Liam O’Donnell

Episode 2: Colin Frizzell interviews Liam O’Donnell. Listen on the player below.

Air Date: May 3rd.


Liam O’Donnell was born in Northern Ireland and grew up in Canada. He is an award-winning author and educator. Liam is the creative force behind about 40 graphic novels and books specifically for reluctant readers, including: Max Finder MysteryGraphic Guide AdventuresGeeked Out Mysteries,  Tank & Fizz (nominated for a Silver Birch Award), Battle of the Blocks. and West Meadows Detectives. Mr. O’Donnell has taught in Kindergarten to Grade 8 in classrooms with the Toronto District School Board, focusing on getting children reading through alternative literacies, like graphic novels and video games. You can keep up with Liam through twitter, or on his blog, Feeding Change, and at, a project he helped start, with the support of the RE/Lab at Ryerson University, to introduce teachers to Game Based Learning, through Minecraft. Liam currently divides his time between Toronto and London, Ontario, Canada.

Inside the Artists Shanty is produced by Tim Drodge and Colin Frizzell.

Graphic Design and Image created by Jess A. Davis.

Intro and Outro music composed and performed by Colin Frizzell.