Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Merry (I Need Your Huggin')


The holidays are always tough for cracker headed boys.
Best of the season to all...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Brick a Brack...

Some random recent snippets:
Above: My friends, the Dawsons of Bramalea, recently welcomed their 2nd son, Rex Fisher, into this here world. I made them this card. Sort of a visual pun on his name...

Above: "Twitter Fiction Takes Off"-from Broken Pencil #45 (Fall 2009)

Above: "Hands Off"-This is my contribution to "Lust" the first of the Seven Deadly Sins series of group shows happening at the Beverly Owens Project (link)in Toronto. The show runs from Dec. 3-Jan 3. and features the work of 100 different artists and illustrators.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Taddle Creek-Winter 2009 Issue

As a continuation of my post below, here's the four pieces I contributed to the current issue of Taddle Creek (on news stands now). Thanks go out to Conan Tobias for having me on board...

L: "Corey Was a Danger Cat" by Heather Hogan
R: "My Life Among the Apes" by Carey Fagan
L: "See You Next Tuesday" by Stacey May Fowles
R: "Savage" by Nathaniel G. Moore

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Taddle Creek Launch-Thurs. Dec 3

This Thursday, December 3rd, Taddle Creek launches its pretty-new-looking, full-colour winter issue at el Mocambo, 464 Spadina Avenue (just south of College). It all starts at 8 p.m., on the second floor. Admission is free, magazines are the non-literary-magazine price of $5, and entertainment is provided by Stacey May Fowles, Nathaniel G. Moore, Terry Murray, Lindsay Zier-Vogel, and Paul Bellini as the voice of Taddle Creek.

Though admission is free, please do bring some sort of canned good for the el Mo's Serving Charity. It's all the bar asked of Taddle Creek, and each canned good will give you a chance to win some wonderful door prizes.

If you can't make the launch, the issue is now on finer newsstands everywhere. Do pick up a copy. And remember to keep on top of upcoming Taddle Creek events by becoming its Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/taddlecreek.

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My connection to this here party is that this particular issue is the first to feature illustrations as contributed by me, so if you're in the Toronto area, come on by. Since the magazine's not officially out, I won't be posting my pieces as of yet, but I'll say that I'm quite happy with the end results...

Twist Away Those Gates of Steel...

Well that only took me a week...
Above is part two of the Devo posters, a bit of a departure from my usual style, but a little change is good for the soul. Once again, big thanks to Studio 19, Shawna from Warner Bros. as well as Michael from the Devo camp for putting one aside and the nice lady with the clipboard from ATG for letting the Mrs. and I into the post show schmooze. A couple of the best nights of my life!
If anybody's interested in copies of both posters, please drop me a line: matt@shinypliers.com