Yes! I’m teaming up with The Beguiling for an awesome book launch party for Snow! Get the brand-new, super-shiny edition and you’ll get it signed—not to mention a 50%-off code for Snow: The Film!
Please sign up at our Facebook event page, and save that date! More details to come soon.
The second printing of Snow arrived yesterday and it looks great! Now it features special movie info! It will be back on sale for online orders very soon.
Snow was featured in The Toronto Star alongside CanLit heavy-hitters like Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje and Michael Redhill. Truly humbling to be included in this series of “books that capture portions of the city.”
You can read the full article here!
Yes, big news indeed! Snow, the feature film based on my graphic novel of the same title, is available for pre-order right here!
Watch that delicious trailer and see the film in action. It’s real, and it’s coming very soon!
For the first 90 days of the film’s release, 100% of the money made goes to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. Double-awesome.
You remember that little book I did, Snow? The one I won’t shut up about? The one that’s now a movie? Well, crikey, it’s going to a second printing!
To celebrate the impending launch of the Snow movie, I’m printing up a second, special batch of books—with an all-new cover, brand-new bonus materials and even some new artwork.
I’ll let you know as soon as these become available, but for now, take a look at the process from pencils to inks to colour!
The original pages for Snow are kept in comic page presentation portfolios, and are stored in a dark, dry place, guarded by a snoring old cat, in case they are one day worth a million dollars.
They are stored alongside the original scripts and thumbnail layouts, as well as a few unused pages. This stack of 140+ pages is surprisingly heavy!
Did you know Snow made a splash in Japan?
Okay, maybe it was more of a wee ripple, but still! In 2012, I returned to Tokyo with my wife—this time, however, the motive wasn’t vacation, it was comics! Along with the fine gentlemen who run The Beguiling and TCAF here in Toronto, I joined several other Canadian comics artists to ply our wares at Comitia in Tokyo.
Comitia is a much more interesting version of Comiket—Japan’s biggest comics convention—where all the creators are independent, all the work is required to be original (no doujin), and cosplayers are not allowed.
It happens a few times a year, and by my count there were over 1,800 exhibitors at our show alone! You can see in the panorama above one-fifth of the show before attendees even arrived. It was huge!
I have the benefit of being able to speak conversational Japanese, so I did my best to engage attendees and sell books. Despite selling a 170+ page book entirely in English, I was surprised to see a decent amount of interest from local comics-buyers.
After the show, we got to exhibit our works at Shibuya PARCO (it’s a department store with many levels and a book store below-ground). You’ll see the lovelovehill girls here doing a reading of one of their books, and all of our works displayed in the store.
It was a damn fine time!
> Read about Snow or buy it digitally here
> Check out the Snow feature film, due fall 2014
Final inks for this new Snow promotional image.
(Update: added a proper scan.)
Quick in-progress shot for a new promotional image for Snow.
I would say TCAF was a resounding success. Not only did I sell out completely of the first printing of Snow, I noticed a lot of interest in the film!
Speaking of which, our panel went well, and showing off the first clip of the movie was really satisfying. Thank you to everyone who came out!
Finally, it was an honour to be on a horror panel with industry heavyweights like Ed Brubaker and cameron-stewart. I’m sure no one was there for yours truly, but I shot my mouth off anyway. :-)