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Dec 26, 2019

Sometimes writers don't love what they've written. Sometimes comics get misinterpreted. Sometimes one's feelings on what they wrote change with time. 

In clips from two of our favourite shows this year, comic creators Dennis O'Neil and Kelsey Wroten candidly reflect on their work.  

Dennis O'Neil is an iconic writer...

Dec 12, 2019

Montreal-based but Toronto-born artist and writer Sherwin Tija channeled a sense of hopelessness when making "Plummet," a new comic in which a woman wakes up to find herself falling, with no end in sight. 

Sherwin tells Jacob about the emotions behind the story, which was inspired in part by the September 11 attacks....

Nov 28, 2019

When it comes to comics, language matters — especially in the case of Dakwäkãda Warriors. Vancouver's Cole Pauls joins Justin to discuss how his Indigenous futurist comic keeps the Southern Tutchone language alive.

Much of Dakwäkãda Warriors is written in Southern Tutchone, which Pauls learned growing up in Haines...

Nov 14, 2019

Just when you thought you were done with the Canadian election... Winnipeg cartoonist Kaj Hasselriis joins Justin and Jacob to discuss Politikids, his kid-friendly comic about the childhoods of Canada's four major party leaders: Justin Trudeau, Andrew Scheer, Jagmeet Singh and Elizabeth May.

We ask: How should one talk...

Oct 31, 2019

Producer Leena Minifie curated When Raven Became Spider, an exhibit featuring a fusion of Indigenous art and superhero comics. She talks to Justin and Jacob about transformation—the exhibit's major theme—and about keeping stories alive.

When Raven Became Spider will be at the University of Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1C03...