Hi, my name is Brian Garside
I make things, mostly on the internet.
Who I am:
I’m a husband, a father of two awesome kids, a dog owner, and a citizen of London, Ontario, Canada.
I’m Brian, I’ve been helping to bring awesome things to the internet since 1997. I’ve had the pleasure of working with all sizes of clients and teams, and I’ve been part of some incredible projects.
My goal is to make everything I touch better.
I’m not only a designer, I’m an artist, a multimedia creator, and a master of several different disciplines.
I’m an enterpenuer and run multiple businesses.
Where you’ll find me:
I co-founded Manage Comics, a software as a service platform for Shopify that helps comic stores manage their customers, check in product, and simplify ordering.
Earth 519 is my online comic shop where I have a large variety of graphic novels, toys, and statues for sale from my personal collection and my habit of visiting hundreds of comic shops every year as part of my job at Manage Comics. If you’re looking for something cool, Earth 519 might have it for you.
I co-founded Collector Cabinets with my bestest buddy Ryan. We make custom cabinetry for nerds, geeeks and fans, specializing in custom cabinets for comic fans.
I’m a partner at NorthIQ Inc. where I create digital marketing strategies, help build awesome websites for companies, and create marketing automation routines that generate income.
I still consult for my pal Peter at All New Comics – the online comic shop we co-founded together in 2005 which serves hundreds of Canadian customers who can’t get to their local comic shop every week, and is the inspiration behind Manage Comics.
How to work with me:
If you’re looking to transform your marketing from a cost centre into a predictable revenue generator, you should reach out to us at NorthIQ Inc. we’ll take some time to get to know your business and let you know whether we feel we can help you. We won’t waste your time, and you’ll know quickly if we should work together (we only work with three to five companies a year).
If you own a comic shop, you should check out Manage Comics, I’d be happy to book a meeting with you and see if we can help you improve your shop, make intake and ordering more efficient, and make this your best year ever (spoiler alert : We can!).