Collecting the best of Bogart Creek, Derek Everndens laugh out loud funny, single-panel comics of absurd and dark humour. Similar in style to The Far Side, Bogart Creek is a perfect book for washroom reading.
About the author
Derek Evernden is a recovering Torontonian now living in the peaceful Village of Milo, Alberta. He is the creator of Bogart Creek, an ongoing single-panel comic of absurd and dark humour. He is also developing a sci-fi horror comic about a monkey, a pig, and a psychopath on a murderous rampage, and a children's book about a camera-shy girl and the bizarre events that take place when she is forced to be photographed for her school's Picture Day. The rest of the time he works as a full time illustrator in a range of fields from caricature to storyboards and concept art.  I was born in Edmonton (my Mom's from there and my Dad's parents were in Lethbridge), we moved to Toronto when I was 3, then to Newmarket when I was 9.  It was in Newmarket that I discovered Bogart Creek, which ran through the Pickering College farmlands behind our house where my brother and I spent most of our time climbing trees, shooting bows and arrows, and fighting dragons. I used the name because it reminds me of my childhood 'playground'. I lived in downtown Toronto following University until about 3 years ago when we'd had enough of traffic, transit, cockroaches and crowds and drove across the country, ultimately arriving in Milo by way of Blairmore, where we stayed 3-4 months in the Gushul Art Studio (run by the University of Lethbridge). So we went from downtown T.O. to a village in rural AB, population 122.
Stuffed with killer clowns, sarcastic, blood-thirsty predators and witty psychopaths, Bogart Creek is as funny as it is flat-out wrong. With every God-forsaken panel, demented "artist" Derek Evernden challenges readers to find black humour in the twisted, the grotesque and the charmingly bizarre. This is comedy gold for people who think Garfield would be better with a body count. Strange cartoons for an even stranger world.' - Sean K. Robb, Writer & Filmmaker
'Bogart Creek is a hickey on the neck of a flower-throwing broken-hearted poetry-spewing Burgundian Medieval cobbler, throbbing and swollen and passionate and loony.  It appears that cartoonist Derek Evernden is a keeper.' - Wes Tyrell, President, Association of Canadian Cartoonists