Get Group of 7 at the Guelph Civic Museum

The Guelph Civic Museum is the latest location to start selling Issue #1 and we couldn’t be happier. Our first museum! Hopefully not the last. Look for us in the gift shop! And make sure you make time to visit the museum proper and take part in its amazing programming.

WhitCAF (Whitby, ON) – November 18, 2017

This past weekend we exhibited at our first comics-specific event – WhitCAF, the Whitby Comic Arts Festival. Sponsored and hosted by the Whitby Public Library, this happened to be the inaugural edition of the event and featured a number of comics and art creators, both local and from across the Greater Toronto Area.

We had a great time talking Group of 7 (and comics in general) and I managed to get a bunch of my Christmas shopping done (there was an abundance of amazing products on offer and I scored awesome comics from creators J. Torres and Meaghan Carter for my niece and nephew, I also picked up Dan Collins’ Auroraman for myself).

Best of all, I was asked to participate in Saturday Afternoon Comic-toons alongside Torres (Teen Titans Go!) and Collins (Adventures of Lil’ Auroraman) in which we read our comics with help from an audience of kids and parents. Seeing Group of 7 turned into a live script reading was something else. I really hope to do it again in future.

Oh and I met an entire troop of Star Wars pilots and stormtroopers which was, of course, incredible. The costume detail was insane!

WhitCAF marked the end of our 2017 exhibiting but we plan to be at more events in 2018! Turns out there are CAFs across southern Ontario and we’re more than willing and able.

Until the next one – Chris

Ontario Heritage Fairs Association AGM (Toronto, ON) – October 28, 2017

A few months back, we were asked to present the comic and related resources at the Ontario Heritage Fairs Association AGM. The Association “offers students the opportunity to explore the many aspects of their Canadian heritage in a dynamic learning environment and to present the results of their efforts in either French or English in a public exhibition” (stolen directly from the website). These kinds of presentations are invaluable to both Jason and I as there’s always an angle or lens or suggestion we hadn’t yet considered in terms of how best to develop and share the comic with scholastic audiences. Overall, the meeting was vigorous and engaging and yet again affirmed the value of using resources like Group of 7 in a classroom setting. If we can help start a conversation about Canadian history, we’re pleased to do so.

(don’t mind the photo, I should have hit the lights beforehand)

Issue #1 OUT NOW!

Happy Canada Day everyone! Jason and I are thrilled to present Group of 7 #1 – a most secret tale of Canadian daring and danger from the Great War. Read all 22 pages on the website for FREE or purchase your own digital copy via Gumroad here. We hope to have print editions available to order sometime this summer.

We’re hard at work on Issue #2 and appreciate all the love and support you have sent our way. Have a safe and happy holiday!

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