Two Things I Wish I Could Attend

I don’t normally do event notices, unless I’m going to be there, because there are others who do them so well. However, these two events make me very jealous I can’t attend.

First is Triple Threat II in Toronto, the second in the Beguiling’s annual series of young adult graphic novel presentations.

ONE. Labeled “Extra Credit”, the Degrassi graphic novels feature brand new stories that fill in the gaps of the smash-hit TV show’s continuity and offer up a sneak-peak at developments in future episodes. On hand will be series writer J. Torres, along with Book One artist Ed Northcott, Book Two artist Ramon Perez, and Book Three artist Eric Kim. All four Canadian comic creators have had a blast working on these books and make them essential for fans of the series! Degrassi: The Next Generation: Extra Credit Book One: Turning Japanese, and Book Two: Suddenly Last Summer will both make their official debut at the event.

Toronto Event

TWO. Also in attendance will be Svetlana Chmakova, the Canadian author of the hit manga series Dramacon, from Tokyopop/HarperCollins. The most recent volume of the series, Dramacon 2, has just been released to much reader acclaim.

THREE. Author Scott Chantler has been chronicling the early days of the Canadian frontier and the Hudson’s Bay Company in his series Northwest Passage. The third volume of the series (featuring a climactic battle between Charles Lord and a band of vicious mercenaries) has just been released and is probably the most fun you’ll ever have with Canadian history!

The afternoon will feature on-stage interviews with Svetlana Chmakova, Scott Chantler and the entire Degrassi creative team in an exploration of their creative process and beginnings in comics. All creators will be signing copies of their work, and the first 200 attendees will receive a gift bag filled with free comics and more! The event is appropriate for all ages.

Sunday, November 26, 3 PM, Toronto Reference Library Auditorium

Second is an appearance by Brian K. Vaughan in Dearborn, Michigan.

This event will include a reading from Pride of Baghdad and a signing with the author. “Brian K. Vaughan is one of the most in-demand writers in the comic business,” says event organizer Dan Merritt, “but the chance to bring this book to the city that 30,000 Arab-Americans call home was just too unique to pass up.” Shortly after the appearance at the museum Green Brain Comics will host a post-event reception with Mr. Vaughan to cap off the evening.

Green Brain Comics will host the post event reception at 7 PM. This is an opportunity to meet and greet the author in a casual, relaxed setting. The shop is located at 13210 Michigan Avenue (just four blocks east of the museum).

Saturday, November 18, 3 PM, the Arab American National Museum, book signing following until 5 PM

One Response to “Two Things I Wish I Could Attend”

  1. Chris Says:

    Thanks for posting this Johanna, I appreciate it! We’re hoping for a great event.




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