Episode 40 - One Year Anniversary

Episode 40 – One Year Anniversary

This week Sequential Fiction celebrates our one year anniversary.  It’s been a year since Brian saw Kevin Smith at the Windsor Comicon and took up the challenge to create a podcast.  One year after we went live with our first Sequential Fiction, how have things changed?

In this show we tease Fan Expo Canada, talk about our first year, our favourite episodes, and then we get to our cover story. Brian and Liam debate their five favourite comics writers.

Show notes for this and every episode can be found here at our website

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Favourite episodes:

We’ve been doing this a year now, we’ll do an entire episode on our favourite episodes, but I was just wondering what are some of your highlights from the last year?

Brian and Liam’s Comic Picks of the Week

Brian’s Pick – Teen Titans #2

“THE RETURN OF WALLY WEST” part two! As the Titans prepare to do the unthinkable in order to defeat the intergalactic demon that stole time itself from the DC Universe, enter the Fearsome Five! But are the sinister quintet acting of their own accord…or are greater forces at work?

Liam’s Pick – The Smurfs Anthology Volume 1

When the Belgian cartoonist Peyo created a village of cute little woodland creatures for his heroes Johan and Peewit to discover, he couldn’t have known that they would wildly outgrow those humble origins to become a worldwide phenomenon all on their own. More than 50 years later, The Smurfs continue to delight us all with their silliness, bravery, heroism, and heart, and now we finally have a definitive collection of Peyo’s original comics to see where it all began. With introductions by Smurfologist Matt. Murray.

Brian and Liam also briefly talked about Cerebus, and discussed dedicating an entire episode to Cerebus.

Cerebus is now available digitally online at  Cerebus Downloads for very reasonable prices considering many of the “Phone Book” editions are now sold out.

Cover Story: Our Five Favourite Writers

Liam and Brian talked about their favourite writers and found some strange comparisons.

For Brian, he realized that all of his favourite writers really found their stride in the last decade.

Meanwhile, Liam realized that more than half of his favourite writers were writer/artists, a class of writer he had long dismissed.