Monday, June 16, 2014

"Epic Canadiana #2 is Go!"

Some good news was delivered to us this past weekend by way of a comment to a post from November.
This is (Bevan Thomas) the editor of "Epic Canadiana," pleased to announce that we've now launched the call for submissions for "Epic Canadiana #2"! 
"Epic Canadiana #1" featured a host of Canadian heroes that paid tribute to the golden age of Canadian comics, from gun-toting vigilantes to Arctic demigods and gay activists. The book was featured on CBC Radio, ShawTV, and the Vancouver Courier, Now it's time for a sequel. Are you ready to join the ranks?

More information can be found at:
I very much enjoyed the first volume of Epic Canadiana which, if you missed out, is still available here.

While preparing this post, I flipped through the book again to find some artwork to display but could not settle on a specific image. There is too much variety within the book to properly showcase it with an image or two, so for a broader look inside, click on the store link above and check out the slideshow at the bottom of the page.

That said...If I handed out year-end awards, similar to a sports league or team, Canada Jacques would have been my 2013 rookie of the year.  I absolutely loved the character in his brief introductory appearance.

I don't want to get too much into it for fear of spoiling parts of the story for people who have yet to read it.  Probably the best way to express it is to say that Jacques is more heroic than he is superheroic.  He is the type of character that would make a great role model for a number of reasons.

If you think you have something to contribute to this anthology, review the guidelines listed on the page linked above and show 'em your stuff.  And meet your deadlines, damn it, because I don't want to wait any longer than I have to for this thing.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the post. I'm glad you really enjoyed Canada Jacques. I had a lot of fun creating him. I once described Jacques to a CBC interviewer as someone "whose superhero is being a really great guy." I also had just recently watched the documentary "Superheroes," looking at the various people who dress up as superheroes to perform charity work. The idea of one of those people being dragged into the world of "real" superheroes and supervillains really captured my imagination and produced a unique story.