​​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.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Hogtown Horror Funded and in the Mail

I'm a little late in sharing the news that Hogtown Horror, a horror anthology full of gruesome tales by very talented Canadian comic creators was fully funded on Kickstarter a little while back. That what happens when you're on multiple deadlines. So where are the books? Well, they are being sent to backers as I write this!

Click here for a preview of what you'll find inside!

I can't wait to see what people think of it and of course the contribution Josh Stafford, Robin Simon Ng and I worked on called, Beware the Children! I posted a page from it up above! 

Thanks again for all of our support!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Hogtown Horror - Kickstarter

Live on Kickstarter​, Hogtown Horror​ is a new collection of new horror stories by passionate creators, including a story co-written by Josh Stafford​ and myself, with art by Robin Simon. We're all very excited for this story with evil little monsters, but only way you'll get to read it is by ordering your copy by clicking here!  

About this project
Are you a fan of things that go bump in the night, goosebumps on your skin, and monsters lurking beneath your bed? 
From the frigid north of Toronto, Canada (or Hogtown to some) we are proud to present Hogtown Horror, a collection of over 15+ full-colour comics written and illustrated by over 25+ talented indie creators!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Toronto Comics Anthology Signing at Paradise Comics - August 6th!

I'm going to be at Paradise Comics this Saturday, August 6th from noon to 4 pm, signing copies of Toronto Comics Anthology and whatever else you want me to deface along with other creators from this amazing anthology!

Paradise Comics
3278 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4N 2L6
(416) 487-9807

Come join us for a great afternoon with some amazing creators 

The Toronto Comics Anthology is an annual showcase for the next generation of comic creators! Since 2014 we’ve launched three volumes, each bigger and better than the last, and we’re starting up our fourth book now!

Volume Three features work by brand­ GTA creators as well as more experienced talents including Jason Loo (The Pitiful Human-­Lizard), Meaghan Carter ( Secret Loves of Geek Girls, Take Off! ), Howard Wong (True Patriot, Monstrosity), and many others."

Howard Wong
Howard Wong is an multi-award nominated creative consultant and writer working in animation, comic books, education, high-end collectible toys, marketing and video games.

Shawn Daley
Shawn Daley is a cartoonist and chiptunist from Toronto and creator of TerraQuill, a series of short comics. When not working on comics, he composes chiptune soundtracks for independent video game developers. When not working on chiptunes, he's probably eating cereal or reading about animals.

Ryan Clement
Driven from his frozen home-world of Brandon, Manitoba, Ryan wandered the world in search of excitement, enlightenment, and occasionally employment. Never adept at ordinary life, he opted instead for an extraordinary one, taking up eccentric hobbies like low-budget movies, quasi-working gadgetry, and designing sarcastic low-budget board games before that was cool.

Aaron Feldman
Aaron is a comic book writer and editor whose works have appeared in various anthologies and independent publications. When he's not busy writing, he runs writing workshops for children at the local non-profit Story Planet.

Simon Phommaneth
I am a comic artist and independent illustrator, with a strong interest in comics, videogames and animation. I graduated from the Seneca College School of Communication Arts, as well as the University of Toronto at Scarborough. I grew up wanting to become a game developer myself, and I was primarily interested in their use as a narrative medium.

Christopher Yao
Credits include “Major North” in Toronto Comics Anthology Vol.2, Strange Romance Vol.1, Holmes, Incorporated (Issues 1-4), Fauntkin-Journey to the Electric Horizon, Adventures of Y-GUY(YMCA), Tights and Fights, and Heroes of the North. In addition to comic art, Christopher also works in portraiture, design, commercial art and murals.

Steven Andrews
Steven Andrews is a soulless programmer in the social gaming industry, and loves narrative in all its forms.

This Saturday from 12pm-4pm, we're hanging out at Paradise Comics in North York! Free buttons, free prints - come on over and say hi!
We'll have Howard Wong, Shawn Daley, Aaron Feldman, Ryan Clement, Simon Phommaneth, Christopher Yao, and Steven Andrews occupying the store and signing books!
Paradise Comics has a long and influential history in TO, and is the home comic store of many of our creators. We look forward to seeing y'all there!

An Elegant Weapon - Geeks, Comics and other Shenanigans

Jason Clark from An Elegant Weapon met up with me and few other comic creators for a fulfilled afternoon talking about all things geek, where we discuss and share thoughts and memories of comics, toys and other life essential things! Click here to give it a listen.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Toronto Comics Anthology Book Signing at Stadium Comics

I'll be there along with a bunch of other creators at Stadium Comics on July 30th from 1-4pm! Come get a copy of Toronto Comics Anthology defaced by us with signatures and sketches!

Toronto Comics Anthology Vol 4 submissions are open! What better time to find out more? Come by and pick the brain of Editor, Aaron Feldman about it all!

Their address:
Stadium Comics
Shoppers World Brampton
499 Main St S
Brampton, ON
L6Y 1N7

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Defacing Books at Sidekick Comics Cafe!

