Hark! An Interview with Kate Beaton

I had the pleasure of interviewing the great Canadian Kate Beaton for books.torontoist.com in 2010. She is one of my very favourite cartoonists – very smart, very funny, unpretentious, literary, down to earth. At the time her webcomic Hark! A Vagrant was at the height of it’s popularity, and she was gaining wider fame, winningContinue reading “Hark! An Interview with Kate Beaton”

Interview with Canadian cartoonist Marc Bell

Here’s an interview with Marc Bell that originally appeared at books.torontoist.com (since defunct), about his new book Hot Potatoe, his style, and a bit about his move into fine art. [*Edit – this post originally appeared in May 2010 as a link to the interview on the books.torontoist.com site, but as of Oct 7 2019Continue reading “Interview with Canadian cartoonist Marc Bell”

An Interview with James Sturm

Here’s an interview with James Sturm that originally appeared at books.torontoist.com (since defunct) when he visited Toronto for TCAF. [*Edit – this post originally appeared in May 2010 as a link to the interview on the books.torontoist.com site, but as of Oct 26 2019 has been updated to include the interview itself] Originally Published: MayContinue reading “An Interview with James Sturm”

An Interview with Doug Wright Awards Nominee Adam Bourret

[Reposting this in Oct 2019, originally published in April 2010 for books.torontoist.com] By Dave Howard Published: April 22, 2010 Toronto cartoonist Adam Bourret was recently nominated for a Doug Wright Award for Best Emerging Talent. He also won the 2009 Best Comic award at Expozine, Montreal’s popular small-press fair. His graphic novel, I’m Crazy, documents his experiences with obsessiveContinue reading “An Interview with Doug Wright Awards Nominee Adam Bourret”

Interview with Brad Mackay, Doug Wright Awards Co-Founder

[Interview originally published 2010 for books.torontoist.com, republished here Oct 2019] By Dave Howard Published: February 17, 2010 Brad Mackay is a freelance journalist who, along with Canadian cartoonist Seth, is the co-founder of the Doug Wright Awards, which recognize and celebrate English-language comics and graphic novels in Canada. I spoke to Mr. Mackay earlier this week about the origins of the awards,Continue reading “Interview with Brad Mackay, Doug Wright Awards Co-Founder”