Here’s my chat with Brenda Hickey and Troy Little about their kickstarter project Halls of the Turnip King. Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts.
Brenda is a comic artist and writer who graduated from the Holland College Graphic Design. After working in layouts in animation, Brenda focused her efforts on comics, and her most well-known work is on IDW’s My Little Pony Friendship is Magic series.
Troy is known for his work on The Powerpuff Girls re-launch as series writer/artist/colourist. He adapted Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas for IDW / Top Shelf and was nominated for an Eisner, Harvey and also won a Gold PubWest Book Design Award. His comic work also includes Judge Dredd, X-Files, Uncle Grandpa, The Amazing World of Gumball, Diablo House, Animal Noir and his most recent work is Ricky and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons.
Halls of the Turnip King is an original graphic novel with a fantasy/comedy story that follows the blunders of an unexperienced (and highly uninterested) Elf prince as he navigates the diplomatic role he will one day inherit.
During our chat, Brenda and Troy talked about how their project Halls of the Turnip King came together. They discussed their publishing company Pega Moose Press. Both Brenda and Troy discussed their future projects as well.
You can discover more about their Kickstarter project Halls of the Turnip King on Kickstarter.com and Pega Moose Press is online at https://www.pegamoosepress.com/
Brenda is on Twitter at @crazyary. Troy is on Twitter at @meanwhilestudio
Here’s some of the current news about Canadian comic book creators and supporters.
Barnes and Noble published their list of the best comics and graphic novels for October 2019. The list includes Wonder Woman, Vol. 1: The Just War by Cary Nord and G. Willow Wilson.
You can read more at BarnesAndNoble.com
The Guiness World Book of Records has awarded Todd McFarlane with the title of the longest-running creator-owned superhero comic book series for Spawn. Todd said “Any record that is based on longevity, is made on the backs of dozens of people…As much as I am proud to be receiving this award, I gratefully accept it on behalf of all those who helped me the past 27 years on this journey.”
You can read more at ImageComics.com
Newsarama recently interviewed Ed Brisson about the new Ghost Rider title. When asked about how this project came together, Ed said: “I caught wind that Marvel was looking to do a Ghost Rider book and so I snooped around to find out who was editing it (Chris Robinson) and begun bugging him non-stop to let me write it. Coming into it, Chris has a direction that he saw for the book and I had a near opposite take. One involved Ketch, the other Blaze. But, when we sat back and really looked at what each was thinking, we realized that the two ideas actually complimented one another and, with a little finessing, combined into one, much larger, story.”
You can read more at Newsarama.com
CBR.com posted an interview with Jim Zub about how the Conan the Barbarian winds up fighting alongside Marvel characters, Solomon Kane and Dark Agnes. Jim explained: “Conan was one of my favorite characters as I grew up reading sword & sorcery novels, but I did dip my toe into other Robert E. Howard stories as well, including both Agnes de Chastillon and Solomon Kane. They may not be as well known as the savage Cimmerian, but they’re still classics of the genre in their own way.”
You can read more at CBR.com
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