May 14th, 2013
No surprise that TCAF was super fun again. I sold lots of prints, drew lots of awesome spirit animals, and met lots of great people. As a free library show, it really has a great vibe. By the end of the show, I’ve done so much talking (and yelling over music and crowds at the afterparties) that my voice is a nice, deep, sonorous tone. I should yell more often so I can get a job doing the voice over in truck commercials.
I spent an hour at the Owl table sketching mermaids and monsters for kids and parents.
Then I did a talk on sound effects, BAM!
I was lucky enough to have my friend and Frank Pickle author Eric Wight join me for the presentation. We challenged audience members to give us sound effects to illustrate. My toughest one was Fooshkumi, which I decided was the sound you hear when you summon a genie.
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May 7th, 2013
This weekend is the Toronto Comics Art Festival, the free indy comics party/convention at the Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge St).
Sat, May 11, 9am-5pm/ Sunday May 12, 11am-5pm
I’ll be there sketching, selling prints and comics and even doing a couple talks. On Saturday 1:30-2:15 I’ll be in the Novella Room, explaining Sound Effects with Eric Wight. I’m apparently doing a talk on the professional development Friday too, but I’m still waiting to hear on a time. I’ll also be at the OwlKids table signing from 12:30-1:00 on Saturday. Otherwise you can find me on the main floor. Here’s a sample of some of the images I’ll have as prints.
A mashup of Doctor Who (fourth doctor) and Scooby Doo. It just seems too perfect. The TARDIS is a real Mystery Machine!
And another Doctor Who mashup. Dalek/R2D2, Cyberman/C3Po
Tetra and Link from Zelda: Windwaker
December 26th, 2012
Every year we make gingerbread cookies for the holidays. It is way easier to draw with pen and ink than knife and icing. The Snowman’s supposed to be saying “Sever Greens!” as this was the last minute pun I came up with when icing my fir trees.
July 29th, 2012
I’m selling Princess prints again! I’m trying out a shop on Society 6. I hope they are great. Click HERE to have a look.
July 11th, 2012
Are you an artist who wants to tell stories with your pictures? This course will teach you the nuts and bolts of comics. Why do we use panels? How is speed and rhythm controlled? How is comic art different than fine art? All these questions and more will be answered in this four part class.
Sessions will feature slideshow lectures and hands-on exercises to further explore the material. It will preview some of the material from my fall 2013 book on making comics.
Four classes: Tuesdays, October 2nd to the 23rd, 2012
NOOK 156 Augusta Avenue, Toronto
7:00 – 9:00 pm
*Please bring paper, pens, pencils, erasers.
May 11th, 2012
TCAF has come and gone for another year. I had amazing time meeting lots of great people and I drew over 100 Awesome Spirit Animals for people over the weekend. I also did a presentation on doing comic and drawing games, with CTON a fellow Owl cartoonist. Here’s a bunch of photo highlights of the festival. BTW, the first spirit animal is my own, and the first several are done for my comic friends and peers.
May 7th, 2012
I hope you had fun with the A-Z of D&D Monsters. If I have the time again, maybe I’ll do a Fiend Folio Friday?
April 30th, 2012
I’m going to be at the Toronto Comics Art Festival
Saturday May 5 9am-5pm
Sunday May 6 11am-5pm
It’s FREE to get in because its at the 789 Yonge St, Toronto Reference Library
It’s a great event because everyone exhibiting there is either a cartoonist, or a small press publisher. Hooray for comics!
I’ll have some mini-comics for sale, stickers, and I will be doing drawings that will be super fun. On Saturday at 3pm I’ll be teaching/playing comic games with fellow Owl Magazine cartoonist, CTON in one of the lecture rooms. Come out and say hi!
April 30th, 2012
Th Yuan Ti are a race of snake-like people that appear as part serpent, part human. I didn’t really see them in action until the video game Icewind Dale which was pretty good, but no Baldur’s Gate.