Artist Leland Purvis’ history is full of history. Sure, that statement is dumb, but it doesn’t make it any less true, as you’ll find out in this episode. We talk to the self-taught (!) comic book artist and writer about what inspired his creator-owned series Pubo, which was published by Dark Horse Comics, and the anthology series Vóx, for which he was awarded a grant from the prestigious Xeric Foundation to self-publish. Leland was also the artist for Suspended in Language, a graphic biography about the life of physicist Niehls Bohr written by Jim Ottoviani and Resistance, the story of two children who secretly assist the French Resistance during WWII, written by Carla Jablonski.
We also learn about the Purvis family’s deep roots in Oregon, Leland’s time in Brooklyn as a member of the Deep-Six studio, his presence at the birth of comic website act-i-vate.com and how he and Jason have a li’l bit of history of their own.