Daniel MacIvor interview....
I also recently did a fun interview with Daniel MacIvor for the Toronto Standard. Read it here.
But wait, there's more!
And then here’s another thing I wrote for Torontoist…
I wrote a thing!
And it’s a review of The Carnegie Hall Show for The A.V. Club Toronto. Enjoy!
New Dumb Surprise!
More About Black History Month...
Oh, hi! It’s me, Toronto’s favourite Black History expert writing yet another piece for Xtra about Black History Month.
The Movie Poster "The Man" Didn't Want You To See!
I dunno, how shocked are we? Ladies? Here’s a piece I wrote about the Goon poster controvery for Xtra, featuring an interview with Professor Charlie Keil from UofT’s Cinema Studies Institute.
Arm Wrestling: Now For Women!
I spoke to Scotty B. Goode and Steve Rock (above) about their Women’s Arm Wrestling Championship for Xtra.
Reimagining Black History Month
Here’s a piece I wrote for Xtra about an art show called 28 Days: Reimagining Black History Month, featuring an interview with artist Dana Inkster (work above).
And here’s an intereview I did with Ronnie Burkett for the Toronto Standard.
Tiny Toques for Tatas!
Here’s a piece I wrote for Xtra with a very amusing headline.
Watch this video: Now, go here and give me all your money.
Henri and the Hermaphrodites...
I sat down with Henri Fabergé and Juliann Wilding to talk about their crazy show Henri Fabergé’s Heligoland Follies for the Toronto Standard.
Crimping my style...
Here’s my review of Atom Egoyan’s production of Cruel and Tender by Martin Crimp that I wrote for Torontoist. What I don’t mention is that Martin Crimp was at the opening and he has the fiercest hairdo I’ve seen since Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada. See what I mean?
Here’s a little something I wrote for Xtra about a soup kitchen for starving artists where psychics will read your pizza crusts like tea leaves.
Old British Ladies Weirdness, pt. 4
I like it when something ends in a kick-line. Know what I’m saying? I think you do.
Old British Ladies Weirdness, pt. 3
It’s the explosive arrival of Dame Judi Dench! With cleavage that means business!
Old British Ladies Weirdness, pt. 2
Part two, gentle reader! X-Men shout-outs! A continued parody of the movie Sister Act, for no particular reason! But who is this “she” lurking just off-panel? I have a feeling we may find out in pt. 3! We just may!
Old British Ladies Weirdness, pt. 1
Adam’s birthday is just over a week away, but here’s a Photoshop-coloured version of his birthday card from a couple years back. We’ve been watching Downton Abbey lately (I know, I know, it’s the best), and I decided it was high time, no, not for High Tea, but high time to revive this Maggie Smith-vehicle of a birthday card for the internet and posterity. Obviously,...
Give Me Your Money, Please.
So, as I alluded to previously, my company is going to be embarking on a big Fringe tour this summer. Yay! We will be carting my solo show Redheaded Stepchild around to Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, and Victoria, which is very exciting, but also very expensive. And so, will you, the people, be so gracious as to send us some funds? IF YOU DO, we will send a shiny tax receipt your way for...
Mel Lastman was in an X-Men comic?
Weird, but true! OK, here’s the story: X-Force was a kinda not-great 90s comic about Cyclops and Jean Grey’s very old-looking son Cable and his friends. Sometime in the early 2000s, it totally changed and became this awesome comic by Mike Allred and Peter Milligan about a really self-interested, celebrity team of mutants who were more interested in partying like reality stars than...
My Dad's Birthday Card
So, I’m home for Christmas, as many of us are, and like many of us, it’s given me a great chance to appreciate how awesome the birthday card I made for my Dad this year was. Seriously, I’m very proud of this… The future is awesome!
Naco: she gone! I wrote about it in Xtra.
The David Topping Show: Why my neighbourhood needs... →
I live in this neighbourhood too! (Shh, no stalking.) davidtopping: A few months ago, I started mapping where Toronto’s residents’ associations were. The map’s not yet complete, but if you go a little west of downtown, you’ll see there’s a chunk of land sandwiched between the Roncesvalles-Macdonell Residents’ Association, the Parkdale Residents…
In Which I Write About Sports
Oh, not really. But I did write a piece about the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s community outreach programs for The Grid. Enjoy!
