Tuesday, October 20, 2009

We've got bent appeal

More good news, friends!

A Certain Bent Appeal, one of my favourite book blogs, recently reviewed my book. The delightful B. Kienapple gave it a choice review. (Full disclosure: we travel in the same circles – the book publicity world – and have met a few times.) Check out these outstanding pull quotes:

'Munday, who previously contributed to this year's Stripmalling, has done
Margaret Atwood one better by setting his post-apocalyptic world in a very-recognizable Toronto where only 25 year olds have managed to survive.'


'It's good to have a talented homegrown comic artist among us to showcase what we love about this city.'

So, take that, Margaret Atwood!

Anyway, because B. has demonstrated such fine taste, I encourage you all to visit her blog regularly. It's got some great reviews and (my personal favourite) an ongoing feature called 'Books to Lose Your Virginity To.' Also, she's one of the few people I've ever met who likes the comic series Baker Street, so bonus points for that.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


The first review for Quarter-Life Crisis is in, and it's a good one! My favourite Toronto newsblog, Torontoist, did a story on the book. Writer Stephen Michalowicz gave it a nice review (in a fantastically titled article, 'Worst Quarter-Life Crisis Ever'), and included some big images from the book. He also brought up some good points about a few weaknesses that I agree with.

Check it out here: http://torontoist.com/2009/09/quarter-life_crisis.php

And I love that someone noticed the THX 1138 reference.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Word On The Street-wise

This Sunday (September 27), I'll be reading at The Word On The Street in Toronto with two extremely talented people -- Jeff Lemire (Essex County Trilogy, Sweet Tooth) and Willow Dawson (100 Mile House, No Girls Allowed).

The Word On The Street happens from 11 to 6 at Queen's Park. Come out and see me embarrass myself beside two actually amazing artists. (But seriously, it should be fun.) We'll be at the Comics and Graphic Novels Tent from 4 to 5 p.m. And there will be PowerPoint!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Making Of Documentary

Quarter-Life Crisis was recently printed by the fine people at Coach House Printing, and they did a fantastic job. For the uninitiated, Coach House is a publisher and printer based in Toronto with a storied history and a bang-up staff. I took some photos during the binding process of the book.

The books are done and in (some) stores now! (I'll be putting them in more retail outlets in the coming weeks. And I'll be at The Word On The Street at Queen's Park in Toronto this Sunday, September 27, reading at the Comics and Graphic Novels Tent at 4 p.m.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Road to Fan Expo

Like Loo-bot, I've also been chained to my drawing table and computer, finishing up the first book of Quarter-Life Crisis, trying to meet my printing deadline. Since I'm getting it printed where I work, Coach House Books, my deadline is a little later. It's going to be tight, but I think I'm going to make it (knock on wood).

But I'm really excited to have something new and something I'm proud of at the convention this time around. I'm happy with how the book is coming together.

Here's the cover spread for Quarter-Life Crisis. Thoughts? Like or dislike?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I heard they suck live

This Friday night, I'll be 'reading' from my comic-in-progress, Quarter-Life Crisis, at the Taddle Creek launch party (at Jet Fuel Coffee, 519 Parliament Street). The latest issue of Toronto-based litmag Taddle Creek is an all-comics issue, featuring work from Michael Cho, J. Bone, Dave Lapp, Zach Worton and others more talented than myself. I'm not in the actual issue, but somehow I will be performing. (Dave Lapp also will do a reading.)

I've done a couple of live comic 'readings' before, but it's always a bit strange. Not easy to match the experience with a reading. But I'm borrowing a projector and my gal's laptop, so be prepared for mild amusement. Could be disastrous and/or entertaining.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Living on Video

A video made by Vepo Studios and Open Book Toronto about the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. They interviewed me (for some reason), alongside Bryan Lee O'Malley, the Tamaki cousins, Chris Butcher and others.