​​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.

Friday, May 26, 2017

TCAF 2017

TCAF crowd
And I was at TCAF (Toronto Comics Arts Festival) to see friends and meet people in person. I think it was funny that so many I knew were either not going or just popping by and ended staying for the better part of the day.

It was great being able to walk around and see it buzzing with people interested in the comic art scene of the city. Such a diverse and amazing crowd!
Moi and Mark Foo at the Hogtown Horror Comics Table

I ended up signing at the Hogtown Horror table, which was great. Got to meet fans in person and the team who I only knew virtually. Thanks to Mark Foo, Nelson De Rocha and Malcom Derikx for being rad! Can't wait to see the next volume of horror come together! If you haven't picked up a copy, head to your local comic shop and ask for one.

I got my kids signed copies of the Olympians series by George O'Conner. He also sketched in them, which they both are very happy about.

It was so weird, but I met a ton of people I wanted to see by bumping into them. It was fantastic catching up with everyone and what they're working on. I still need to have meals with many of you and it will be epic! I also got to catch up with those who I haven't seen in what seems like a decade! All in all, a wonderful time there. Until next year...
Some of the Hogtown Horror Comics Crew, and someone's finger
George O'Conner signing my kids books

Aaron Feldman and Moi waiting for David
Namisato to finish a sketch for Aaron. 
Moi and Chris Cheung 

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