Ho ho, we’ve really been snoozing around here. Bryan has a new record shop business and I’m swamped getting my latest graphic novel funded on kickstarter and launched in May. By the by a good moment to mention we’ve got an open callfor new contributors including a dedicated blog manager who could take on composing more regula C-list posts like this. Let us know if you want to join the teem and…
As often as I can, I will try to bring you short interviews with people who are creating comics and doing everything they can to show their work to the world.
Today I spoke with Salgood Sam about his book Dream Life, currently funding on Kickstarter.
I’ve been neglecting tumbler! Hey folks this is what’s up with the kickstarter and some bla bla about the story and its origins.
by BK Munn
Eric Kim’s latest comic is Nitro Battlers, “the story of a battle-weary sentai soldier who decides to call it quits after years of fighting monsters on a weekly basis.” Like his hero, Kim is a battle-hardened veteran of indie comics with an accessible, fun style, most memorably on display in the work he has done with J. Torres including Love as a Foreign Language(Oni Press). This…
A little character sketch for a game I’m playing (yes, a role playing game - don’t let me nice clothes fool you, I am a nerd).
Robin McConnell and Brandon Graham have launched a Kickstarter to pay for a U.S. interview tour. The initial West Coast leg of the tour has already been funded and they have just added a bonus New York leg.
Over the course of many years, both through CITR Radio and through his website Inkstuds, Robin McConnell has had the privilege of interviewing an innumerable amount of cartoonists…
By BK Munn
Many years in the making, this film documents the origins and persistence of distinctly Canadian comic book superheroes, with tons of rare footage and interviews with cartoonists from the 1940s to the present day.
The film was written and directed by Will Pascoe. Hope Nicholson, one-half of the team behind the Kickstarter-funded Nelvana comics reprint project, was an associate…
Uncle Upton’s Neighbourhood
By Colin UptonMain Street around Kingsway/Broadway used to be a “dark zone” in Vancouver. I remember nervously walking through the area in the 1980’s on my way home in South Van with the shops shut and the streets eerily deserted at night.
By the 2000’s I had moved into the area. Mostly because so many people I knew already lived in the neighbourhood, it was well…
Inkstuds Spotlight: Jay Potts And Comics You Can Believe In
Today I’m talking to Jay Potts, creator of the blaxploitation-themed webcomic World of Hurt and the upcoming tokusatsu-inspired series Atomech. Potts works largely in an adventure comics mode, creating stories where men and women go out and dispense justice or make things happen, and without a publisher. His tales avoid ironic takes on familiar ideas in favor of simply telling a good story that obeys the rules of whichever genre he has chosen to work in. That’s an interesting approach to me, considering how much of the comics industry leans on nostalgia, irony, and deconstruction nowadays, so I spoke with Potts about his influences, consciously processing those influences, and respecting the idiom.