Sadly, the Toronto section in the National Post has been lopped, meaning my weekly How T.O. comic is no more. I had a great time doing it, and working with my easygoing editor, Maryam Siddiqi. But not much time for sniffling, as we’re collaborating on a new monthly illustrated feature, to be revealed soon!
A few weeks ago I interviewed the amazing Marta Nowinska, founder of Swapsity, for a comic about swapping. We drifted to a discussion of bartering. She told me about the wonderful Shannon Lee Simmons, a financial planner who quit her job and bartered for a year, mostly just to see if it could be done (answer: yes and no. bonus answer: you may die of overconsumption of lasagna). I’d long been looking for a new f