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Chicken Game in Humber Literary Review

Seeing my own artwork in print does not get old.

This summer I did another comic with the award-winning, magical author of SKIM and This One Summer, Mariko Tamaki. It’s a one-pager called Chicken Game and it’s in the Fall/winter 2014/15 edition of the Humber Literary Review.  ON STANDS NOW!


Remember that messed up fad (in my school it was in Grade 8) where everyone in your school started choking each other to the point of passing out, just for fun? Aren’t kids great?  Teachers would have to have “a talk” about how incredibly dangerous this is because somehow keywords like “choking” and “passing out” weren’t big enough clues.  It seems like every kid everywhere had some version of this.   This is what Chicken Game is about.  There is some salty language, so be aware, read with care.



Nope. Not bored of seeing that yet.

There’s also an interview. With me!  A little yakkety yack, a little blah blah blah.

ComicsQ&A_WEBBig props to amazing artist Adrienne Chalaturnyk, and librarian/hair queen Kathleen Scheaffer for their hand modelling.  My hands are so tiny and mal-formed I am always in need of help in the hand drawing department.


Descant 164: Cartooning Degree Zero

It’s funny when the end date of a project that once seemed far away catches up with you.  The release of the cartoon/comics/graphic novel issue of Descant magazine is one of those things.  The issue contains a comic called Christie’s Smile that I worked on with Mariko Tamaki (whose comics SKIM and This One Summer with art hero Jillian Tamaki are magical and not to be missed). This is a panel from Christie’s Smile:

Panel 7

According to the back of the issue: “In “Christie’s Smile,” Mariko Tamaki and Gillian Goerz tap into teenaged impressions of beauty and the great lengths some will go to embody them.”

The issue is out now and it looks amazing, thanks to Trevor Abes and a host of other geniuses. The launch party was great (despite odd nature of reading comics aloud), and if you like high quality things in your life, I urge you to pick up a copy at your local retailer.

Am I Right, Ladies?


What a hilarious show this was! Comedy is a friend to the freelancer, so I was more than happy to put this together for Mariko and Heather who hosted (and performed in) this show above. If you get a chance to see any of the hilarious people above, do it.

The trick to smiling…

So I was googling myself. And a found a mention of an upcoming project that I perhaps have failed to mention.  Amazing, award-winning author and all around hilarious person Mariko Tamaki (pictured)Screen Shot 2013-03-04 at 8.14.02 PM and I collaborated on a comics app project that will be coming out… sometime. Sometime soonish?  I am nothing if not informed.  More details (any details) to come, but for now, let me satiate you with my name in print as spoken by Mariko in this article written by someone else.  From last year. GOD this post is riveting. Wow. Sorry for blowing your mind. Screen Shot 2013-03-04 at 8.12.52 PM

See my name there?  Just at the bottom.

Actually, a detail I can provide is that the comic called Christie’s Smile is about secret projects, underage drinking, the trials of braces on the popular teenager.  Here’s a little clip:

Panel 7

Stay tuned!