Project: I.M.P.A.C.T. creator Alan Russette recommends ongoing communication to achieve successful collaborations

Here’s my chat with Alan Russette. Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts.

Alan Russette

Alan is the writer and creator of Project I.M.P.A.C.T. that follows the adventures of Canada’s newest superhero team.

During our chat, Alan talked about the inspiration behind Project I.M.P.A.C.T. and how it all came together. He spoke about the process for the creation of the title and how he recommends ongoing communications among collaborations to ensure a successful result.

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You can discover more about Project: I.M.P.A.C.T. on Twitter at @ImpactComic and online at

Issues #1 and #2 are available on on

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

CBR reported on a new project from Valiant written by Ray Fawkes called The Final Witness featuring a variant cover by Michael Walsh. The book, slated for store shelves in April, is Valiant’s first crime noir/murder mystery to the superhero-laden universe. Ray commented on the series saying: “In most superhero worlds, everything is very clean, where characters — and readers — know all the minute details of all the characters involved, and where they stand in terms of right and wrong. What Valiant has asked us to do with The Final Witness is to explore a murkier, more mysterious world: where the characters can be more complex, and the readers can make their own decisions about them.”
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Fresh from the convention halls of C2E2 in Chicago, Bleeding Cool reported on a chat with Ken Lashley during a sketch duel event. While attendees looked, on, Ken revealed how Hasbro gave the artist major spoilers for Infinity War and Endgame. Ken said: “[Hasbro] brought me in and they were saying, ‘oh, Ken, we want you to be in house and it’s fun’. And I get there and I’m just looking around and say, ‘okay, so I work with you guys all the time. Why do I need to come in on this kind of thing?’ And he said, ‘well, we want you in for Infinity War.’ And I say ‘oh, cool,’ And he clicks a button on the projector and says, ‘these are the characters that die in the movie’. And I was like, ‘What? What is he talking about?’ I mean, I read the books. I know what happens. But it was like, ‘oh my goodness.’ And then he pushes a button and says ‘these are the characters that stay dead. And we brought you in for this.’ And I was like, ‘you could have just given me a list of all the characters you wanted me to drop’.”
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CTV News reported about Davis Dewsbury winning two awards from the independent-Canadian-creator-promoting Sequential Magazine, one for Best Comic Book and the other for Best Writer for Auric of the Great White North. When asked about the book, Davis said: “What we try to do with Auric is have an adventure story that has a bit of humour in it, doesn’t take itself too seriously. I think that plays well for a lot of readers. People don’t want things that are too lofty or too full of itself.”
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