Brilliant new in the mail today from Pascal Girard, called The Adolescents. Published by Milles Putois. (Taken with Instagram)

Brilliant new in the mail today from Pascal Girard, called The Adolescents. Published by Milles Putois. (Taken with Instagram)

Upcoming Events: Ottawa Public Library and Leacock Festival

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.