I’ve recently had the chance to interview Luc Bossé, the founder and editor of Montreal’s Pow Pow Press, about their work and their upcoming releases. They’ve recently released three books in English: Art Wars by Francis Desharnais, Earthbound by Blonk and Going Under by Zviane. Each of these books has a unique style and I found all of them to be a […]
There’s a fantastic moment early in Libby’s Dad, Eleanor Davies latest comic, in which one of the girls attending a birthday party is wondering why their friend Taylor, who normally hangs out with them, is absent from the party. What follows is a surreal exchange where the other girls whispers hearsay and the girl mistake this gossip as the truth of a wiser, slightly older kid.
The holiday gifting time is here and the Beat crew stands ready with some suggestions for the comics lover, comics curious or even comics oblivious – there’s something for everyone out there.
I’m a new father. My wife and I welcomed our first child in May and our lives have been a roller coaster ever since. Things have been though for months prior to that, the early months of my wife’s pregnancy were rocky at best and it’s been difficult from the beginning. He’s been taking up […]
Action movies is an interesting genre, filled with their own set of charms and quirks. I like their blends of reality with dreamlike qualities. There’s so many fantastic action movies that manages to take their ridiculous premise as seriously as possible and make an earnest film out of it. The results are often fantastic.
Anya Davidson’s ‘Band for Life’ is one of the boldest graphic novels of the year, an eye splitting trip into the lives of am indie punk rock band and their misadventures. Call it Josie and the Pussycats for the post-iTunes generation. Here Davidson talks about her own music tastes and band as well as the history of the strip and her use of color.
Pam Grossman and Tin Can Forest‘s latest release What is a Witch is a thing of wonder. An oversized comic with deep, luscious colours, beautifully lettered and fascinating from start to finish. This is to be expected from Tin Can Forest (the pen name of Toronto artists Pat Shewchuk and Marek Colek). Their art is […]
Luc Bossé is a cartoonist and graphic designer from Montreal and founder and editor of Pow Pow Press, a French Canadian graphic novel publishers. In 2015, Luc launched a crowdfunding campaign to translate four books and begin publication in English. I’ve spoken with Luc about his career, colour printing, where Pow Pow Press is going and about the difficulties in moving from the French to the English distribution models.
Zainab Ahtar Short Box project has delivered its second collection, and it’s another strong outing.
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