thought i'd share one of the opening pages of Our Wretched Town Hall, my new short story collection out later this year with Retrofit. this sequence pays loving homage to the film adaptation of Bob Fosse's Sweet Charity; the costume designs of Leigh Bowery; and Slava Tsukerman's cult classic Liquid Sky.
Retrofit's Kickstarter is closing in on its final day. i'm really honoured to be on this lineup with such a diverse crew of books, and cartoonists. if you're so inclined, check it out and consider helping out (and by doing so, you'll actually get one, some, or all of the books, basically a pre-order type thing!)
check out the campaign here! thanks so much to everyone who's already contributed.
Condo Heartbreak Disco is up for the Doug Wright Spotlight Award, "given to a Canadian cartoonist deserving of wider recognition." The awards will be given out next month at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival.
Check out the rest of the nominees here!
the third installment of the Twink Rage Revue is up now on OMG Blog!
this one's an autobio comic, about traveling on the 1-year anniversary of the American election. it features a passage from Close To The Knives by David Wojnarowicz, one of my favourite books, and one that has become very timely, despite being published in the early 90s.
check out the whole comic here.
i'm thrilled to be the recipient of the 2018 Queer Press Grant, awarded by Prism Comics!
the grant will be used towards the completion and promotion of my next book, Our Wretched Town Hall, out later this year from Retrofit/Big Planet.
recently made this poster for Silver Venus, a dance production happening next month at Toronto's Dancemakers Centre for Creation. thanks to Amelia and Dancemakers for having me on board!
i had the pleaja of reviewing the first of Above & Beyond's two Toronto concerts, promoting their new album Common Ground. you can have a closer look at the strip on Now Magazine's website. it will also be in their next print issue, available Thursday. thx to Richard Trapunski and Kevin Ritchie for having me do these!
i had the pleasure of putting this poster together for Maggie MacDonald's upcoming sci-fi podcast series No One Receiving,
starring Maggie herself, with Keith Cole, Owen Pallett, Anthony Hill, Brian Taylor, Amy Lam, Vish Khanna, John Southworth, and Mike Barry.
look for it online soon.
this year, i'm embarking on a monthly webcomic series i'm calling The Twink Rage Revue
a new comic will go up near the beginning of each month on !! omg blog!!
the first installment, "Straight Couple Making Out At The Perfume Genius Concert", is up now. i hope you enjoy it!
i have a new (30x12!) illustration accompanying a piece on Torontonians getting into the ayahuasca -- out in West End Phoenix's December newspaper. big thanks to AD Robyn Colangelo.
peek at a new comic, out online in the new year!
i put together a little playlist of songs that inspired, and were listened to vurry-often during the making of Condo Heartbreak Disco. ch-check it out!
- till the world ends by britney spears
- stay ugly by mille & andrea
- invisible by annie
- like a drug by kylie minogue
- creep by dannii minogue
- 180db_ by aphex twin
- lovertits by peaches
- freakshow by britney spears
- the message by m.i.a.
- die another day by madonna
- i bite through it by oneohtrix point never
- wound by arca
- the spoils by massive attack ft. hope sandoval
- stronger by sugababes
- love me harder by ariana grande ft. the weeknd
- the one by kylie minogue
- ten miles high by roisin murphy
- last dance by donna summer
plot twist -- i conduct interviews sometimes!
i recently chatted with macy rodman ahead of her upcoming performance at toronto's beloved hotnuts party. her debut full-length album the lake is out now, and it's incredible. check out the whole interview here. thanks to frank at omgblog!
this past week, NOW Magazine sent me to review the first of two Toronto stops on Lady Gaga's Joanne World Tour. major thanks to Kevin Ritchie and Richard Trapunski at NOW for making a dream gig like this happen.
the comic will be available in next week's issue.