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May 28, 2011

New site, new blog, bye bye blogspot!

So i finally got around to doing a proper overhaul of my main web site, and in doing so have reintegrated my blogs back into the site there. So unless I find a way to slave it to the one on my site I won't be using this blogspot bog anymore. Follow my latest work diary posts here from now on.
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May 18, 2011

Oh yeah, i have a book about the Rapture...

With just days left till the big day, i really should be taking more advantage of it. Thanks NPR, for reminding me!

Therefore, Repent!
By Jim Munroe and Salgood Sam,
paperback,
160 pages,
Idea & Design Works Llc/NMK
list price: $14.99

This post-Rapture graphic novel would make an excellent stocking stuffer for your favorite disturbed teen, along with black lipstick and a wee nipple ring. Lovebirds Mummy and Raven negotiate the ins and outs of a creepy apocalyptic world in which dogs talk and demonic mutations abound. You might have to don an unattractive bird mask as a reminder of what happened to you during the Rapture. Warning: the feminist figure Lilith takes a hit, as do lesbians, angels and former presidents, but this action-packed narrative is sure to entertain any youth who wears a trench coat to school. Sam Salgood's imaginative art puts an edgy twist on this world of disaffected youth.

I don't want to give away too much for those who have not read the book, but do want to comment on this - "Warning: the feminist figure Lilith takes a hit, as do lesbians, angels and former presidents, " Takes a hit? We didn't favour anyone as good or bad by secondary traits, but lesbians are not as a group "hit", and Lilith is more of an amoral anti-not sure what you'd call her-Oz? Not specifically a "feminist figure" in the imagining. Empowered hot witch or something like that yes but...we're kind of on her side, even if she does scare the crap out of us!:D

The idea for us was to make a counter point book to the B&W moralities of the Left Behind series, and also just liked the idea of treating the Rapture as a Sci-fi genre.

I should also mention, there's a squeal! 'Sword of My Mouth', Jim worked with my friend Shannon Gerard on that, came out last year. Also a good book to get you through the Tribulations. :D

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May 16, 2011

TCAF afterglow...

Back home now, after the show. Ange and I had a lovely week of time off bumbing around Toronto doing nothing to demanding, other than diner with my mother no running around to see family [sorry folks, next time] no working, nothing but having a vacation.

As for my TCAF reporting, check out this post we did on Sequential, and the special coverage in general for more about the show.

Had a great time, diner with the Sequential gang was nice, we need to do that more often - Also had my first sad go at karaoke - Ange and Kalman owned the night on that one.

I got to meet one of the producers behind SGU, a favorite show of mine and Ange's, seems like a nice guy, sad to hear the studio's are not going to continue the show. And i've got a big pile of new books to read, think i'll try to post about them in a bit.

Jamie Coville got this nice shot of me, one of the better ones taken of me at a show in a while. I tend to hate photos of me so that's an accomplishment. His full set of show photos are here.

Posters sold really well, but i have lots left of them too, if you're interested have a look at them here, and let me know.


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May 4, 2011

TCAF TCAF TCAF!

Well, that clearly didn't work! Wow, a majority, crap. No wait, better, a majority on about 40% of the vote. Damn we really need to have Preferential voting.

OK, well enough of that, life goes ON! Tomorrow after I run about picking up my last minutes, me and the lady get on the bus and head off to my old home town for the best comic festival of them all, TCAF!

I will not have a new book, but I will have art to sell, be up for doing sketches, and I'll have a pile of cool new posters--see samples in the slide show HERE--and copies of the best of my published books! Dream Life vol 1, RevolveЯ One, Ghostbusters, Wonder Woman, and Therefore Repent!

As part of Sequential's TCAF 2011 special coverage I'll also be giving out a FREE magazine. You'll find it all over the place at the event hopefully, but if not come find me and get one, before they run out, 'cus they do.

This year I'll be in the TX room, here's a map of the main floor -->> showing where our space is and a detail shot <<-- showing where to find ME, and the all others as well. Going to be fun, my first year at TCAF with the gang, looking forward to it!

See you there, come by and say Hi!

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May 2, 2011

I posted a story, now you go vote!

Ok, so this is a blatant bribe, I've been behind on posting new work the last two weeks, been busy preparing for TCAF and getting Sequential's special coverage material together, and absorbing some huge good news i'll mention in a few lines.

To make it up to you, i'm posting this story, a nice colour 5 pager that i think has some rousing sociopolitical tones. If you poke around you'll find a link to the song it's based on too.

In exchange for it I ask all my Canadian readers to get out and vote today! Obama got Osama, yep it's true, done and done [some interesting details about how here for the news hounds].

The big news is as of the latest polls, the NDP are within 3 points of the Conservatives!

Holly crap. But that could all be vapor if people don't get out and vote.

If you enjoy the art I share with you then know this, I've directly benefited from arts council suport, once in the past, and big news, i just got accepted for a new grant last month. Which means i'll be able to keep working on Dream Life without interruption, and in my spare time do some more comics for RevolveЯ too!

This is the kind of funding to give you the kind of art Harper and Co would not think is worthy of support probably, if given a free hand he'd have cut far more.

So keep democracy, and the arts, vibrant in Canada. Take some friends out for breakfast or lunch today, and stop at the polls. Make sure to scoop up the lazy ones with you, all they need is two bits of ID. And don't forget, a strategic vote could be for NDP!

Canadians go VOTE today! Give Harper a swift kick if not the full boot!

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