Paul is a Newfoundland-based comic book creator. First published in 2004, his major works have included: the graphic novel The Underworld Railroad for Viper Comics, the award-winning League of Extraordinary Researchers for Memorial University of Newfoundland, and the critically acclaimed Tet for IDW Publishing. He also co-founded the monthly Breakdown Comic Jam in 2010.
During our chat, Paul talked about his current work Nobody Is In Control along with the unique fact about it being the first major comic book to feature three Newfoundland creators. He also discussed his creative influences. Paul spoke briefly about the upcoming comic book convention to be held in St. John’s, Newfoundland at the end of the month.
You can find out more about Paul on Twitter @paul_tucker and online at cargocollective.com/PaulTucker
Here’s some of the current news about Canadian comic book creators and supporters.
Page & Panel TCAF Shop announced a Toronto creators event on Saturday, June 22 from 2 pm to 5 pm. In addition to Doug Wright-award nominated Jason Loo, creator of The Pitiful Human Lizard, the event will also feature the creative teams behind TO Comix Press and Hogtown Horror.
The New York Times wrote about a new digital comic book service called Graphite. Available on the App Store and Google Play, the goal of the service is to offer digital comics from a variety of services, including independent creators and make it all free. On top of that, the service is based on artificial intelligence, so it will suggest content to readers based on their selections. While the content will include ads, an ad-free service will be available for $4.99 in U.S. funds. According to Michael Eng, Graphite’s Chief Executive: “We have so much premium content and brands and franchises that the public recognizes and loves that there’s no lack of things in here that audiences are not already familiar with.”
You can read more on NYTimes.com
Discover Humboldt wrote an article that announced Comic Book Week in the city of Humboldt, Saskatchewan. The proclamation from Humboldt Mayor Rob Muench was overseen by Auroraman creator Jeff Burton. Jeff was quoted as saying: “It gets a bit of a blip in the online Canadian comic book community because you have other creators and fans who are saying ‘this is cool that your community is behind this; I wish my community would do something like this and be as supportive’.”
You can read more at DiscoverHumboldt.com
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