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The Riz

The Riz is a prolific writer, musician, teacher and speaker. As a comic creator, The Riz specializes in conceptualizing and writing comic /music collaborations in four to five page Future Shock style stories. As founding member of “Demolition Rock” sensation Ultimate Power Duo, he has had the opportunity to tour extensively across Canada, the United States, and England performing at notable events such as South By South West, the Vans Warped Tour, the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, and opening for punk legends including No Means No, D.O.A., the U.K. Subs and Bad Religion. Ultimate Power Duo are forerunners in combining sequential art and music with Ultimate Power Duo Presents the Adventures of Space Joe: Ad Astra, a 20 track concept album accompanied by a 90 page graphic novel. He is a regular reviewer and interviewer for “Canadianbeats.ca”, “The Feedback Society”, and has written for Beatroute Magazine and the Saskatchewan Music trade publication The Session. When not writing about himself in the third person, The Riz constantly pursues new sounds, creates diverse projects, reads more comics, and shares his enthusiasm for music, writing, and the creative process.

 

Type of Creator

Letterer, Writer

 

List of Work

Graphic Novels

Ultimate Power Duo Presents the Adventures of Space Joe: Ad Astra
Duophenia: Space Joe II – TBR

Music

Ultimate Power Duo EP
We’re In Control Now EP
Cone of Silence EP
Our Side of the Moon EP
We’re In Control Now!
New Normal
Maximum UPD (Vinyl Release)
Ultimate Power Duo Presents the Adventures of Space Joe: Ad Astra
Duophenia: Space Joe II – TBR
Take It In: A Tribute to Sloan

Contributor

Exile Off Main Street: Random Dispatches from the Saskatoon Music Scene

 

Panel One Member Since

May 28, 2018

 

Fun Fact

The Riz had approximately 3000 titles in his comic collection by grade 8.