Power in Canadian comics
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Power in Canadian comics

In honour of Canada Day, I thought I’d take some time to write about indy* comics in my home country. Afterall, we’ve consistently produced internationally recognized talent in this medium. So my question is: why? It may seem cynical, but I think one major factor in why Canada has produced so many amazing cartoonists that … Continue reading

On false narratives
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On false narratives

I’m really not into lose-lose narratives. We have a lot of them when it comes to art. As a rule of thumb, when you find yourself trapped in a complex situation that’s been simplified into an either-or situation, you are probably using a faulty mental approach to the situation. Hopefully I can tease out a … Continue reading

Why reviews?
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Why reviews?

Last week, @Jimzub tweeted “98% of the articles/reviews written are by would-be comic writers sucking up or bitterly criticizing others.” Then, one of my favourite film critics died. And I began thinking more about arts criticism and the act of writing reviews. Zub’s tweet raises an important point because unlike films, concerts, literary works and … Continue reading