Michael Giacchino’s music for the 2009 STAR TREK reboot is one of my favourite film scores ever. I listen to soundtracks and classical music when I write, which I’ve been doing a lot of this spring and summer, so this has been in high rotation.
Andrew is super-talented, so if you’re a Kindle user, go spend the $2.99 to help an up-and-comer get started. If it’s as good as his assignments in class were, I suspect you’ll be glad you did.
Resurrecting Canada’s greatest comic book hero, Johnny Canuck! Reprinting Johnny’s adventures that captivated Canada in the 1940s!
One of the creators of the wildly-successful Nelvana of the Northern Lights reprint Kickstarter campaign last year is back to resurrect Canada’s most well-known WWII-era hero, Johnny Canuck.
I’ll be contributing some incentive art to the Kickstarter campaign, so click the link and back this amazing slice of Canadian comics history.
In about six weeks, this is gonna happen.
A brief sort-of interview with me finishing the sentences of children’s lit blogger Mr. Schu over at Mr. Schu Reads.
Thinking about getting some new pitches out there. Publishers, get ready.
Look what the nice Purolator man just brought me. In stores September 1st!
Pleasantly surprised to learn that The King’s Dragon has ended up on this year’s list of nominations for YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens, alongside a number of great books by admirable creators such as Peter Bagge, Rick Geary, Mike Mignola, Matt Smith, Mariko & Jillian Tamaki, Gene Yang, etc.
It’s my first time on the YALSA list since my very first book, Days Like This with J. Torres, way back in 2003. And I’m glad that it’s with this book; the Three Thieves series has lived in the shadow of some of my other work, but I generally consider The King’s Dragon the best thing I’ve written to date (yes, including Two Generals.)
So, congratulations to the other nominees, and thanks to YALSA and whoever might be responsible for my nomination. It’s a great list, and I’m humbled to be on it.
I can tell you with 100% certainty that the answers to those questions are “yes” and “yes.”
Another #vancouvercomicon #sketch, this one for #TruePatriot mastermind @jtorresonline, who’s breaking in a new #sketchbook. #regram #theredensign #canadian #superhero #guns #shooting
Fan #sketch from Sunday’s #vancouvercomicon. The Hellfire Club’s Black King and White Queen. #xmen #emmafrost #comics #comicbooks
If you’re reading this in/near Edmonton or Vancouver, be advised that I will be in your fine western Canadian cities over the next few days, alongside fellow True Patriot contributors J. Torres, Adrian Alphona, and (Edmonton only) Scott Kowalchuk.
Come say hello, get a book signed, buy us drinks, pretend to laugh at our terrible jokes, etc.
Log back on after a morning away from the computer a there’s 150+ notes on that Red Ensign story I posted over breakfast (mostly, I suspect, thanks to a reblog from Chris Samnee.) Thanks for the love, all. Glad you’re enjoying it, and happy 147th birthday, Canada.
It’s as different a take on World War II from my graphic memoir Two Generals as you could imagine, but that was largely the point. And it’s my only professional superhero story to date, so please take a moment to marvel at its rarity (although a second True Patriot volume is on the way later this summer, and you can be sure it will feature more of the Red Ensign’s two-fisted, Nazi-busting adventures.)