The Justification I’ve Always Needed

XKCD (justification)I argue with our designer about text justification at least once a week. I want almost everything justified, Paul approaches things case-by-case (as if specific circumstances have specific needs, pffft). I like paragraphs to look like finely marbled rectangular blocks, he wants words to be readable first and foremost (the weirdo).

Little did we know there was a solution we could both agree on, thanks to the website XKCD. Thanks, XKCD!

Hnetflix: Tatiana Maslany Joins Captain Canuck Cartoon

HnetflixIt seems that the star of Orphan Black, Tatiana Maslany has signed on voice a character in the upcoming animated web series adaptation of Captain Canuck. According to the Hollywood Reporter Maslany is voicing an unspecified role. The role of Captain Canuck will be voiced by Kris Holden-Reid, who plays a werewolf on the Showcase television series Lost Girl.

The article also mentions that Mind’s Eye Entertainment is also working on a live action movie based on Captain Canuck. It seems that Mind’s Eye announced this back in 2011 and hasn’t made much progress since. That could be a good thing. There is a nostalgic cult following for the good captain. There isn’t a lot of Canadian superheros out there but I was never that interested in a Captain America knock-off. The comics weren’t very good either but that isn’t say that good cartoon or movie couldn’t be made about Captain Canuck, I just kind of doubt it.

Once More Into The Breach

Avengers 10With all that’s been happening in the world lately it feels a little weird to discuss this but it’s not everyday that Regina gets featured in a comic book.

Way back in December Marvel Comics relaunched their Avengers title with a brand new series. In the first issue The Avengers are fighting an evil space bad guy, Ex Nihilo, who has launched a couple of missiles at Earth. They hit Perth, Australia and Regina, Canada. In that issue Regina is only mentioned. Nothing is actually shown. We wrote about it when the issue came out.

Well in today’s issue of the Avengers, #10 to be precise, the Avengers return to Regina to see what happened.

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A Great Cartoonist Wants To Build A Seven-Foot-Tall Pen

Jim Woodring is an American cartoonist whose surreal parables are some of the very best work being done in comics today. For the last while he’s been trying to raise funds to build a gigantic ink-dip pen so he can draw in public. This guy’s work is terrific and the world will be a better place if he has a huge pen to draw with. If you want to help him out, head over to the project’s website. Best of all, for a $50 donation you get an original drawing! The deadline is today.

The drawing in this post is swiped from Woodring’s blog, which you can visit here. There’s more information about the giant pen, as well. You can, of course, also buy his comics at any good comic book shop in Regina.

Check out Woodring’s latest book, Weathercrafting, about the redemption and subsequent adventures of the awful, long-suffering pig-man character, Manhog.