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Speech Bubble: Scott Sawyer

episode 42  of  Speech Bubble
Scott Sawyer is the writer and artist behind North – an independent comic chronicling the adventures of Canada’s newest superhero team. Think of North as the Justice League if the Justice League were made in Canada and on their first adventure together, they found themselves dangling from the CN Tower. Scott explains why he decided to take unrelated characters he doodled in a sketchbook years ago and use them to turn the typical first issue of any team book – the recruitment – on its head. Then, we talk about his failed pilot for a Canadian superhero show, Split City, starring The Kid’s in the Hall’s Scott Thompson and Geri Hall from This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Plus, if you’ve often wondered why historically there has been more bad than good on Canadian television, Scott may have some answers for you. This episode is sponsored by Hairy Tarantula. Join Speech Bubble from 2-3pm on location at Hairy T (6979 Yonge Street Toronto, ON.) April 7-9, 2017 to celebrate Hairy Tarantula’s 25th anniversary as we record our first live episodes with guests Chip Zdarsky on Saturday, April 8th and J. Torres on Sunday, April 9th. Signings will follow each appearance, so bring your comics and get them signed by these two Eisner award winning industry behemoths. Chip will sign from 3-5pm on Saturday and J. will sign from 3-4pm on Sunday. Also, the first 25 people in line for the J. Torres signing will get a free comic signed by the man himself. North’s website http://www.norththecomic.ca Scott’s Twitter http://www.twitter.com/scottwwsawyer Scott’s IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2653684/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 The Sudbury Star on North http://www.thesudburystar.com/2016/08/21/sudbury-artist-finds-the-right-path/