Wow, this certainly has been a busy past few days with (for me) another one to go!
For the past two days I have been in Warwick, Rhode Island celebrating the wonder and craziness of TempleCon 2015! I have been a part of three panels; comics and religion, superheroes and masks and how to publish books, all with my table neighbor and now friend, Hope Nicholson. Hope is an amazingly talented lady who loves comics and is passionate about everything she does. Here is her bio...
"Raised in Winnipeg and a graduate of York University in Toronto, Hope is a small press publisher who found and reprinted the lost Golden Age comic books: Nelvana of the Northern Lights (under CGA Comics) and Brok Windsor (upcoming release Spring 2015). Both projects were funded through Kickstarter and raised well over their intended goal, bringing these lost characters back to the attention of the public. Nelvana of the Northern Lights was recently picked up by IDW for a re-release to the general public. Through these projects Hope has been featured in newspapers, television interviews, radio, podcasts, and web interviews dozens of times.
Hope is also a professional researcher specializing in the history of 1940s Canadian comic books. She has served as a producer on the documentary film Lost Heroes which follows Canada's superhero history and is directed by Orphan Black & Bitten writer/producer Will Pascoe and narrated by Spider-man voice actor Paul Soles. She is a member of the Toronto fan-news organization G33KPRON and has presented at conventions and conferences on Canadian comic book history throughout the US and Canada."
And if you are gonna be coming to Temple Con this weekend, you can meet her (in the Grand Foyer next to me) and pick her brain about the Canadian comic scene, Squirrel Girl and who scored hockey's fastest hat trick! I didn't even know that one!
(Picture..myself, artist Luis Ramos and Hope!)