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

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

Interview: Gina Wynbrandt
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Interview: Gina Wynbrandt

Read a funny interview I did with the lovely Gina Wynbrandt over text ❤ If it makes you laugh, you should definitely check out her new book, Someone Please Have Sex With Me, published by 2d cloud. Or get it with a bunch of other great comics through 2d cloud’s kickstarter. Continue reading