‘Strangebeard’ creator Kelly Tindall talks about tips for independent comic book creators

Here’s my I chat with Kelly Tindall. Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts and on player.FM


Kelly is from the Canadian Midwest having graduated from the Alberta College of Art & Design. He’s an illustrator, cartoonist, publisher and teacher. His projects include The Adventurers and Strangebeard.


During our chat, Kelly talked about his pirate comic Strangebeard and his ongoing webcomic The Adventurers. He also mentioned his new series Show Me History from Portable Press featuring Amelia Earhart and Alexander Hamilton. Kelly also offered his insights on using Kickstarter and Patreon as a means of publishing.

You can find Kelly on Twitter @kellytindall and online at kellytindall.bigcartel.com and strangebeard.com


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

Q Voice News reported on the upcoming Work for a Million graphic novel to be published by Bedside Press. Publisher Hope Nicholson was quoted as saying: “This book, both in its original prose and in this new graphic novel, is an important part of crime fiction history, LGBT history, feminist literature history, and Canadian literature history.” You can read more at QVoiceNews.com

Publishers Weekly recently interviewed Faith Erin Hicks about her first young adult prose novel Comics Will Break Your Heart. Faith commented on the book about teenagers while incorporating her love of comic books: “The book is more about my feelings about both art and commerce. There’s a constant tension between making art, about comics being my job and also something I do for fun, and it being the thing that inspires me.” You can read more at PublishersWeekly.com

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The Spectator reported on a recent lecture given by Steve Orlando and Jim Zub about the multidimensional nature of writing graphic narratives and making a living in the comic book industry. Steve was quoted as saying: “If you want to get a job writing, you have to treat it like a job.” Jim agreed and added: “You have to sit down and write every night.” You can read more at Spec.Hamilton.edu


CBR.com published an article about Netflix’s crime drama series Narcos becoming a comic book series from IDW this April. Writer Ryan Ferrier will join with Vic Malhotra for the four-issue mini-series. Ryan was quoted as saying: “I’m thrilled to take fans new and old into a deeper, unseen story from the volatile, teeth-gritting world of Narcos.” You can read more on CBR.com




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