Somalinimo Till I Dhimo

After hearing about Filipino myths from my friend, I realized that I didn’t know much about that side of Somali. I didn’t know pre-islamic Somalia or the royal family or the myths that were passed down from father to daughter and grandmother to grandson. I have the story of Dhegdheer – a long eared woman whoContinue reading “Somalinimo Till I Dhimo”

The MNT #3 – April 2017 – Criticizing Comics While Black by Ardo Omer

I was invited to write something for The MNT when it first started and at first, I had pitched something that was very different from the finished product. It was a very difficult process. I had hit an intense writer’s block and the deadline was fast approaching. Around this time, I had already started toContinue reading “The MNT #3 – April 2017 – Criticizing Comics While Black by Ardo Omer”

Osgoode As Gold nominated for an award!

This seems to be the song everyone is using lately to celebrate an accomplishment. I have a short comic in Toronto Comics: Osgoode As Gold with artist Katherine Olenic and the anthology was nominated for the 2019 Gene Day Award for Independent Press Anthology Collections. It’s part of the overall Joe Shuster Awards and thereContinue reading “Osgoode As Gold nominated for an award!”

And I Oop—

It’s July 1 and today is a celebration of two of my identities: Canada Day and Somalia Independence Day! Writing these monthly posts is how I’m trying to keep myself accountable and if you’ve noticed, I’m a bit behind. The delay is a combination of fasting for Ramadan and also dealing with a bout ofContinue reading “And I Oop—”