Michele Assarasakorn talks about ISOLA team visit to Japan and more

Here’s my chat with Michele Assarasakorn. Podcast available on Apple Podcasts and player.fm

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Michele is a Thai-Canadian illustrator based in Vancouver. Since graduating, she’s worked in different industries gathering experience as an artist until she discovered the joy of storytelling through personal illustrations and colouring the works of comic artists she admires.

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During our chat, Michele talked about her work on ISOLA with Karl Kerschl and Brendan Fletcher. She also shared her experiences while accompanying the Toronto Comic Art Festival team to Japan. Michele talked about attending local venues and experiences including her amazing trip to the Studio Ghilbi Museum. She even dropped some hints about what to expect in the coming issues of ISOLA.

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You can find Michele online on Twitter at @msassyk and online at http://msassyk.com/

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

The Guardian published their list of the most anticipated graphic novels of 2019. The list includes:
Clyde Fans by Seth from Drawn & Quarterly due in April
Sex Criminals by Chip Zdarsky
This Woman’s Work by Julie Delport from Drawn & Quarterly due in March
You can read more at TheGuardian.com
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/jan/09/comics-and-graphic-novels-of-2019-from-miracleman-to-scrooge-mcduck

 

Marvel Comics published a Marvel Quickdraw video about the artists of RAID Studios who brought the Fantastic Four to life. Ramón Pérez, Kalman Andrasofszky, Irma Kniivila and Ian Herring discuss their process for creating and their thoughts on the Marvel characters. You can see the video on Marvel.com
https://www.marvel.com/watch/digital-series/marvel-quickdraw/the-fantastic-four-marvel-quickdraw?linkId=62206736&playlistVideoId=5987622539001

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Marvel made the news again by interviewing Jen and Sylvia Soska (otherwise known as the The Soska Sisters) for a podcast about their newest title Black Widow. The podcast available on Marvel.com has the sisters explaining what villains will be pitted against Natasha Romanoff in the ongoing series.
https://www.marvel.com/articles/digital-series/women-of-marvel-the-soska-sisters-might-be-throwing-a-party-for-super-villains-in-black-widow?linkId=62212679
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Mark your calendars for Tri-City Super Con 2. The comic book/pop culture expo was just announced and it’s scheduled to take place on September 28 and 29 at Bingemans in Kitchener, Ontario. No guests have been announced as of yet.  More details will be available on TriCitySuperCon.com

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And on the calendar, Todd McFarlane will be appearing at ACE Comic Con taking this January 11 to 13 at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. More details at aceuniverse.com

 

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