A self portrait. A Mad Tea Party: Back cover flap.
“Almost as soon as I started reading comic books I decided that making them was what I wanted to do for a living. The trouble was, I was determined to draw my own strange stories in my own style rather than learn the style preferred by the Big Two. Periodic rejection letters over the years failed to convince me to change my ways. When web comics started to multiply on the internet I threw myself wholeheartedly into that world.”
Born 16 September 1977 in Calgary.
He went to the University of Victoria in British Columbia and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. then returned to study Education. He spent a year at Sheridan College studying illustration. He now teaches at an elementary school.
He is a co-founder of the Cloudscape Comics Society, and has been a Treasurer, and Vice-president. He is currently President circa 2019 – 2020.
His first graphic novel Lords of Life & Death, began as a serial on the internet and ran from 2006 to 2008. It was then collected and printed as a hand assembled accordion fold mini comic. In 2010 he was awarded a self publishing grant from the Xeric Foundation of Massachusetts U.S. and it was printed as a standard book.
A Mad Tea Party was first serialized online.
Cover & Content novel:
Lords of Death and Life. Publisher, Jonathon Dalton, October 2010.
A Mad Tea Party. Publisher, Jonathon Dalton, 2014.
BOOK GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY: Published by Cloudscape Comics
21 Journeys. June 2011: “Other Side Of The World”: 109- 116.
Exploded View. March 2010: “Uncanny Likeness”: 35-49.
Giants of Main Street. March 2012: “The Unconquerable City. 31-42.
Historyonics: Stories Drawn From The Past. Nov. 2008: “The Secret Origin Of Chop Suey”: 101. “Yellow Scarves.” 9-16.
Mega Fauna. Oct. 2014: “Back To The Stone Age”: 91- 96.
Waterlogged: Tales From The Seventh Sea. June 2013: “In The Hall Of The Octopus”: 103 – 112.
BOOK GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:
Content pin up:
21 Journeys. Cloudscape Comics, June 2011: No title: 250.
Exploded View, Cloudscape Comics, March 2010: “Umbrella Girl vs the Machines” 236.
“Snowmen Presents”: 19.5cm X 23.3 cm.
“Future Vancouver” : 23cm X 30.6cm.
“Bones of the Coast”: 28cm. X 30.7cm.
BOOK GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:
Swan Song. Cloudscape Comics, March 2018: “Going Solo.” Co-Car., Angela Melick: 87-92.
Waterlogged: Tales From The Seventh Sea. Cloudscape Comics, June 2013: “No You Teach A Man To Fish.” Co-Car., Brinny Langlois, Kevin Wilson: 181-186.
A Mad Tea Party. Publisher, Jonathon Dalton, 2014: Back cover flap.
Email Jonathon Dalton to Robert MacMillan, 8 March 2020.
This gives some indication of the page design inside the book. Lords of Death and Life, 2010: Back cover.
A Mad Tea Party. Publ., Jonathon Dalton, 2014: From front cover.