Comic book creator Shawn Daley advocates constructive criticism when collaborating with others

Here’s my chat with Shawn Daley. Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts.

Shawn Daley Fan Expo 2019

Shawn is a Ringo Award nominated artist of Samurai Grandpa, TerraQuill, OGRE, Better Place, and other books. 

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During our chat, Shawn talked about his comic book influences and discussed his process for making comic books. He chatted about his most recent project, Samurai Grandpa Trade Paperback, now in stores. Shawn also offered advice to comic book creators who are new to the process with tips about getting started and collaborating with other creators.

You can discover more about Shawn on Twitter @ShawnDaley and online at


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Newsarama interviewed writer Anthony Del Col about his new limited series The Death of Nancy Drew slated for stores on April 1. When asked about how to bring the Nancy Drew character to modern day audiences, Anthony said: “Despite the new CW series, most people still think of Nancy Drew as a “goodie-goodie” girl from an earlier era. So, when I sat down to, as you describe it, “re-create” their characters, I realized I wanted to put them into a new style of genre, one that would give them a little more edge and make them more relevant to today’s readers. And that’s when I conceived of creating these stories in a hardboiled noir. I first came up with my take with the IP owners Simon & Schuster (and licensing agent Moxie Co) before Riverdale had been announced, and years before the new CW series. I told them I wanted to create a story in their world unlike any that had come before – and especially with this series, I think that’s very apt.”
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The nominees for the 40th Los Angeles Times Book Prizes have been announced. Notable nominees for the Graphic Novel category include:
Leaving Richard’s Valley by Michael DeForge
Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
Awards will be handed out on Friday, April 17th
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Newsarama reported on the Daredevil Annual #1 special targeted for May from Chip Zdarsky. According to Chip: “This is more than an Annual. It’s a pretty essential part of the title that needed its own oversized issue to properly tell the story. I hate to pull out the ‘Everything Changes’ card, but this particular story radically affects Daredevil and Wilson Fisk, going back decades.”
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