Meet The Comic Lounge Team
Hey guys!!! Ryan here. The guys around here call me the fearless leader, on account of the fact that I started this little site.
I've been collecting comics since I was 5 years old and I'm 32 now. Which means I've been a comic fiend for 27 years. Ever since my mom bought me Flash #82 by Mark Waid, I was in love.
I started this site to share my passion with the world. Along the way Iv'e been able to interview some of my favorite creators. It's been a dream come true.
Recently I've been able to add these amazing people to the site. Each and every one of them brings a unique view on comics. In a short period of time these guys and gals have become great friends.
Stay tuned, cuz we're just getting started.
Gen is a 20 something years old French-Canadian living in Montreal who has always loved comics as far as she can remember. Her preferences lean towards crime and horror stories such as Hellboy, a series she collects assiduously. She dedicates her undying love for Indie Comics publishers like Image Comics. She is an avid buyer of trades but will also sometimes purchase issues for their pretty cover. More than reviewing comics, she loves to ask herself existential and groundbreaking questions such as why is the sky blue? Or why are comics so good? Her subjects of predilections are inclusivity, controversy, amazing characters, and awesome stories.
Peace, True Believers! Dylan here. A little about me: I’ve been an adamant comic fan since the early 90’s (yeah, I’m old.) The X-Men animated series is pretty much what started it all for me. That glorious show opened the flood gates for me. I grew up hanging around kids older than me so they introduced me to the world of actual comics. My first full story I read was “A Death in the Family.” So there I was, 7 years old, reading about a death of the second Robin. From then on I was hooked. I became one of the youngest regulars at the local comic shop, Golden Apple on Melrose. I built a reputation and managed to convince them to sell me my first #1 comic, SPAWN. It was great. I became totally immersed and ran with it all the way into my adult life. Now, years later I find myself telling everyone about the comics I read. I love doing it. To me, almost every story i read has something to offer. Whether it be superheroes, science fiction, fantasy, horror or crime related, i share it all. And with The Comic Lounge I hope to continue to do so on a larger scale and not just with comics. I want share my love for hip-hop, art, and almost every aspect of pop culture.
First Appearance: Superhero Fanboy #1 Vol.1 (1991- Current)
Strengths: Marvel & DC Comics
Weaknesses: Comics & Dad Humor
Ever since I can remember, I've loved superheroes. From cartoons like the Super Friends up to Justice League Unlimited as well live action stuff like CBS’s Flash that “ran” in the 90’s. They would save the day, stop the bad guys and would have some cool super powers. Not many days would pass where I wasn’t thinking about them. I didn’t have access to comics where I grew up so when I could I would consume more knowledge about them through Youtube and various other sites. In the summer of 2016, I was in a whole new city with a comic store located just down the hill from me. I decided it was time to finally follow my heroes for real and picked my first issue. What started out as one comic then has quickly become many and I loved the stories and knowledge I've really enjoyed the amazing stories told from them as well as the comic community I have been able to become a part of.
Hey, I’m Sophie – part-time Visual Communication student, full-time dog mum. I’m an aspiring comic writer and illustrator, currently working on my first graphic novel. I first fell in love with comics when twelve-year-old me stumbled across the first issue of The Walking Dead. Little did I know, that was the beginning of my horror obsession!
I tend to lean more towards indie titles, but I’m a big fan of Jessica Jones, Black Widow and Catwoman. I love Surrealism, visual horror, science-fiction and fantasy...especially Daniel Clowes and Charles Burns! A few of my favourite titles right now are Snotgirl and Paper Girls (or as my wife thinks it’s called, The Paper People).