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Jeffrey Allan Boman founded the [[Comicopia]] APA in 1990 when he'd just finished University
Jeffrey Allan Boman founded the [[Comicopia]] APAin 1990 when he'd just finished University still sharing an apartment with his University . He created it along with interest from [[Ivan Raketik]] at a local store Komico. [[Mike Aragona]] was also a founding member, and in the late 1990s Jeff passed the torch to him, and thrived
Revision as of 19:47, 13 July 2006
Jeffrey Allan Boman founded the Comicopia [[Amateur Press Association|APA] in 1990 when he'd just finished University while still sharing an apartment with his University roommate. He created it along with interest from Ivan Raketik at a local comic-book store called Komico. Mike Aragona was also a founding member, and in the late 1990s Jeff passed the distribution manager torch to him, and Comicopia thrived
Jeff was born in May 1967 in Montreal, Quebec. He discovered comics when he was 14. He ultimately ended up graduating from Concordia University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Animation, having specifically focused on the screenwriting aspect.
His life underwent a change in 1996 when he became a 'recipient' of Multiple Sclerosis. It impacted his abilities to sing and dance, and around 1998 he stepped down as the figurehead distribution manager for Comicopia, relinqiushing the title to Mike Aragona, who had been fulfilling the duties of the position for years. Jeff's passion for writing endured and still does to this day.
His first major publication was in the role-playing game field. In 1995, he published the adventure/sourcebook "Crashpoint" for DreamPod 9 (then called Ianus Games).
Starting in 1996 he began to write reviews and columns for fps: The Magazine of Animation (fps stands for frames per second, an animation term) and still does today. He also has written for the now-defunt publication RPG Gazette and the also long-defunct Web site RPG Action.
In 2005, he was involved in three charity benefit e-books (one for the tsunami of 2004, two for the Hurricane Katrina disaster}, has written "Hunters Inc.", a sourcebook e-book for Cracked Mirror Publications (a second edition is slated to come out in 2006), and since 2002 he has been a victorious 1-month novelist with NaNoWriMo (the National Novel Writers Month, held each November). He also regularly submits short stories to various science fiction anthologies and magazines--so far unpublished--and he is involved in a few other zines.
- Hunters Inc. for Cracked Mirror Productions (note: first edition no longer available)