m assuming she’ll be kicking some ass. Go here and see for yourself. But… »

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Marc Bell print available

By Mike Valiquette

Canadian indie cartoonist Marc Bell has a print availalel here for 30 bucks.  There’s also a print by Al Columbia, he’s not Canadian, but he’s awesome. Purchasers, you have my… »

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Tabitha Fisher on entitlement

By Mike Valiquette

I hope Tabitha doesn’t mind me posting this. She mentions on her blog that these tasty snippets were actually overheard at the Ottawa festival this year. Should we talk about entitlement now and how it’s affecting our industry? Maybe I could enlist some readers to comment…. »

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