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Hosted by Robin McConnell and rotated cast of sidekicks, Inkstuds explores the underbelly of the comic world, interviewing some of today’s top creators. Inkstuds focuses on underground and indy comix from publishers like Fantagraphics, Top Shelf, Drawn and Quarterly and more. Each week, we interview a different creator to get their unique perspective on comix and discuss thier own interesting and upcoming works.

Hosted by Robin McConnell and rotated cast of sidekicks, Inkstuds explores the underbelly of the comic world, interviewing some of today’s top creators. Inkstuds focuses on underground and indy comix from publishers like Fantagraphics, Top Shelf, Drawn and Quarterly and more. Each week, we interview a different creator to get their unique perspective on comix and discuss thier own interesting and upcoming works.
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Hosted by Robin McConnell and rotated cast of sidekicks, Inkstuds explores the underbelly of the comic world, interviewing some of today’s top creators. Inkstuds focuses on underground and indy comix from publishers like Fantagraphics, Top Shelf, Drawn and Quarterly and more. Each week, we interview a different creator to get their unique perspective on comix and discuss thier own interesting and upcoming works.

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Episodes

DRINKSTUDS

3/31/2019
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Sometimes life is hard and you try to find things that get you through. Energy drinks seem to be that thing for me. I love comics. Dearly. But they are hard. It’s hard to keep up and understand what’s going … Continue reading →

Duration:00:27:06

Liam Sharp

3/5/2019
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I was able to meet up in person with Liam Sharp while he is Vancouver for a local comics show. I have always been really into his work and fascinated by his approach. He’s currently the artist on Green Lantern … Continue reading →

Duration:01:19:56

Karl Stevens

2/20/2019
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Karl Stevens joined me to talk about his painting and comics work. His latest book, The Winner from Retrofit/Big Planet, is a great move forward in his work and shows some amazing growth and introspection. I am really excited by … Continue reading →

Duration:01:01:20

Joe Kessler

2/3/2019
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Breakdown Press Co-Founder, Designer and Cartoonist, Joe Kessler joined me to talk about his new collection, Windowpane and shine a light on a bit of the history of Breakdown Press. Breakdown is one of the most interesting publishers in the … Continue reading →

Duration:01:09:37

Steve Skroce

12/19/2018
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Vancouver cartoonist, Steve Skroce joined me to talk about his latest book, Maestros. This is Steve’s first book written for himself, having previously worked with a wide range of writers like Alan Moore on Youngblood, Brian K Vaughn on We … Continue reading →

Duration:01:21:27

David Small

12/13/2018
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David Small joined me to talk about his latest book, Home After Dark. While his previous work, Stitches was a memoir, his latest is a work of fiction that still captures a similar feeling and emotion. I really liked the … Continue reading →

Duration:01:02:03

Festival Focus: Comic Arts Los Angeles

12/6/2018
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Here’s another in a run of interviews with dedicated folks who put together independent comics shows in North America. Los Angeles’ CALA is about to hold their fifth annual event, and guest ‘stud Kit Brash talked to two of the … Continue reading →

Duration:00:46:31

Live talk with Anna Haifisch, Marian Churchland and Olivier Schrauwen

12/3/2018
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Last year I joined the board of Directors for the Vancouver Comic Art Festival. It’s been really fun getting more involved in supporting local events and comics happening. The first event we did outside of the regular festival, was this … Continue reading →

Duration:00:47:20

Leif Goldberg

11/27/2018
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Leif Goldberg joined me to talk about his new book from 2dcloud, Lost In The Fun Zone. We also cover a range of work including his time in Fort Thunder, recent mini comics, yearly calendars and animation. Leif makes some … Continue reading →

Duration:01:05:36

John Harris Dunning

11/19/2018
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This week, I was joined by writer John Harris Dunning to discuss his latest book, Tumult, created with artist Michael Kennedy. Dunning has been really active in the UK comics scene, most notably, the Comics Unmasked exhibition in 2014 at … Continue reading →

Duration:00:50:32

Peter Bagge

11/13/2018
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I have been a fan of Peter Bagge’s for longer than I can remember, and he was also one of my earliest guests on the show, so it’s always great to catch up with him. Peter was in Vancouver last … Continue reading →

Duration:00:58:25

Noah Van Sciver

11/7/2018
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I like catching up with Noah Van Sciver every couple of years. He’s constantly creating new work that gets better and better. His latest, like within the last 6 months, is the memoir, One Dirty Tree from Uncivilized, Fante Bukowski … Continue reading →

Duration:00:55:58

Festival Focus: Short Run

10/30/2018
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Guest ‘stud Kit Brash is here with the first in a run of talks with some of the dedicated folks who organise independent comics shows in North America. Seattle’s Short Run Comix & Arts Festival is in its eighth year … Continue reading →

Duration:01:11:44

Sam Maggs and Jenn Woodall

10/26/2018
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Writer/Artist team of Sam Maggs and Jenn Woodall joined me to talk about their new book, Girl Squads. It’s a history book documenting different ways women have worked together in supporting each other through collective and supportive actions. It’s a … Continue reading →

Duration:00:32:45

Keren Katz

10/15/2018
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Keren Katz is my guest this week. She joins me to talk about her work in a wide variety of anthologies, including her collective in Israel and the recent Now series from Fantagraphics. Her graphic novel, The Academic Hour, published … Continue reading →

Duration:01:24:17

Kristy Valenti and RJ Casey

10/3/2018
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With a new relaunch of the printed edition of the Comics Journal coming in the new year, I sat down with editors Kristy Valenti and RJ Casey about what to expect in issue 303 of the Comics Journal and some … Continue reading →

Duration:01:08:38

Lisa Maas

8/28/2018
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Victoria based cartoonist, Lisa Maas, joined me to talk about her debut graphic novel, Forward. It’s a really effective look at recovering from loss and how to move on and make connections. it’s a very personal work that holds a … Continue reading →

Duration:00:55:02

Sloane Leong

8/7/2018
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Today I interviewed Sloane Leong. Sloane is no stranger to the Inkstuds, helping out with many excellent guest interviews in the past. Sloane’s latest work is Prism Stalker which comes out in the first collection from Image comics next month. … Continue reading →

Duration:01:07:08

Paul Kirchner

7/24/2018
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I had the pleasure of talking with Paul Kirchner about his work. It’s a really great conversation that covers a lot of breadth. His most recent release is collection of a range of his comics work called Awaiting the Collapse. … Continue reading →

Duration:01:52:37

Nate Powell

7/19/2018
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Nate Powell joined me to talk about his new book, Come Again. His first personal/solo work after the extremely powerful March series with John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, Come Again is a really fantastic book that continues his tradition of … Continue reading →

Duration:01:04:04