Arcana Comics is Canada’s biggest comic book publisher, and the giver of  a great opportunity I’m blessed to be a part of, with my creative cohort Dave. If you haven’t seen the trail of breadcrumbs I’ve been laying over the last few months, I’m co-cretaing a new quarterly comics mag, entitled Arcana, which is released on January 27. The latest Arcana Comics newsletter went out today and here’s the mention of the mag, plus a mention of Dave and I by Sean O’Reilly,(interviewed by his VP Mark Poulton) the guy who founded Arcana Comics. Wow, it’s pretty easy to pat yourself on the back and type simultaneously!

Arcana Launches Comics & Pop Culture Magazine!

Arcana Studios, an award winning comic book publisher and transmedia producer, is proud to announce the launch of Arcana Magazine. Debuting on January 27th, 2010, and solicited in the current November Previews (Diamond Code: NOV09 0599) is the new quarterly magazine simply entitled Arcana, the re-designed print version of the on-line comics based magazine Extra Sequential. The first issue features interviews with Star Wars: Invasion writer Tom Taylor, artist Josh Medors, Singaporean writer Edmund Shern, Surrogates creator Robert Venditti, and ground breaking artist David Mack. Also included are previews from upcoming comics and features such as a look back at the Death of Superman event, a talk with pro cyclist/comics fan Dave Zabriskie, a brief chat with the legendary Marv Wolfman, and an article of the current love affair between musicians and comics, including an interview with Coheed & Cambria’s Claudio Sanchez. There’s also a look at just how to market comics today, a breakdown of popular comic book terms and more. Arcana #1, a 96 page full color magazine goes on sale January 27th, 2010.

MP: Arcana has a new pop culture/comic magazine due out in January. What sets it apart from other magazines and what can fans expect?

SO:  Our key people, Kris Bather and David Lapsley, are creating a magazine that is like no other.  It’s focus is art…it’s Wizard meets Maxim with a strong artistic direction.  I really am excited about this magazine as it will open up new doors for our publishing arm.