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Host Aaron Broverman interviews Toronto’s comicbook luminaries.


  • 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... Read more »
  • Seth
    Aaron journeys to Inkwell’s End, the home and studio of Canadian award-winning cartoonist Seth (Palookaville, Clyde Fans, It’s a Good Life If You Don’t Weaken, Wimbledon Green, George Sprott) in Guelph, Ontario Canada. In doing so, he steps into a time-warp and a space Seth best describes as, “post war-kitsch.”... Read more »
  • Chester Brown
    Inspired by Robert Crumb, Crad Kilodney, Art Spiegelman, Seth and other alternative cartoonists, Chester Brown uses his autobiographical comics work to confront issues that he’s currently wrestling with or make him uncomfortable. Whether it was the use of scatological humour in Ed the Happy Clown, his relationship with women and... Read more »
  • Peter Birkemoe and Christopher Butcher
    The Beguiling Books & Art is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2017, so Aaron welcomes its current owner Peter Birkemoe and outgoing shop manager and current Toronto Comic Art Festival artistic director Christopher Butcher. Together they trace the shop’s history from its beginnings on Harbord Street to its current status... Read more »
  • Alfonso Espinos
    Alfonso Espinos was born and raised in Mexico where, over 20 years ago, he launched Studio Comix Press to self-publish The Night Spike, a cartoon, superhero parody comic. It could’ve just been another obscure Spanish-language imprint, but then he met his wife and moved to Kitchener, Ontario where things... Read more »
  • Andrew Thomas
    Andrew Thomas lucked out. Just as his indie comic Post-Human (kind of Inspector Gadget meets film noir) was disintegrating because of creative differences with the writer, the Northern Ontario Comicon in Timmins, Ontario contacted him about developing an ongoing superhero series featuring its mascot – an anthropomorphic lion in medieval... Read more »
  • Valentine De Landro
    As the co-creator of Bitch Planet, comic artist Valentine De Landro gets to explore intersectional feminism and build a world representing all kinds of women of all kinds of races, minorities and body types, a far cry from his days as an African-Canadian comic fan when he didn’t often... Read more »
  • Sarafin
    Sarafin is the writer and artist behind the independent webcomic and graphic novel series Asylum Squad. The fictional story is very loosely inspired by Sarafin’s own experiences during a year an in-patient facility where she was receiving treatment for mental illness and follows four teenage patients drafted into an experimental... Read more »
  • 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... Read more »
  • Nicholas Brown and Evan Henderson
    As regular listeners to this podcast will know, it’s no secret that our host is a huge Sandman fan and works in a Sandman reference in almost every episode. So when he heard Nicholas Brown and Evan Henderson were making a 35-minute fan film adapting Sandman #6: “24 Hours” called... Read more »

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