Friday, 17 June 2011

Fun in the Summertime!

After kicking off our summer sales at the Blim Community Market, we have lined up a bunch of markets and events to promote and sell Play. Very exciting! Here is a list of places we'll be appearing at over the next couple of months. Please come along and say hello!

Robson Square Artisan Market on June 19th, July 17th, August 21st (10am-3pm all days) - Robson Square, Vancouver
This is a weekend market running all summer long right in the center of Downtown Vancouver. They'll be lots of wonderful things to buy, local artists and live music.

Vancouver Comicon on July 10th (11am-5pm) - Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
Vancouver's monthly comic event is held at the awesome Heritage Hall. July's con will also feature Ed Brissom, Ken Boesem and Kim Glennie.

Rooftop: An Artisan Market on July 10th (12pm-5pm) - Suite 3101, 668 Citadel Parade, Vancouver (near Stadium Skytrain Station)
One of our friends is hosting this delightful artisan market in one of those awesome Downtown towers. With stunning views of the city, and art, ceramics, jewelry and gourmet baked goods to buy, it's a mini market not to be missed! (Email us to find out the buzzer code to get in!)

Kids Market on July 30th (11am-4pm) - Kids Market, Granville Island, Vancouver
Find us nestled among the toy, clothes and kids craft stores at Granville Island's famous Kids Market! Yay!

If you would like us to come and sell the comic at your event, or want to recommend an event we should appear at then please get in touch!

Let summer commence!

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Mail Order

We are now accepting mail orders for play through Paypal in Canada and the United States.

It's available for $5.00 CDN + $2.50 P&P

Mail order to other parts of the world from Canada is fairly expensive but if you would like a copy we are happy to quote how much it will be, just send us an email at

Here is the snazzy paypal button

Let us know if you have any comments!

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Blim market

Last week we went to the Blim community market to sell our wares, Play that everyone worked so hard on. It was our first go attending a local Vancouver market so we weren't quite sure what to expect.

We didn't really bring our A-game but there was a good turnout and everyone was nice. Here is what our makeshift display looked like, not many people were keen on the free Werther's it seems.

We'll be going to more events local to Vancouver over the next few months, we'll let you know the dates so you can make it.

We also popped into RX comics on Main st and dropped a few copies in there so you can also find Play there too, if you can't find them there let us know though

Finally another plug for our lulu version:

It contains more color and is available here

Please get in touch if you have any thoughts!

Wednesday, 27 April 2011


Haven't picked up your copy of Play yet? Never fear, comic lovers, there are plenty of copies to go around so check out the details below.

Play costs a mere $5 (CAD) with all profits going to War Child and is currently for sale at:

Coup Salon 524 Shanghai Alley, Chinatown, Vancouver
Book Warehouse, 632 West Broadway, Vancouver (cash only)

Or you can buy directly from us! Just send us an email at for any mail order enquiries. Or you can buy a digital copy from Lulu.

There are 17 awesome artists and writers featured in Play and you can find out more information about them here (listed as they appear in the comic):

Martin Eden: Cover art
Fernanda Robledo: Ocelomeh
Vera Varlamova: Dream Play
Randy Laybourne: Just Seems Like
Kevin Forbes: Happy Fun Toys
Joe Ward: Nothing Personal
Jeremy Sawatsky: The First Day of Summer Vacation is the First Day of the Rest of Your Life
Ian Arrowsmith: That’s What I Do
Diana Castaneda: Amadé, the Kid Who Played by Playing
Monika Blichar: Good Time Charlie
Joming Lau: These Aren't the Droids You're Looking For
Richard Smith: Play
Sarah Herman: Fairyfails
Cayley Malo: Robot Love Chronicles
Marcela Huerta and Konstantin Steshenko: Chickencat
Jennifer Shepit: Snort

If you would like to sell Play in your store or know of any great events we could sell at then please get in touch and be sure to buy a copy soon if you haven't already! We are investigating further options for getting the comic in places, we'll keep you posted.

3...2...1... Lift Off!

'Play' has officially been launched after our awesome release party on Saturday night!

Thanks to everyone who came out to support the comic and its artists at Coup Salon. It was lovely to meet you all and chatter away while sipping on cider and eating those 'homemade' cookies.

If you didn't make it to the event and these pictures have whet you appetite then head on down to Coup (524 Shanghai Alley, Chinatown, Vancouver) where the art is still hanging on the walls till April 30th and you can pick up a copy of the comic.

A special thanks goes out to the wonderful Coup for hosting our little evening of delight. Not only is Coup a fantastic place to get your hair looking all pretty, it's also a great art space so make sure you visit their website to find out about future events:

And finally, thanks to everyone who contributed their work, time and energy into the comic and the party, and to everyone who's bought the comic so far! More info on where to buy 'Play' to follow.

Monday, 4 April 2011

It's a comic!

Finally, after months of organising, doodling, drawing and printing, the comic has arrived at Do You Want To Kiss It Better? headquarters! And like two proud parents, we couldn't be more delighted with how wonderful it is.

Play will officially go on sale at our launch party on 23rd April (see below for more details), but here's a sneaky look to get you all as excited as we are.

Thanks so much to everyone who worked hard to contribute to the book - we can't wait for you to see it. Start spreading the word and getting your dollars ready, because these babies are going to sell like hot cakes!

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Launch Event Saturday April 23rd, Coup Salon, Vancouver, Canada

To mark the launch of Play we will be having an event!

An awesome night of super fun times to mark the launch of 'Play'.

'Play' is a charity comics anthology project in support of War Child.

We will be hosting this at Coup Salon at 8pm on the 23rd of April.

To see more about the charity War Child

To see more about where it's at: Coup Salon

Facebook event link

Play is the second charity comic from Do you want to kiss it better?
The first comic, Green, raised money for the World Land Trust and helped to preserve 5 acres of rainforest.

Play will be available to purchase on the night and the first 30 people who buy a copy will recieve a free copy of Green.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Alright lets play!

So its long overdue but I present to you Play.

We've been pretty quiet about it all over the last few months.
We suffered some delays in our progress and decided it would be better to stay quiet until we actually had it all done.

So now that time is over and we feel confident talking about it again.

Play features the work of 17 contributors from a few different countries; all giving their take on simple yet complex idea of play.

To mark the launch we will be having an event at the lovely coup salon on the evening of the 23rd of April.

Mark your calenders

More details will be coming