Finding a great collaborator is the key to success says Caitlin Major creator of ‘Manfried The Man’

Here’s my chat with Caitlin Major. Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts.

Caitlin Major - MCX 2019

Caitlin is a Toronto-based comics writer and illustrator best known for her webcomic turned graphic novel Manfried the Man. Her webcomics include Home Sick, Peach Plum Pear, and The Spirit. She works as an animation compositor at Skyship Entertainment, an animation studio in Toronto that specializes in kids programming, whose content on YouTube has over 10 million subscribers.

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During our chat, Caitlin offered her insight in making comic books and graphic novels. She discussed how finding a great collaborator, like Kelly Bastow, is key to producing a successful project. Caitlin also provided some helpful tips for those getting started in the industry.

You can discover more about Caitlin on Twitter at @caitlindmajor and online at

You can discover more about Manfried the Man at


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


Newsarama reported that judges for the 2020 Eisner Awards have been chosen. Among the six is Jamie Coville who’s been researching and writing about comic books since 1996. His work is referenced in numerous print books and academic papers. Since 2005 he has been reporting about various conventions around the U.S. and Canada. The judges will meet in San Diego in late March to select the nominees that will be placed on the Eisner Awards ballot. The nominees will then be voted on by professionals in the comic book industry, and the results will be announced in a gala awards ceremony on Friday, July 24 at Comic-Con in San Diego.
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SyFy Wire interviewed Chip Zdarsky about his contribution to the Marvel 2099 universe. As the writer on the new Doom 2099 one-shot, Chip commented: “I love writing Doom. I had the chance to tackle the Invincible Iron Man version in Marvel Two-In-One, so it was nice to come back to the character here. My favourite kind of comic book story has the hero stripped down, trying to work their way back up, so this is me doing it with a villain.”
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Comics Beat reported that Pumpkinheads by Faith Erin Hicks and Rainbow Rowell has won the 2019 Goodreads Choice Awards in the Best Graphic Novels & Comics category. Other notable nominees included The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood and Renée Nault and Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell.
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