Gee, I’ve really been quiet on the blogging front, it’s been a busy year! Come see some of what’s kept me busy at the Queen West Art Crawl in Trinity Bellwoods, I’m in booth L-29!
I’m doing the art for this year’s City of Craft show, coming up in December. They’ve just launched their call for vendors for anyone interested in participating in the show.
Stay tuned for more City of Craft Chipmunks!
Gee, I haven’t been on here in a while! I’ve had a really busy year! Will try to make some time for blogging. In the meantime, if you are in Toronto, come check out this show! Pretty nice to be sitting alongside such an interesting group of vendors! Hope to see you there!
Whenever I visit my hometown, my first stop after the airport is either Coney Island, McKellar’s Confectionery or the aptly named Thunder Bay Restaurant. You see, there’s this thing Thunder Bay has about coney sauce. Anything you order can be served with a huge helping of gravy, and yes, they pour it all over the burger too, in fact, over everything on your plate. And the burgers and hotdogs always have the most delicious coney sauce, ever! Locals love to debate which place has the best. You can even buy it in jars at the local farmers markets.
Here’s a close-up of the part of town I lived in:
Thunder Bay’s cuisine is not limited to this coney stuff, either. I’ve done a lot of work based on the other local delicacy, the persian:
I have many more projects about my home town in the works!
At the beginning of 2014 I set a goal to revamp my entire portfolio. It was a very busy 12 months of drawing new food, patterns, typefaces… Excited to start sharing some of what I’ve been doing!
What I am most excited about is that I have returned to portrait work. It’s continuing to evolve and influence the rest of my work.
And here’s something new that came out of all the doodling I did in my notebook when I was traveling around the UK and Denmark last May:
I’ve also updated some of my older work and have a number of revamped maps (I love drawing maps):
Xtra! magazine released it’s final print edition. The art director asked the publication’s favourite illustrators to be part of the special final print edition and the image above is my contribution.
My concept: Pink Triangle Press has taken on many roles with Xtra! — patron of the arts, educator, entertainer, community leader, political activist… the list goes on. Most of all it has provided a voice to a community and inspired courage and commitment that has resulted in many positive changes to the lives of GLBTQ people right across Canada, and beyond.
Xtra! will continue publishing a daily online edition.