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It’s been a long strange summer (after a long strange spring and a long…blah blah blah) but Fan Expo Canada is this weekend which must mean it’s coming to an end! For our family, Fan Expo has always been the “official” sign that summer vacation is over and that school is around the corner. Ty would always take the eldest boy living in our house on the Friday who would ‘suss out’ the show for the younger kids (used to be Kellam, but he ended up working the show for years whilst an employee of The Silver Snail. Despite quitting the store, he’s actually helping them set up today, and will be at the booth tomorrow and Sunday).

Sunday we’d take the whole family and let the kids check everything out, usually in some costumes they’d insisted I put together THE NIGHT BEFORE…

This year, I’m going to be at the show myself for the whole four days with my own little table as well. Probably my table will end up with Ty’s art on it (given that I flat/colour/letter lots of his stuff that still counts), but there I will be. I’m sitting at PO56B, between David J. Cutler and Mr. Keiren Smith, as part of The Northern Guard art team.

Issue 2, page 9

Ty will be running a couple of workshops for the show. On Thursday, 5-6pm, he’ll be heading up Make Your Own Comic:  Assembling Holmes Incorporated #2, along with some of the creators, and assisstant editor Rob Pincombe. Toronto Cartoonists Workshop has a booth in the lobby area of FanExpo where you’ll be able to buy copies of the comic and meet creators.

Art by Leonard Kirk, colours by me, Concept/characters by Ty Templeton

On Saturday from 12-1pm, Ty will run Ty Templeton’s Comic Book Bootcamp to give people just a hint of what it’s like to take the full course with Ty. (courses available through TCW–the workshop will run Mondays or Tuesdays beginning September 12, but spaces are going fast).

Later that day, 4-5pm, Ty and his buddy Dan Slott will run Superhero Stew:  Create a Character with audience input. All the workshops will be in Room 717.

I’ll be walking in the room at 6pm to moderate Watercolour Masterclass with Jill Thompson. Not that Ms. Thompson will need any help from me–I’ll be there to help her field questions from the audience and maybe ask a few of my own.

On Sunday, from 4-5pm, I’ll be moderating a Painting Workshop with Jason Edmiston, (cover artist for The Northern Guard amongst many other things).

Heroes of the North, the Canadian superheroes webseries for whom I’ve lettered comics (and coloured their latest Hornet:  Dark Origins) will be in Booth 211. They will also be having a Meet and Greet on Friday, Room 713, from 4:30pm.

Story by Yann Brouillette, Art by MAS, colours/letters by me

And…Tights and Fights, the comedy Canadian superhero webseries will be there as well, in Booth 1000. At some point during the weekend, you might find me there…their webcomic is available online now.

Art by Christopher Yao, Story by Rob Pincombe, colours/letters by me

So…hope to see you there.

Keiren

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Tights and Fights

Whew–haven’t posted since mid-December. I’ve actually been doing lots of behind-the-screen work on Ty’s blog (Ty Templeton’s ART LAND) but I’ve also been doing actual work. I can’t post stuff until it’s been approved by the publishers so I just try and be a very quiet colourist, keep my mouth shut and my eye on the computer screen.  But now! Tights and Fights has received their files, and one of the pages I coloured for them is up…

Tights and Fights is a webseries based on the wacky (mis)adventures of five superheroes:  Ronin Force. Check out the website for all the Whys, Wherefores and What nows…  I was hired to colour and letter a series of webcomics about each hero. All the art was done by Christopher Yao (might remember him from Toronto Cartoonists Workshop, “Fit to Print” project. Christopher drew the opening story in the Holmes Incorporated comic.) The project was organised by Rob Pincombe who wrote all the stories. When I find out where they will be posted and when, I’ll add that information here.

For now, the pinup/cover for Tights and Fights, featuring (clockwise upper right, Major Faultline, Evil Trojan Borscht, The Plumber, Captain Euchre, Fantabulous Gal and Leopard Woman) is up on their Facebook Page. Click through to join the page and keep on the releases of all their upcoming webisodes. Each character also has their own page on the website, a Facebook page and a Twitter account to follow (check each character’s webpage to follow them on Twitter).