Mark Shainblum - Comiccon d'Ottawa

Guest

Mark Shainblum

Northguard

Schedule

All days 3 days

Biography

Mark Shainblum was born and raised in Montreal, where he and illustrator Gabriel Morrissette co-created the critically acclaimed Canadian superehero series Northguard and the bestselling humour book series Angloman, which later appeared as a weekly comic strip in The Montreal Gazette for several years.

Mark also worked on the classic Canadian superhero Captain Canuck, and with Sandy Carruthers, Canadiana: The New Spirit of Canada, a webcomic featuring the first female Canadian flag superhero with her own series. To get away from maple leaves a little bit, Mark also wrote Micheal Moorcock’s Corum for First Comics, freelanced for a number of other publishers. He is currently working on a new science fiction series for Charlton Neo, and The Martlet, a series about a disabled superheroine, for Cloudscape Comics. Revivals, reboots and all sorts of other "re’s" are also in the air.

In science fiction, Mark has published short fiction in a number of magazines and anthologies, he co-edited the Aurora Award-winning anthology Arrowdreams: An Anthology of Alternate Canadas with John Dupuis and is currently co-editing an anthology of prose superhero fiction with Claude Lalumière, Superhero Universe: Tesseracts Nineteen, from EDGE Publishing. Mark currently lives in Ottawa with his wife Andrea and his daughter Maya.

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