​​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.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Interview at The Pulse

This was my first interview I did though IM. It was an interesting experience for me. It was a live interview, but minus hearing my own voice (that I hate), which helped. Jen Contino did an amazing job. Here's the link to the interview: Comicon

Interviewed at Mondo

I was interviewed during my signing at Paradise Comics when I was sick with a cold that I was battling for month. Funny thing, now that it's up I'm sick again. I'm so sick of being sick, but that's life with kids as they say. Here's the link to the interview.

Mondo

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Preview Pages of After the Cape II - Issue Three

AFTER THE CAPE II #3 (of 3)

Order Code: NOV072033

"Til Death Do Us Part"
This fan-favorite series comes to a shocking conclusion as Ethan reaps the consequences of his life choices! A must-read for the serious comics fan! Gripping. Compelling. Powerful!






Preview Pages of After the Cape II - Issue Two

AFTER THE CAPE II: HOW FAR TO FALL #2 (of 3)

Order Code:
OCT071998


”KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR”

While Ellen is placed on the critical list and battles for her life, Ethan must face not only the Russian mob, but his erstwhile teammates, the United Heroes, who are intent on bringing him in for his crimes!





Sunday, November 25, 2007

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Paradise Comics' Store Signing Went...

...well considering I was either coughing or blowing out phlegm at people. It was great to see people who read the first series jazzed about After the Cape II. I think people are going to fall in love with Sergio's art. Got some new people to pick up After the Cape: How Far to Fall trade, which I hope they enjoy. I ended up buying a few things myself (Damn you Doug! Heh.)

I can't thank everyone at Paradise Comics enough for their continued support. If you're looking for a great comic shop this is definitely one of them.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by. I appreciate all the kind words and continued support.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

After the Cape II - Issue One Arriving NEXT week

So it was supposed to be out November 7th, but it's not. We got everything to the printers way on time, but still, things happen. From what I know, something happened between the printers and Diamond. All this means is that people will have to wait a week for the book to come, and for me to be at Paradise Comics to deface as many as I can while I'm there.

Oh well, these things happen. What can you do?

How the Signing at Chapters - Markham Went

They provided me with a table at the front of the store which was terrific and much appreciated. I was please to see so much interest with my first trade paperback from non-comic book readers. I got to sign many books, which I hope people will enjoy. Both the costumers and staff were friendly and kind. If I ever get a chance to sign there again, I definitely will.

Thanks to all the staff at Chapters for their support and helpfulness.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Signing at Paradise Comics - November 14th!

I'll be signing copies of After the Cape: How Far to Fall TPB and After the Cape II issue one.

I'll have sneak peeks of After the Cape II issue two and giving away free mini posters of After the Cape issue one!

Where: Paradise Comics
3278 Yonge St.
Toronto Ontario M4N 2L6
(Four Blocks North of Lawrence Station)

Tel: 416.487.9807

When: November 14, 2007
4PM - 7PM

See you there!

Signing at Chapters - Markham November 3rd

Where: Chapters - Markham
Woodside Centre
3175 Highway 7 East
Markham, Ontario

When: November 3, 2007
1PM-3PM

I'll be at signing copies of After the Cape: How Far to Fall TPB and giving away free mini posters of issue one.

I'll also have a sneak peek of After the Cape II issues one and two!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

My First Bookstore Signing

It actually went pretty well.

There were many people walking by, trying not to notice the weird guy sitting at the table with his a stack of his first trade paperback. There were also people who were interested and chatted with me. Some even had me sign their copies. (Nothing like defacing books in a bookstore. Heh.)

One of the things that I need to figure out how to tell people is that After the Cape, isn't for kids (though when you do say that, people tend to think it's a dirty comic). I had some moms and dads give me that eye popping stare when I told them what it was about. I explained that there is a variety of comics for all ages, so they had to be aware of what to get their kids.

Maybe I'll print out a small blurb about the series and see if that helps.

I was there from 1 - 5 PM, so if you did show up and I was gone, you can still catch me on November 3rd at the Chapters at Woodbine and HWY 7. (There's also two signed copies in the store.)

I do want to take this time to thank everyone at Indigo for being so nice and kind to a nobody like me.

"Thanks!"

When you stop by there next, you could also grab a free poster of the cover of After the Cape issue one. Yup, I defaced them with my scribble.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Signing After the Cape: How Far to Fall on October 20th!

Where:
Indigo - Richmond Hill
8705 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 6Z1
Canada
(905)731-8771

When:
Saturday, October 20th
1 - 4pm (or until they kick me out)

I'll be defacing After the Cape: How Far to Fall.

