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Class and taboo
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Class and taboo

In the pursuit of transparency, I’m gonna share some numbers with y’all about money in Comic Freelancing — Rian Sygh 🏳️‍🌈 (@RianSygh) March 25, 2017 @RianSygh I worked my ass off last year, to sickness and burnout, and am still only scraping by. I think this transparency is important — Rian Sygh 🏳️‍🌈 (@RianSygh) March … Continue reading

Kawai’s Guide to finding the BEST underground art, nightlife and alternative events in another city with ZERO connections
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Kawai’s Guide to finding the BEST underground art, nightlife and alternative events in another city with ZERO connections

So last year at TCAF, there was a cartoonist from abroad (who shall remain unnamed) who was like, “so where do we go to party and get drugs around here?” Since this is probably a common query for people out of town, I thought I’d share my time-tested-and-true strategies for finding the nightlife you want … Continue reading

Seth in conversation with DeForge + reflections on Canadian art and identity
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Seth in conversation with DeForge + reflections on Canadian art and identity

Seth: Making History – In Conversation with Michael DeForge was an event well worth attending for Canadian comics lovers. It was a rare opportunity to hear a cross generational discussion about comics from two of the most preeminent Canadian cartoonists working today. As a bonus, attendees were also treated to two brief lectures analyzing Seth’s … Continue reading

Five comics for trying times
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Five comics for trying times

I usually write posts reviewing or analyzing comics – and more often than not, they’re rather naughty. Given recent events south of the border, I thought I’d change gears and write about some comics that I thought would be suitable reads for trying times. I’ve avoided what I think are obvious suspects like Maus or … 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
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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