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!