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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
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