Posts tagged: canada
Romance Editor Chris thinks about story and memory at the Gutter this week.
Recently I moderated a panel discussion on CanLit and the SF/F genre and it got me to thinking. Specifically, it got me thinking about memory. And that’s because if there’s one thing modern Canadian literature is full of, it’s memory. Years ago (a decade, mebbbe?) an industry journal published a chart detailing the subjects of that season’s big-bet books. It was a tongue-in-cheek piece, but it turned out that some ridiculously high percentage of the ‘must read’ novels were all about memory. Ha, it’s funny ’cause it’s true! Next to identity, memory is one of the themes that helps define a distinct Canadian Literature.
Here’s the thing, though: that’s not just true for CanLit. All stories are about memory.
Painting: “Memory or the Heart,” Frida Kahlo (1937)
Today is Canada Day and what better way to celebrate than with Nelvana, the female superhero of Canada. Nelvana made her debut in comics just before Wonder Woman but unfortunately didn’t have quite the same run. But like Wonder Woman she kicked Hitler’s ass
And got her own postage stamp.
You can read all about Nelvana of the Northern Lights in this extensive blog post!
"Festive Christmas Meat House" from Chatelaine Magazine (also, collected in a Chatelaine cookbook). via crooked house.
New poster for Astron 6’s movie, Manborg.
Manborg will be playing in Canadian theaters including tonight in Edmonton. Click through for dates, theaters and times!
Torontonians! Tonight’s the first salon for the Lo-Fi Sci-Fi 48 Hour Film Challenge! Meet at the Monarch (12 Clinton) to find out what’s what and enjoy a chat between Jim Munroe and Sci Fi London’s Louis Savy and watch some of the best shorts from Sci Fi London’s 48 hour film challenge. More infomation at: http://48.lofiscifi.com/
I’m on the final leg of drawing a graphic novel (54 pages left to ink!!! aaaaaa!!) and am currently in the RRAAR GODZILLA stage of mental sanity. Which is to say, there isn’t much and everything hurts. Especially my shoulders.
I drew the above comic when I finished my second graphic novel, The War at Ellsmere, back in 2008. The mental process I go through drawing a graphic novel remains the same, despite the fact that I’m now a full-time cartoonist, instead of an occasional one. ;) Funny how the line between professional and amateur is … uh, pretty much non-existent.
Oh yeah, and my most recent graphic novel, Friends With Boys, had 3 typos in it. Nnnoooooo.
Screen Editor alex shares his list of absurd horror comedies, including Miike, Bergman, Tucker & Dale.
Sometimes life is uncooperative. The consequences extend from our highest functions to the lowest corners of the cultural gutter. Here, friends, is the result of my non-compliant life situation: a list of things that make me think of other things, loosely organized around the theme of absurd horror-comedies!
The Gutter’s own Jim Munroe on stage at Sci Fi London at the Q & A for his new movie, Ghosts With Shit Jobs. (via @scifilondon)
"Canadian Mounties vs. Atomic Invaders" via Siskoid’s Blog of Geekery.