​​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.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Crystal Fractal Comics - Redorik

If you're free October 25th from 1pm - 3pm, you can meet me and other creators from Crystal Fractal Comics at Paradise Comics . There will be a showcase of works in progress and editions of the Zero Issue Preview Editions available as well. See you there!

I am scripting the first four issue story arc of Crystal Fractal Comics' upcoming title Redorik. The series is planned for solicitation in the beginning of 2009!

Redorik focuses on Justin Henderson, a high school student who can telepathically read the thoughts and emotions of others and teleport to distant locations through a pocket universe. Unlike his peers, who fantasize about having supernatural powers, Justin must learn to come to terms with his new found abilities, in addition to dealing with the death of a friend and trying to determine which of the voices he hears are those of others, and which are his own subconscious. He is unaware of the fact that he is a descendant of Nathanael de Velasquez, a powerful mage whose alias Doctor Twilight is the central character in another eponymous Crystal Fractal title.

Crystal Fractal Comics is an up and coming comic book publisher and character licensing company seeking to diversify the industry through the dynamic story lines and characters of its titles. Founded by Derrek S. Lennox, the company aims to become one of the top ten firms in its industry through its online and print comics, toys, and other licensed products. Crystal Fractal Comics is currently headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Where's some teaser art you ask? Just look below.


Redeemer



Redorik, Carnivale and Caregiver

All characters are the property of Crystal Fractal Comics.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Post Fan Expo 2008

Where to begin? First I have to mention the guy who dressed up like Namor. He was dead on and had a bunch of us talking about him. Yeah, I'll leave that there. I was invited to a Win, Lose or Draw panel and showed why I don't draw. I think people will be having nightmares for a long, long time because of me. During the con I met With some cool new people like Greg Hyland of Lethargic Lad fame. I didn't know he drew for the Lego fan magazine, not to mention had the coolest box of Lego people references with him. Both my wife and I were planning on stealing it, but by Sunday, we were just too tired. There was also Jessie Lam and J. Korim from Neozoic from Red 5 Comics. Very cool people all around. Jessie was selling some really cool posters that were going fast. If you see her next time, do ask her about them. She might have a few left.

A very memorable moment was when a female Jedi was checking out my stuff and accidentally hit a passerby in the eye with her lightsaber. The guy was all right, but I bet he never thought he would get hit in the eye with a lightsaber.

I didn't take any photos while I was there except for one, which was encouraged by my wife.


Yup, I so have a rocking cool wife. I also have hope for a reboot of the Catwoman franchise now.

(I'll see if I can scan the sketches I got later and update it here when I do.) Ta Da!


Greg Hyland

J. Korim

Thanks to everyone who stopped by, both old and new. I appreciate the support and the cool comments!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Signing Friday, Aug. 29th at 5pm-7pm at The Beguiling

The Beguiling will be having me and Russel Lissau on Friday, August 29th 5pm - 7pm for a signing, please come out and say hi.

Click for details
Here's a photo of us and Russell's amazing artistic daughter. She was giving away free sketches!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Paradise Toronto Comicon Report

So the con went by in a congested-dizzy-blur. Why you ask? Wifey, the baby and I are sick--yeah, again. I think the oldest one has developed a super immune system, since she was the only one healthy.

It was fun having the clan there. The kids had a blast, which was great considering this was their first con. The older one did have a spill. We though she might have sprained her wrist, but of course by the time we finished packing up the car she was fine. Kids

On day two, the older one decided to see what would happen if you stab a straw into a large green balloon. The pop was more like a blam. The whole con stopped for a split second. Afterwords she ran to mommy. Cameron Stewart gave a replacement balloon--(Thanks dude!). She was her smiling self again.

Unfortunately everyone was too sick to remember that we brought the camera with us, so no pics. Sorry.

Friday, July 4, 2008

After the Cape Vol 2: All Falls Down Trade Paperback Out Now!


Run to your shops and grab a copy!

For those who can't wait, I defaced a few at Paradise Comics.

