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Zanta: The Living Legend

Category: issue 58, Matthew Daley, Reviews

Jason Kieffer follows up his controversial overview of Toronto street people, The Rabble of Downtown Toronto, on a similar note, this time turning his focus to the story of David Zancai, aka Zanta. From 2003 to 2007, Zanta was a public fixture in Toronto, known for his Santa hat, his pushup-honed physique and his motor-mouthed […]

Ninja Versus Pirate Featuring Zombies

Guy Boy Man is the titular Pirate of this darkly comedic novel — the first book in the How to End Human Suffering series -— by Vancouver writer James Marshall. He’s a 15-year-old student at Scare City High, a place, like the outside world, overrun by zombies and under the control of the mysterious Principal. […]

Athos in America

Athos in America Jason, 196 pgs, FC, Fantagraphics Books, www.fantagraphics.com $24.99 US, HC With his deadpan anthropomorphic characters, prolific output and mastery of a variety of storytelling styles – from drama to absurdist comedy –  Norwegian cartoonist Jason has consistently proven himself to be among the best in the artform today. Athos in America, which […]

Is That All There Is?

Is That All There Is? Joost Swarte, 144 pgs, FC, Fantagraphics Books, www.fantagraphics.com, $35.00 US, HC Legendary Dutch cartoonist/illustrator Joost (rhymes with “most”) Swarte gets a long-awaited overview of his lengthy, yet sporadic, cartooning career in Fantagraphics’ beautifully crafted collection, Is That All There Is?  Many of the strips within – often featuring the surreal […]

How To Get An Arts Grant in Canada

Talking about your just-conceived artistic idea is exciting. You can envision the many places this project can take you. Maybe it’s a book, an album, a theatre show, an exhibit. But after the initial excitement you wonder: How will you fund it? Right. Money. The all-important protein to power your idea from mere words into […]

Henry: The Heart Boy

A native of Mississauga, Ontario, cartoonist Ken Turner has worked predominantly in the worlds of animation and illustration in addition to self-publishing his own illustrated books and mini comics. Turner’s latest book is a twisted take on a children’s story that might appeal more to adults than the wee ones. The titular Henry is an […]

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