Cecil Castellucci talks about ‘Girl On Film’, writing ‘Batgirl’ and the secret to starting any comic book project

Here’s my chat with Cecil Castellucci. Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts.


Cecil is the award winning and New York Times bestselling author of books and graphic novels for young adults including Shade The Changing Girl, Boy Proof, The Plain Janes, Soupy Leaves Home, The Year of the Beasts, Tin Star, and Odd Duck. In 2015 she co-authored Star Wars Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure. After concluding the Female Furies for DC Comics, Cecil now writes Batgirl with many more projects on the go.

Girl on Film

During our chat, Cecil offered her insight into her latest works Girl On Film and The Plain Janes plus her multi-city promotional tour. She also provided her thoughts about the recent Harley Quinn/Birds of Prey movie. Cecil told her secret trick about starting any comic book project. It’s really quiet clever.

The Plain Janes

You can discover more about Cecil on Twitter at @misscecil and online at http://www.cecilcastellucci.com


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

CBR wrote an article about the 10 top comic books for fans to read while you wait for Fiona Staples and Bryan K Vaughan to return to Saga. The list includes:
– Isola by Karl Kerschl, Brendan Fletcher and Michele Assarasakorn
Descender by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen
Y: The Last Man by Pia Guerra and Bryan K. Vaughan
You can read more at CBR.com

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Interview Magazine posted their chat with Michael DeForge about his new title Familiar Face. When asked what prompted him to create this book, Michael said: “I wanted to do something about automation and algorithms and just a weird kind of collaboration between human inputs and what the algorithm puts out. I was inspired by this new type of job that’s been popping up, like YouTube and Netflix taggers.”
You can read more at InterviewMagazine.com

Familiar Face


Comic Book Daily published an article by Canadian comic book historian Ivan Kocmarek entitled ‘Sort of Heroes’. The subject was about an initial classification of Canadian WECA heroes between 1941 and 1946. Ivan wrote: “The first few batches to come out would be the cowboys, air aces, trenchcoated detectives and spies and other soldiers of fortune, and Jungle adventurers. These archetypes were the golden age staples and tremendously popular at the time, but I tend to consider them the “beige” heroes—those who lacked the romance of costumes or the comic book spice of extraordinary powers, or even the vibrant context of science fiction and/or fantasy.”
You can read more at ComicBookDaily.com

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