WHO: Ryan North, Internet cartoonist (www.dinosaurcomics.com)
WHEN: Wednesday afternoon
WHERE: Kensington Market
CLOTHING: "I got these at a Reeboks outlet store in Kingston. I bought two pairs, because it's very hard to find shoes my size: 14 double-wide! My socks cost $5 from a vendor in Chinatown. These shorts are from Goodwill ($10, 585 St. Clair West, 416-656-5550, and others). They look good on my body. My shirt is one of my own designs, from my comic. You can get one on my website. They're devastatingly attractive and only $20. I borrowed this bag from my friend Posterchild, a street artist. Most of the buttons I wear I get from my friends and their projects. But I love my Scott Pilgrim comic book pin that I got at the Beguiling (601 Markham, 416-533-9168) for a dollar. My Landyachtz EVO longboard is from Hogtown Skateboard & Snowboard Shop ($400, 401 King West, 416-598-4192). Posterchild made me the sticker on it. After visiting five stores and finding only terrible frames, I picked these up for $150 at Pearle Vision (110-268 Bloor West, 416-962-2020, and others). My grandfather passed this hat down to me. My brontosaurus necklace, made from polished marble, was given to me by a fan of my comics in New York City. My belt is actually a seat belt. I picked it up in Kensington for $10."
HAIR: "My girlfriend, Jenn, cuts my hair, and I wear a lot of hats."
MY STYLE: "A dude who dresses himself."
INTO: "Longboarding. I go everywhere that way. I go on regular shreds with the Toronto Longboarders (www.torontolongboarders.com) crew through the downtown core. My favourite Toronto secret is to go to the Islands during the week just for an evening picnic. It's way less busy, and you get to watch the sun set. It's a real treasure. I can't wait for the Word On The Street festival (September 30, Queen's Park) and, of course, the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (August 18 and 19, Victoria College, U of T). It's a great comics show because it's more like a zine/craft fair. I'll have a table there. You should come by, check it out and say hi!"