Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Standing in Tomorrow (on the runway)

Look at this face! New Unspent Love on its way to

Friday, October 16, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


After a sickly summer, it feels really great to say that I am back in the studio hard and heavy-- working towards a print edition of Unspent Love. This project has languished while I've been working on S-word and because I've been seeking some funding to get it made. But, this year I won the Nick Novak Scholarship at Open Studio, an incredibly generous opportunity which affords me the space and resources to finally complete this book. Thank you Open Studio!

The skimpy 6 chapters currently up at Top Shelf will soon grow! Meanwhile, I'll be screenprinting and letterpressing my heart out (really!) to make a print edition of at least 20 of the stories in time for the Novak exhibition next Fall.

*For the record, I derisively categorize Phil Collins under the label "Old Man** Music," though, Starlee Kine could change my mind.

**No offense old men.***

***Especially old men with beards.****


Thursday, August 27, 2009


A couple weeks ago (I'm behind), scifi blog, io9 posted an article about Sword of My Mouth.

The article is great. The comments are...recurring. So many people hate my handwriting! What do you think? Seriously? If it bothers you, if it's "effing illegible," if you wish I'd change it...I'd really like to hear some honest feedback from friends. What would you change? What features do you find most difficult about it?

It's hard to read the comments on io9 and not hear them in the voice of Comic Book Guy, so some home-brewed feedback would be amazing.

For comparison, here are two pages from the book. Page 1 from very early on in the drawing process and page 64, finished this week. As ever, clicking the images will enlarge them.

Page 1

Page 64

Thursday, August 6, 2009

no restraint

I can't help it-- I have to post this drawing for the cover of Issue 3. Gotta fix that fucky lip on Emma, and get The Secret Weapon to colour it in photoshop.

Speaking of restraint, I am trying to follow in the footsteps of Lisa Kisch-- an old friend from high school whom I recently found in the blogosphere-- and accept her challenge to not buy any STUFF this month. On the yes list: groceries, coffee, art supplies and booze. But nothing solid. No clutter. No STUFF. Anyone else up for it? Think we can do it??

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Publish or Perish

Have you read the Globe and Mail today? There's an interesting article about S-word in the review section in which writer Carla Wintersgill ponders our decision to move the series online. It's a good read on the subject except she doesn't mention the fact that the move was necessitated by IDW dropping the print series after they didn't make enough on Issue 1. We made the digital decision as a way to keep the series alive. Otherwise it would have been like: Issue 1...long silence...sproing! graphic novel.

The digital publishing model has advantages, but it is definitely a way of compensating for unfortunate realities in the industry. It's also natural evolution-- responses to deficiencies in a given industry also help to change it into something else.

Article here:

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Sword of my Mouth, Issue 2 is out! In fact, it is RIGHT HERE.

Check out our super cheap digital subscription offers at No Media Kings.

Issue 3 due on the first Wednesday of September.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sword of My Mouth Issue 2

I'm working like a dog (a dog with opposable thumbs) to finish chapter two of Sword of My Mouth. Or, S-Word of My Mouth as I like to call it. It should be ready by July 15. Here's a wee preview...

Thursday, June 25, 2009


She's Shameless launched last night at the Gladstone and was a super fun time! I'm really stoked to be keeping company with a great line up of other writers and artists.

One teeny blip is that my chapter was accidentally published without the final page! Oooooops. It's kinda hilarious since the second to last page is a set up for the conclusion, without which the meaning of the story is almost entirely missed. So, I decided to post all 5 of the pages here. Enjoy!

(clicking the images will enlarge them for easier reading)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


I keep forgetting to post info about this quite amazing anthology I'm part of...

She's Shameless (Women write about growing up, rocking out and fighting back) is being launched today-- Tuesday June 23rd at 8PM at the Gladstone Hotel.

I'm reading in front of a lot of people and showing images from my piece. It's going to be a big, fun party. You should come!

Info here:
Shameless Blog
and on (sorry) Facebook

Saturday, May 9, 2009

NOW Magazine

A wee interview in which I stupidly claim to have been crocheting for only one year. I dunno why I wrote "last year" since I learned to crochet in 2007. Am I stuck in 2008? Obviously. In the same interview, I also wrote "Writer's and Company"-- so, 2 for 2. Doi! But Sara Titanic did a great job on the article-- Thanks Sara!

Friday, May 8, 2009


The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is happening this weekend-- Saturday and Sunday all day at the Toronto Reference Library. Details here:

Jim and I will be releasing Issue 1 of Sword of My Mouth! Jim's posted some exciting and super cheap subscription deals at No Media Kings. Also, I made the limited edition prints shown here to sell over the weekend.

If you're around Toronto, stop by and say hi!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Been a long time since I posted anything on here. I've had my head down over this amazing project-- the first chapter in Jim Munroe's post-apocalyptic graphic novel, Sword of My Mouth. Issue 1 is due out in May and now that most of the drawings are done, I'll start sneak peeking them on here.

I took some reference shots at Hazel's birthday party last weekend for the drawing above (click it! it will get bigger!) and these dudes with incredible beards posed, even though I'd just met them. It was the greatest!

Have I mentioned how much I love drawing beards!?

A bit of advance info about the book is starting to appear online:
Robot 6

Jim posted some sample pages (older drawings, now changed in the book) a while back at NoMediaKings.

Here's a sample page (unedited):