​​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 creator-owned and collaborative works in comics have been nominated for the Comic Book Buyer's Guide Fan Award for Favourite Graphic Novel, the Ghastly Award for Favourite Horror Anthology. Howard himself was 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.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hope: The Hero Initiative - Song of the Little Black Bird

Here are two random unlettered pages from the story I contributed to with Mark Torres on pencils, Liezl Buenaventura on colours and Jaymes Reed on lettering for the Hope: Hero Initiative Anthology.


HOPE: THE HERO INITIATIVE Press Release



Ronin Studios'  HOPE: THE HERO INITIATIVE - a 188-page comic book anthology benefiting The Hero Initiative - is available in comic book stores everywhere starting February 21, 2011.

HOPE has 26 short stories and pinups by more than 80 creators from around the world. All have themes focused on heroes and the nature of heroism. The Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for comic creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work.

"Working on HOPE: THE HERO INITIATIVE is a great experience. There's a lot of super talent in this book," says HOPE editor Dustin Archibald. "The Hero Initiative is an amazing organization that truly helps people in need.  Their efforts of aiding comic creators in need are something any comic reader can get behind."

The pieces in HOPE: THE HERO INITIATIVE were created by up-and-comers in the comics industry and established professionals including Tom Nguyen (52, Final Crisis), Jake Black (Batman: Brave and Bold, Smallville), Russell Lissau (The Batman Strikes), and Gerry Alanguilan (Ultimate Avengers, Hulk). Ray Anthony Height (The Amazing Spider-Man) drew the cover.

The book's release is part of a fund and awareness raising campaign to benefit comic creators in need with all profits going directly to The Hero Initiative. HOPE shows that the comics community is willing to do its part.

Added Pain Killer Jane creator and Jonah Hex writer Jimmy Palmiotti: " Elegantly told and beautifully rendered, HOPE: THE HERO INITIATIVE is a must have for any collection. Comics done for the right reason. "

The full color softcover has a cover price of $19.95 and can be ordered from retailers with the Diamond Order Code DEC101038.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Hope: The Hero Initiative

Hope: The Hero Initiative - Diamond Order Code DEC101038

Please order and pass the details of this trade paperback from Ronin Studios benefiting Hero Initiative. I was fortunate enough to work with very talented people on the all-ages story we contributed. Namely, Mark Torres on Pencils and Inks, Liezl Buenaventura on Colours and Jaymes Reed on Lettering.

Hope: The Hero Initiative Anthology: Trailer

What's Hero Initiative:
The Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for comic creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. Since inception, the Hero Initiative has been fortunate enough to benefit over 40 creators and their families with over $400,000 worth of much-needed aid! It's a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

http://www.heroinitiative.org/

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Dork Shelf Interivew from Fan Expo 2009

Wow, didn't see this until now. I did an interview with Dorkshelf.com, which I think I'll need to dig though, but here are some highlights.

Friday, September 10, 2010

After the Cape is now on ComiXology!

After the Cape is now on ComiXology!



Click here to check out the first of the two sold out miniseries that Entertainment Weekly says: For Fans of the neorealism of Powers' Brian Michael Bendis.

Spread the word!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Coming Back Home July 1 to 16

Seeing if I can arrange a signing for Grunts: War Stories while I'm in Toronto. Either way, I'll be back in my hometown of Toronto for two weeks. Can't wait to see family, friends and chomp into a pork souvlaki pita.

You've all been warned.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

TCAF - Sequential Pulp 2

If any of you are hitting TCAF (Toronto Comics Arts Festival), do pick a free copy of Sequential Pulp 2. Then flip over to page nine, where you'll find a comic strip I'm working on with the infamous Tyrone McCarthy called, ZOMBIE DAD.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Grunts: War Stories Reviews Are In

I wrote one of the stories for Grunts: War Stories titled Iron Snake in the Desert, which tells the crazy suicide mission where LT. Kiko...well, best to grab a copy to find out what happened to him. It tells the the events the happen before the original mini series, Grunts, from Arcana Comics. I have a preview of it on the right, which you can click through and check out most of it (but what happens in the end? Guess you'll have to grab a copy to find out). I've also put a slide show below. Why? Because I'm just that kind of guy.



You can click the links below to read the reviews:

Publisher's Weekly
Mania.com
The Pulse

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

An Introduction to Orang Utan Comics' Alpha Gods: Betrayal

You guys should check out Orang Utan Comics' Alpha Gods. Interesting super team book with good character development and a twist for the antagonist. I was asked to write an introduction for Alpha Gods: Betrayal #1 (guess everyone else was on holiday), and was glad to do it. 

Here's their website: http://www.orangutancomics.co.uk/alphagods/index.html

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Grunts: War Stories in January Previews

Just wanted to let everyone know that GRUNTS: War Stories (Arcana Studio) is in January 2010 Previews Catalog PAGE 194. Please pre-order this fantastic collection of back stories written by amazing writers and a script monkey (that would be me). I wrote a story titled: Iron Snake in the Desert; yes, many have pointed out the many meanings of that title. Honestly, that never crossed my mind. Wonder if it popped into Shannon's? I'll have to ask him about that. 



This was a very fun piece to write. When Shannon (Denton) asked if I would like to contribute to a back story for the his and Keith Giffen's mini series, Grunts, I didn't have to think long before saying yes. There were challenges in researching both the original material and WWII facts. As I was looking for inspiration I found a picture of a private riding on a top of train loaded with a mix bag of bombs and what have you. It was nutty. There he was there sitting on a box of them, smiling away and posing for the camera with his rifle in hand. That set my mind off (heh). The train became my backdrop for my story and...well, come back in a bit and I'll tell you more. First, tell your local shops and friends to get this puppy, er collections of stories!

Click here for a preview. I'll go see if I can find that photo for you folks in the meanwhile.

GRUNTS:WAR STORIES TPB



Here's the order code for your convenience: JAN10 0720

ISBN: 9781897548233

ISBN: 978-1-897548-23-3

The Blurb:

Created by Shannon Eric Denton & Keith Giffen. Illustrated by Matt Jacobs(Prototype)

During World War Two, American squad encounters a German superhuman assault squad and starts a Eugenics Race that carries into present day. Collecting the War Stories of Grunts there are contributions from Kevin Grevioux (New Warriors), Christopher E. Long (Wetworks), Dwight Macpherson (Archibald Saves Christmas), Howard Wong (After The Cape), Marc Bernardin/Adam Freeman (The Authority), Mike Bullock (The Phantom), Jimmie Robinson (Bomb Queen), Rob M. Worley (Scratch 9) and many more!