Filmmaker Yaron Betan’s Heroes Manufactured gives a documentary-style glimpse into what it takes to be a Canadian comic book artist or writer. Hint: it ain’t easy. Here, we talk to Betan about the film, the industry, and some of his favourite comic artists.
Did the time spent playing with toys at your grandmother’s house lead to a full-time career? It did for Jane Labowitch. Known as Princess Etch A Sketch, the hours Jane spent at her grandmother’s house with the Etch A Sketch led to her developing a unique ability to re-create images on the iconic toy.
Do you remember the feeling you had as a kid as the opening crawl to Star Wars rolled up the screen? Tom Berges sure remembers that feeling. His years growing up watching the movies and playing with Star Wars merchandise led to his creating and curating the popular website igrewupstarwars.com.
Good Housekeeping, the century-old publication for all things lifestyle related, published an article on their website that takes a look at the Easy-Bake Oven throughout the years. The article pays homage to the iconic toy oven with a visual history and brief overview of featured models.
Is Play-Doh the next big thing in the educational toy market? In this article from The Atlantic’s CityLab, Editor-in-Chief Todd Coopee contributes insight about how and why Play-Doh’s value as an educational toy is not so farfetched.
Collectors Weekly, the go-to resource for collectors and admirers of vintage treasures, takes an exhaustive look at the role the Easy-Bake Oven plays in the collective consciousness of North Americans.