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Fearless fantasy fiction Radio and television host “Fearless” Fred Kennedy to release another Canadian comic classic
Mar29

Fearless fantasy fiction Radio and television host “Fearless” Fred Kennedy to release another Canadian comic classic

By: Hess Sahlollbey If there’s one person you’re bound to run into every year at Toronto Comic Con, it’s “Fearless” Fred Kennedy. Whether he’s moderating panels or hosting a Q&A, this writer and long-time host on “102.1 the Edge” and “Teletoon At Night” is expanding his conquests across all media platforms. Kennedy will soon be amping up his creative workload with another book this summer with a new imprint, Black Mask Studios....

What’s new at the market? The Flyin G’nosh and Best on Bread bring new flavours and flair to the Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Jan11

What’s new at the market? The Flyin G’nosh and Best on Bread bring new flavours and flair to the Hamilton Farmers’ Market

At The Flyin G’nosh, Chef Mandip serves up Indian-inspired and street-styled eats that will overcome you with acute nostalgia for summer days at festivals despite the winter weather. Market visitors can enjoy Supercrawl favourites such as paneer and tandoori chicken tacos to more wholesome and traditional meals like chana masala served with rice and salad. For two years before becoming a vendor at the market, The Flyin G’nosh food...

Culinary Class Act: The Fizz Sodas + Sandwiches King Street East serves satisfying menu of smoked meat sandwiches and hand-mixed sodas
Jan11

Culinary Class Act: The Fizz Sodas + Sandwiches King Street East serves satisfying menu of smoked meat sandwiches and hand-mixed sodas

What is it? Despite my well-documented love for trying new foods, I have been eating the same lunch for my entire life as a student: a plain, but effective coldcut number with Havarti cheese and lettuce. Perhaps my rigid relationship with the sandwich has interfered with my curiosity for downtown Hamilton’s dedicated sandwich and soda shop: The Fizz. I instantly regretted that after my first bite of their pulled pork shoulder, apple...

Creating comics with Jim Zub Samurai Jack, Avengers and Glitterbomb author shares how to break into the industry
Sep14

Creating comics with Jim Zub Samurai Jack, Avengers and Glitterbomb author shares how to break into the industry

By: Hess Sahlollbey Over the past few years, the number of DC and Marvel comic creators working in Hamilton and the Greater Toronto Area has steadily increased. One of those creators is Seneca College Program Coordinator, Jim Zubkavich a.k.a. Jim Zub. One of Zub’s most recent and prolific projects includes a two-year run on Samurai Jack. Published by IDW, the series picked up nine years after the cancellation of the original cartoon....

Human Lizard Jason Loo's Torontonian hero explores   various hardships of urban life
Mar31

Human Lizard Jason Loo's Torontonian hero explores various hardships of urban life

By: Hess Sahlollbey The cities that heroes defend have always been deeply connected to their mythology. Whether it was the characters of 300 hailing from Sparta or Joan d’Arc leading the French army to victory, their homes were weaved into the tapestry of the characters. Nowhere was this more prevalent than at this past Toronto ComiCon. With Toronto’s burgeoning indie comics scene, there was strong pride and celebration of...

You need to watch for Hamilton-based singer-songwriter IsKwé this year Rising Winnipeg-born singer songwriter set to release new album after her most successful year yet
Mar09

You need to watch for Hamilton-based singer-songwriter IsKwé this year Rising Winnipeg-born singer songwriter set to release new album after her most successful year yet

Recently named one of the “Top 10 Artists to Watch in 2016” by CBC Music, IsKwé is an Irish and Cree/Dene singer-songwriter with an intricate sound that combines electrifying beats and soulful rhythms with poignant, introspective lyrics. Currently based in Hamilton, the Winnipeg-bred artist is known for her fearlessness to weave her political beliefs and cross-cultural influences into both the instrumentation and storytelling of her...