Monday, March 22, 2010

New Issue News

After the release of our fourth issue, it is time to start plotting out number five!

What is dark, late, and rhymes with 'kite'?
That's right - night!

The next issue's theme will be night stories.

Enticing, huh?

So now that you want to make your own night story for issue five, you must join us at the mandatory kick-off meeting;

When? April 7th at 7pm
Where? 77 Florence St. Suite 110

If you want to participate yet just can't make it to the meeting - no worries!
Just e-mail and tell us so.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Check the INFO section of the club on the bookface.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

gangLion reviewed! kind of...

For our launch party in Montreal, we had a couple of awesome young writers come out from the McGill Daily to do a brief interview and review both the event and the new issue. A daunting task, to be sure, and unfortunately, it does show...

Read the sort of glowing, sort of confused review here.

On the bright side, congrats to Gabby, Nick, and Daniel for grabbing the reviewer's attention! You deserve it! To Jason, who got severely undershot in my opinion, don't sweat it. Not everybody likes what you do, but that doesn't mean nobody likes it!

To the people who gave us the attention, we are truly greatful - maybe next time we'll be less of a mouthful to swallow!

Monday, March 8, 2010

gangLion is going to Oshawa!

gangLion comics will be at the Broken Arts Zine Fair in Oshawa THIS Wednesday afternoon!

The details:
McLaughlin branch Library
65 Bagot St.

See you there.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Graphic Novel Book Club!

Before I start talking about Graphic Novels I wanted to say thanks to everyone who came out and volunteered your time to make the gangLion Tour Launch Party so awesomesauce-y and rock-tastic! We do have a red alert put out for a green square bag. It belongs to a musician of Donlands and Mortimer. If you accidentally took it home or find it please shoot us an email ASAP!

So who loves graphic novels? Well I can definitely say I love them. I am completely sucked in by the Vertigo ones. So lucky for us lovers as gangLion is hosting a bi-weekly Graphic Novel Book Club for us to share, debate, read and chat about all things Graphic Novel.

Interested? Join our Graphic Novel Book Club Facebook group to stay in touch and to learn the dates of our events!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Snowing Snowing Snowing

Finally proof that we are really in that wintery time of the year. The moment where the world of concrete, brick, steel and paint is swept by nature's giant arm turning everything into a blank canvass. Sure the wind chill isn't so hot and you might have melting snow in your boot, or maybe shoveling that excrement left behind by the snow plow left a crick in your back. But really if the idea to paint the city purple crosses your mind today you really should grab that paint bucket. I am sure purple shows up real well on snow.

As we head into the wintery wondery weekend I hope to see you folks at the Toronto Issue 4 kick off Tour at the BOAT, 9pm doors open 10pm show starts!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Next Monday night preview..

It's one week until the gangLion issue 4 tour kickoff at The Boat.

We will have Whistlestop, LUMA, Ghost Trees, Grandmother Willow, and now Donlands & Mortimer to tantalize your musical senses.

Until then,

Monday, February 15, 2010

Two Weeks!

Mark your calendars! gangLion's issue 4 tour kickoff party is going to be at The Boat in exactly two weeks today.

There will be music, beverages, and people as per any respectable party.
BUT mind you, this ain't just any party...
There will be comics artists hanging out from 9-11 to draw on-the-spot portraits and caricatures of you, your friends, and friends of your friends.

See the Toronto event and other tour details here;!/event.php?eid=293879392654&ref=ts

You have been forewarned of this excellent event and now you have no choice but to show up at THE BOAT in Kensington Market on the evening of Monday, March 1st.

Friday, February 12, 2010

gangLion Tour Update

Thinking of joining our gangLion "city-surfing" Tour? Excited about our gangLion Toronto Tour launch party?

Grab a pen and paper or do your thang with your e-schedules as we have a couple of updates with our first gangLion tour!

We will now be launching in Toronto on March 1st at the Boat. Intelligence says that we have tagged Ghost Trees, Grandmother Willow (Georgia vouches for this guy), and LUMA (from First Rate People). Other confirmations to come.

March 2nd we will teleport into Kingston. The Guelph party hasn't been nailed down, yet. The rest of the schedule, however, remains as planned.

If you are interested in joining our multi-city adventure we encourage you to contact us ASAP!



Monday, February 8, 2010

Tour with us?!

Dearest wonderful and talented gangLion contributors,

Would you like to tour with us?
We are hitting Toronto, Kingston, Montreal, Ottawa, Oshawa, Guelph, and Waterloo at the beginning of March in celebration of the launch of our fourth issue! There will be comics workshops and launch parties in all of those cities.

Do you want to assist in a workshop?
Do you want to promote your work?
Do you like long car rides?
Do you like to party?

We are finalizing the details of the tour so if you're interested or have any questions, e-mail by February 10th.
Come on out, it'll be a blast!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Who wants a Questionnaire?!

Help us make gangLion better than ever by filling out a gangLion Questionnaire! Today, we sent tiny gangLionlings throughout the "internets" to plant a questionnaire in your email-box. If we happened to miss you please click here to access our web form. Every bit of feedback helps us steer the mighty gangLion. Questions range from asking you for your preferred workshop choice to the personality and characteristics of gangLion!

We welcome any discussions on this blog or through our email. Maybe I can start by asking an additional question: If gangLion was a person and walked into the a community park BBQ how would you describe him or her. And if the first thing that pops into your mind happens to be Georgia please also note the second thing that pops into your mind! Georgia with a lion mane maybe?



Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Whispers from the lair..

We have been quiet as of late, but only because we have been attending to the storms in our brains while laying out a plan for what might be one of the most exciting events of 2010.

An overstatement? Maybe. Depends what else you get up to this year.

But still... an event worth jotting down in black pen and then brushing over with a flourescent pink highlighter.

In addition to laying out the finishing touches on the THIRD issue before it hits the press, contriving up ideas for the NEXT issue, and being pretty marvelous - We here at gangLion have been planning a stellar tour for the beginning of March!

Look forward to this;
  • the unveiling of our THIRD issue
  • A giant, will-knock-your-socks-off (yes, even your thick wool winter ones) launch party in Toronto
  • workshops and parties in Kingston, Montreal, Ottawa, Oshawa, Guelph, and Waterloo

Tour launches in a month! More details sooner.

Big Love,


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Check the new photo shoot! Our bestest friend, Garry Tsaconas, took some HI-LARIOUS and adorable photos of us hanging out at Head Quarters! See the rest here!