Domenic Purdy

Whether it’s those told in the medium of comic books, in the pulp print of a newspaper or on the silver screen, Domenic Purdy has always held a passion for storytelling. Inspired to pursue journalism by Clark Kent, Lois Lane and others at DC Comics’ Daily Planet, Purdy tries to find the human in every story he writes. Specializing in entertainment interviews and reporting at the Planet, Purdy is a junior studying journalism at Louisiana State University’s Manship School of Mass Communication, where he covers news for the student paper, the Reveille. Purdy also writes about cultural news at Baton Rouge’s 225 Magazine, in addition to freelance work with the Advocate.

Full circle: Comic writer Jim Krueger reflects on the influence of Jack Kirby

Writer Jim Krueger stands behind two collections of his work at his artist alley table at Fan Expo New Orleans in the Ernest Morial Convention Center on Jan. 6, 2023. Photo by Domenic Purdy

Jim Krueger, sitting at an artist alley table at the 2023 New Orleans Fan Expo, watched as fans of comic books and anime walked past his display of art prints and paperbacks ready for autographs. 

Hiro Kanagawa talks ‘Star Trek: Discovery,’ life as a Japanese Canadian actor and more

Photo by Noah Asanias

Bringing a stern, authoritative demeanor to his 200+ roles across three decades, Hiro Kanagawa is deeply familiar with Vancouver’s television and film industries. Hailing originally from Tokyo, Kanagawa was drawn to the arts at an early age, coming home from school to watch “Star Trek: The Original Series” reruns and acting in Steven Sondheim musicals in high school and college.