Come by to say hi and get a free poster!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

After the Cape II

Issue One Previews Order Code: SEPT071948

Check out the preview pages at my ComicSpace page.

Story
HOWARD WONG & JIM VALENTINO
Art & Cover
SERGIO CARRERA
24 PAGES

BW

NOVEMBER 7

$2.99 US

"
SEASONS IN CHANGE" Six months later...a new super-villain is terrorizing the city, a member of the United Heroes is crippled for life, and Ethan Falls’ wife has moved on to a new job and a new life. Ethan's alcoholism grows worse as he believes he has nothing left to lose… but he’s wrong.

TAG LINE:
SHADOWLINE PRESENTS THE SECOND CHAPTER IN THE SMASH HIT SOLD-OUT SERIES! DON'T MISS OUT THIS TIME!


Banners:

AFTER THE CAPE VOL. 1: HOW FAR TO FALL

My first published comic, After the Cape is now collected into a trade paperback.


Goto my ComicSpace page for previews of all three issues.


Diamond Previews Order Code: JUL071932
ISBN-10:
1582408173
ISBN-13:
978-1582408170

It's listed on Amazon if that helps anyone.


Here's the blurb about it:


AFTER THE CAPE VOL. 1: HOW FAR TO FALL

Created and Dialogued by HOWARD WONG
Plotted by
JIM VALENTINO

Art by MARCO RUDY and MANNY TREMBLEY


104 pg

BW

SEPTEMBER 19

$12.99
US

Ethan Falls had it all! He was a respected super-hero, part of a world-renowned team from which he pulled a handsome stipend. He had a beautiful young wife and two loving children. He also had a problem…alcohol. A problem that would cause him to lose everything he held dear.



TAG LINES:
Collected together for the first time the smash hit sold-out series!


For fans of the neorealism of Powers’ Brian Michael Bendis
- Entertainment Weekly


Press Releases:

After the Cape


Shadowline Presents a Hero's Fall from Grace


How far can even a superhero fall? Ethan Falls was the man who had everything: family, fame, success and super powers. More than just a costume, his cape was a proud symbol of everything he had become. Now, a crippling addiction has taken that and everything else away from him and he's spiraling out of control, towards a life of crime. Shadowline proudly presents Howard Wong and Marco Rudy's gripping tale of addiction and temptation in AFTER THE CAPE, a three-issue miniseries debuting this March from Image Comics.

"AFTER THE CAPE is a very personal story about the cost of success," explains writer Howard Wong. "Ethan Falls is faced with the temptations of taking the wrong road, and Marco and I are enjoying using the superhero tradition to tell a story about the harsh consequences we all could face, and how one man, who should be impervious to such dangers, succumbs to them."


"Marco's art is simply amazing," says Shadowline's Jim Valentino. "His high contrast film noir style is infused with painstakingly observed realism. There's an underlying optimism and sincerity to Marco's work. The artwork hits you right in the gut with the tragedy that Ethan's life has become."

A powerful mix of superhero action and real world drama, AFTER THE CAPE delivers an arresting vision of an extraordinary man pushed to the breaking point.



AFTER THE CAPE COMPLETES THE SELL-OUT HAT TRICK!


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AFTER THE CAPE #3 sells-out! Collected edition and sequel announced!

BERKELEY, CA -- 16 May, 2007 -- The third straight issue of Shadowline's dark superhero miniseries, AFTER THE CAPE has sold out. After selling out of the entire series, a collected edition of AFTER THE CAPE is being hurried to press to meet demand. It will hit stands this September.

The same week that Shadowline's AFTER THE CAPE marked it's third straight sell-out, the series has also gotten the attention of Entertainment Weekly.

"For Fans of the neorealism of Powers' Brian Michael Bendis," says Entertainment Weekly's Jeff Jensen.

In response to all of the buzz and acclaim, Shadowline is also announcing that a sequel is already in the works.

"We are hard at work honing the plot points on AFTER THE CAPE II and should have an announcement shortly." says Shadowline President Jim Valentino.

AFTER THE CAPE, tells the story of Ethan Falls, a man who had everything: family, fame, success, and super powers. The cape wasn't just a costume but a proud symbol of what he had become. Now a crippling addiction has taken it and everything else away from him, and he's spiraling towards a life of crime.

The collected edition of AFTER THE CAPE will be available in the July issue of Diamond Previews for products shipping in September.



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