Saturday, November 1, 2008

McHozers in 2009

Alright so I promised an update on all the projects McHozers has planned for the New Year, so here we go.

The follow up to Celtic Shaman is on the way and it’s called “Fox Hunt: Tales of Gratuitous team-ups” and as the title suggests it’s a team up. This full length issue features Mannix and Dru once again attempting to rid a small town of a magical nuisance. This time along for the ride is Sean Koury’s “Bounty Hunter” and “Rabid” by Scott Claringbold and Marc Olivent. It’s shaping up to be a really fun story that I think fans of the characters will really like. Pencils will be done by Daniel Wong with Inks by Brian McKay.

Next is our horror title “Dead men and Poodle skirts” this book will feature the short story “Dead Menace” by Chris McQuaid and Brian Typhair. The book will also present the writing debut of Alain Lapierre who is working with Brian McKay on a short. Plus there will be a bonus preview of the upcoming book “Ripper” by McQuaid and McKay.

And finally, the third book that we are working on is “McHozer’s Presents.” McQuaid and McKay team up again on the lead story “Chase Stone: Small Claims Bounty Hunter” followed by two special bonus previews. “Xul” The Gabriel Pope Diaries” By Chris McQuaid and Jett Amago and “Grim Origins” by McQuaid and Peter McGrath with cover art by Kirk Harris.

2009 also looks to be a busy year for conventions for McHozers as we plan to attend as many as possible, such as the Fan Expo, the Toronto Comic Arts Festival and basically anyone else who will have us.

There are a few other pokers in the fire at the moment, but for now I’ll keep them a secret (we have to maintain some mystery.) We’re hoping that 2009 is going to be a good year for McHozers and we’re glad that you guys are along for the ride.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

24 hour comic day

Well I rolled up my sleeves and tucked into the old art boards for 24 hours straight and came up with "Hippie and the Creature" a comic strip format book that really shows off why I'm not the one who normally does the art on our books.

But I had loads of fun, met some great people and hey, I finished 24 pages in 24 hours. I'm not gonna complain about that.

I'm starting to clean up the images and add some color to them, if you’re interested in checking them out I'll be posting 1 a week for the next 24 weeks. You can view them here

Enjoy (oh and... be kind)

Friday, October 17, 2008

Major updates on the way

Small update for now, some news on our current projects and upcoming appearances.

This weekend I'll be taking part in 24 hour comic book day at Image Collections in Streetsville. Basically I'll have 24 hours to create a 24 page comic book, writing, art, everything. I've never done anything like that before so fingers crossed.

A the moment we have quite a few projects that are in development. The projects include, a preview story for both "XUL: The Gabriel Pope Diaries" and another story "Grim Origins." Other projects that we are doing now include "Case Stone: Small Claims Bounty Hunter" our collection of horror stories "Deadmen and Poodle Skirts" and a follow up to Celtic Shaman.

We are all pretty excited about the future and we look forward to showing off a lot of these new titles once the convention season comes around again.

Here is some concept art from XUL by the talented Jet Amago to give you a taste of what's coming up. Wish me luck with the 24 hour comic!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Now available!

Celtic Shaman/Agent is now available to order online from IndyPlanet

Click here to order your copy now

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Celtic Shaman - August 22nd 2008

Celtic Shaman
Written by Chris McQuaid
Art by Daniel Wong

Mannix Lachlan never knew real family of any kind. When a mysterious man shows up on his doorstep babbling about his grandfather, a powerful Celtic Shaman, Mannix learns the true nature of his heritage - knowledge that sends him on a voyage of self discovery.

Walking the same path as his ancestor and with the help of his enchanting spirit guide, he will uncover the mysterious circumstances surrounding his grandfather’s death and find out if he has the potential to claim his birthright.

Also included in this issue a free bonus preview of “AGENT.” Mixing espionage and superhero hero genres, Agent is a story of a good guy, gone very very bad.

Available August 22nd
Order @

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Agent Cover

Cover for Agent

Art by Brian McKay
Colors by Chris McQuaid

Saturday, July 5, 2008

XUL page 1

Page one of "Xul: the Gabriel Pope Dairies"

Stylish art by Brian Typhair.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

June updates

It’s been a while since the last update, but that doesn’t mean we’re not working our butts off :)

First and foremost we’d like to extend our congratulations to Derek Douglas and his wife on the birth of their first born, Wyatt. Welcome to the world little guy.

