The Usual Gang of Misfits
Martin Boruta has been reading and collecting comics for over 40 years. A life long fan of Captain Canuck, Martin is the curator of The Unofficial Yet Definitive Captain Canuck Comicography website. Since 2016, Martin has been reviewing comic books and highlighting great new Kickstarter projects at First Comics News. For kicks Martin enjoys teaming up with his pals and sharing hosting duties on The Hey Kids Comics Radio Show broadcast on Trent Radio 92.7 CFFF FM in lovely Peterborough, ON Canada and available at First Comics News & The Hey Kids Comics Radio Show website. Martin is an active member of the Canadian Comic Book Alliance and can be found participating in the lively conversations on the Peterborough Comic Book Collectors (Canada) Facebook group. Recently Martin has been honoured to contribute to the inaugural issue of Sequential Magazine, Canada’s Premier comic book publication. In his various adventures Martin has demonstrated an innate ability to spell “Erik Larsen” incorrectly.
Dan makes promises, promises to give Marty a bio for this page but so far … those promises are empty. But he does have a really cool banner for upcoming comic book convention appearances.
Chris Gilpin has been reading and collecting comic books for decades. Having survived the Great Comic Implosion of the 90’s Chris enjoys scouring the post-apocalyptic countryside for hidden comic book gems and treasures, like a scene out of The Book of Eli. If you are selling comic books on Kijiji or Letgo you can expect a call from Chris. On the weekends Chris has a booth at the Lakefield Flea Market where you can find all sorts of deals on his comics and vintage toys. Chris is also one half of the dynamic duo responsible for putting on the annual Peterborough Antiques and Collectables Show every April.
Since 2013, Sam Tweedle has been writing as an arts and culture journalist for kawarthaNOW, with special attention to Peterborough’s theatrical community. However, his career as an arts writer goes back further via his website Confessions of a Pop Culture Addict where Sam has interviewed some of the entertainment world’s most notable and beloved entertainers. Sam’s pop culture writing has been featured in The New York Times, Newsweek, The National Post, CNN.com, Filmfax Magazine and The New Yorker. You can follow Sam on Instagram at sam_tweedle_z where he posts about his four greatest loves: cats, comic books, movies, and records. Sam no longer uses Twitter because, as far as he’s concerned, it’s no longer a thing.