Leah Williams talks about comic book influences including ‘Conan’ at Tri-City Super Con 2

Here’s my chat with Leah Williams. Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts.

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Leah is the founder of Oddyssey Studio based in southern Ontario with a focus on comic books, indie games and illustration.

During our chat, Leah spoke about her brand-new series Vale and the new issue Blood Moon. She explained how she got into comics after reading her father’s collection of comics including Conan. Leah referenced Fiona Staples as one of her current influences.

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You can discover more about Leah on Twitter at @OddysseysS  and online at oddyssey.studio



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


The Hollywood Reporter announced that DC Comics is producing a special number 750 issue of Wonder Woman in celebration of the iconic character. The 96-page issue will feature a variety of artists and writers including Mariko Tamaki. The special issue will be released January 22, 2020.
You can read more at HollywoodReporter.com

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Newarama got to interview Ed Brisson about his upcoming work on New Mutants. When asked about how he feels about coming onto this project following up the stories written by Jonathan Hickman, Ed said: “It was exciting, because I was writing a bunch of X-Men stuff leading into this, It was an interesting thing to be writing Uncanny X-Men and X-Force, and then Hickman comes and throws a grenade into all of it. Having to figure out what the new paradigm is going forward.”
You can read more at Newsarama.com

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Marvel spoke with Ryan North as he ends the incredible run on Unbeatable Squirrel Girl with issue #50. When asked what vision of success he had for this series starting out, Ryan said: “I wish I could say I did, it would make me sound like this really professional person. Like yes, here is my definition of success, and here are my deliverables over the next quarter. I wanted to tell a fun story, and the thing with Squirrel Girl that I really like is that she’s a very rational person, right? She approaches problems with her brains. You know, the standard Super Hero meetings is that there’s a misunderstanding and the two heroes fight each other before they realize they’re on the same side. And Squirrel Girl is the kind of person that’s like…well, let’s figure out why we’re fighting before we fight.”
You can read more at Marvel.com

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Bleeding Cool reported on 2019 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards that were handed out at the recent Baltimore Comic Con. Otherwise known as the Ringo Awards, winners included:
– For Best Cover Artist: Fiona Staples
– For Best Series (tie): Black Hammer: Age of Doom by Jeff Lemire for Dark Horse Comics and The Immortal Hulk for Marvel Comics
– Best Single Issue or Story: Swamp Thing Winter Special by Jason Fabok for DC Comics
– Mike Wieringo Spirit Award: Isola by Karl Kershl, Brendan Fletcher and Michele Assarasakorn for Image Comics
– Best Inker: Fiona Staples
You can read more at BleedingCool.com



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