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Von Allan

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Von Allan was born in Arnprior, Ontario, Canada, in 1974. When he was still very young, his parents separated, and he spent the remainder of his youth split between a troubled mother and a gruff father. In 1980, he and his mother moved to a working class neighbourhood in Ottawa. Coping with bullying and harsh teachers, Von found refuge in books, comics, science fiction, and wrestling. Like many others of his generation, Star Wars and Star Trek had huge influences on his psyche-- but he also turned to the caped superheroes of comics for help when the world seemed a less friendly place.

Von is a 2014 recipient of the Corel Endowment Fund for the Arts Award and a 2019 recipient of the CBC Trailblazer Awards. Von has been fortunate enough to be involved in a documentary project titled I AM STILL YOUR CHILD focusing on the children of parents with mental illness (COPMI). The trailer is above and more information regarding the film can be found at the official website (http://iamstillyourchild.com/).

Von's website is at https://www.vonallan.com and he is active on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/ScoundrelWizard