Kitchener Comic Con is this weekend at Kitchener City Hall (200 King Street 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.). After that I’ll be blogging The Gothic Horror Musical “Hierarchy of the Undead”

Hierarchy of the Undead

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Photo of the road to Castle Ward taken by Leah Weir, January 2018.

Castle Ward is located in the village of Strangford of County Down in Northern Ireland.  The Hierarchy of the Undead is in no way associated with the castle, we just wanted locations and buildings with a Gothic feel to them.  The Ward family took over what was originally Carrick na Sheannagh, owned by the Earls of Kildare in 1570.

“On Hitler’s Mountain” by Irmgard A. Hunt (a plug for a book well worth reading)

Occasionally I’ll review a book on here, or promote a friend who is an author or artist.

A friend lent me an amazing book called: “On Hitler’s Mountain” by Irmgard A. Hunt. Irmgard lived in the mountains of Berchtesgaden where Hitler had his retreat. She relates how Hitler came into power, what happened to those who opposed him, the indoctrination of German and Austrian youth into Nazi beliefs, the effects of war, and what happened up until the Marshall Plan. Her mother makes an interesting comment later in the book about American or any other democracy: “If there were a bad economic downturn or perhaps a war with the Soviets, Americans too might accept a leader who promised to save them and the fatherland. We did not know how fast Hitler would change everything once he was chancellor. But he did.” The book reminded me how events affect different people in different ways and that, whether we want to hear it or not, it is vital not to alter substantiated historical information so those events never happen again.

Guest Comic Book Writer and Artist – William Byrne and Marvin Law

I will continue the Tale of DRAGON on Wednesday.  In the meantime, for those of you who love comics and want to get involved in investing the first North Shield Superhero book, take a look at The North Shield page:

william-byrnes-northern-shield-cover— The North Shield: A City Under Siege by William Byrne (Guest writer) and Marvin Law (artist)

You can contact William directly at:  wbyrne@live.ca

Enjoy Every Day!

D.W.

 

The North Shield: A City Under Siege by William Byrne (Guest writer and artist)

This is the Intro to a friend’s Superhero story.  Check out his links at the bottom!

Thought they killed him, but they were wrong… Rising from the ashes to be found by a secret government agency under the streets of the Toronto as he struggles to understand and cope with his newfound abilities.

He will be trained by a battle scarred WW2 French Canadian superhero/spy and armed with an alien battle-suit.

He will claim back his new home from the dark tyranny that threatens to destroy the city.

He will become the hero the city/country and the world needs!!

Canada will be celebrating its 150th in 2017 and what a better way to introduce a truly new  Canadian Superhero then on its birthday on July 1st!!!

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You can contact William directly at:  wbyrne@live.ca

Check out the link’s below to find out more about The North Shield (just cut and paste on Google):

//www.kickstarter.com/projects/597634557/the-north-shield-a-city-under-siege

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Interview with Bill in the 90’s about his Max Burger P.I.

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