PREVIEW: Jughead: The Hunger A teenage werewolf in Riverdale
Sep11

PREVIEW: Jughead: The Hunger A teenage werewolf in Riverdale

By: Hess Sahlollbey There’s something to be said about the Archie universe and how it is infinitely malleable. While the presumption may exist that Archie comics are only for kids, there has been a serious shift to expand its line and draw in new readers. Outside of the well-known digests at grocery store checkouts, the publisher has been expanding into new genres. What started with Afterlife with Archie, a gory and violent...

Here is your guide for the 2017 Supercrawl This year’s Supercrawl will take over 16 city blocks to showcase music, fashion, art exhibits and food from Hamilton and beyond. We’ve highlighted the must see events the arts and culture festival has to offer
Sep07

Here is your guide for the 2017 Supercrawl This year’s Supercrawl will take over 16 city blocks to showcase music, fashion, art exhibits and food from Hamilton and beyond. We’ve highlighted the must see events the arts and culture festival has to offer

Catch these acts PUP Friday | 11:00 PM | City of Music/Exclaim! Stage (James St. N. & West Harbour GO) From Lollapalooza to Osheaga, PUP will now be hitting the Exclaim! Stage with a thrilling performance. The punk rock band has been performing shows across Canada, the States and the UK. Two years and 450 shows after the release of their self-titled debut, PUP is back with their latest album The Dream Is Over. Ironically, the...

Drawing from a life in Hamilton Local artist Meredith Park’s work delivers big ideas in small images
Sep07

Drawing from a life in Hamilton Local artist Meredith Park’s work delivers big ideas in small images

Meredith Park believes in the impact of small-scale work. Best known for her four-panel visual journaling on Instagram, the Hamilton-based comic artist uses her work to make sense of sweeping issues. Park’s early comics revolved around slapstick comedy featuring a recurring cast of characters, inspired by the Three Stooges and “Happy Tree Friends”. “I only really started doing autobio [works] when I was about 20,” she said. “I stopped...

Great northern comics Kalman Andrasofszky of Chapterhouse Comics sets out to create the first Canadian comic book universe
Mar23

Great northern comics Kalman Andrasofszky of Chapterhouse Comics sets out to create the first Canadian comic book universe

By: Hess Sahlolbey As we celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial this year, the comic book community in Canada continues to bloom in unison. With that growth has come many waves of Canadian comic book creators contributing to our nation’s growing artistic tapestry. Nowhere was that more evident than the downtown core of Toronto for its annual ComiCon. Every March, Toronto ComiCon takes over the city center for a three-day affair full of...

Pushing themselves forward July Talk returns to the Great White North for Canadian leg of their international tour
Oct27

Pushing themselves forward July Talk returns to the Great White North for Canadian leg of their international tour

July Talk is back on Canadian soil, and could not be happier to be home. Since headlining McMaster’s Welcome Week concert in September, the band has toured Europe and the United States to promote their new album Touch. The five-piece outfit began the Canadian leg of their tour in Kitchener on Oct. 25, and frontman and woman duo Peter Dreimanis and Leah Fay shared their excitement about the Canadian rock scene, taking more risks in...

Strumbellas send-off Supercrawl Juno-award winning artists kick off world tour with spirited performance last Saturday
Sep15

Strumbellas send-off Supercrawl Juno-award winning artists kick off world tour with spirited performance last Saturday

Perhaps one of the most exciting weekends of the year in Hamilton is the annual arts and music festival Supercrawl. For three days, vendors and food trucks line the closed-off streets, with local stores, galleries and restaurants open at extended hours for the throngs of festival-goers excited to experience the vibrant art and music scene the city has to offer. This year, one of the most highly anticipated musical acts was The...

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