Bringing Back ‘Bens’ For Code 45’s Early 2000s Montreal

One of the more enjoyable aspects of situating Code 45 in the recent past has been resurrecting my memories of Montreal landmarks that have long since been wiped from the city’s landscape. Of course, the term ‘landmark’ is open to interpretation. My own image of what Montreal was like when… read more »

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Embracing My Comic Artist’s Input Before The Pen Hit The Page Helped Improve Code 45’s Visual Impact And Narrative Flow

One of the things that has changed most for me creatively as we’ve moved through the Code 45 project is how I communicate with artist Joe Ng about the appearance of each comic book page. When we first sat down together to do Issue 1’s layout, we spent significant time… read more »

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3 Thoughts About Improving The Kickstarter Experience After 2 Successful Projects

Earlier this week Kickstarter sent out a survey asking project creators like us what we liked and what we would improve about the entire crowdsourcing process. It was a fairly extensive set of questions, and it was clear that there are certain areas that their staff are focused on (particularly… read more »

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Underground Raves Walk The Line Between Fantasy And Reality In Code 45

Attending a rave can be an overwhelming sensory experience, even if you’re sober. That’s by design – the intent of most parties is to transport dancers and music lovers to another world for the 12 hours that they’ll spend enveloped in smoke, lights, and churning bass. Even the most budget-conscious… read more »

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