The amazing Rebecca Hart joins Logan, Brian, and Darci to chat about the first volume of the queer, British YA comic Breaks by Malin Ryden and Emma Vieceli. They also break down the latest indie comics (or comics adjacent) news like Umbrella Academy‘s Elliot Page coming out, a new Witchblade creative team, and David Lee Roth‘s foray into the world of graphic novels (And VR?) Other comics mentioned on the show, include Porcelain,Legend of Zelda by Hand Drawn Games, Gunnerkrigg Court, Grind Like A Girl, Ind-Xed, Home Sick Pilots, Stillwater, and Gorillaz Almanac. (Episode art by Emma Vieceli)
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Soaring Penguin Press has agreed to publish the first volume of the popular web comic Breaksby Emma Vieceli and Malin Rydén.
Presented in weekly segments from February 2014 to August 2016, Breaks has garnered a reputation as an intelligent and thoughtful coming-of-age story:
From self-publishing to some of the biggest book publishers in the world, Emma loves telling stories with pictures. Her work includes: Doctor Who for Titan comics, the New York Times-bestselling Vampire Academy graphic novel series for Penguin Random House, Avalon Chronicles for Oni Press and the critically acclaimed independent web series, Breaks with co-creator Malin Ryden. Her recent work includes the Alex Rider series for Walker books, The Adventures of Supergirl for DC comics, and Back to the Future for IDW. Alongside comics, she worked on the A&E television series, Bates Motel, providing the sketchbook found by Norman Bates.
Malin Rydén is a published freelance fiction writer, sharing her time between two continents, two languages and too many imaginary worlds to count. While the bulk of her work remains firmly rooted in speculative fiction, she has made forays into crime and contemporary young adult fiction as well as comic scripts. Current projects include a collection of horror shorts dealing with what lurks beneath the idyllic Swedish surface, a time-travel novel about the worst dad ever, a paranormal crime drama as well as several collaborative projects with other authors.
Breaks will be published in the latter part of 2017 as both a trade edition and a limited prestige publication.