Wednesday, April 11, 2012

April showers.

Here's some things that have been going on.

1. My comic book series Black Mass was nominated in this year's Doug Wright awards.  I'm really thrilled to be nominated. The ceremony is happening on the second day of The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, Saturday May 5th 2012 at the AGO's Jackman Hall. Congratulations to all the nominees!

2. I will be at The Toronto Comic Arts Festival (as mentioned above) on May 5th and 6th. TCAF is easily the best comic book related event in Canada. As in past years, I'm curating and exhibiting in the small press room with Chris Kuzma and Ginette Lapalme. We will be proudly debuting the newest issue of our anthology Wowee Zonk published by Koyama Press.

Wowee Zonk 4 Cover by Chris Kuzma.
Here's a blurb.

Created and edited by Toronto-based artists Patrick Kyle, Ginette Lapalme and Chris Kuzma, Wowee Zonk has been a champion of unconventional comics work and Canadian content from its inception as a hand-printed zine in 2007. Since that time, Wowee Zonk has grown exponentially; spanning three issues, it has published the work of eleven up-and-coming Toronto artists. The third issue was published by Koyama Press in 2010 and was nominated for the Pigskin Peters Award (which recognizes non-traditional and avant-garde comics) at the 2011 Doug Wright Awards.

Wowee Zonk 4 is the largest and most ambitious issue to date, featuring a number of Canadian and international contributors, each with their own unique approach to storytelling and image making. This issue will include new works by Andrei Georgescu, Adam Buttrick, Steph Davidson, Alex Schubert, Mark Connery, Ryan Dodgson, Donald Dixon, Benjamin Hettinga, and Marc Bell, as well as contributions from the editors Patrick Kyle, Ginette Lapalme and Chris Kuzma.

Wowee Zonk 4 explores the possibilities of an entirely unique medium and continues the tradition of turning cartooning on its head.
It's gonna be great!

3. Here's some drawings.

4. See you next time!  

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