Lacey Brannen reveals ‘Lies Within’ at MCX 2018

Here’s my chat with Lacey Brannen at Mississauga Comic Expo 2018. Podcast available on Apple Podcasts and player.FM

Lacey Brannen

Lacey is a Toronto-based comic artist with a fascination with the unknown. Many of her stories feature cryptids and monsters, the most recent being her long form webcomic, Lies Within.


During chat, Lacey talked about her webcomic Lies Within along with some of her inspirations for her work.

You can discover more about Lacey’s work online at and


Here’s some of the current news about Canadian comic book creators and supporters.

The Plenary Panels for the second annual Comic Studies Society Conference on Comics/Politics 2019 was officially announced. Taking place at Ryerson University in Toronto on July 25 to 27, Jillian Tamaki and Ho Che Anderson will be speakers in the “Comics Artists In Dialogue” session, while Jay Odjick will be joined by others as a speaker for the “Indigenous Comics Creators & Practitioners” session. More details are available on ComicsSociety.Org

The Orbital Comics podcast recently interviewed writer Cecil Castellucci about her upcoming Female Furies series from DC. With issue #1 slated for February 6, Cecil talked the themes she’s including in the book, working with Jack Kirby’s Fourth World characters and what it’s like to work with artist Adriana Melo. You can listen to the podcast on


IGN posted an article about top comics to buy this week including Dead Man Logan #1 written by Ed Brisson and Aquaman/Justice League: Drowned Earth #1 with cover art by Francis Manapul. More information is available at

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Today in Tokyo, 17 Canadian comic book artists, led by TCAF artistic director Christopher Butcher, participated in an exchange event at the Embassy of Canada. The visit coincides with the Tokyo International Comic Festival taking place at Tokyo Big Sight on Sunday, November 25.  More information is available on the Government of Canada website:


The School Library Journal, the publication for librarians and information specialists who work with children and teens, published their list of Best Books of 2018 including They Say Blue by Jillian Tamaki. You can read more at

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Nylon also published their list of best illustrated books of 2018. Woman World by Aminder Dhaliwal was highlighted among the many entries. You can read more on


And here’s what’s on the calendar for this week:

Agnes Garbowska will be at Tokyo Comic Con in Tokyo, Japan – Nov 30-Dec 1

The Victoria Comic Book expo takes place December 2 at the Victoria Comfort Inn & Conference Centre. More details at


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