§ Inktober is now InkOver, but there were are tons of wonderful artists who did amazing daily drawing on Twitter and Instagram. . This month, we’re featuring the work of Estevao PB who goes by the pen name Epebe. I’m a big fan of Dark Souls and loved to see his Inktober drawings of all of the Dark Souls III bosses. In addition to these, Estevao also does a number of other illustrations and beautiful D&D-like fantasy work. You can follow him on Twitter, Tumblr or order commissions from him too.
You should peruse through the #Inktober to find some really neat work. Praise the Sun
§ Lots of new release from Breakdown Press including new works by Liam Cobb, Yokoyama Yuichi, Joe Kessler and Jon Chandler
§ Please consider supporting Cam as she could use some help to get art school supplies.
§ Like last month the Defend the 11 fundraiser is still up and still a ways away from their goal
§ The CBC talks with Aminder Dhaliwal about Woman World
§ The CBC has a focus on Chris Wares’ Acme Novelty Library 18
§ Two new exhibits open at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum: Tales from La Vida: Latix Comics & Tell me a Story where the Bad Girl Wins: The Life and Art of Barbara Shermund. Both exihibts runs from November 3rd 2018 to March 31st 2019.
§ Quite possibly the biggest comic book news of the year, Scholastic will be publishing two new Raina Telgemeier graphic novels in 2019. Guts and Share your smile: Raina’s Guide to Telling Your Own Story
§ Sara Jewell interviewe Shivana Sookdeo during NYCC for this very own site. It’s a pretty thoughtful interview and you should read it.
§ And finally, happy 30th birthday to me. I celebrated by assembling the largest train track possible with my son, watching a movie with my wife, playing Mario Tennis with my father and also, reading comics. I got a copy of Ronald Wimberly’s Prince of Cats and Iasmin Omar Ata’s Mis(h)adra.
§ Anya Davidson has a lengthy comic called Double-Crossed about body image and feeling betrayed by crossfit. It’s really personal and unfiltered and I loved it.
§ Sarah Mirk and Allyson Shwed have a new comic at The Nib called Welcome to the Worst State for Women
§ The excellent Kim Jooha is back with her first essay about a comic in quite some time. Kim takes a deep look at Conor Stechtulte’s comic Christmas in Prison
§ If you see something I should know about, tell me in the comments or tweet at me @Leblanc_Phil
Philippe Leblanc is a Canadian comics journalist. In his regular life, he improves Canadian medical education, and is the co-host of the Ottawa Comic Book Club. He reads alternative, indie and art comics at night and write about them for the Comics Beat.