Bernie Wrightson, who was one of my favourite artists of all time, and who greatly influenced my own art style, passed away on Saturday night after a long battle with brain cancer. He was 68 years old.
I’ve been going to Fan Expo Canada with Kaylin and Maks for the last three years. They’ve both reached the age where we can manage to do the entire show floor with a minimal amount of whining. This year we had a mission, we would be meeting Stan Lee.
I went and saw Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice last night, before the movie Zack Snyder came on the screen to tell us that we were seeing the movie before anyone else, and to make sure we don’t spoil any of the secrets to others. This review will be as spoiler free as possible,… Continue reading Batman v Superman – Spoiler Free Review
I’ve been writing about my favourite comics every year for as long as I can remember, I’ve narrowed it down to five picks each year, it’s interesting how three of the five titles on this list were here on last year’s list – My Favourite Comics of 2014, and two of them are brand new… Continue reading My favourite comics of 2015
On Sunday, October 18th at the Forest City Comicon, I was honoured to present a posthumous TM Maple award to Robert Charpentier during the 2015 Joe Shuster Awards. This is my speech.
I like putting together a few year in review lists that remind me what I enjoyed in a year. Comics are a big passion of mine, big enough that I take the kids to two or three conventions every year, and always make plans to go to one of the bigger ones (like C2E2, WizardWorld… Continue reading My Favourite Comics of 2014
This is my first new comic book review since August 31, 2011 when I reviewed Justice League #1, the first comic of the “New 52”. This one shouldn’t come as a surprise though, as Grant Morrison owned a full 10% of my “50 Greatest Comic Runs“. Grant Morrison and Ivan Reis bring us the first iinstalment… Continue reading Multiversity Makes Me Happy
I wasn’t even planning on going to Fan Expo this year. I’ve been pretty much every year for the last eight years, and this year I thought I’d skip it. Then some stuff happened, and I realized I’d like to see my friends, some of whom I only get to see once a year. So… Continue reading Fan Expo Canada 2014
A few people have asked me why I have been drawing bears so much in the last two years, it all started out innocently enough. I drew a not-very-good picture of a doofy looking teddy-bear creature on a post-it-note, and put the caption “Socially Awkward Bear” on it.
I can’t tell you much about what my life was like as a 12 year old. I have snippets of things from back then, a fun vacation to Niagara Falls, some trips to Ipperwash and Grand Bend, some great birthdays, lots of terrific times at my grandparents farm…but I can vividly tell you exactly what… Continue reading Comics that Scared Me – Swamp Thing #25