Episode 41 – Fan Expo Canada Review

On this week’s episode of Sequential Fiction, Brian and Liam talk about Fan Expo Canada. They talk about their experiences at the show of shows this year, their highlights, lowlights and in-between lights.

Fan Expo Canada Review
Fan Expo Canada Review

On this week’s episode of Sequential Fiction, Brian and Liam talk about Fan Expo Canada.  They talk about their experiences at the show of shows this year, their highlights, lowlights and in-between lights.

PLUS, they’re talking comics news, they’re talking video games, and they’ve got some cool picks for Comic Pick of the Week!

Sequential Fiction is brought to you this week by All New Comics – Canada’s largest online comic book superstore.  All New Comics has been in business for more than a decade, and they have pioneered getting your comics to you in Canada.  Check them out online at AllNewComics.com

This week’s news:

  • Comic Book Resources has rebranded as CBR.com and relaunched.
  • Comics Newsarama is now known as just Newsarama and also relaunched.
  • Diamond Comics Retailer Summit is going on in Baltimore this week, news out of the comics summit is that Comic Sales are down 2.6%, merchandise is down by 1.6%, while TPB’s are up 2.4%.  New comic stores are up 3.6%
  • The Diamond Comics Olive Branch, which is a major supply point for Diamond, is getting a massive makeover with automation being added.
  • Next year’s Diamond Retailer Summit will be held in Chicago at the C2E2 expo from April 19-21.
  • DC will be releasing a hardcover version of DC Rebirth #1 as part of Local Comic Shop Day on November 19, 2016.

Brian and Liam’s Comic Picks of the Week

Brian’s Comic Pick of the Week – Yoga Hosers Sundance Super Special

A red-hot collectible previously only available at the Sundance Film Festival, Smodcomics proudly presents the official prequel to Kevin Smith’s Yoga Hosers, starring Johnny Depp, Harley Quinn Smith, and Lily-Rose Depp! Since the remarkably charismatic duo of Colleen C. and Colleen M. debuted in the horror-comedy film Tusk, fans have been clamoring for more of these 15-year-old yoga nuts… and with Yoga Hosers: A Sundance Super Special, True North Trilogy devotees will finally see the continuation of their story! What is the secret “eh-rigin” of these convenience store clerks destined to face the monsters of Manitoba? How did fate bring two Colleens together to survive all the craziness that Winnipeg could throw at them? And can they harness Moksha, the ultimate goal of yoga, to destroy everything that threatens the things they love, eh?

Liam’s Comic Pick of the Week – The Animator’s Survival Kit

The definitive book on animation, from the Academy Award-winning animator behind Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

During his fifty years in the business, Richard Williams has been one of the true innovators, winning three Academy Awards and serving as the link between Disney’s golden age of animation by hand and the new computer animation exemplified by Disney and Pixar.

In this book, based on his sold-out master classes in the United States and across Europe, Williams provides the underlying principles of animation that every animator–from beginner to expert, classic animator to computer animation whiz –needs. Urging his readers to “invent but be believable,” he illustrates his points with hundreds of drawings, distilling the secrets of the masters into a working system in order to create a book that will become the standard work on all forms of animation for professionals, students, and fans.

Cover Story – Fan Expo Canada

Liam and Brian both attended Fan Expo Canada on Friday, September 2nd. Brian was there from really early in the morning until about 6, and Liam was there Friday from around 4:30-7.

They both enjoyed the show, and had some very different highlights from the show floor.