‘Grain’ creator Mark Verma offers insight about comic book collaboration

Here’s my chat with with Mark Verma.  The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts.

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Mark is the creator and publisher of Grain — a story about a child called Grain who comes to Earth at the end of World War Two and, with his trusty bubble, discovers why he’s here and what his purpose is.

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During our chat, Mark spoke about his personal experience as a newcomer to the comic book industry and offered his insight and tips relating to the creation of Grain.

You can discover more about Mark on Twitter at @markverma1 and online at bamzap.com



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


The Hollywood Reporter published an article announcing the new Transformers vs. The Terminator crossover comic launching in March. Art by Alex Milne will lead the way for the writing team of David Mariotte, John Barber and Tom Waltz. Publisher IDW describes the four-part series as an “epic crossover that revisits the concepts of alien invasion and time-traveling resistance fighters…but twists them in unexpected ways.”
You can read more at TheHollywoodReporter.com

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Global News reported that a student from Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia has won a national contest for creating a comic book. Grade 5 student Dominick Leaman created The Adventures of BatDom inspired by the Dog Man comic series. As the winner of the national Scholastic contest, Dominick a variety of toys based on the Dog Man series. When asked about his comic book, Dominick explained: “(There’s) evil cavemen who tried to rule the world and destroy me as a superhero…The parade, the big parade, but that’s all I’ll tell you.”
You can read more at GlobalNews.ca


Comics Beat reported that Vault Comics has announced a science fiction comic series slated for stores in March. No One’s Rose will be written by Zac Thompson and Emily Horn with art by Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque. When asked about why he wrote this series, Zac said: “Emily and I met three years ago and have been building No One’s Rose since the week we met. We instantly connected over our love for the environment and our existential dread about the ensuing climate crisis. We both felt so hopeless about the situation in front of us. And even with making small sustainable changes – the dread didn’t go away. So we set out to create a book about hope.”
You can read more at ComicsBeat.com




Before I sign off I want to send a special thanks to legendary broadcaster now turned podcaster Peter Mansbridge for the shout out when he read my letter on his podcast The Bridge.

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