Monthly Archives: June 2007

//June

That’s me…. sporting Bart Simpson yellow.


Well, if you are wondering why I haven’t posted in a while, this is why.
I apologize to anyone whose conversation with me got cut short at the Paradise Comicon on Sunday, because of me running to the bathroom to puke, but I have a good excuse. Turns out I had a pretty good liver infection.
Starting on Sunday, June 9th I had pains in my abdomine. After a visit to my family doctor, a visit to the Burlington Hospital’s Emergency, and another visit to The Toronto Western Hospital’s Emergency, I somehow was sent home without a single thing done to me (this took up 4 days of pain). Things started to feel better by Friday, which was convenient, because Saturday was moving day. I continued to move our stuff from our town house in Burlington, to our new house in Carlisle, with the help of great family and friends. (We love our new place in the country. The kids have lots of room to play and to get into trouble now!). On Saturday night it was back to excrutiating pain. On Wednesday I had an appointment with my liver doctor (my liver isn’t pulling it’s weight lately, and I don’t even drink!), and by Wednesday afternoon I was checked into Toronto Western Hospital again, where they proceeded to pump me full of antibiotics. A week later I was allowed to go home to my new house that I had hardly seen. (Oh, did I mention that my kids got the chicken pox?) My poor, poor, beautiful wife, left to unpack a house, worry about me, and take care of two kids with chicken pox. She is an amazing woman. On the bright side, I was able to get 5 pages of the Possum #3 roughed out, plus get 2 weeks worth of paying work done, while I was on my vacation at the hospital. Say all you want about computers and fancy tablets, but there are benefits to pencil and paper. There isn’t much to do in the Hospital, so you might as well make use of the time.

Well, I’m exhausted, but home now, and still popping antibiotics. Hopefully everything will be back to normal (whatever normal was) and I’ll return to my usual skin colour in the next few weeks. Stay tuned for more exciting adventures.

Hopefully I’ll have some convention pics up soon.

By |2007-06-29T20:03:34-04:00June 29th, 2007|Autobiographical|12 Comments

The Paradise Toronto Comicon is this weekend!

Just a reminder to all you folks in the Toronto area. Me and my bro Mike will be sharing a table in artist alley at the Paradise Toronto Comicon this weekend. I’ll have The Possum #1 and #2 for sale, and Mike will be selling Spy Guy: Bootleg, Spy Guy: Minis, and his new Spud and Harry comics, and as usual, we’ll be doing free sketches for anyone who buys a comic!! Doors open Friday at 3pm. Click here for details. Hope we’ll see you there!!

If you can’t make it out this weekend, we will also be at these other conventions in the next couple of months:

TCAF – Toronto (August 18th &19th)
Fan Expo – Toronto (August 24 – 26)
Word on the street – Toronto (September 30th)
Small Press Expo – Maryland (October 12 – 14)

By |2007-06-07T06:59:20-04:00June 7th, 2007|news|0 Comments

Supper Dupper Top Secret Sneak Peek at The Possum #3 (in progress)!!!: Page 6


O.K. Here’s the last page that you get for now: Page 6. Hopefully this comic will be finished for the Small Press Expo, in October. (I know, I know. October seems like a long ways away, but let me asure you that it’s not). All the artwork will have to be finished by early September to leave a month for printing…. that leaves 3 months of a couple hours a night, plus the odd weekend that I can trick the family into letting me work. Not a lot of time, but somehow things get done. If I start working really hard right now, I may be able to keep it to only a couple of near all nighters in August, but somehow I don’t see that happening.
Well, here goes nothing. I’ve gotta get back to work, so maybe I can get a panel inked tonight!

By |2007-06-05T18:59:03-04:00June 5th, 2007|The Possum|0 Comments