Every Sunday (late instalment due to TCAF)
I contributed a two page comic to the latest issue of the always incredible Canadian Notes and Queries. It’s an instalment in their ongoing series of adaptations of scenes from Can-lit novels.
I was assigned Paul Quarrington’s Whale Music. It was an challenging one to work on, since I really hated the book. But I think the fact that I was adapting something that was both out of my comfort zone and something I didn’t really care for resulted in a more interesting comic. I’m happy with how the final spread came out, which isn’t something I can say about a lot of my comics.
Bonus points to whoever can name the three records whose covers are visible in panel 9 (two are easy)
One more TCAF debut I didn’t realize was out so soon. X-Mas comic, with stories by me, Patrick Kyle and Michaela Zacchilli. Sequel to “Cop Comic” and “Basketball Comic”, prequel to “Pixar’s Cars Comic”
Available online here for those of you who can’t make the show!
Front cover by Mickey
This weekend is the 2013 Toronto Comics Arts Festival! I’ll be tabling with the Koyama Press table. Come drop by and say hello!
My big debut for the show is Very Casual, a collection of short stories from various anthologies and minis I’ve made over the past few years. It’s published by Koyama Press, 152 pages and 15 dollars.
There will also be some advance copies of Lose #5 at the table! This thing doesn’t officially drop til June, but Koyama Press apparently has a limited amount for sale at the show. 48 pages, 8 dollars.
I’m also finally printing up Loose #3, the third instalment of my cruddy sketchbook zine series. I’m not going to be printing many of these, and they won’t ever be for sale online. I’ll be bringing 50 to TCAF, 25 to the Oslo Comics Fest and 25 to CAKE and that’s it. Includes weird sketchbook jams with Lala Albert, Jonny Negron, Leslie Stein, Keith Jones and whatever else I find in my books when I bring them to Kinkos this week.
I’ll of course have some older minis and comics for sale with me, and maybe some Risographed and silkscreened art prints.
Also! I’m nominated for a 2013 Doug Wright Award, so catch me sweating in the front row at the Saturday night ceremony. It’s hosted by Scott Thompson (!) who I am enjoying a lot on Hannibal right now.
I’ll also be participating in some festival programming. From 12:15 – 1:15, I’ll be at the Forest Hill Ballroom with Jess Fink, CF, Matt Kindt, Rutu Modan and Patrick McEown, which is presumably a panel about assembling the most random selection of cartoonists possible. I’ll also be on the Adventure Time panel from 4:00-5:00 with Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb, Mike Holmes, Meredith Gran, Danielle Corsetto and Steve Wolfhard.
Left this in Lala’s sketchbook and forgot about it. she helpfully e-mailed me a 1200 dpi scan of it.