About This Show
The podcast that goes one-on-one with the writers, artists, retailers, publishers, critics and journalists inside the Toronto comic book scene.
Aaron Broverman has been collecting comics in earnest since 1995 and has been a fixture of the Toronto comic scene since 2003. He was there when big name artists for Marvel, DC and Image were selling their independent comics in artist alley at local Toronto conventions. Now, he hopes to use his interview skills as a professional journalist for NOW Magazine, BlogTO, Huffington Post, Vice and Yahoo to bring his connections in the local comic scene right to your ear for some in-depth, candid conversations on all things comic book.
Most Recent Episode
Speech Bubble: Valentine De Landro
6 days ago
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 see himself represented and had to tolerate a spate of heroes with “Black” in front of their name. We talk about that awkwardness and the eerie way Bitch Planet's second arc began to allude to Hilary Clinton's defeat in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election without really meaning to. While De Landro thanks fans for their overwhelming support of the series and the way they've created a family in the comic book's back matter, we openly wonder whether society is really as woke as it purports to be with incidents like the shooting of Philandro Castile still happening at an alarming frequency. This episode sponsored by Hairy Tarantula.
Bitch Planet's website
The Pushpin (Buy a Valentine De Landro print)
Milk Fed (Kelly Sue Deconnick's company)
Image's Bitch Planet Page
#visiblewomen (send your portfolio to Kelly Sue Deconnick)
Episode Sponsor: Hairy Tarantula