Group of 7 added to Guelph Museums permanent collections

Cool development. Group of 7 has been added to the permanent collections of Guelph Museums. Thank you to Guelph Museums for its ongoing support of this John McCrae-starring, First World War, alt-Canadian history, action-adventure, comic book series. Copies available in the Museum gift shop!

Vocamus Press Writers’ Community Genre Fiction Group presentation at McLaughlin Library (Guelph, ON) – March 3, 2019

Thanks so much to the Genre Fiction Group for the invitation to discuss writing comic books, historical inspiration and self-publishing today. You gave me 20 minutes and in classic me fashion, I spoke for an hour and a half. But to be fair, I did check in more than once and no-one seemed bothered aboutContinue reading “Vocamus Press Writers’ Community Genre Fiction Group presentation at McLaughlin Library (Guelph, ON) – March 3, 2019”

Vocamus Press 5th Annual Book Bash (Guelph, ON) – October 14, 2018

This was our second Book Bash go-around and this show is always a great time. I get to walk from my house and talk comics with locals on a leisurely Sunday accompanied by Wellington Brew and shawarma. Can’t go wrong. For two years running we’ve been the only comic book on offer amongst a seaContinue reading “Vocamus Press 5th Annual Book Bash (Guelph, ON) – October 14, 2018”

The Dragon 20th Anniversary mini-con (Guelph, ON) – September 15, 2018

Jason took the reins solo at this event to help celebrate The Dragon, it’s excellent employees and amazing owners, Jenn and Robert Haines. Perhaps the highlight was hanging out with new friends (and incredibly talented local illustrators and creators) Scott Chantler, Jay Stephens, Nick Craine and Scott Mooney. Good eggs, all of them and youContinue reading “The Dragon 20th Anniversary mini-con (Guelph, ON) – September 15, 2018”

ETCH 2018 Book Launch (Guelph, ON) – June 2, 2018

We can’t seem to stay away from Vocamus Press OR the Guelph Public Library. Earlier this year, Jason and I ran a workshop through Vocamus for teen storytellers at the library, so to be invited to the launch of anthology of teen storytelling (which includes a submission from one of our workshopees!) was a lovelyContinue reading “ETCH 2018 Book Launch (Guelph, ON) – June 2, 2018”

Meet the Makers: From Cartooning and Comic Books to Graphic Novels, A Catalyst for Change (Guelph, ON) – May 30, 2018

This was a real treat. An opportunity to take part on a panel with some of our favourite people (and creators) and share thoughts on our work and comics in general. Hosted by the Friends of the Guelph Public Library and moderated by Jenn Haines, owner of The Dragon, the panel included multiple Eisner nomineeContinue reading “Meet the Makers: From Cartooning and Comic Books to Graphic Novels, A Catalyst for Change (Guelph, ON) – May 30, 2018”

Kazoo Print Expo (Guelph, ON) – April 14, 2018

Despite terrible weather (it snowed AND hailed), we had a wonderful time exhibiting at the Kazoo Print Expo. Apparently even the worst weather won’t keep Guelphites from checking out and supporting local arts (sidebar – I love this city). We met a whack of great folks, picked up some amazing product and drank some deliciousContinue reading “Kazoo Print Expo (Guelph, ON) – April 14, 2018”

Vocamus Press Teen Writing Workshop (Guelph, ON) – February 2, 2018

Yesterday, we had the pleasure of running a story writing workshop for teens at the Guelph Public Library. Sponsored by local book advocates Vocamus Press, the workshop had a fairly broad scope (see below) so we focused on what we knew and what we’ve learned over the process of creating and releasing Group of 7.Continue reading “Vocamus Press Teen Writing Workshop (Guelph, ON) – February 2, 2018”