m@b Bids Us Farewell
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[email protected] Bids Us Farewell

Last week, Matthew Blackett quietly announced that his comic [email protected] would be taking an early retirement after four years of syndication in Eye Weekly. “I’m still happy with [email protected]“, he writes, “[but] I’ve lost the energy to think about it. The spark of inspiration of when I saw someone do something insane, or say something off-kilter, has dulled and rarely goes off these days. I’d rather play Tetris on my cell phone that try to eaves-drop on the people in sitting in front of me on the streetcar.” The comic’s final appearance is slated for Thursday, March 29.
It’s not like you won’t see Matt around town. He’s one of the founding members of the Toronto Public Space Committee and the Publisher/Creative Director of Spacing. Additionally, Matt just wrapped up a book tour to promote Wide Collar Crimes, a collection of the last eight [email protected] issues, and promises a graphic novel sometime in the near future.
But that doesn’t make it any easier to say goodbye. [email protected], you will be missed.
Photo courtesy of photojunkie.