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Sayonara Mirvish Village + last party at The Beguiling on Markham
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Sayonara Mirvish Village + last party at The Beguiling on Markham

January has finally passed and Mirvish Village will be clearing out to make way for a residential complex by Vancouver developer Westbank. This tightly packed strip was home to an eclectic number of businesses and organizations aside from The Beguiling: the specialized video rental store, Suspect Video; a number of clothing stores including one that … Continue reading

2016 in review
Comics & Side Projects

2016 in review

2016 was not an easy year for me personally. The year was consumed by caregiving responsibilities for two unrelated individuals so making comics and zines – and even reading comics and zines – pretty much got sidelined this year. I did manage to table at two zine fairs though: Canzine and Zine Dream! Had some … Continue reading

Some reviews
Comics & Side Projects

Some reviews

Came across a couple reviews of some of my zines ❤ Click on the links to read the reviews in their totality. From Quimby’s re: Kawai’s Guide to Falling in Love with Inappropriate Persons: a wonderfully composed and thoughtful read resting under its cheeky title. And over at Broken Pencil, Joshua Barton writes about Kawai’s … Continue reading

Recommended: Frontier #13 (Richie Pope)
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Recommended: Frontier #13 (Richie Pope)

Frontier’s latest offering, Fatherson by Richie Pope is a colourful work which explores, in Pope’s words, “the gaze and experience around black fatherhood.” The comic reads more like an illustrated book (perhaps to mimic a children’s book?) but its simplicity is deceptive. The narrative playfully collapses the role of adult and child, confusing your reading … Continue reading

Kawai’s Guide to Montréal
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Kawai’s Guide to Montréal

Speak French. Hint: it’s easier if you get out of the downtown core. See the aboriginal people’s fashion exhibit and whatever is showing at the Musée Mccord Check out some comic book stores and discover some Francophone comics/BD (bandes dessinées). I found these two walking about Rue St. Denis/Rue Rachel E Don’t forget Librairie D+Q, … Continue reading

Zine Dream 9
Comics & Side Projects

Zine Dream 9

New zines coming your way at Zine Dream 9 include Graze Magazine, Milkweed, some outtakes, annotated comic interviews and postcards. I’ll also have: Suburban Mystic; Kawai’s Guide to Falling in Love with Inappropriate Persons (last copies!); Dirty Diamonds #6; Everylasting Dérive; assorted mini/microzines and more. See you this Saturday!   Continue reading