Next stop on my tour: #SummitSalon at @banffcentre. My favourite place in the world. (at The Banff Centre)
Packed house for me and Jonathan Auxier at the #Calgary Public #Library earlier. Great #crowd, lots of fun. #latergram #authortalk #booksigning #kids #children #students #audience (at Calgary Public Library)
It’s Boss’s Day, or, as I know it, the day when I shake my head at all the people who complain (wrongly) that Boss’s is spelled incorrectly.
About to speak to the young people at Midsun Junior High in #Calgary. #school #gym #bleachers #students
@wordfest also made this super-keen deck of cards with guests’ “stats.” Pretty cool.
This year’s @wordfest guest badges. Really should add some of these titles to my business card.
Airport shoe shine to kick off two weeks on the road. @wordfest in Calgary, #SummitSalon at The Banff Centre, then BookFest Windsor. Watch this space for tourist-y mountain photos and name-dropping of CanLit celebrities. #shoes #shoeshine #docmartens #airport
Happy Thanksgiving weekend, fellow Canadians.
Whether you’re a voracious reader, a fan of YA literature or interested in music and cartoons, there are events just for you at the festival this year
I pride myself on casting a wide net wide my work…my books are by no means aimed only at “fandom.” So it’s nice to see that BOTH of my Wordfest events next week ended up on Avenue Calgary’s list of “Events at Wordfest This Year That Will Appeal to Everyone.” Get your tickets!
…the changing makeup of conventions is hostile to people who want to make and sell comics at comic conventions. And let me be clear, this is comic books and graphic novels, as opposed to ‘prints’ or crafts or whatever manner of tchotchkes makeup most exhibitor tables these days. Basically, comic book conventions are aggressively attracting an audience who don’t necessarily value books, or comic books.
Terrific blog post in which my pal Chris Butcher of The Beguiling pretty well nails why I rarely do corporate comics shows anymore.
"I been hyp-mo-tized!" Detail from the long-lost #BrokWindsor story, in progress. #makecomics #workinprogress #drawing
Don’t make #BrokWindsor angry or he will pull down your curtains. #makecomics #workinprogress #drawing
Detail from page 2 of my #BrokWindsor story. Action! #comics #comicbook #workinprogress #makecomics #fightscene
"The action is pretty much non-stop, the dialogue is spot-on and the pacing is perfect."