Here’s my chat with Ian Boothby about Sparks: Future Purrfect. This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. And the podcast is also available on YouTube. Please like and subscribe to that video channel.
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Ian is a writer of comic books and cartoon strips as well as a sketch and improv comedian. He’s an Eisner Award–winning comic book creator known for his work as the main writer on The Simpsons comic book and one of the lead writers on Futurama Comics for Matt Groening’s Bongo Comics. He has been nominated for the Shuster and the Harvey awards. Ian currently is the writer and co-creator of the Scholastic Graphix graphic novel series Sparks! with artist Nina Matsumoto and the writer and co-creator of the Image Comics series Exorsisters with artist Gisele Legace. Ian was a feature writer for MAD Magazine where along with Pia Guerra he created the comic strip Meanwhile… which ran until the end of the magazine’s run. He now works with Pia creating cartoons for The New Yorker and the comic strip Mannequin on the Moon. On television, Ian is the creator of the CBC sketch comedy series The 11th Hour, called “The funniest sketch series since SCTV” by the National Post. He co-created the Jessie Award winning ‘Free Willie Shakespeare’ for the Vancouver Theatresports League and the comedy shows ‘Sword Play’ and ‘James Bond Live’. Ian founded and directed the Canadian Comedy Award -winning sketch group Canadian Content and is the co-host of the Sneaky Dragon, Totally Tintin and Compleatly Beatles podcasts. Ian wants you to know that Adam Sandler hit a Subway sandwich into his mouth in the movie “Happy Gilmore”.
Sparks: Future Purrfect is described as: “Charlie and August, the kitty duo who control the incredible Sparks costume, are exhausted. It’s hard work saving people all the time! So what better way to relax than to get away to a beautiful tropical island? But when weird things start to happen and they discover that the island holds a surprising secret, they’re blasted off on their craziest adventure ever. And this time they have to save themselves!”
You can discover more about Sparks: Future Purrfect at SparksComic.com
You can discover more work by Ian at https://www.gocomics.com/mannequin-on-the-moon
Ian can be found on Twitter at @IanBoothby
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