Peter Chiykowski is an award-winning cartoonist, musician, writer and editor. He’s mostly known for Rock, Paper, Cynic, his geek-centric webcomic and music comedy project about celebrating the things that make the world an interesting place, and Is It Canon?, a comic dedicated to ruining all the books, movies, TV shows and video games you have ever loved. His work won him the Aurora Award for Best Graphic Novel in 2014. His first print collection The HMS Bad Idea, is now available through ChiGraphic in places that sell books about making terrible life choices.
Peter’s short stories and poems have somehow sneaked their way into perfectly legitimate publications like Asimov’s Science Fiction, The New Quarterly, Imaginarium and Best Canadian Poetry. His viral Twitter persona, @dadjokehansolo, has earned coverage in Entertainment Weekly, MTV, The AV Club, Buzzfeed and more, and continues to post terrible Star Wars puns every day as a free service to the galaxy.
By day Peter writes and edits for international charity Free The Children, producing educational resources for thousands of schools and youth groups. He’s written charity-focused content in newspapers like the Seattle Times, San Francisco Herald,Chicago Herald, Vancouver Sun and Ottawa Citizen.