Game Writing Experience

Demon, Embodify Thyself!

Personal Project

Work in progress. You are a disembodied demon, possessing hapless campers and forcing them to assemble your dark ritual.  Link.

 

The Unfathomable Anthology

For presentation at Comics x Games 2018

Collection of 3 previous small game jam games.  Link.

 

BBQ Postponed

FebFatale Jam 2017, Dames Making Games

Visual novel created adapting the Yarn Spinner extension in Unity. In a monster world, you need to solve a murder and flirt shamelessly with all of your monster suspects. 

 

Analysis Complete

ROM Game Jam 2016

Simple point and click adventure using the Yarn engine with Twine in Unity. You are a child investigating the fields around your home after a meteor shower.

 

Swamp MD

DreadJam 2015 Dames Making Games

Simple point and click adventure using the Yarn engine with Twine in Unity. You live in a swamp and you’re a hypochondriac. 

 

Aggie vs The Forest

TO Jam 2015

Simple point and click adventure using the Yarn engine with Twine in Unity. Your car breaks down in a magic forest.

Games Education Experience

York University – Sessional Assistant Instructor 

September 2019 – May 2020

Running Labs in conjunction with game development courses as a sessional teaching assistant. Professor: Yifat Shaik.

 

OCADU Continuing Studies – Curriculum Developer – Introduction to Game Design

May 2019 – Fall 2019

Created and will eventually instruct Intro to Game Design courses at both adult and youth level.

 

Digital Media Academy – Curriculum Developer

December 2018 – March 2020

Updating and redeveloping existing curriculums for DMA Instructor training. 

Courses include: 
  • Game Design With Unity
  • Unity VR & AR.
  • Made By Girls: Adventures in Game Design.

Digital Media Academy

Annually 2015-present

Teaching week-long courses based on existing curriculums in a variety of topics, mostly related to game design.  Courses include: Unity C#, Python, Java, iPhone Applications, VR. Courses include both technical theory and guiding students through planning and executing their own final projects. Worked with groups ages 8-12 and 12-18.

Various Workshops in Game Design, Digital Illustration and Book Binding

Various, 2016-preset

  • Dames Making Games
  • coLab gallery


Comics Publication History: 

Anthology

Wayward Kindred

Toronto Comics Anthology, 2020

Currently in development. Anthology comic of monstrous families.

Editor: Allison O’Toole

Artist: Mary Verhoeven

 

Friendship Edition #3  – Expedition

Friendship edition press, 2018

Anthology comic of monstrous women, by female and non-binary identifying creators

Editor: Mary Verhoeven

 

Wayward Sisters

Toronto Comics Anthology, 2018

Anthology comic of monstrous women, by female and non-binary identifying creators

Editor: Allison O’Toole

Sweaty Palms

Sweaty Palms, 2017

Anthology comics of experiences with anxiety

Editors: Sage Coffey and Liz Enright

Friendship Edition #2  – Iron Friendship

Friendship edition press, 2016

Anthology comic of comic book collective, risographed, 3 color

Editor: Jenn Woodall

 

Friendship Edition #1 – Iron Friendship

Friendship edition press, 2015

Anthology comic of comic book collective, risographed, 3 color

Editor: Kat Verhoeven 

 

Comics History: 

Selected Self Published

House of Strays

2017

56 pages, single color risograph. Maxine and her 12 cats discover demons living in their home. An experiment in visual narrative, each page has a set panel structure, and each panel follows a different character over a 5 minute period. Handbound. 

 

All Inclusive Fully Automated Vacation [beta]

2017 reprint 2018

Writer: Shivaun Hoad.

12 pages, 2 color risograph. Two women discover the automated system at the newly-opened resort hotel at which they work has turned lethal.

 

Idols of the Cave

2016

 A ghost story told from three perspectives, including that of the murderer and the ghost of the murder victim. Intended to be shuffled and read in random order.

 

Passionate About Proper Dishwashing Behaviour

2016

A short informational pamphlet about common dishwashing shortfalls. Each copy is laminated and secured with a keychain, to insure it can be kept on hand for reference while actually washing dishes

 

 

Festival History

Toronto Comic Arts Festival

  • With friendship edition in 2014, 2016, 2018.
  • Independently in 2017 & 2019. 

Canzine Toronto

  •  Independently 2014 – 2019.

Zine Dream Toronto

  •  Independently 2014 – 2018.

CAKE 

  • Independently 2015.
  • With friendship edition in 2017, 2019.

 

Other Selection Shows

 

  • ELCAF – With friendship edition 2016
  • VanCAF – With friendship edition 2017
  • SPX – with friendship edition 2016, 2018.

 

Various Comic Book Panels

I work as a self published comic book artist as well, and have participated in several panels to discuss my own work and different aspects of the industry:

  • Wayward Sisters Book Launch, March 2018, discussing women and monsters.
  • Horror Comics panel, TCAF, 2018.

 

 Award Nominations

Doug Wright Award: “The Nipper” 2018

Nominated for House of Strays and Fully Automated Vacation with Shivaun Hoad. 

 

Education

OCAD Bachelor of Design 2005 – 2010

Illustration Major, selected courses in Animation, Integrated Media and Print.

Sheridan College 2005 – 2006

Animation Fundamentals