The Comic Strip
I can already hear it: Wait a gosh darn minute! This comic isn’t about true small market sports at all. It’s about pro sports!
Well, yes, that’s true.
You see I was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and I first created Small Market Sports in 2002 (then called Montreal Voices) in heartbroken reaction to Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig announcing plans to contract the Minnesota Twins and my beloved Montreal Expos. The U.S. sports media’s constant bashing of Montreal as a “small market” town at the time eventually inspired both the title of the comic and the name of fictional city within the strip itself.
Eventually, with a cast of cartoon characters made up of personified sports equipment from a variety of sports, Small Market Sports grew into comic strip that offered a humourous look at the current sports headlines, rumours, and controversies surrounding big league sports and the sports personalities who are caught in the middle of it all.
Small Market Sports is published twice a weekly online (now Mondays and Thursdays), and also currently appears in 16 newspapers.
If you’d like to have Small Market Sports in your newspaper, please contact me by email (bill AT smallmarketsports dot com) for more information.
In addition to Small Market Sports, I am also the creator of the single panel comic Voices in my Hand, the paranormal comic Weird Theorem, illustrator of the Derby Luv comic, and a million years ago I independently published the now defunct webcomic newspaper, Zoinks! Magazine.
My favourite pro sports teams are the Montreal Canadiens, the Montreal Alouettes, The Montreal Expos, the Carolina Panthers, and I quietly root for anyone who plays against the Washington Nationals.
I currently live in London, Ontario, home of the OHL’s London Knights, and the National Basketball League of Canada’s London Lightning.