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.
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Willow Dawson is a critically-acclaimed illustrator for comics, graphic novels and picture books for kids and adults. She was a finalist for the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award in 2016 for her picture book about the way wolves and ravens hunt together called The Wolf-Birds. She was also nominated for a 2008 Joe Shuster award for No Girls Allowed, a graphic novel chronicling women who had to pose as men throughout history.
Willow comes to Speech Bubble to promote her newest effort White as Milk,Red as Blood an evocative illustrated collection of uncensored, adult fairy tales translated from the original German written by Franz Xaver Schonwerth, a contemporary of The Brothers Grimm. Together Willow and Aaron spool out the incredible discovery of this collection 150 years after it was first locked away in a German archive. They parse out how Willow flipped literary tradition on its head by using her amazingly layered, sometimes sinister, sometimes whimsical illustrations to give context and meaning to these raw, unfiltered fairy tales where often there was none. Plus, they discuss how fairy tale plagiarism is possible in the time of the oral storytelling tradition.
You'll also hear how the dichotomies in Willow's life: a lover of nature with deathly allergies and a figure skater with serious asthma -- along with a sometimes scary upbringing in an overgrown city full of stranger danger -- came to inform why she took on this project as a mother herself and why she believes the media kids consume has a responsibility to scare them from time to time. This podcast is sponsored by Hairy Tarantula Join us for Sketches for Pledges to benefit cancer research April 21, 2018 at Paradise Comics. Get 10% off geeky t-shirts when you go to riptapparel.com and type NEVERSLEEPS at checkout
White As Milk, Red As Blood
The Guardian Article that Started it All
Where Willow used to Work
Willow's Favourite Grimm's Fairy Tales Edition
Willow's Favourite True Crime Podcast
Willow's Favourite Podcast Episode on Fairy Tales
Willow's Favourite Podcast Episode on The Brothers Grimm
Sketches for Pledges April 21, 2018
Get 10% off geeky t-shirts when you go to riptapparel.com and type NEVERSLEEPS at checkout.