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Host Aaron Broverman interviews Toronto’s comicbook luminaries.

 

  • Diana McCallum
    Diana is one half of the duo behind From Superheroes – the brand that brought you Texts from Superheroes (funny text conversations between your favourite superheroes and supervillains) and the superhero media review podcast, Talk from Superheroes. She founded the site in 2012 with her boyfriend, Comedian Andrew Ivimey... Read more »
  • Brendan Montgomery
    Timmins, Ontario native Brendan Montgomery was a Queen's University student who thought for sure that a campus with over 200 student groups would certainly have a club for comic book fans. When it turned out that wasn't the case, he started a club himself. The Queen's Comic Book Legion meets... Read more »
  • Steve Kerzner
    Hey, Fan Persons! In another installment of our Comics on Comics series, Steve Kerzner is the creative force and executive producer behind the big personality that is Ed the Sock. Children of the 1990s to mid 2000s will remember Ed as the acerbic and outspoken puppet hosting programs on... Read more »
  • Keith Grachow
    Recorded live over breakfast at the Halibut House in Burlington, Ontario Canada, Keith Grachow is an independent comic artist whose credits include Concrete Martians, Saltwater, Polybius Dream and the independent children's book series Up in the Sky written by his mom Amy. Exposed to comics and graphic design at a... Read more »
  • Ed Brisson
    Born in Toronto, grew up in Oshawa and now living in Kelowna, B.C., Marvel writer Ed Brisson (Old Man Logan, Iron Fist) regales us with his 18-year odyssey trying to break into comics. Even after he seemingly broke in with The Comeback for Image Comics, there was still a period... Read more »
  • D.A Bishop: Morte
    D.A. Bishop returns to Speech Bubble from his basemment studio in Pickering, Ontario to promote his groundbreaking co-creation with writer Kevin Joseph, Morte published by Source Point Press – a silent one-shot comic starring a man who is presumably the last human on earth in a post-apocalyptic future living out... Read more »
  • Todd Sullivan and Miike
    Malcolm Derikx aka Miike and Todd Sullivan met as classmates at Ty Templeton's Comic Book Bootcamp. Both fans of old gangster movies and noir, they always wanted to work together, but other projects got in the way. Malcolm helped found the Toronto Comics Anthology and Hogtown Horror and Todd... Read more »
  • Wayward Sisters: Allison O'Toole, M. Blankier and Lorena Loaiza
    Former Toronto Comics Anthology and current Chapterhouse Publishing editor Allison O'Toole returns to Speech Bubble with a groundbreaking new project. Wayward Sisters: An Anthology of Monstrous Women features an all-female and non-binary cast of comic creators telling monster stories from their own perspectives. Following in the footsteps of other recent... Read more »
  • Read More Comix: James Spencer, David Craig & Robb Mirsky
    Robb Mirsky was working the checkout at a liquor store when David Craig showed up in his line wearing a Chester Brown t-shirt. The two bonded and Robb invited David to the next Toronto Comic Jam. Taking place the last Tuesday of every month, the jam happens in the back... Read more »
  • Stephanie Cooke
    Stephanie Cooke cut her teeth in the comics industry as one of several hosts on one of the original comic book podcasts – Talking Comics. From there, she was able to work behind-the-scenes at many comic conventions, eventually becoming the personal assistant of some of the biggest names in the... Read more »

Speech Bubble Episode 64 – Gibson Quarter

Another member of the RAID Studio graces the Never Sleeps Network Studio in promotion of the group’s RAID.One anthology featuring original work from celebrated artists Francis Manapul, Ramon Perez and this man, Gibson Quarter. Gibson’s name may not be as familiar yet in North America because a lot of his work is published in Europe. On this episode, Gibson describes how his love for the work of famed Scottish comic artist Frank Quitely lead to him breaking into the European comic market working for Quitely’s first publisher and then later signing comics beside him at the Glasgow Comicon. Though Gibson loves that he’s known in Europe, he reveals that having published work only available across the pond has hurt his career stateside a little bit. Still he perseveres, supplying covers and interiors for some issues of Canadian hero, Auroraman, Frogman #3: The Death of Frogman and working as the co-creator of The Organ Grinder, a character that first appeared in the independent anthology series Undertow published by 7th Wave Comics based in Seattle. This episode sponsored by Hairy Tarantula.

