Elizabeth offers insight into her new book that shines a light on comic book creators from Newfoundland and Labrador
Here’s my chat with Elizabeth Whitten about writing Off Panel from Engen Books.
Elizabeth Whitten is a freelance reporter based in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. She received her Masters in Anthropology in 2012 from Memorial University and instead of heading off to do her PhD, she moved to Halifax to attend the University of King’s College one-year bachelor of journalism. From there, she was Downhome Magazine’s assistant editor for four years, before heading to daily news with allNewfoundlandLabrador, where she covered the tech sector and health care. In the summer of 2021 she decided to become a full-time freelance reporter. Her work has been published by CBC, Atlantic Business Magazine and Herizons. She’s also a reporter for the CBC in St. John’s. Her new book, Off Panel, about the history of Newfoundland and Labrador comics, is published by Engen Books.
Off Panel is a collection of essays that introduce the major figures in the local Newfoundland and Labrador comic book scene and how they became interested in comics, the challenges of working in the province, the themes they write about, and what inspires them. The book also delves into details about how comic books have changed in the past few decades, both from the technology available to artists, like the iPad, and publishing mediums, including the internet.
You can discover more about Elizabeth Whitten online at ElizabethWhitten.ca
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