As for the state of current McHozer projects:

Agent - Currently working on the flats and inks with only two pages remaining before we move on to the shading and highlights.

Celtic Shaman - Also working on the colors and inks. 3 pages left to do before I move on to the shading.

XUL: The Gabriel Pope Diaries - First page is done inking, hope to be able to move on to colors soon.

Preview art from all projects will be posted soon.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Bread and Honey

We had a great time at the 2008 Bread and Honey parade. Here are a few photos of the event. Thanks to Image Collections for having us and thanks to all the people who kept our artists busy.

Monday, May 26, 2008


I'm pleased to be able to show off some preview images for the upcoming book "Agent" by Brian McKay. Now it's off to be colored and lettered.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Bread and Honey

McHozers will be appearing at Image Collections in Streetsville on June 7th during the annual Bread and Honey festival. We will be showing off artwork from our upcoming titles and doing free sketches. Stop by and say hi to McHozer regulars Brian, Chris, Oshouki and joining us for the first time at this event, talented writer/artist Derek Douglas.

More details to follow soon.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Celtic Shaman

On Free Comic Book day Oshouki unveiled another possible cover image for Celtic Shaman. Here it is in all it's glory. Not the finished product yet, but you really get a sense of what it's going to look like.

Just beautiful.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Free Comic Book Day

Well unfortunately the weather didn't co-operate and FCBD was a bit of a soggy affair. But you know what? We still had a pretty great time. Thanks to Image Collections and Todd for letting us take part in the event.

Here are a few pictures

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Chase Stone

Here's the first look at Chase Stone - Small Claims Bounty Hunter. This awesome image comes from the talented pen of Ryan Cody.

Colours by McQ.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Celtic Shaman

The countdown to Free Comic Book day is on.

To celebrate here is a sneak peak of the possible cover to the upcoming Celtic Shaman. Pencils and inks by Oshouki.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Gaye Pope Diaries

This wonderful piece was done by Jet Amago. And I totally love it. Thomas is a character close to my heart and Jet has really captured his essence here. Look for The Gaye Pope Diaries coming soon

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Free Comic Book Day

On Saturday May 3rd McHozers will be taking part in the free comic book day festivities at Image Collections (181a Queen St South, Streetsville)

Look for free sketches and sneak peaks at upcoming projects. Lineup starts at 8, free comics are being given out at 11.

Brotherhood of Indifference

Just had this piece finished by the uber-talented Mike Campeau (mcreator) The first look at one of the newer stories I'm working on called "Brotherhood of Indifference"

Color job by yours truly.

Thursday, April 3, 2008


Got a chance to look at the final pencils for Agent yesterday and I'm very excited. I think the book is going to look great. Brian's a little shy about showing his work in the current stage but once some of the finished inks start coming in I want to put up some preview images.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

March update

Sorry it's been a while since the last update. There are some exciting things going on.

Agent - We're now fully into the pencil stage. McK has finished some of the pages and they are ready to be inked. Once that happens I can start on the lettering and coloring.

Celtic Shaman - the book has gone from a 6 page short story to an epic ten pages. As with agent the thumbnail stage is over and we're moving forward into the pencils.

The current plan is to combine both stories into one 'McHozer sampler' that will hopefully be ready by the end of the summer (I've got a lot of long nights ahead of me! - good thing I've got a baby to look after who is more then willing to keep me up)

Also nothing is confirmed yet but McHozer's is planning on getting a table at the Hobbystar Fan Expo in August where we'll be showing off our stuff and doing free sketches.

Speaking of free... Be sure to check out free comic book day the first Saturday in May (I guess that makes it May 3rd this year) McK plans on attending the festivites at Image Collections in Streetsville (link on the side) once again doing sketches and giving those in attendance a sneak preview of Agent.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Both Agent and Celtic Shaman are moving along nicely. I've seen thumbnails for both, and I think most of us are happy with the way things are turning out.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Latest from Celtic Shaman

Things are progressing nicely with this title. Oshouki keeps bringing the beauty.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

More preliminary art

I absolutely LOVE this latest sketch by Oshouki...

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Preview art

Here are some fantastic preliminary sketches from "Celtic Shaman" by Oshouki

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Celtic Shaman update

A six-page short story written by McQ. Sent the finished script to Oshouki on Thursday, hope to see some preliminary artwork next couple of weeks.

Click here to see samples of Oshouki's artwork

Friday, January 18, 2008

Next Toronto Comic Con

Always a great place to spend money and meet fellow nerds (err I mean enthusiasts)

More info here


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