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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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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Poking Holes In Code 45’s Shared Reality

Walking the line between fantasy and reality in a narrative is a tricky business. In Code 45, a key aspect of the story is the different perceptions of what’s actually happening in Montreal’s metro tunnels, depending on the character, or group of characters. This means that artist Joe Ng and… read more »

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