Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Comics and Graphic Novels at OCAD U

I’m teaching Comics and Graphic Novels at OCAD U this fall.  The course is offered at two different times:

Course Dates :
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - Thursday, October 16, 2014 
Course Times:       6:30pm - 9:30pm

Course Dates :
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - Saturday, November 29, 2014 
Course Times:       1:30pm - 4:30pm


In this interdisciplinary workshop series for writers, artists, and designers, students will experiment with the comic medium as they explore the interplay between image and text, form and content. Drawing cues from historical and contemporary examples of textual/graphic work, students will conceptualize comic projects in various forms, constructing compelling narratives through dialogue and visual representations. By the end of the series students should have produced short and longer form comics or graphic works. This course qualifies for the Certificate in Art and Design Studio Skills.

Please check out the OCAD U Continuing Studies site for fees and registration:

Thursday, 8 May 2014

The Last Match


Latvian comics publisher kus! are here in Toronto for TCAF-Toronto Comic Arts Festival 
and have brought their traveling art show The Last Match:opening
Thursday May 8th 7-9pm at Videofag, 186 Augusta Avenue. 
There will be a mural by Patrick Kyle as part of the Toronto show.
Opening reception is Thursday, May 8th, 7:00pm-9:00pm at Videofag, 187 Augusta Avenue. - See more at:


Tuesday, 29 April 2014

DESCANT 164:Cartooning Degree Zero

 Cover art by Shannon Gerard
 Launch Tuesday April 29th at Handlebar in Toronto
 From Descant:
Descant is releasing its Spring 2014 issue, Cartooning Degree Zero. This issue explores the medium of comics, from its sense of play with text and image and the literary possibilities these games entail, to the great Canadian artists responsible for the popularity of visual storytelling today.The issue will be released amid a kaleidoscope of food, drink and readings at The Handlebar (159 Augusta Avenue) in downtown Toronto on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 at 7pm. Featured readers include essayist Rachel Richey, poet Andy Verboom, and comics artists Shannon Gerard, Maurice Vellekoop, Gillian Goerz, Chris Kuzma and Mark Connery.