Nathan Birch
27 May 2011

My talented pal (and fellow ACAD alumnus) Nathan Birch is in town from his home base in Fernie, B.C. for the opening of a show of his new work at Mira Godard gallery here in Toronto. If you're in the Yorkville area tomorrow afternoon, drop by the gallery at 22 Hazelton Avenue and check out his gorgeous landscape paintings. Just looking at them will add five years to your life, guaranteed!


Tom Humberstone
19 May 2011

Our talented friend Tom Humberstone was visiting us from England last week, being in town to sell his comics at TCAF. We even had a Special Pen Club™ in his honour, where he produced a pile of sweet drawings, including the one below. And speaking of TCAF, it was fantastic, with the usual mix of talented artists, engaged fans and friends, old and new. Thanks very much to everyone who stopped by the Trio Magnus booth to say hi and pick up our stuff!


TCAF 2011
05 May 2011

Join me, Steve Wilson and CTON combining our powers as Trio Magnus this weekend at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival as we create a 6 x 15 foot drawing from scratch! Also check out Koyama Press and a schwack of other talented folks. Did I mention it's free? Lastly: check out the gorgeous poster by Jillian Tamaki...


Sheridan Grad Show
11 April 2011

If you live in Toronto, come on out this Thursday, April 14, to the Sheridan Grad Show: 7:00 pm on the 6th floor of the Burroughes Building, 639 Queen West (just east of Bathurst). Having personally taught a handful of these talented, young illustrators last semester, I can guarantee that the work will be fantastic!


Toronto Hearts Japan
30 March 2011

I've got a piece in an upcoming fundraiser, Toronto Hearts Japan, being hosted by Narwhal Gallery and Invisible Friends. The opening is this Friday, 7–10 pm at the second floor of the Gladstone Hotel this Friday, April 1st, and a silent auction on donated work starts Thursday, March 31 and runs until Tuesday, April 5. If you live in Toronto, come on out and support a very good cause.


Alex Gorodskoy
21 March 2011

Time to feature another talented student, the inimitable Alex Gorodskoy. If George Grosz had been a skate punk, this is what his work would have looked like. Check out Alex's blog here.


Todd Oldham
16 March 2011

I was flattered recently when multi-talented designer Todd Oldham ordered two copies of my book, Spirit City Toronto. Seeing as I am a big fan of his work, this is a true honour. From print to photography to interior design to TV, this guy has done it all! Take a look at his stuff here.


Jennifer Prior
11 March 2011

Last year I had the honour of teaching a class at Sheridan College for the duration of the fall semester. Titled The Subconscious Sketchbook, the class was about how sketchbooks can become an illustrator's (or any artist's) most valuable asset, acting not only as a visual journal and potential conduit for collaboration but also as a metaphysical mirror.

Over the next few weeks, I plan to feature some of the students who created truly spectacular work in sketchbooks that took on lives of their own. First up is Jennifer Prior whose lush, dark dreamscapes hover somewhere between amusing and disturbing. Check out her website, or buy her prints here.


Birthday wife
05 March 2011

Auspicious day alert: it's my wife's birthday! Happy birthday K, and I hope you enjoyed the homemade wrapping paper.


Spirit City Toronto in 2011 Applied Arts annual
23 February 2011

I recently found out that a few pieces from my book, Spirit City Toronto, have been accepted into the 2011 Applied Arts Photography & Illustration annual. Big thanks to my publisher Koyama Press!


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