Here’s my chat with with Vanessa Stefaniuk. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts.
Vanessa is trained in classical animation and has applied her skills to create the ongoing webcomic turned graphic novel Radio Silence.
During our chat, Vanessa offered advice for those getting into the comic book industry including reading a broad selection of comic books. She recommended starting off by contributing to anthologies. Vanessa suggested avoiding massive epic story projects at the outset but instead recommended short stories as a start.
You can discover more about Vanessa on Twitter at @quietsnooze and online at quietsnooze.net
Here’s some of the current news about Canadian comic book creators and supporters.
On Comic Book Daily, Ivan Kocmarek posted an article about what Christmas presents he’d like to see under his tree related to the Canadian comic books published during the War Exchange Conservation Act. The article references his dream projects for collected reprints of favourite titles from Vancouver’s Maple Leaf Publications, Anglo-American comics, Bell Features comics, and Educational Projects from Montreal.
You can read more at ComicBookDaily.com
SyFy Wire published their list of the 10 best new comic books of 2019. The list includes:
– Daredevil by Chip Zdarsky and Marco Chechetto
– Martian Manhunter by Riley Rossmo and Steve Orlando
You can read more at SyFy.Com
Newsarama interviewed Jeff Lemire about his three-issue series Joker: Killer Smile. When asked about why he presented Joker as a ‘performance artist’, Jeff explained: “If you look back on the history of the things he has pulled in Gotham, they are so outrageous, he has to be making a point, he is expressing his insane point of view and using Gotham as his canvas. I was really inspired by the Steve Englehart and Marshall Rogers version of Joker. I mean, Jokerized fish!? It’s so ridiculous and wonderful in its own way. He’s like a super villain Banksy.”
You can read more at Newsarama.com
Monkeys Fight Robots published their list of the best single issues of 2019. The list includes Black Hammer Age of Doom #12 by Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston
You can read more at MonkeysFightingRobots.co
The Portland Mercury offered their favourite books of 2019. Among the many great entries are some notable graphic novels including:
– The Cursed Hermit by Kris Bertin and Alexander Forbes
– This Woman’s World by Julie Delporte
You can read more at PortlandMercury.com
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