- New job at Sago Sago!
- 06 March 2013
After 18 years as a freelancer, I am very excited to say I have started a new job as art director / illustrator at the brand new Sago Sago studio (formerly known as zinc Roe) making fun, innovative apps for kids. We will be working in collaboration with the amazing Toca Boca studio in Sweden. More info here.
- Sketchbook 2011
- 14 November 2012
Well, it's almost a year late, but I just updated my sketchbook section with 24 images cobbled together from various 2011 sketchbooks. Enjoy!
- 31 October 2012
Presenting Zombiegrams, a fresh batch of zombie-themed greeting cards for the good folks at Sorry You're Happy. Happy Halloween everyone!
- Trio Magnus: Triple Triple
- 27 September 2012
If you live in Toronto and enjoy only the highest-quality artwork, why not join me, Steve Wilson and Clayton Hanmer tonight for the opening of our collective's new show, Trio Magnus: Triple Triple! It's happening from 6-10 pm at Café Pamenar (307 Augusta Ave, Kensington Market). See you there!
- Illustration for ELLE Canada
- 02 August 2012
I recently had the pleasure of working with my friend Beatriz Juarez, the multi-talented art director of ELLE Canada magazine, to create an image for the RSVP page of the August 2012 issue. The theme was "games", so it was appropriate that I had a blast making the piece. Here's a link to a little write-up by Beatriz.
- Trio Magnus in Montreal
- 12 July 2012
This posting is a bit late, but two weeks ago I and my mates from Trio Magnus, Steve Wilson and Clayton Hanmer, headed to Montreal to participate in the FIMA festival. Over the space of two days we took over a public park on rue Saint-Catherine and created an 11 foot-high "totem" with a total surface area of 114 square feet! Along with us were two other collectives, En Masse and Cease It. Thanks to everyone for showing us a great time, to FIMA for having us and to Rupert Bottenberg for making it happen!
- The Breakfast Bunch
- 25 May 2012
Presenting my first collection for Sorry You're Happy: The Breakfast Bunch! Seeing as I'm a fellow who enjoys his breakfast, I figured an off-kilter family of anthropomorphic breakfast food would be an appropriate subject for my first stab at a collection. From a high-stepping apple to a classy croissant, this new spin on your breakfast favourites will have you wishing it was morning all day long!
- Sorry You're Happy recap Suretx 2012
- 25 May 2012
My pals Jen Hsieh and Kyle Reed, also known as the art licensing and surface design studio Sorry You're Happy recently returned from the huge Surtex trade show in New York. Read about their adventures here. In addition to showcasing their own awesome stuff, they also showed work by the amazing Katy Dockrill and yours truly (see next post). Thanks guys!
- Seeing spirits with Jeremy Kai
- 17 May 2012
During my talk at pictoplasma I showcased four new spirit images created specifically for the conference, each one based on the story of a "real life" creature sighting. These strange, wonderful stories included the Loveland frog, the stiff-legged gnome, the woods helper and my favourite, the Toronto tunnel monster. The weirdest part about all the stories is that they're apparently true!
I also have to give a huge thank you to Jeremy Kai for letting me use his photo to create the perfect subterranean habitat for the tunnel monster (bottom image). Check out the rest of his photography here and buy his excellent book, another fine product from Koyama Press.
- Picto links
- 17 May 2012
Well, the 2012 pictoplasma conference has come and gone, and despite a dead laptop my talk went well and I had a great time in Berlin. It was great to see old friends again such as Martin Haake and Mark Borgions and make a bunch of new ones, including Sarit Evrani, Daphne Christoforou, Ziro Falcao, Carlos Añazco, Alex Grigg, Lucas Zanotto, Joshua Ben Longo and the inimitable Ben Newman. Favourite presenters included Jeanspezial, Sauerkids, Punga and, of course, my good friend and fellow Torontonian, Hyein Lee!