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Speech Bubble: Paul Soles

We all remember the original 1967 Spider-Man cartoon (you know the one with the catchy theme song) but did you know that all the dialogue for the series was recorded in Toronto and Paul Soles, the voice of Peter Parker/Spider-Man, is not only still around, but still acting at 86-years-young as the star of the new CBC Comedy web series, My 90-year-old Roommate? The legend comes by to spill secrets from the production of Spider-Man, including the fact that the voice acting company for all the original Marvel cartoons – Spider-Man, The Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man, Marvel Superheroes and more – was originally put together during the production of the Rankin/Bass stop-motion animation classic Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer where Paul starred as Hermey the Elf. Fast forward into the 2000s and Paul inadvertently found himself a member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe thanks to a live-action bit part in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk and a prior relationship with star Edward Norton. This episode of Speech Bubble is sponsored by Hairy Tarantula.

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Speech Bubble Episode 38 – “Fearless” Fred Kennedy

If you live in Toronto, you know him as the popular DJ on 102.1 The Edge. But his comic book geek cred is strongest as the writer behind the scifi epic ,The Fourth Planet published quarterly by Chapterhouse Comics. He’ll tell us how the idea had its roots in his love of paleo-cultural anthropology (the origins of culture) and how Marvel’s Infinity Gauntlet changed his life. Meanwhile, we discuss why the endless crossover events and relaunches are ruining comics, how Fred got his start in radio and why he entered the ring with his own podcast Issue Zero.

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Speech Bubble – Comic on Comics w/ K. Trevor Wilson

There’s a lot more to K. Trevor Wilson than meets the eye, and Aaron Broverman wants to see it all, so long as it pertains to comics. This special ‘Comics on Comic’ episode of Speech Bubble takes you through the Letterkenny Problems star’s preferred comics as a child, what he’s reading now, and what’s possibly on the horizon.

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Speech Bubble – Daniel Brodie

Speech Bubble: Daniel Brodie A backpacking trip through Amsterdam had Daniel Brodie wondering if he was really in control of his body and that led to Morgan’s Organs – his comic that takes a look at the various characters controlling the organs of a college student named Morgan. Touted as Pixar’s Inside Out for grown ups, Morgan’s Organs was meant to be an animated TV show, but is now a comic funding its second issue through Kickstarter as of this recording’s release. Brodie talks about the projects transformation and the deeper meanings that underlie its sophomoric humour.

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Speech Bubble: Andrea Fort & Michael Christopher Heron

The co-creators and co-writers behind Songs for the Dead – a new indie comic about a young female necromancer who goes on an adventure to rescue a boy from her village – stop by to relay what it was like making and publishing their first real comic book.

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Speech Bubble – Shane Heron

Independent comic book artist Shane Heron (Black Hole Hunters Club, Monstrosity) always had a huge talent for drawing, but didn’t actually make his first comic until his mid-twenties. Despite the relatively late start, he made up for it with gusto, collaborating with past Speech Bubble guest Ricky Lima on a 24-hour comic that would eventually become the alien bounty hunters adventure Black Hole Hunters Club (https://www.facebook.com/BlackHoleHuntersClub/). He even created a comic with the host of this very podcast. Now he’s working on a new book of his own called Morris – a post-apocalyptic western featuring a sheriff with more than a passing resemblance to actor Wilford Brimley. Shane Heron Art (https://www.facebook.com/Shane-Heron-Art-220976711259696/) @YoungShaney (https://twitter.com/youngshaney?lang=en) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/shaneheron/)

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Speech Bubble – Leon Emmet

Speech Bubble  welcomes it’s founding sponsor and owner of Hairy Tarantula , Leon Emmett. We discuss the history of the shop, how Leon keeps one foot in and one foot out of modern society and what the future holds for him when the original location of his comic shop closes at the end of December 2016.

 

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Speech Bubble – Ryan North

Ryan North, the man behind Dinosaur Comics and the writer on The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl sits down with me at Never Sleeps Network for a candid conversation about his other career in computer science and his efforts to consciously have Squirrel Girl’s world better reflect the real world when it comes to diversity and gender. Also, we have our first sponsor: Hairy Tarantula. http://neversleepsnetwork.com/podcasts/speech-bubble

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