Vanessa Stefaniuk discussed current and upcoming comic book projects at TCAF 2019

Here’s my chat with Vanessa Stefaniuk at Toronto Comic Arts Festival. Podcast available on Apple Podcasts and player.FM

Vanessa Stefaniuk
Vanessa is trained in classical animation and has applied her skills to create a webcomic called Radio Silence. I spoke with Vanessa at last year’s Mississauga Comic Expo about her work and background.

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During our chat, Vanessa talked about new projects and her influences. She also discussed upcoming plans for Radio Silence and some other comic book related projects including a graphic novel planned for the near future.

You can discover more Vanessa on Twitter at @quietsnooze and online at


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


The AV Club published an interview with team behind The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl including writer Ryan North about bringing the series to an end. Ryan was quoted as saying “…when you’re working on a character in a shared universe, you only have a little time with her, and then someone else will take over. It’s a little like being a parent and watching your kid go off to school for the first time—you’ve done all you can, and you’ll always be in their corner, but now it’s up to them.”  You can read more at

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io9 wrote about a new Captain Marvel series slated for later this summer. Marvel Action: Captain Marvel will feature art by Sweeney Boo along with writing by Sam Maggs and colors by Brittany Peer. According to the write up, the August slated all-ages title is described as follows: “Carol Danvers comes down to Earth for some much-needed downtime with her good friend Jessica Drew, but the two heroes are forced to spring into action when they learn that all of Manhattan’s bodegas are being overrun by flerkins, dimension-hopping aliens that resemble normal cats.You can read more at

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Using the power of Twitter, Kris Anka announced that he’ll be teaming up with colorist Matt Wilson and writer Chip Zdarsky for a miniseries entitled The White Trees: A Blacksand Tale. With the first issue slated to go on sale August 14, the two oversized issue mini-series is described as a ‘fantastical world of Blacksand, peace was hard-won, and three unbending warriors carry the scars to prove it. Now, almost twenty years later, their children are missing and war is on the horizon.”

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Comics Beat featured an interview with publisher Hope Nicholson about her editing work on Pros & (Comic) Cons an anthology of short prose and comics about convention experiences. When asked about the inspiration for the book, Hope said: “I was looking for common threads that bind fans and creators together, and comic cons seemed like a perfect choice! We all have our own stories, and unlike the previous books about love, sex, and dating that I published with Dark Horse, these can be a lot less vulnerable and intimate.” You can read more at



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