Writer J.M. Frey discusses different approaches for comic books and novels

Here is my chat with J.M. Frey. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts.

JM Frey

J.M. Frey is an author and screenwriter, and she’s appeared in podcasts, documentaries, and on radio and television to discuss all things geeky. Her debut novel Triptych was nominated for two Lambda Literary Awards, and garnered a place among the Best Books of 2011 from Publishers Weekly.

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During our chat, J.M. talked about her forays into comic books including Toronto Comics anthology. She also discussed her approach when writing comic books versus novels. J.M. also offered some writing tips for those considering getting into the business.

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You can discover more about J.M. Frey on Twitter at @scifrey and online at jmfrey.net


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

Marvel Comics wrote about their upcoming Infinite Destinies storyline slated for sale this summer. Writer Jed MacKay, who will appear on this podcast in the very near future, was asked about his role in this project. He said: “The Infinity Stones have found new homes — as people! Infinite Destinies is the next chapter in the story of the Infinity Stones and the people they’ve bonded with — and the powers in the Marvel Universe who are taking interest in these powerful new players.”
You can read more at Marvel.com
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Nerdist published an article about comic book creators recommending their favourite ‘cozy comics’. Mariko Tamaki recommended Dear Justice League by Micheal Northrop and Gustavo Duarte. She explained: “Because it’s really sweet and funny and you can read it with your kids.” Kaare Andrews recommended Sugar And Spike written and drawn by Sheldon Mayer in the 50’s. He said that this is “a reminder that a book can survive 60 years of wars, political unrest, pretty much whatever humanity can throw at ourselves and still be fun and relevant today. ”
You can read more at Nerdist.com

Winnipeg Free Press interviewed Brianna Jonnie about her new book If I Go Missing.
Published by Toronto-based Lorimer Children & Teens, the book is co-written by Nahanni Shingoose and illustrated by Neal Shannacappo. The book is derived from excerpts of a letter Brianna wrote when she was 14, which called out authorities for not immediately investigating missing Indigenous people, When asked about the book, Brianna said: “I wanted to bring the issue to light with younger audiences without being too harsh, and also let them know they’re not alone. I was really trying to connect with young people, who are not always taken seriously, and let them know that they have a voice and that there are people that believe in them.”
You can read more at WinnipegFreePress.com

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