Mark Allard-Will talks about current and future projects at TCAF 2019

Here’s my chat with Mark Allard-Will at Toronto Comic Arts Festival. Podcast available on Apple Podcasts and player.FM

Mark Allard-Will
Mark is a comic book creator and up-and-coming filmmaker who was originally born in Suffolk, United Kingdom, but now resides in Saskatoon. His current work is The Burning Black: Legend of Black Shuck based on the demon dog Black Shuck story and the origins for the tale.

During our chat, Mark talked about The Burning Black: Legend of Black Shuck and the positive response he’s received from readers around the globe. He discussed his inspirations in the horror genre. Mark also spoke about his next project Siegfried the Dragon Slayer.  

You can discover more about Mark on Twitter at @markaallard and online at


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

SyFy Wire reported that the Vault Comics title Vagrant Queen is in the works for a live-action adapted series coming to the small screen along. The writing team includes Mika Collins and Mariko Tamaki. The Cape Town production starts filming in July in anticipation of a 2020 premiere. You can read more at

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Paste Magazine reviewed Grunt: The Art and Unpublished Comics of James Stokoe published by Dark Horse. The article states: “… we are straight-up suckers for Canadian cartoonist James Stokoe’s particular brand of controlled chaos. Stokoe’s singular artwork manages to meld the jam-packed pages of Geof Darrow with the unrestrained energy of the manga masters for a style all his own, bolstered by his signature use of color gradients.”  You can read more at



Forbes published an article entitled ‘Six Storytelling Lessons You Can Learn From Dungeons & Dragons’  and includes an interview with Jim Zub. Jim was quoted as saying: “”Even when I’m writing superheroes it’s not just about okay Ironman does this it’s like I got to think like Tony Stark I got to think like Bruce Banner or Wanda Maximoff or any of the characters that are in these stories you have to know what drives them to make a story feel rich and true and when you’re at the table doing that every single week with your friends you can’t help but get better at it.” You can read more at wrote that Jim Zub and Troy Little will once again join forces for a new Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons comic miniseries. Published by Oni Press, the four-issue miniseries entitled Painscape will be available later this year. You can read more at

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