Monthly Archives: August 2010

Research

There’s a lot of research involved in writing, and just as much in illustrating. I have a degree in Medieval Studies, and many years since then of studying history on my own. Connie hasn’t had time to read nearly so … Continue reading

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Favourite manga & graphic novels

I never really got into American comics as a child, but I read Asterix and Tintin voraciously, so those were my introduction to the art of telling a sustained story in graphic form. Asterix, especially, is something I can read … Continue reading

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Birth of a manga … or “When KV met Connie”

The manga project* began in the spring of 2010, when I was a presenter at the MASC Young Authors’ and Illustrators’ Conference in Ottawa. I was giving workshops, still rather jetlagged from my tour in Macedonia and the stress of … Continue reading

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