Saturday, June 2, 2012


As we speak, SLAM-A-RAMA: THE CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION is on sale at all three Strange Adventures locations--Halifax, Dartmouth, and Fredericton. All five issues--the complete story--for only $15. A steal! If you can't make it to any of these fine locations, you can order it through the handy link above and to the right! You'll can have all five issues shipped right to your doorstep for a measly $20.

Thursday, May 17, 2012


So, when you've finally completed the back-breaking workload that goes into a 120-page comic book series, doing all the writing, drawing, lettering, and colouring by yourself, pouring three years or so of your life--evenings and weekends, mostly--into a largely very goofy labour of love, two things will follow the final pages rolling off of the presses almost immediately. 1) You will feel a near-euphoric sense of completion and closure. 2) People will start asking you, "When are you putting out the trade paperback?". In these days of trade-waiters and hardcover-lovers, this is a natural question to ask. However, I've paid to have the single issues printed myself--and, to be able to charge a (hopefully) fair price for them, I had to order a lot of each of the single issues. Enough that I'll likely be selling them off for years to come (unless AMC options SLAM-A-RAMA for a TV series, in which case those suckers are headed straight for eBay!). In any case, I'd like to have at least a few months to try and sell as many of the singles as I can, seeing as how a collected edition would probably kill the sales of said issues stone dead. Still, I understand people's desire for a complete set of a finite series, and it's always nice to get a financial break when you're buying 'em all in one shot. With that in mind, I've taken the advice of two of my closest confidants--my former roomie and sometime collaborator Mike Holmes, and SLAM-A-RAMA logo designer and all-around visual consigliere James White--and created SLAM-A-RAMA: THE CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION! It was Mike who suggested that I print up some kind of band to tie all five issues of the series into a bundle, and it was James who came up with the name. Charging only fifteen bucks for it--a savings of a dollar an issue--that was all me. I'll be debuting THE CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION at this weekend's Maine Comics Arts Festival, and then I'll likely have copies for sale here and at Strange Adventures, and with a little luck, at a few other indie-friendly locations. Check back here for updates. Oh yeah, and about that collected edition--sometime in 2013 seems likely. But, y'know, the more single issues and CHAMPIONSHIP EDITIONS I sell, the quicker it'll happen. Paradoxical on some levels, I know, but that's the biz we're in.

Monday, March 19, 2012

SLAM-A-RAMA #5, On Sale Now!

SLAM-A-RAMA #5 is, as the title of this post says, on sale now at all three Strange Adventures locations (well, copies should be arriving at the Fredericton store any day now, but it's at the Halifax and Dartmouth stores for sure). It's been a long haul, but the story is complete. All five issues are available from me as well through this site. Order all five, and the shipping's on me. Thanks for reading!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Page 120, AKA The Last Page!

And that's all she wrote! I should have the print edition off to the presses later this week (hopefully), so watch this space regarding its release. This is crazy. Creating this comic has been such a huge part of my life for so many years--I first came up with the idea around 2002 or 2003, wrote the script throughout 2008-2009, and added the final touches to this last page just a few days ago. That's a whole lotta evenings and weekends. I couldn't have done it without encouragement and input from folks like Alex Kennedy, James White, Sean Jordan, Mike Holmes, Samantha Robertson, Ben Jeddrie, and, of course, Calum Johnston. I would also be remiss if I left out all my Strange Adventures co-workers over the past few years--Tiina Johns, Rachelle Goguen, Jay Aaron Roy, Nathan Boone, Kate Leth, Shawn MacLeod, and Natalie Lavoie, all of whom had to endure my fussing and fretting over this project (often while I was supposed to be working). Thanks also to my Mom and Dad for always encouraging me to make comics for as far back as I can remember. Extra super duper thanks to my girlfriend Hillary Titley for putting up with my marathon drawing/colouring sessions, as well as listening patiently while I jabbered on about fictional pro wrestlers. If this was the Oscars, the "Play 'Em Off" music would have started several minutes ago, so I'll cut it off here. But final thanks go to YOU for checking out SLAM-A-RAMA! Remember, the print editions of #1-4 are available now at Strange Adventures, and the fifth and final installment is on its way within a few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled for updates!