Jeff Boman

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Jeffrey Allan Boman founded the Comicopia APA in 1990 when he'd just finished University. He actually was still sharing an apartment with his University roomate then. He created it along with interest from Ivan Raketik at a local comicbook store named Komico. Mike Aragona was also a founding member, and in the late 1990s Jeff passed the DM torch to him, and the APA thrived


Biography

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 (Bfa) in Animation, with more of a focus on the screenwriting aspect.

A few months later (September) he co-founded Comicopia, and is still a contributing member, with his newsletter The Old Detective's Watering Hole published in every issue to date.

His life took a change in 1996 when he became a 'recipient' of multiple sclerosis (MS) in 1996. It impacted his abilities to sing and dance, and around 1998 he stepped down as the figurehead DM for Comicopia to Mike Aragona (who'd been doing all the work for years anyway) -- but his passion for writing endured, and still does to this day.

His first major publication in the roleplaying game (RPG) field was in 1995 in the adventure/sourcebook Crashpoint for DreamPod 9 (then called Ianus Games). Starting in 1996 he began to write reviews and columns for fps magazine (frames per second, an animation term) and still does today. He's also written for the now-defunt publication RPG Gazette and the also long-defunct Website RPG Action. In 2005 he was involved in 3 charity benefit e-books (1 for the tsunami of 2004, 2 for the New Orleans Katrina disaster}, has written Hunters Inc., a sourcebook e-book for Cracked Mirror Publications (a second edition to come out in 2006), and since 2002 he has been a victorious 1-month noveliest with NaNoWriMo (the National Novel Writers Month, held every November). He also regularly submits short stories to various SF anthologies and magazines, so far unpublished - and of course he's involved in a few other zines.

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