Sunday, November 27, 2005

Expozine photos

Expozine was today! It's a zine, comics, and small press fair held annually here in Montreal. This year it was in a huge church basement, and it was packed all day. I was there for most of the afternoon. I didn't have a table, but brought along some zines to hand out and trade, which is a great way to meet people and end up with a pile of stuff. People have tables full of all sorts of handmade things like zines, comics, buttons, clothes, posters, cds, crafts, and so on.

You can see in the first photo how crowded it was. The second photo is the pile of zines I made to trade... "The 8-bit Art Book" is a series of pixel-art drawings of famous artworks. The third photo shows some of the resulting loot, including stuff by fellow Newfoundlanders Jerry Ropson, Stephen Guy, and Logan Macdonald. I had a great time!

Friday, November 25, 2005

mightier then the sword page 3

Another 23 Saints yarn...
Used some hot lightbox action to figure out that last panel.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Provincial Art Procurment

The deadline for the next Provincial Art Procurement is January 21, 2006. The Rooms will be handling it. Don't pass it up! Follow the link below for application details:

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Jobbie McJobberson meets Ticktock McGee

Let's get some more sketches up in here, yo.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Building Stories

Check out the NY Times Funny Pages: Building Stories by Chris Ware. It's ridiculously good. So good.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Use it or lose it

Finally, a new comic from yours truly. This one has a lesson.

Blind Contour Keating

Sunday, November 20, 2005


check this new drawing.

maybe I went too far with this one, but I guess the whole point of it was too see how far I could go with it. this image loses something when shrunk down. I'm pretty happy with it though.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Shift & Switch website

I just finished a website for Shift & Switch: New Canadian Poetry, a new anthology edited by derek beaulieu, Jason Christie & Angela Rawlings. The book was just published by The Mercury Press. I contributed some visual and found poetry to the anthology as well. The title at the top of the site is interactive (try clicking the letters). It's the first time I've tried this kind of frame-by-frame animation in Flash, and although it was quite time-consuming, I'm really pleased with the results. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 12, 2005

why not

Well, here's my
solution to the
Box Doodle Project,
a pony/giraffe-type

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

In case you forgot what I look like:

I found this Flickr set on Drawn! : The Eye:Hand Coordination Project. They want you to submit a photo of yourself, plus a drawing re-creating that photo. Giv'r a try. I'm not quite sure what I've done to myself there, haha. Nice to try a self-portrait though, it's been a while.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

A Show in 2006?

A Mr. Gorman suggested to me today to apply to the RCA for a TADA group show -- any takers? A group show of emerging NL artists would be right up their alley. They prefer hard copies (i.e. photocopies) with a proposal. Let's post up some ideas. I think we should try to apply before the year is out. We can certainly produce enough art to fill up their space.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Xmas Trading Cards

Hey guys, how's about we try a little xmas card/mini art trade this year? I'm thinking we can post our addresses and either do a secret santa-type deal, or just do up small cards for whomever you please (a la Valentine's day). If you want to give it a go, post your ideas! If you're lucky, you might find a gem like this in your mailbox next month...

Thursday, November 03, 2005

A Painting A Day

I already thought this guy's postcard-size paintings were crazy, and now he has a companion blog with videos of him doing the paintings. Then he sells the bloody things for $100 a pop! Check it out:

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Belated 'ween entry

Sometimes I wonder if we might be one of those weird lookalike couples.

This pumpkin was a real little terror. Kept saying all kinds of nasty shit to the trick-or-treaters about their moms so we had to take her inside.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Life of Pi contest

As per my previous e-mail, Yann Martel is having a contest to find an illustrator for the new edition of Life of Pi. You only have to submit one drawing by December 10th, and the prize is 5000 pounds. Not that I want the competition, but check out the details: LINK