Thursday, January 26, 2012

TCAF 2012

Spera is coming to TCAF! Kyla Vanderklugt, Hwei and I will be promoting Spera: Volume I at the Toronto Comics Art Festival on the weekend of May 5th and 6th. Also in attendance will be Vol. I artists Emily Carroll, Jordyn Bochon and Luke Pearson. Admission to TCAF is free.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

5 Favourite Games Of 2011

All right, here we go: my five favourite games from 2011.

1. Yakuza 4 - CS1 Team

Players into Japanese gangster dramas and RPG/beat-'em-up hybrids should really check out the Yakuza series (starting with 3 if you prefer drama, and 4 if you prefer beating people up). Yakuza 4 has a story for thinking, feeling adults that themes of brotherhood and honour with absurd humour. Exploring the city is always atmospheric, and beating up thugs (yet never killing anyone!) is always a treat.

2. Sonic CD - Christian Whitehead (port)

I've played through this game 10 times since it's been out on PSN. It's a game I've been wanting to play since 1993 but never had the hardware -- the only Sonic similar to the first game, where platforming and exploration are as important as speed. The 90s neon colours are the best kind of gaudy. Also, this level theme.

3. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword - Nintendo EAD
4. Dark Souls - From Software
5. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 - Eighting

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

SPERA Now In Stores

The first book from Archaia is officially out in stores today. If your local comic shop or bookstore doesn't have a copy, they should be able to order one in. If you don't have a comic store near you, you can order a copy from most online retailers.