Saturday, July 19, 2014

I'm Not Scared of You or Anything #2 on Calgary Herald Bestsellers list!!!!

I'm celebrating over here because the book I illustrated is #2 on Calgary Herald's bestsellers list. I made 30 full page, full color illustrations for this book or comedic short fiction by Jon Paul Fiorentino. 
Here is an interview with the Rusty Toque. Jon Paul talks about the process of making the book.

and just to make it perfectly clear that I am really excited about this. Here it is.


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Anvil Press book "I'm Not Scared of You Or Anything" coming out soon.

Short fiction by Jon Paul Fiorentino. 30 full page, full color illustrations by myself. These last ones that Jon Paul wanted with Teen Wolf and some other of Archie drove me bonkers but I'm glad I did them in the end cause now we have stuff like this:"Teen Wolf Quotes Slavoj Zizek"

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Halifax Pop Explosion Poster for Hand Drawn Dracula with By Divine Right, HSY, Doomsquad, Dusted, A.A. Wallace, DIANA, Islands, Rah, Rah, Heavy Meadows, Space Age, Nap Eyes, Suuns, and The Walkmen

I made this Illustration for the Hand Drawn Dracula Halifax Pop Explosion poster. Poster design by James Mejia. Making these posters are always a treat.



Friday, September 27, 2013

This is the proposed drawing for the cover for my upcoming book with collaborator Jon Paul Fiorentino.  



I drew some overweight dogs for a reality business show. This Standard Poodle at 13 lbs overweight is my favourite.


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Book Cover Art for The Barista and I by Andrew Szymanski and The Jesus Year by Jani Krulc


Thanks to the great people at Insomniac Press, I was asked to contribute the art for the book covers of these titles. 

 


Thursday, August 29, 2013

NXNE Hand Drawn Dracula Showcase Poster with A Place to Bury Strangers, Dusted, Rituals and Army Girls

I illustrated this poster for the Hand Drawn Dracula showcase last summer for NXNE. Design by label owner extraordinaire James Mejia. 

Saturday, August 24, 2013

By Divine Right Tour Poster

I made this tour poster this spring for By Divine Right. Inspired by Henri Rousseau's painting The Dream.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Holy Mount Album available for listening on Bandcamp

You can listen to the new Holy Mount album Alpic here:
http://holymount.bandcamp.com/album/alpic

n.It's nice to see they still use the lettering I made for them in 2010 :).

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Holy Mount Album cover for Alpic

I made another album cover for Holy Mount. Their Album Alpic comes out on Friday.


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I'm Back!

I am bringing this blog back to life. Resuscitation will involve some travelling back in time. I will catch up on all I have been up to since I have last posted. (It has been a long long long time).

But first, I want to talk about right now. I am just finishing up a book called " I Am Not Afraid of You or Anything". This is a book of short stories written by my pal/fellow neer-do-well and talented writer Jon Paul Fiorentiono. I illustrated a whole bunch (30 at this point) of full page colour drawings that are the other component of the book. The book is being published by Anvil Press in 2014.
http://www.anvilpress.com/
I'm trying to teach myself animation by creating gifs with the drawings from the book. So this is my first gif ever, more to come.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Doug Wright Award nominee!

http://arts.nationalpost.com/2011/03/16/finalists-for-doug-wright-awards-announced/

 I was nominated under the Pigskin Pete award that recognizes non-traditional and avant-garde comics by Canadian artists. Taking a look at the other nominees, I am totally pleased to be in this category.

The nominees for Best Book are:

  • Bigfoot by Pascal Girard (Drawn and Quarterly)
  • Chimo by David Collier (Conundrum Press)
  • Lose #2 by Michael DeForge (Koyama Press)
  • Moving Pictures by Kathryn Immonen, Stuart Immonen (Top Shelf Productions)
  • Streakers by Nick Maandag

The nominees for Best Emerging Talent are:
  • Aaron Costain, Entropy # 5
  • Alex Fellows, Spain and Morocco
  • Keith Jones, Catland Empire (Drawn and Quarterly)
  • James Stokoe, Orc Stain Volume One (Image)
  • Tin Can Forest (aka Marek Colek and Pat Shewchuk),Baba Yaga and the Wolf (Koyama Press)
The nominees for the Pigskin Peters Award (which recognizes non-traditional and avant-garde comics) are:
  • Indoor Voice by Jillian Tamaki (Drawn and Quarterly)
  • Stooge Pile by Seth Scriver (Drawn and Quarterly)
  • So I’ve Been Told by Maryanna Hardy (Conundrum Press)
  • Spotting Deer by Michael DeForge (Koyama Press)
  • Wowee Zonk #3 edited by Patrick Kyle, Ginette Lapalme and Chris Kuzma (Koyama Press)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Monday, January 31, 2011

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

LAUNCHED! Book Launch for So I've Been Told at Drawn and Quarterly






I launched my book in Montreal at the Drawn and Quarterly store in Montreal on Nov.12 (see poster below). Then, all that weekend, I sold my book at Expozine alongside the Conundrum Press table. Andy Brown took a few photos of the launch at d&q, and me and Sarah Burwash at our table at Expozine next to Sherwin Tija. Expozine makes for a very long day, drinking beer and taking a nap is just par for the course.