I'll also have copies at the Paradise Toronto Comicon as well.



story HOWARD WONG and JIM VALENTINO
art & cover SERGIO CARRERA

128 PAGES
BW
$12.99

Order Code: APR082166


How far can one man fall? How long does it take before ones bad life choices reap their consequences? Just when he thought things couldn’t get any worse…they do! And Ethan Falls, former hero, loses the one thing that was more important to him than life itself.

Collecting the second hit mini-series After the Cape II, plus tons of extras, this is a MUST-READ book!

Collects AFTER THE CAPE II #1-3

Friday, June 27, 2008

Sequential Arts Symposium and Joe Shuster Awards 2008

As some of you might know, I'm a nominee for the 2008 Joe Shuster's Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Writer award, and still am. Heh. Before the awards ceremony they held their first annual Sequential Arts Symposium, where I had a great time seeing old friends and making some new ones. I was also on the Writing for Sequential Art panel , which I hope I gave some useful information throughout my bantering.

After the symposium I went for dinner with friends. Francis Manapul led us on a death march to a nice Italian restaurant. (I'm kidding, it was a nice walk) Who knew that there was a street festival that day?

Here are some photos from this wonderful event that I blast at.


Here I am with Josh Stafford. We're co-creating and writing a zombie book. Hey look, what is that I'm holding up?

Mmmm...brains...

We debated if we should eat here. (Read the sign on the restaurant window.)

Yeah, that's Francis putting on high heels. Can this be the secret to his awesome art skills?

Here's almost everyone that went to dinner chilling before the Joe Shuster Awards.

Here's me presenting the the Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Artist. What you don't see is the sign on the podium falling off as I was reading off the nominees. That's right, there's special effects at the Joe Shusters!

This is the screen that popped up when they read off my name as one of the nominees for the Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Writer.


Could that be--yes folks! That is Rick Green pimping a Prisoners of Gravity T-shirt. I would kill to have one of those.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Comic Brew Interview

This was fun interview where I talk about the shop I hang out at, writing stuff and God knows what weird things they got me to spill.

Here's the link to the interview: Comic Brew

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Free Comic Book Day!

Just in case you didn't know what FCBD is about, here the website that tells all!

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

It's happening May 3rd. That's this Saturday!

This year I'll be at Big B Comics in Hamilton, Ontario with Eric Kim (Love as a Foreign Language) from noon until they kick us out. This will be our first time being in Hamilton and we both look forward to seeing you there!

Here's a message from Eric:

"Hi there! I'm a single young Caprico--wait. Wrong blog.

I kid! I kid. I'm happy to make a virtual introduction to all of you on this intermanet. I've got a blog up at http://doublepeace.blogspot.com if you'd like to check it out, and my own website is http://www.inkskratch.com.

I tell you all confidentially that me and Howard are working on secret projects together. S-E-C-R-E-T.

But anyways, if you're in Hamilton or Toronto, feel free to come on out and meet us! Me and Howard will be at Free Comic Book Day at Big B Comics in Hamilton (1045 Upper James St., Hamilton ON, L9A 3A6), and we might also be stopping by the Beguiling (601 Markham Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M6G 2L7). Free comic book day is a fun day! You should join us and also get FREE SHWAG.

Anyways, I hope to see you all there. ALL OF YOU.

Ciao! :D"

- eric

Friday, April 18, 2008

Joe Shuster Awards Nominations 2008

I still can't believe it, but I'm one of the eight nominees for OUTSTANDING CANADIAN COMIC BOOK WRITER for The Joe Shuster Awards. You can vote for the creators you like, or even me by clicking here.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Grunts 2nd Trade - Short Story Sneak Peek

As some of you might know, I was suppose to have a six page short story in the Grunts trade paperback. My story is titled Iron Snake in the Desert. It's a back story of LT. Kiko, but didn't make it.

From what I've been told, it and the rest of the short stories from the other writers will be collected into an other trade. I'll keep you informed as I get news about it all.

Here's a sneak peek of my story below: