Thursday, December 18, 2008

At long last, an update. Every year I do lino-cut prints for the Daily Bread Food bank. This year we doubled the previous record and sold 300... that's 30,000 bucks!

Here's what my living room looked like.

Friday, November 28, 2008

final lino-cut version

Here's the finished 2008 lino print for the Daily Bread Food Bank.
I love the look of rapidly executed lino prints or wood cuts. I have always loved Munakata's work.

Friday, November 21, 2008

sorry, been sick

I've been down with the flu for a while so I've been lazy with the blog. This was an illustration for The Toronto Star's Starship story contest.

The story dealt with a young woman's curiosity about an olde style door she passes each day, but it too timid to approach.

Sadly for me the final product ran in b&w only, although it did work tonally which is a good thing for an illustrator to know

Saturday, November 8, 2008

bookmark project

I book a booth each year at Toronto's Word on the Street festival. I sell copies of my books and handmade bookmarks.

These have really taken off because they are cheap and they wear out each year so people (who don't frame them anyway) need to replace them.

It's also great practise to loosen up my hand. I draw them in bits and pieces all year and then have about 100 of them ready for sale in September.

I'll post as I complete!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Here's an earlier lino-cut... to compare a sketchy look with a finished product

Thursday, November 6, 2008

2008 lino-cut for Daily Bread

Every year I do a series of lino-prints to raise money for The Daily Bread food bank. This is through the CBC. Last year we raised $11,000. The deal is you donate 100 bucks then you get a print.
This is the sketch for this year's print. Look for details soon here and at

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Doodle for the big election

and you can check out the earlier link with McCain vs. Obama below

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


My latest kids book, "Gold Medal for Weird" has just been nominated for the Silver Birch award in Ontario. This is a great award because it's the kids who do the voting. My first kids book "Sports Hall of Weird" was also nominated and was named a Silver Birch Honour Book (top 3).

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This was done for Sarah Lazarovic's garage portrait gallery (check out her work at
It's Canadian PM Stephen Harper, who doesn't like to talk to the media much.

Lucy Maud

This was done for The Toronto Star's dearly departed Starship page.

Lex Luthor

It occurred to me during the Democratic Primaries that McCain was able to sit back like Lex watching his super-enemies do battle.