Here’s my chat with Brendan Montgomery from Sequential Magazine. Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts.
Brendan is the editor of the digital version of Sequential Magazine and founder of the Canadian Independent Comic Book Wiki. Sequential Magazine was created to raise the profile of new talented creators, promote the local, the quality over quantity, revive Canadian comic book history and celebrate the avant-garde.
During our chat, Brendan talked about Sequential Magazine, its origins and its future. We talked about the creative talent from across Canada and what makes a comic book truly Canadian.
You can discover more about Sequential Magazine on Twitter at @sequential_ca and online at SequentialPulp.ca
Here’s some of the current news about Canadian comic book creators and supporters.
Polygon recently interviewed Ryan North about concluding his widely popular series The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl. When asked when he realized that Squirrel Girl was more than just a comic book character, Ryan said: “I realized, as the book was ending, that when you’re writing a character like this — a character that you maybe reinvented but you didn’t invent; you’re going to be with them for a while, and then hopefully someone else will take over — I felt like [I was] sending my kid off the first day of school. I did all I can, but now you’re off in the world and someone else will be teaching you from now on, taking care of you, that sort of thing.”
You can read more at Polygon.com
Newsarama profiled Meredith Finch about her new Kickstarter project The Book of Ruth. When asked what inspired her to write the story, Meredith said: “I have always loved the story of Ruth. With only four relatively short chapters, it is one of the most accessible and understandable books in the bible. Once I knew that I was going to bring the story of Rose (Image Comics) to an end, I started thinking about what I wanted my next creator-owned project to be. I just could not get away from the idea that this was the right time to tackle this beautiful story.”
You can read more at Newsarama.com
ScreenRant spoke with Jay Baruchel about his plans to join DC for the Crimes of Passion anthology set for release on Valentine’s Day 2020. When asked what he hopes readers will take away from the Nightwing and Batgirl story, Jay said: “Yeah, it’s going to sound real hokey but honestly I just hope that I entertain some folks. The sort of secondary goal for me, what would be gravy, is if people felt that I honored these characters. If the people who are real protective, if the gatekeepers think that I wrote Dick and Barbara the way they’re supposed to be written, that’ll be special.”
You can read more at ScreenRant.com
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