Comic Writing – Anthony Ruttgaizer, Jack Briglio & Ian Flynn – Toronto ComiCon 2019

Freelance writer and podcaster Brent Chittenden moderates a panel of esteemed comic book writers with unique perspectives including Anthony Ruttgaizer, Jack Briglio and Ian Flynn who gathered to share their writing process with aspiring writers and comic book fans who attended their 2019 Toronto ComiCon panel.

Anthony Ruttgaizer is a comic book writer, a professional wrestler and a podcast host based in Toronto, Canada. He has also worked as a stand up comedian, a live event promoter and host, and as both a night club and radio station DJ. Anthony’s weekly pop culture podcast the “Handsome Genius Club Radio Show” features in-depth discussions and interviews with creators, actors, comedians, athletes and celebrities. As professional wrestler ‘Anthony Kingdom James,’ he appears regularly on Smash Wrestling’s weekly television show on the Fight Network and at live wrestling events across the independent circuit. His notable media appearances include “Sunday Edition” (CBC Radio), “Inner Space” and “Fandom Forum: Battlestar Galactica” (Space Television), “Culture Shock” (WWE Network), “CITY-tv News” (Toronto), “WICU-tv News” (Erie, PA), “The Fan 590 AM” (Toronto), “Live Audio Wrestling” (syndicated national radio), “Naked News” and “Vice.com.”

Jack Briglio is the writer of the Eisner-nominated fantasy adventure series “Growing Up Enchanted” (2010-2011). He previously worked on “Scooby-Doo and Legion of Superheroes in the 31st Century” for DC Comics, “The Adventures of Digger & Friends” for IDW and “Sesame Street Comics” for Sesame Street Workshop, “Dominion Jack” for ChapterHouse Publishing, “Take 2” for Aces Weekly and strips for “Disney Princess” from Joe Books. Jack returned to Markosia publishing to help create a colour edition of “Growing Up Enchanted” and to be the editor, and contributor, to a new speculative fiction anthology called “Flip.”

Ian Flynn — who also goes by the Internet pen name ‘Ian Potto’ — is an American comic book writer. He was the chief writer for Archie Comics’ “Sonic the Hedgehog” series since issue #160 after the departure of his predecessor Ken Penders. Flynn became the lead writer of IDW Publishing’s “Sonic the Hedgehog” comic series on April 4th, 2018.

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