Adam Murphy mixes corpses, history and fun into a terrific comic book series

Here’s my chat with Adam Murphy. Podcast available on Apple Podcasts and player.FM


Adam is an award-winning comics artist, writer and illustrator.  He is the co-creator (with wife and creative partner Lisa Murphy) of the comics series CorpseTalk, which originally appeared in The Phoenix, a weekly kids’ comics magazine in the UK. CorpseTalk has since been collected and published as an ongoing series of books which have twice been nominated for the Blue Peter Book Awards (the first comic book ever to do so). His other co-created comics series Lost Tales (also with Lisa) has also been nominated for a Blue Peter Book Award, and was the winner of the British Comics Awards Young People’s category in 2016.


During our chat, Adam talked about his comic book inspirations that included Asterix and Tintin. He provided the background behind making the CorpseTalk books while providing his insight into the reasons why fans react so positively to the subject matter.  


You can find Adam online on Twitter at @Adam_T_Murphy and online at


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

The Hollywood Reporter published an article about the top selling comic books of 2018 according to Diamond Comic Distributors.
The full top 10 for 2018 single issues is:

  1. Action Comics No. 1000  – variant cover by Michael Cho, colours by Dave McCaig
  2. Amazing Spider-Man No. 800 – penciled by Stuart Immonen
  3. Batman No. 50  – penciled and inked by Jason Fabok, Ty Templeton and David Finch
  4. Fantastic Four No. 1 
  5. Amazing Spider-Man No. 1 
  6. Return of Wolverine No. 1 
  7. Venom No. 1 
  8. Amazing Spider-Man No. 798 – penciled by Stuart Immonen
  9. Batman Who Laughs No. 1  – penciled and inked by Riley Rossmo
  10. Amazing Spider-Man No. 799 – penciled by Stuart Immonen

The full top 10 for 2018 graphic novels and collections is:

  1. The Infinity Gauntlet 
  2. Saga Vol. 9  – art and cover art by Fiona Staples
  3. Saga Vol. 1  – art and cover art by Fiona Staples
  4. Saga Vol. 8 – art and cover art by Fiona Staples
  5. Action Comics: 80 Years of Superman  – written and penciled by John Byrne,
  6. The Walking Dead Vol. 9: Lines We Cross 
  7. Paper Girls Vol. 1
  8. Batman: White Knight 
  9. Dark Nights: Metal Deluxe Edition
  10. Monstress Vol. 1 

More details are available at


Paste Magazine published the second part of their list for the most anticipated comics of 2019. Among the many anticipated titles are:
Ascender written by Jeff Lemire
Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me written by Mariko Tamaki
When I Arrived At The Castle writing and art by Emily Carroll
Pumpkinheads art Faith Erin Hicks
Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass written by Mariko Tamaki
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On the calendar for this weekend is Vancouver Comic Con taking place Sunday, January 20 from 11 am to 5 pm at Heritage Hall in Vancouver BC. Among the many guests is Ken Steacy. You can read more at
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