Spencer Afonso talks about ‘Villains Like Us’ at Word on the Street Toronto

Here’s my chat with Spencer Afonso at Word on the Street Toronto. Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts.

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Spencer is an illustration graduate from Sheridan College. As a freelance illustrator he’s collaborated with a wide variety of clients from the worlds of advertising, editorial, packaging and more.

During our chat, Spencer spoke about his latest work Villains Like Us. He also provided insight into creators who provide inspiration.  Spencer offered his thoughts on comic books as literature.

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You can discover more about Spencer on Twitter at @SpencerAfonso and online at spencerafonso.com


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


Here’s a couple of pieces of news from New York Comic Con 2019.


Bleeding Cool reported on a video interview by Ed Brisson for the Marvel website in which he spoke about the new New Mutants as part of the new line of X-books launching as part of Dawn of X. When asked about his preference to write street-level heroes versus cosmic stories, Ed said: “There’s just something for me about, when the feet are on the ground and you really delve into the human side of it. Sometimes I really like — my editors don’t always like this — small stakes with large consequences and how they ripple through someone’s life. Something that seems small can really change someone’s life going forward.”
You can read more at BleedingCool.com

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ComicBook.com interviewed Jim Zub about his upcoming mini-series Conan: Serpent War that features Conan teaming up with Dark Agnes and Solomon Kane. When asked about writing the famous character, Jim said: “”Conan is the original brooding anti-hero… He’s the template for every Wolverine, Punisher, Elektra, or Winter Soldier-style character in books, films, and comics. He’s absolutely iconic and getting the chance to build new Conan stories is an absolute dream project for me.”
You can read more at ComicBook.com



And Newsarama reported that Christopher Butcher, founder of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, has been awarded a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by France. The French government statement reads: “This ceremony is an important symbolic act for France and Canada and at the same time pays tribute to the work accomplished by Mr. Christopher Butcher who has worked for more than twenty years to promote the comic book industry.”
You can read more at Newsarama.com


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