APE IN A CAPE: If You Are Openly LGBTQ And You... →
I guess there’s some pretty gay comics on my Tumblr, but I’m actually reblogging this on behalf of my Tumblr-less boyfriend Adam Bourret. He’s got an autobiographical comic out called I’m Crazy (that you can read online here), and he’s working on a fictional one that should come out sometime next year called Mighty Ernestine that will also feature some awesome gay...
Ask And Ye Shall Receive...
This is the weirdest thing ever. So, a little while ago I was complaining about how dumb and awful the Sarah Michelle Gellar twintrigue vehicle Ringer is, and my dear friend Naomi made some kind of joking request that I create an all-pole-dancing comic featuring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Amber Benson, and Nestor Carbonell doing the kinds of things I want them to do, which is basically to re-enact...
Prepare for Blatch-Off!
The tireless workers at Johnnie Walker: The Blog! have stumbled upon the first draft of Christie Blatchford’s now-infamous “Toronto: City of Sissies” piece for the National Post. In the interest of journalistic something-or-other, we now present it to you, gentle reader, unedited and uncensored: Well hello, Toronto! It’s me, Christie Blatchford! And do you know what...
I'm the doctor for you!
Epilepsy on the brain? Trepanation! Chronic migraines? Trepanation!
A Valentine's Conundrum: The Complete Epic!
Here it is, gentle readers! The entirety of my collaboration with the fantastic Phil Isard! P.S. There is no next issue.
A Valentine's Conundrum: Page Eight
It’s the thrilling conclusion of A Valentine’s Conundrum, my awesome collaboration with artist (and friend!) Phil Isard. So, you may have noticed that the readability of the speech bubbles has kinda gone progressively downhill. Here’s the deal: Phil and I came up with this silliness in Naco one day (I think it was probably actually Valentine’s Day, or else why were we...
A Valentine's Conundrum: Page Seven
Cyclops and Jean Grey: world’s most regular couple. Get it? Get it? This is almost the end of my comics collaboration with Phil. You will miss it when it’s over! I promise you!
A Valentine's Conundrum: Page Six
Emma Frost’s lip gloss is poppin! Emma Frost’s lip gloss is cool! All her kids keep stopping! They die when she’s in school! Art by Phil.
Amber Benson/Ringer Update
So, we finally got around to watching last week’s episode of Ringer, featuring the dubious sexuality of Amber Benson. It was, in a word, awful. Was this a surprise? Not exactly. Ringer is totally the worst. It’s trashy without being fun, it’s convoluted without being interesting, it stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, yet refuses to let her either tell a joke or punch someone....
A Valentine's Conundrum: Page Five
How about some interior decorating, Jean Grey? Little sparse, don’t you think? Art by Phil.
Red Red Red Red Red
Here’s my review of that play about Rothko.
A Valentine's Conundrum: Page Four
And the Professor has chosen a “lucky” lady! Art by Phil.
A Valentine's Conundrum: Page Three
Let the telepathic perviness begin! We did actually check, and I’m pretty sure these are the X-Women considered most desirable by all straight men. The amount of Marrow/Dani Moonstar erotic fan art out there is frankly staggering. You people must be stopped. As always, art by Phil.
Amber Benson: Sexuality?
Guys, I don’t know about this. I just don’t know. Apparently, Amber Benson will play an old stripper pal of Sarah Michelle Geller’s on Ringer. Possibly, this episode has already aired. I think we’re behind an episode, and yes, I do realize I just admitted to watching Ringer, and on the internet of all places. How shameful. I hear that her character is even named Tara, in...
A Valentine's Conundrum: Page Two
Here comes page two of my awesome collaboration with Phil! Did we miss any of Professor X’s girlfriends? Surely those are the main ones, at any rate. I’m pretty sure the X-Menopause joke was my idea. Has that been done before? Honestly, if Marvel Comics is at all interested in courting the middle-aged female demographic, I would be delighted to outline my ideas for a series starring...