Wednesday, April 3, 2013

American Illustration 32 - Chosen

This portrait of artist Rachel Berman a gallery mate of mine at Ingram Gallery was "Chosen" for inclusion on the website for American Illustration 32!  Check out her fantastic work here

Friday, March 8, 2013

Cottage Life Magazine

Loved this assignment for Cottage Live Magazine's Q&A section. Story about a filthy labradoodle. Big thanks to AD Kim Zagar!


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Feature Illustration for Canadian Lawyer

Here is a full pager done for Canadian Lawyer about lawyers who can't stop themselves from dipping into
the money being held in their trust accounts. The story had a dramatic account of a Montreal Lawyer's house being burned to the ground - supposedly by the victims of such a crime, but a broader focus was chosen by the powers that be. Fun assignment, thanks to AD William Hunter.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

First day teaching!

Tomorrow is my first day teaching at the yet unamed not-for-profit art school for youth with barriers to access. This project is really the brainchild of my lady, Sara Sniderhan, and will be run in partnership with St Stephen's Community house out of their location in the Kensington market.

I'll be teaching an illustration course for grade 7 and 8's this spring and couldn't think of a better way to start than with this tonal studies project I first saw on illustrator Jillian Tamaki's blog here 

Great fun to do, and really helps for making balanced images. Here's my version

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Update: Book on Anxiety is making me anxious.

Making some progress on the roughs for this book for Annick Press.  Finishing Toronto house to sell in March. Fighting a Conservation Authority about building a bridge. Moving family to empty farm lot near Creemore lot in 3 months. Woot - Woot.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

New book for Annick Press

Well... I have 33 black and white illustrations in the hopper for a new book for Annick Press. The book is a collection of 13 accounts of severe anxiety as experienced by young people, by writer and filmmaker Polly Wells.
Due out September 2013, so a break-neck turn around!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Canadian Lawyer Mag

This one about the perils of self representation for AD William Hunter at Canadian Lawyer.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Cover for THIS Magazine!

Really enjoyed doing this cover for This Mag's Jan/Feb Issue. Told to just riff on the theme of "how to do stuff"
Thanks to AD Dave Donald. Really liked the black type treatment on the mock-up at the bottom.