11.12.15 by Staff

Giveaway: Koyama Press


This week we’ve got some books to give away to you guys from one of my favourite little publishers, Toronto-based Koyama Press! I’ve got two copies of Alex Schubert’s “Blobby Boys 2” and another two copies of Ginette Lapalme’s “Confetti”.

If you’d like to snag one of these books, leave a comment below with the title of your imaginary autobiography. We’ll pick 4 winners on the 18th.

















Giveaway courtesy of Koyama Press


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  • Wonderdrome

    “Nick Grant Issues From His Very Own Mouth!”

  • Pretty in Nihilism: a journey between kittens and dancing potatoes

  • Evan Weselmann

    Hold the Ketchup: The Life, Time and Culinary Musings of…

  • Jeremy

    Shawoo Mama Jamma

  • MoscusandorBion

    I Knew All These Receipts Would Come In Handy One Day!

  • Andrea Bader

    Confessions of a Serial Procrastinator: A Cautionary Tale

  • “Worms Are For Touching”

  • heyheyjljl

    Patting Myself On The Back With Broken Hands

  • Kayla Rymer

    Mighty Wanderer: Searching for My Place in the Wu-Tang Clan

  • Zmac

    “Where’s the farty?”

  • Dalton

    Only the Skittish Survive

  • Julia Beckers

    using body lotion on my face – the julia beckers story

  • christopher

    “Third Person” by Christopher Burbank

  • Meghan Hartley

    How to spend your life growing out your bangs

  • mush

    “My Wife Left Me”

  • “Nipples & Chips – A Venn Diagram”

  • Pablo Camacho

    “A wasted life of not taking the last pizza slice”

  • Masato Yamamoto

    ” my days like phew! ”

  • Andrew Berry

    “Flushing My Keys Down the Toilet at Work” by Andrew Berry

  • blakewest

    “Metal Baby”

  • Ten Sample

    The Garlic Eating Wonder

  • Matt Reuter

    “I’m Real: My Imaginary Autobiography”

  • Neal Alexander Shroobacca Arms

    Imaginary Solutions: the Pataphysics of Stretch Armstrong

  • Augusta Golden

    “Golden Week”

  • Bijan Shahir

    “Surprisingly Incompetent: The Bijan Shahir Story”

  • Katelyn Haugdahl

    ‘Why the hell did I do that’

  • Bahr


  • pottery

    sad, horny, and hungry

  • Krystle Lee Biggs

    The Sad Life of a Ghost Who Just Wants to be Noticed

  • Rotten Banana

  • It not a real fish…it’s arti-fish-L…

  • Brady

    Hazy Cosmic Jive

  • Neurotics Anonymous – 12 Steps to Becoming “Normal”

  • paulina m

    life and death of an ordinary bitch

  • mickeyf19

    Black Dust in Orbit, Tea Bags in Pendulum; a Life Pacific

  • Sam Taylor

    “You Guys, Don’t!!” by Sam Taylor the Hilarious Ghost

  • Connor

    “free book winner”

  • michaelcorpuz

    wasting gas to see sunsets

  • Emily Smith

    “2 cats 1 bowl: a meta-narrative on cat memes”

  • H.H.

    Chicken Tender is the Night, a literary master 20-piece by F. Scott’s Fitzgera…me

  • “Wait, Guys, You Really Didn’t Figure It Out? Memories of Welding, Cooking, Boots, & Boobs”

  • Tourné Torres

    “F**k Dynasty: I guess I’m really doing this thing, huh.”

  • “It’s fine.”

  • Erika


  • Kyle Parker

    “Me” – Kyle Parker

  • Eleanor D’Eath

    “The life of DEath”

  • Mer

    My darkest secrets for $10 plus shipping

  • Jameson Kergozou


  • thephilwells

    “These Are Fart Noises: The Phil Wells Story”

  • nakhtar

    “Typo on my tombstone”

  • “10% More Banana”

  • Jacob Monir Canfield

    I Risked Death To Win A Koyama Press Book In A Competition

  • Halima Haruna

    “Stories From Inside a Costume: How To Disappoint Your Family With Style”

  • venusinjorts

    schroedinger’s circumcision

  • “I survived abortion, and all I got were these lousy foster parents”

  • Jennifer Baugh

    “Oh Fuck, That Was Today?! – An Autobiography, Vol. I”

  • John Olsen

    Guns, Germs, & John: The Fates of Human Society as they Pertain to Me

  • *Eventually She Became a Cat*

  • Javiera Cisterna

    “The Drink Makes One Blind, Sit Behind the Sun! “

    • Javiera Cisterna

      Pleaase, I’m working on my own comic and I need some great inspiration :3.

  • William Marks

    No Shelf Left Unreached – The Chronicles of Tall Man

  • Max Walker

    “Wet leafy crunches and underwater engine mufflers”

  • Bernard Wong

    “Pass Me The Pipe: How I Went From Almost Being A Meth Addict To Becoming The Most Celebrated Traditional Scottish Instrumentalist In The Local Region”

  • Vera Feng

    “You know, I thought you’d be quiet and shy”

  • There had better be cake at the top of this mountain. (Love your giveaway prompts btw! They’re always interesting!)

  • Joey Wathen

    93% postive feedback

  • Dakota Nicklaus

    I will totally finish inking this comic and it will be ready to print by tomorrow! – A sadly fictional story.

  • Congrats Meghan, Sashiko, Krystle and Halima! Check your inboxes!

22.05.17 by Jeff

Vancouver-Based OURO Collective Present “Tangent”

Last week we shot some rehearsal footage of our friends, Vancouver-based dance collective OURO, as they prepared for their first full-length show, “Tangent”. The group has spent the past year exploring movements from each member’s diverse dance background to create a story. Their unique voice is a combination of street and contemporary dance twisted into a language all its own.

For this show they’ve also collaborated with Vancouver artist Kutcorners to create original music inspired by their movements, which will be released on Spotify shortly!

We are proud to be a media partner for OURO’s two performances this week at Orpheum’s Annex theatre (May 25th/26th). If you live in Vancouver come check it out! Their work is fun, accessible and inspiring, regardless of your knowledge of dance. There are only two performances and tickets are going fast (previous shows on Granville Island sold out completely).

Tickets: Get your tickets HERE.


OURO Collective Website

OURO Collective on Instagram



22.05.17 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Erik Svetoft

Drawings by illustrator Erik Svetoft. More images below.

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22.05.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Grace Milk

A selection of work by artist Grace Milk, originally from California and Hawaii, now based in New York. More images below.

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22.05.17 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Frederik Van den Stock

Illustrations by Antwerp, Belgium-based Frederik Van den Stock. More work below.

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19.05.17 by Jeff

5 Questions You Must Answer (or die)

If you missed them, the last two 5 Questions posts are HERE and HERE. Quite a variety of responses to the question about whether Instagram is helping or hindering your creativity. Here are this weeks questions for you to answer! Feel free to leave comments on other people’s answers! My answers are there too.


The Questions

1 – What is the number of unread emails currently in your inbox?

2 – Describe a piece of art in your home.

3 – Do you/Did you have a nickname? Explain it.

4 – Share a link to a video that cheers you up.

5 – Appetizer or dessert?