Alfonso Espinos shares expert advice for independent comic book creators

Here’s my chat with Alfonso Espinos at Mississauga Comic Expo 2018. Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts and

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Alfonso is an award-winning Canadian comic book creator and illustrator. He is the founder of Studiocomix Press where he is the project’s chief editor.

During chat, Alfonso shared his thoughts on the first-year anniversary of the Studiocomix Press location in Kitchener and the celebrations for the event. I apologize for not getting to this interview prior to the big anniversary event but Alfonso detailed all the activities that attendees experienced. For up-and-coming creators, Alfonso shares some truly heartfelt advice that is definitely worth a listen.

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You can discover more about Studiocomix Press on Twitter at @studiocomix and online at


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

CG Magazine published their 2018 Holiday Comics Gift Guide. The list includes:
Isola Volume 1 – art by Karl Kerschel
Underwinter: Queen of Spirits – art and writing by Ray Fawkes
You can discover more at

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GeekMom published an article about Exorsisters with the title “Proof you’re not parenting as badly as you think”. The series, written by Ian Boothby and illustrated by Gisèle Lagacé, gives parents a nice compliment “Having a crap day, and feeling grouchy? Flop on the couch or bed for as long as it takes to read Exorsisters #1 & Exorsisters #2. Then get up, hug your kid, and get back in that parenting ring. You are awesome!”
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Jay Odjick announced on Twitter that he’s once again collaborated with Robert Munsch. Available in 2019, the title is Bear For Breakfast that will be published in English and Algonquin. You can follow Jay on Twitter at @JayOdjick

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London Public Library in London, Ontario will host Mariko Tamaki on Wednesday December 5. The comic book creator will talk about her recent work with comic books with DC and Marvel and read selections of her work.  You can read more at


The AV Club issued its list of best comics of 2018. Among the many entries Manfried The Man by Caitlin Major and Kelly Bastow. You can discover more at

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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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