Code 45 Comic Character Bio: Pierre-Yves, aka ‘The Glue’

It’s Monday on the Code 45 Kickstarter campaign, which means it’s time for a fresh character bio. Today we’re going to look at Pierre-Yves, Vanessa’s roommate, who serves as her entry point to the world of Montreal’s underground music scene. Pierre-Yves is loosely based on an amalgamation of people I… read more »

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It’s A Code 45 #FullPageFriday With A Look Inside Issue #4

The Code 45 campaign is heading towards its first stretch goal, which we will be announcing tomorrow. at www.code-45.com. In the meantime it’s Full Page Friday with this sneak peak at Issue #4. Vanessa’s journey towards understanding the dragon menace that surrounds her really kicks into high gear in this… read more »

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Code 45’s Happy 2b Hardcore Influence: Tunes Still Bangin’ 20 Years Later

Like most North Americans who came of age in the 1990s, the first electronic dance music I ever heard was Euro. I have vivid memories from my early teenage years of encountering groups and producers like Snap!, The Real McCoy, 2Unlimited, Technotronic, Haddaway, and Mo-Do on the countless ‘Dance Mix’… read more »

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Today’s Code 45 #FullPageFriday Highlights Vanessa’s 1st Dragon Encounter

The full Code 45 graphic novel series is currently available at www.code-45.com! 3 weeks left to grab yours from our Kickstarter campaign! For today’s #FullPageFriday, I wanted to highlight Vanessa’s first major dragon sighting, which happens to her alongside Nikki, her night shift companion, early on in our story. Artist… read more »

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The Code 45 Graphic Novel Shipped World-Wide And Your Kickstarter Can Too

It’s been a continual surprise how far and wide Code 45 has spread across the globe. When we ran our first campaign for Issue #1, the vast majority of our supporters hailed from Canada, which only makes sense. After all, this is where our creative team is based, and as… read more »

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‘Sèche tes pleurs’ and the Importance of Québécois Culture in the Code 45 Graphic Novel

One of the most amazing experiences I’ve had creating Code 45 caught me almost completely by surprise. By the time I began writing the second issue, I knew that I wanted to leverage music from the era our main character, Vanessa, grew up in to provide additional connective tissue between… read more »

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