Wednesday, May 8, 2019

https://www.cbc.ca/books/10-canadian-comics-to-read-right-now-1.5122450
I'm very excited about this!!! I'm leaving tomorrow - can't wait!

Monday, May 6, 2019

The image below is me when I was in my early teens. This was my junkyard playground, where I grew up. My dad wasn’t the most organized, random junk came and went over the years... scrap cars, appliances, anything made of steel, tin, brass or copper.  One year my dad got in some old vending machines, it was a gold mine for us because we found lots of money that had fallen in the back of machine! I think we made more money that way then my dad did from scrapping the machine!! I’m not sure how the toilet got in there but it did...

The little house in the background was our first home before we had electricity, didn’t have that till the early 60s - hard to believe! But we managed, four kids and my parents in that small house. I still remember my mum heating water on a wood burning iron stove, so we could have a bath in a metal tub, I often shared with my sisters. I have lots more pictures were that came from...

Thursday, May 2, 2019

I've been looking through some old photos and found this, I used as reference for a page in my graphic novel. The page is below. When I was growing up in my dad's junkyard we had some interesting junk to play around in... This was a Shell gas station sign from back in the 60's.  I might have been about ten when this photo was taken. That's me with the pole, our junkyard dog, my sister Beryl standing on the shell with my friend Kathy, who I'm still friends with. The pond or rather swamp was lots of fun in the summer and in the winter became our skating rink, near the front of our house. The pond has since dried up.

I made the Shell sign more visible in my drawing as you can see, with my brother and
sister playing. The house I grew up in is in the background and my brother still lives there. I visit every summer and winter. That's my nostalgia trip for today!



Friday, April 5, 2019

Ken did an incredible job on this book! Now it's all three comics in one hardback book.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

I heard there's only one copy left at Munro's. My official release date for my book is the 16th of this month, so I'm not sure why Mono's got four copies so soon...?
I was really happy to see it on the same shelf as the  The Handmaids Tale. Rene did an amazing adaptation of Margaret Atwood's original novel. The artwork is stunning!