Here’s my chat with with Stephany Lein. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts.
Stephany is a comic book creator from Ontario with several successful projects including Skelt and Apy with Sam Noir, Strays and her most recent effort Shelly.
During our chat, Stephany encouraged new comic book creators to ‘light the fire’ and finish the project. She also suggested recommended networking to find like-minded supporters.
You can discover more about Stephany on Twitter at @jupejuperocket and online at jupe.ca
Here’s some of the current news about Canadian comic book creators and supporters.
CTV News interviewed Scott Sawyer originally from Sudbury in advance of the fourth issue of his North series. He offered his perspective on buying comic books while growing up in Sudbury. He said: “This is one of my very favourite places, and when I come home to Sudbury I love coming to Comics North and Hidden Level Games because this is where I would come at least one day a week here with my mom and she would patiently wait for me to select my books. This was my escape and love as a kid.” He added: “Comic book creating for me is that return to childhood, but with the benefit of the adult perspective on the world, I suppose. I enjoy the hero mythology and always have.”
You can read more at NorthernOntario.CTVNews.ca
The Advocate published their list of the best LGBTQ graphics novels of 2019. The list includes:
– Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me written by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
– When I Arrived At The Castle by Emily Carroll
You can read more at Advocate.com
90.5 WESA, Pittsburgh’s NPR News Station wrote about the new collection of P.L.A.I.N. Janes that collects volumes one and two while adding a third new story. Author Cecil Castellucci commented on the reception of the original volume back in 2007. She said: “Young-adult comics were not being put in the kids’ section, or in the young-adult section. Librarians did not really know how to curate, because there were barely any titles. There was not infrastructure to support a line like that, graphic novels in bookstores and in libraries.” The hardback is slated for stores on January 7.
You can read more at WESA.FM
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