Monthly Archives: March 2011

Canadian film of the year?

This past weekend, I witnessed the cinematic milestone that is Hobo with a Shotgun. Sadly, I hadn’t been this jazzed to see a Canadian film since Guy Maddin’s My Winnipeg. Though really, that’s probably where the similarities end between Hobo with a Shotgun and My Winnipeg. My interest in them.
I should preface this mini-review of [...]

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Talking comics and talking dogs

This week had me leading (or co-leading) two separate graphic novel workshops, and, boy, did that wear me out. On Tuesday, I traveled to scenic Paris, Ontario, home of Syl Apps (hockey player and juvie hall namesake) and the town where the first ever telephone call was received, to drop some science on high school [...]

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Class visit, dead kids (unrelated)

My UTSC Visit
Yesterday, I visited Daniel Tysdal’s Graphic Novels course at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, and I had an amazing time. Seriously, it was one of the best experiences of my adult life, and I’ve been on The Bat at Canada’s Wonderland.
I talked about Quarter-Life Crisis and explained a bit about the [...]

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Girl Named Jones reviews Quarter-Life Crisis

Dear friends, I am elated to announce Quarter-Life Crisis: Only the Good Die Yung has been reviewed positively again, this time by the clearly discerning lit blogger Girl Named Jones. Just look who she recommends the books to:
Apocalypse junkies with a sound survival plan; Toronto enthusiasts who don’t mind seeing their city shattered; graphic novelists [...]

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