Comedian / Writer
Ian Boothby is a multiple Shuster Award, Harvey Award and Eisner Award nominee and an Eisner Award-winning comic book creator best known for his work as the lead writer on Simpsons Comics and Futurama Comics for Matt Groening's Bongo Comics. Boothby has written more Simpsons Comics issues than any other writer. He is a regular writer for MAD Magazine. He has also worked on various Canadian television series and is a well known stand-up, sketch and improv comedian working in the Vancouver area. He co-created Free Willie Shakespeare for the Vancouver Theatresports League which won the Jessie Richardson Theatre Award for Excellence in Interactive Theatre.
A writer for multiple television series including CBC's Switchback, Street Cents, "Big Sound" and Popular Mechanics for Kids. He is the co-writer of the DVD film Casper's Haunted Christmas and screenwriter of the Cartoon Network special Scary Godmother: The Revenge of Jimmy.
The creator of the sketch comedy series The 11th Hour, called "The funniest sketch series since SCTV" by the National Post, as well as the creator of the TV pilots Space Arm, Vancouver PM and I Dig BC and the co-creator of Channel 92 along with Dean Haglund and Christine Lippa. Boothby founded the Canadian Comedy Award-winning sketch group Canadian Content. He currently performs with the sketch comedy group Titmouse! and "The Critical Hit Show: a Live Dungeons & Dragons Comedy Experience," writes for CBC Radio's The Irrelevant Show, and co-hosts the podcasts Sneaky Dragon, Compleatly Beatles, Totally Tintin, The Fansplainers and Full Marx - a Marx Brothers Podcast with David Dedrick. He has also written the ebook It's About Tolerance Stupid : essays on improv & how to make things better without making yourself crazy. He is the writer of Sparks! a graphic novel series for the Scholastic Corporation's Graphix line with art by Nina Matsumoto, and Exorsisters, an ongoing series from Image Comics with art by Gisele Lagace.
He also appeared in the Adam Sandler film Happy Gilmore.
Ian Boothby is married to Y The Last Man co-creator and artist Pia Guerra and regularly contributes cartoons with her in The New Yorker as well as the GoComics daily strip Mannequin on the Moon.
Anime Convention Guest Appearances
- Fan Expo Vancouver 2023 - February 18-20, 2023 in Vancouver, BC 2022
- FACTS 2022 - October 22-23, 2022 in Ghent, Belgium
- Fan Expo Vancouver 2022 - February 19-21, 2022 in Vancouver, BC 2020
- FanExpo Vancouver 2020 - February 15-17, 2020 in Vancouver, BC 2016
- FanExpo Vancouver 2016 - November 11-13, 2016 in Vancouver, BC
- Kelowna Fan Xpo 2016 - March 18-19, 2016 in Kelowna, BC 2014
- FanExpo Vancouver 2014 - April 18-20, 2014 in Vancouver, BC 2013
- FanExpo Vancouver 2013 - April 20-21, 2013 in Vancouver, BC 2010
- Anime Evolution 2010 - August 13-15, 2010 in Vancouver, BC
View Ian Boothby on FanCons.com for 11 additional guest appearances