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Calgary Expo 2017: Our Home Away

Sean Tonelli - Monday, April 03, 2017
The snow has started melting, the birds are singing and the days are growing longer. This can only mean one thing... It's time for the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. You can find us at our usual hang out, Renegade double end cap (booths 1222-1322). This year we will have our dear friends present including Edmonton based Redcoats-ish creator Jeff Martin, The Loxleys and Confederation co-author Niigaanwewidam Sinclair, our publisher and Loxleys and Confederation co-author Alexander Finbow. Also joining us is Shame and Underworld author Lovern Kindzierski. Nyco Rudolph will be stopping by on his break from Artist Alley.

And if that's not enough, Author Alexander Finbow and artist Nyco Rudolph will be hosting the official premier of the most Canadian book to have ever Canada'd When Big Bears Invade. Join the dynamic duo Friday, April 28th at 18:00 MT in Palomino H. The Canadian sensation will be presented for the first time to the public. A world premiere. Alex and Nyco will  perform this story of Canadian cities facing destruction at the hands of giant bears... Including a bear destroying a model Calgary.  There will be bears, laughs and a very special guest... Awkward Silence... Be sure to add this special event to your calendar.




Jeff Martin
Edmonton cartoonist, Jeff Martin is definitely not a robot, according to his operating instructions. His work includes the long running creator owned Hockeypocalyspe series; historical comedy Redcoats-ish, published by Renegade Arts Entertainment; acclaimed webcomic HEAT: The Space Age of Pro Wrestling; and his newest project, Where Is Zog?, published by Heavy Metal. When not at comic book conventions, he can usually be found in the section of his living room that he refers to as his “comics bunker,” which doesn't make him sound crazy at all.

Lovern Kindzierski
The inventor of digital colouring for comic books and award winning Winnipeg author. His colour art has appeared in many comic books, magazines and animations, including Sandman, The X-men, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. He has been nominated as best colourist for the Eisner, Harvey, and Schuster Awards. Lovern won the Wizard Fan Award (twice), as well as the Comic Buyers’ Guide Fan Awards. As a writer, his titles include as Star Wars Tales, Underworld and the acclaimed Shame trilogy with John Bolton. His writing for Tarzan was nominated for the best writer Harvey Award. Lovern's colour art features in in new comics ROM, and GI Joe from IDW, and Normandy Gold for Titan Comics.

Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair

Is Anishinaabe (St. Peter’s/Little Peguis) and an Associate Professor in the Department of Native Studies at the University of Manitoba. A writer for Renegade Arts Entertainment's graphic novel The Loxleys and Confederation, Niigaanwewidam has also written graphic novels for Graphic Classics, a comic called Trickster Reflections. He is also a regular commentator on Indigenous issues nationally on CTV, CBC, and APTN and internationally in The Guardian and Al-Jazeera America. His essays and stories can be found in the pages of The Exile Edition of Native Canadian Fiction and Drama, newspapers like The Globe and Mail and The Winnipeg Free Press, and online with CBC Books: Canada Writes. Niigaan is also the co-editor of the award-winning Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water (Highwater Press, 2011) Centering Anishinaabeg Studies: Understanding the World Through Stories (Michigan State University Press, 2013) and The Winter We Danced: The Past, the Future, and the Idle No More Movement (Arbeiter Ring, 2014).

Alexander Finbow
Canmore based filmmaker and author, creator of the award winning Loxleys series of original graphic novels, co-writer of The Loxleys and Confederation with Mark Zuehlke and Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, author of the forthcoming historical-fantasy ogn Blood Light and action comic series 24 Hours in London. Originally from England, Alexander emigrated to Canada in 2009.

Nyco Rudolph
Began his career designing album covers and posters, before creating his own line of inspired original artworks, quite often featuring dinosaurs, bears and gangsters. Nyco is currently working on his first solo graphic novel: When Bears Invade, as well as a collection of Ghost Dick stories.

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