Ford died from COVID related pneumonia earlier this week.
Drew Ford, who published comics and graphic novels under the It’s Alive banner, passed away from COVID-related pneumonia, according to his wife, Aki Uesugi.
Uesugi has started a GoFundMe page to help pay for the funeral and other expenses, where she shares more details on what led to Ford’s death. While Ford has been declared brain dead, he is still on life support as his organs will be donated.
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Canadian-made comics are celebrated at the Panel One Comic Creator Festival.
In an era of Hollywood-infested comic cons, the Panel One Comic Creator Festival in Calgary, Alberta offers a show that puts all the attention on comic creators in Canada. I spoke with Joey Gruszecki, President of Panel One.
What is Panel One?
Panel One is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of Canadian comic book creators and artists at all stages of professional development, from hobbyists to professionals. In addition to our various programming and community building activities throughout the year, our primary focus is on the annual Panel One Comic Creator Festival.
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Kirsten Beyer, Mike Johnson, Megan Levens and Charlie Kirchoff bring Captain Pike and his crew to comics.
Earlier this week IDW announced plans to publish Star Trek: Strange New Worlds-The Illyrian Enigma, a new miniseries set between the first and second seasons of the Paramount+ show.
The show’s co-executive producer, Kirsten Beyer, will co-write the miniseries with Mike Johnson, who has written a ton of Star Trek in the past. They’ll work with artist Megan Levens and colorist Charlie Kirchoff, who have worked on previous Star Trek titles for IDW.
“What ultimately draws me to any project is the characters, and after only one short season, I’m already so deeply invested in the entire cast of Strange New Worlds,” Levens said. “It’s remarkable that they’ve been able to successfully bring together new interpretations of classic characters we’ve known and loved for over half a century, and fresh faces that are already as compelling and relatable as their more established crewmates. Bringing this cast onto the comic page for the first time has been a delight for me, both as a Trekkie and as an artist!”
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