​​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, December 5, 2013

Thank you for making True Patriot 2 Happen!

I would like to take some time here to thank everyone who supported True Patriot 2, which as you may know was successfully funded! It's a fantastic feeling knowing that people do want original Canadian superheroes made. It's such an honour to be a part of such distinguished Canadian comic creators, all of whom are working hard to make True Patriot 2 even better than the first!

I'll be teaming up with Adrian Alphona, who was such a joy to work with on our story titled, Uh-Oh Ogopogo! from the the first True Patriot anthology. For True Patriot 2, we will be bringing a brand new story with some familiar characters we introduced in Uh-Oh, Ogopogo! along with a new writer that I'll be co-scripting with. She's bringing a wonderful whimsical tone to the story we're telling, which I can't wait for everyone to see!


Saturday, November 2, 2013

True Patriot: Volume 2 Crowd Funding Campaign Launched!


People have asked if...
People have asked when...

Now it's our turn to ask for your support so we can get True Patriot: Volume 2 into your hands!

Our Kickstarter campaign has launched, which you can see by clicking the link here.

True Patriot is a comic book anthology featuring Canadian superheroes written and drawn by some of your favourite Canadian creators!

The first volume of True Patriot was released this past summer and our fans immediately demanded more! So we're back for a second volume scheduled for release summer 2014. This campaign is to raise funds to cover the cost of production, printing, shipping, and fulfillment of rewards for a 104-page, full colour, limited hardcover edition of True Patriot: Volume 2.
For those of you who've never heard of True Patriot, please check out the PDF preview we released on Free Comic Book Day back in May, or visit our Facebook page for artwork, photographs, and more. 


Crew Patriot

Creators returning for "2rue" Patriot include Adrian Alphona (Uncanny X-Force), Andy Belanger (Kill Shakespeare), J. Bone (Rocketeer), Jack Briglio (Scooby Doo), Scott Chantler (Two Generals), Tom Fowler (Quantum & Woody), Adam Gorham(Zero), Faith Erin Hicks (The Last of Us), Fred Kennedy (Teuton), Tim Levins(Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes), Ramon Perez (Tale of Sand), Ron Salas(Dracula: Company of Monsters), Jay Stephens (Secret Saturdays), J. Torres (Bigfoot Boy), and Howard Wong (After the Cape). 

New patriots joining us this time around include Paul Rivoche (Mister X) and Jeff Lemire(Sweet Tooth)!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Steve Niles Loses About Everything Due to Flash Floods

As you may have heard, Steve Niles' home was one of the many homes hit during the flash floods in Austin, Texas, where he lost many irreplaceable possessions. You can help via PayPal by sending what you can to: HelpSteveNiles@gmail.com.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Space Channel's InnerSpace True Patriot Segment

Tonight at 6 p.m. (EST)/ 3 p.m. (PST), there's a segment on Space Channel's InnerSpace on True Patriot where a bunch of the collaborators (including myself), talk about our Canadian superheroes.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Fan Expo Aug 22-25

Yes, I'm going to Fan Expo this year and it looks like it's going to be the biggest one yet! Come by and say hi.
 
I'll be at table P34,

along side J. Torres and Jack Brilgio (P33)! We'll have copies of True Patriot that you can buy, if you haven't already gotten one from pre-ordering or retailers.



 
The True Patriot signing schedule:
 
Thursday
4 - 6: Howard Wong
 
Friday
10 - 12: Howard Wong & Adrian Alphona
12 - 2: Ramon Perez & J. Bone
2 - 4: Fred Kennedy
4 - 6: Adam Gorham
 
Saturday
10 - 12: Howard Wong & Adrian Alphona
12 - 2: Ramon Perez
2 - 4: J. Bone & Jay Stephens
4 - 6: Adam Gorham
 
Sunday
10 - 12: Jay Stephens
 
You can download the floor plan and exhibitor list here.
 

 
 
 
 
See you at the craziness that's Fan Expo!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Let’s Get ‘True Patriot’ Into Canadian Libraries

John M. Swinimer makes a great point in bringing more comics with Canadian content into libraries. Please click here to read his thoughts.

"At the recent launch party for ‘True Patriot’, held at The Comic Book Lounge in Toronto, creator and contributor Howard Wong told me that he participated in this project for his children. He wanted to create something they would want to read and appreciate as Canadians. And that’s the reason for this blog."

Geek Hard at True Patriot Book Launch

The Geek Hard interviewed a few of the True Patriot book crew at the book launch. If that's not a reason to watch it, I do an Ogopogo impression. Yes, really. Click here for the interview.

"This past Saturday (August 10th) at the Comic Book Lounge in Toronto, True Patriot, the Canadian Superhero Anthology, was released to the world! Watch as Geek Hard’s own Andrew Young and Brent Chittenden talk with comic creators J Torres, Jack Briglio, Howard Wong, and Ramon Perez about the release of the book and their contributions to the collection. Join some Canadian creators as they show their True Patriot Love for Canada and Superheroes."

Thursday, August 8, 2013

True Patriot Book Launch Party!

WHEN: Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 7pm – 11pm

WHERE: The Comic Book Lounge + Gallery, 587A College Street (2nd Floor)

WHO: J. Torres, Ramon Perez, J. Bone, Jack Briglio, Howard Wong, Adrian Alphona and Jay Stephens.

 Join us to get your copy or buy a copy for just $25 and get them defaced!




 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Sketchbook - Conquering Creative Challenges

I was asked by Sketchbook.com to write a series of articles for them about writing and the creative process involved in story development

Art from a Western comic I'm working on with Yan Square.

My first was article was, A Writer's Perspective, where I share my thoughts about the creative process in developing and creating a story. The next article in my series for Sketchbook.com is up now, titled, Conquering Creative Challenges. It's about how to use creativity in solving creative hurdles. Like how I was inspired to develop a format to allow me to collaborate with a concept artist not versed in the sequential storytelling format of comic books, as well as some problem solving experiences I have writing for videogames. There's also images from projects I'm actively working on that you can see there as well.

Art from a fantasy comic I'm working on with Justice.

Click here to read it now and feel free to share it.


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Sketchbook - A Writer's Perspective


This is a digital comic I'm working on with Justice Wong to be released in this year.

It's a rare and wonderful opportunity for a writer to be able to share their thoughts on the creative process behind storytelling, and even more so about the collaborative aspect with artists.


Sketchbook has asked me to do just that in what I hope will be three insightful articles. This first one I share some thoughts about the collaborative aspect in the creative process, what I do as a writer besides writing and tidbits in sequential storytelling. You'll also see sneak peeks at what I'm currently working on (like the image above).

Click here to read it now, A Writer's Perspective.