​​Howard Wong is an award nominated writer and creative consultant. His passion for creative content and narrative development has led him to work in animation, comics, high-end collectible toys, intellectual property development, transmedia narratives, mobile & web games,​ marketing and creative content development. His collaborative works in comics have been nominated for the Joe Shuster Award's Gene Day Award, Comic Book Buyer's Guide Fan Award for Favourite Graphic Novel, the Ghastly Award for Favourite Horror Anthology. Howard has been nominated for the Joe Shuster Award for Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Writer and received Diamond's Gem of the Month for his creator-owned work.


He can usually be found traveling or eating somewhere on earth. Sometimes both at the same time.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Hong Kong International Young Reader's Festival 2019



I will be back in Hong Kong for the 2019 Hong Kong International Young Reader's Festival this March 4th to 15th! I'll be doing workshops and talks along with some of your favourite authors at schools and public events! Click the links below for more details!


For details about which authours will be attending, click here.

For details of the workshops and talks, click here.

About The Hong Kong International Young Readers Festival (HKIYRF):
Founded in 2012, is an annual event held over 10 days each spring, featuring established and emerging writers from around the world in an extensive programme designed for young adults that include discussions, workshops, lectures, book signings, and readings. We are proud to host writers from all over the world, in a variety of genres, and at all stages of their careers, from Nobel laureates to first-time authors.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Friday, October 12, 2018

2018



Indie Author Day 2018 was great! Met wonderful diverse authors with interesting stories and awesome readers! Readers at a library? Who would have guessed?

This was my first time attending and for the library, I was their first comic book writer. So a few unknowns from both sides. Went in not knowing what to really expect. Luckily people working there and fellow authors were great in letting me know how things were in past Indie Author Days. But being a comic book writer in an event where the norm are book authors, my experience was little different.

As I was setting up, people started to notice that I was not a book author, but a comic book writer. This led to curiosity and the first question all comic book writers get by those who aren't avid comic book readers,

"Do you draw?"

No, I don't. Okay, that a lie. I draw, but horribly bad. Some comic book writers do write and draw, but most of us don't. We mainly just write. I can write and letter; not the greatest letterer, but been told I'm alright. This leads to the next usual question comic book writers get,

"You write the dialogue in the balloons/bubbles?"

They're called word balloons, which honestly kind of look like bubbles. After explaining that comic book writers write scripts explaining to an artist what is happening in each panel and yes, the dialogue as well, people are amazed at the amount of work that goes into making a comic book. Even the authors there mentioned that it was probably easier to write a novel. Your mileage may vary, but I love the collaborative production of comic books, where the artist, colourist, letterer and the writer work together to make an incredible story.

So Indie Author Day helped remind me why I love making comics, which is sometimes lost when you are busy making them. I hope I inspired some to go and make their own comics as well. We can never have enough comics if you ask me.

Before I end this post, I want to mention my most favourite memory. I met a family with young readers and talked about comics and superheroes, which led to how I come up with ideas. One of the comics I wrote was for Threezero and Bandai called FullMetal Ghost. It involved giant samurai and ninja robots. I let the kids there in on my secret in how I came up with a story for that new toyline, which was playing with them, like how they play with their toys at home.

"You get paid for that!?"

I'm guessing the boy who asked me that was about 8 or 9 years old. These are the kind of moments that I love and why I attend events and table at comic book conventions. That was how my first Indie Author Day ended for me, which if you have noticed, was a ton of fun for me!

I think I sold some book throughout as well. Can't wait for the next Indie Author Day!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Indie Author Day - October 13, 2018



On October 13th I will be joining authors at libraries all around North American for Indie Author Day! Come celebrate with me and some of your favorite authors at Richmond Hill Public Library from 1 pm to 3 pm. I will have comics, anthologies and trade paperbacks with me as well. See you there!


Location:
Richmond Hill Library
1 Atkinson Street
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Canada
L4C 0H5

Date: October 13, 2018
Time: 1 pm to 3pm
Admission: Free

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Fan Expo Canada 2018

I'll be at Fan Expo Canada this week signing at the Toronto Comics booth #561 in the South Building, Friday 6pm to 7pm, and Saturday 3pm to 4pm.



I'll be roaming around as well, so if you catch me, I'll be more than happy to chat a little and scribble on whatever. See you there! 

Monday, April 23, 2018

First double In Store Signing in Hong Kong!

This Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm, I will be with Justice Wong (Artist of Iron Man: Hong Kong Heroes) signing Iron Man: Hong Kong Heroes #1 at Clark's Comics and Metro Comics in Hong Kong! That's right, this is a double in store signing and my first in store signing in Hong Kong! Come say hi and pick up some cool comics!


Address: Shop B7 Basement Causeway Bay Centre, 15-23 Sugar Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong




Tuesday, April 10, 2018

In Store Signing at Paradise Comics

This Wednesday, April 11th from 5pm to 7pm, I'll be at Paradise Comics for an in store signing of Iron Man: Hong Kong Heroes #1. See you folks there!