This Saturday (July 9th), 1-4 pm I'll be at The Sidekick Comic Cafe signing copies of Toronto Comics Anthology Vol 3 

and whatever else you put in front of me (True Patriot, Monstrosity Vol 2., FullMetal Ghost Comic...)  along with Andrew Stevenson
Christopher Yao and Steven Andrews. I'll be yakking about working in toys (Threezero and Bandai), mobile games and maybe the secret of life!

Maybe. But you won't know unless you go. See ya there!

1374 Queen st E,
Toronto, ON
M4L 1C9

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Toronto Comics Anthology Vol. 3 Rogues Portal Review

Sunny Hope from Rouges Portal says, "BUY! Toronto is known as a city that celebrates diversity, and this anthology does that in spades! Between the variety of styles and stories, you also get contact information for many of the creators. Which is why Ryan North (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl)’s advises in the Foreward to increase your classiness at least 10% by finding a new favourite local cartoonist!"

You can read the full review by clicking here.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Comics Alliance Talks About Toronto Comics Anthology Vol. 3

Comics Alliance's Keiren Shiach wrote a great article about Toronto Comics Anthology Vol. 3 that you can read by clicking here!

Here's an excerpt:

"The Toronto Comics Anthology has been the jumping off point for scores of great new local talent for a couple of years now, and for many of the creators it gives them the first opportunity to have comics work printed and published for the world to see. After the success of last year’s second volume, the anthology is back to show off the best and brightest of the Toronto indie scene to the world.

Volume 3 is currently live on Kickstarter, and features not only the best of up and coming Toronto talent, but more experienced creators such as Jason LooMeaghan Carter and Howard Wong. The book features thirty brand new stories set in and around Toronto, and features a foreword from Unbeatable Squirrel Girl writer and Toronto resident Ryan North."
Get your copy of Toronto Comics Anthology Vol. 3 on Kickstarter by clicking here!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Toronto Comics Anthology Vol. 3 on Kickstarter now!

I have an amazing post-apocalyptic story with art by Keith Grachow in Toronto Comics Anthology Vol. 3, which is on Kickstarter right now!

A lone soldier's attempt to survive in a post-nuclear winter attracts those looking for hope and those looking for blood.
A lone soldier's attempt to survive in a post-nuclear winter attracts those looking for hope and those looking for blood.

Here is a page from my 10 page story.

If you want to see the rest you'll have to get your copy of Toronto Comics Anthology Vol. 3 by clicking here!

This beautiful cover for Toronto Comics Anthology Vol. 3 is done by Adam Gorham and Mike Spicer! 

About this project
Toronto Comics: Volume 3 is 300 pages of all-new comics starring Hogtown, brought to you by 47 local creators! This 6"x 9" softcover is jammed with 30 B+W stories from experienced indie veterans, as well as talented newcomers being published for the first time.

From post-apocalyptic Massey Mutant gangs to the unsettled ghosts of the Keg Mansion, from flirty skyscrapers to condo supervillains, this anthology is a love letter to the city of Toronto. With a foreword by Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl), this is our most ambitious work yet!

We have a table booked at the Toronto Comics Art Festival this May, and we need your help to launch the anthology there! All the artwork is ready to go, but now we need your support to help cover our print and creator costs.

We successfully ran a Kickstarter last year for Volume 2, and we were 1500% funded. We started very small, with writers pooling pocket money to cover print cost and artists donating their time, but thanks to your generosity with Volume 2's Kickstarter, we're now able to offer a page rate to our creators!

Where your money goes:

Click here to get your copy of this 300 page collection of amazing stories from some of your favorite creators!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Sneak Peek From Toronto Comics Anthology Vol 3

A sneak peek of a page from the story Keith Grachow and I are working on for Toronto Comics Anthology Vol 3. Had so much fun writing this one!

Friday, January 29, 2016

True Patriot now at Chapter House Comics!

Have you heard the news? True Patriot Vol 1 is now available at Chapter House Comics for pre-orders!

Pre-order: Expected release date February 24, 2016. Any order containing this title will not ship prior to it's release.

True Patriot is a Canadian super-hero anthology written and drawn by your favourite Canadian comic book creators! Featuring the debut of Red Ensign by Scott Chantler, Arrowhead by Jay Stephens, and Particle Man by Ramon Perez, plus a new Superhero Girl story by Faith Hicks and the return of J. Torres and Tim Levins’ Family Dynamic. Other contributors include Adrian Alphona, Andy Belanger, J. Bone, Jack Briglio, Ed Brisson, Arthur Dela Cruz, Brian Evinou, Tom Fowler, Agnes Garbowska, Adam Gorham, Fred Kennedy, Ron Salas, and Howard Wong.

So many amazing Canadian talent all in one book! You order your very own copy here: http://chapterhouse-comics.myshopify.com/products/true-patriot-volume-1!

Here's one of the concepts from Uh-Oh! Ogopogo, the story I did with Adrian Alphona (Ms. Marvel) as a treat.