Hal-con is on this weekend in halifax! The first sci-fi convention here in a loooong time. Strange Adventures will be set up in the vendor’s area and since cal is the one who’s mostly going to be working it, we’re calling it Cal-con!
We’ll have some new and vintage sci-fi toys for sale as well as comix and graphic novels – AND several amazing cartoonists will be in attendance!
Meet some terrific cartoonists!
Buy their books & get’em signed!
Darwyn Cooke (darwyncooke.ca):
Saturday 1-5PM • Sunday 11AM – 3PM
Darwyn’s latest book is an adaptation of Richard Stark’s crime thriller The Outfit and like the previous book, The Hunter, it’s a New York Times best-seller!
Caanan Grall (occasionalcomics.com):
Friday 2-4PM & 6-9PM
Saturday 9-11AM & 1-3PM
According to Caanan’s website, he is an Australian cartoonist formerly living in Toronto, now Nova Scotia! He travelled to Canada because they have lotsof water and Degrassi.He has a formal degree in advertising/copywriting, and no desire to use it. His big break came with a local Ballarat company, Wizard Books (later ziptales.com) illustrating children’s literacy books. Since then he has gone on to do uncountable storyboards, some work for Cambridge Press, and Oxford Press, some self-published comics, and the 180 page Celadore at zudacomics.com, a story about monster busting, wish fulfillment, spitting in cereal, and whatever else I could fit in there.
Faith Erin Hicks (faitherinhicks.com):
Saturday 10AM – 2PM
Faith’s bio reads: Born in the wilds of British Columbia, the young Faith frolicked among the Sasquatch native to the province before moving to Ontario at age five. There she was homeschooled with her three brothers, and developed an unnatural passion for galloping around on horseback, though never without a proper helmet (because you only get one skull). After twenty years of suffering through Ontario’s obscenely hot summers, she migrated east, and now lives beside the other ocean in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She worked in animation for a bit, and now draws comics full time. She’s not sure how that happened either.
Dave Howlett (tucocomics.blogspot.com)
Saturday 2-4PM • Sunday 11AM – 3PM
Dave manages the Halifax branch of Strange Adventures and has been
writing and drawing comics for years. He’s designed several album
covers and done illustration work for many newspapers, websites, and
magazines. His newest books are the first two issues of Slamarama and
he’s just released a collected edition of his Scenester comic series.
Mark Oakley (iboxpublishing.com)
Friday, Saturday & Sunday – all days!
Originally from Ontario, Mark makes his home in the wilds of Wolfville and has been self-publishing his comics and graphic novels since the 1980s. Thieves & Kings, Stardrop, The Walking Mage are among his best known works.
We hope to see you at Cal-Con!