Brilliant new in the mail today from Pascal Girard, called The Adolescents. Published by Milles Putois. (Taken with Instagram)
These days, I’m finishing up illustrating this really fun picture book called, Do Not Open, with the amazing people at Simon & Schuster NY. This gator is in that book!
As I hurtle towards this deadline, I will also be doing a couple exciting cartooning events in Ontario.
Ottawa Public Library - Monday, 8 July
Kids’ Drawing Workshop (10am)
This is where me and a bunch of 6-7 year olds will make coloured shapes on postcards. I’ll do line-art and then they send the rad artwork to their pen pals in Brussels. (I always imagine pen pals to live in Belgium for some reason).
Comics Making Workshop (2pm)
(10-11 year olds) Juxtaposition is not only a fun word to say but it is also the engineer who drives the comics train. Take a picture from a magazine. Take a line from your favourite book. Paste them together onto the same piece of paper. This is the poetic effect of juxtaposition.
Leacock Festival - Tuesday, 17 July
I’m rushing to finish (read: “start”) reading Sunshine Sketches in time for this short talk with the legendary Playboy cartoonist, Doug Sneyd; who is a Mariposa-native.
More info here.
Supermutant Magic Academy Fan Comic.
I made this fan-fic comic for one of my favourite webcomics ever made - Jillian Tamaki’s Supermutant Magic Academy.
It’s kind of a reverse nod to the character Everlasting Boy, who might be the only webcomic character who’s actually made me think pretty hard about how I am living my life.
Someone is bootlegging my design onto these Tshirts. I think it looks pretty good actually? (Taken with instagram)
A book sketch from the providence signing. (Taken with instagram)
I tweaked this image which I had kicking around. It will be available as an 11x14” print at the Desert Island event on Friday in Brooklyn.
We’re starting with this event in Brooklyn which looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun.
And then we head to:
Ada Books - Providence, Rhode Island on Monday
… and wrap up next week at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival which is always amazing.
For the NY Times letters page running today.