Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Page 100 Project-And the Ass Saw the Angel

Fellow cartoonist and former Torontonian Jason Turner has recently come up with the inspired idea for "The Page 100 Project", originally for his own curiosity, but has caught on with a variety of other cartoonists. The idea is to flip to the 100th page of a favourite book and in turn give it the comic treatment. I chose to do Nick Cave's "And the Ass Saw the Angel" and above is the end result...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Glutton...

I was recently invited to partake in the 7 Sins International Graphic Contest and above is my contribution..

Monday, April 19, 2010

The Manimal Show-Aftermath 2

Here's my contribution to the Manimal show. Ladies and gentlemen, I introduce Syrup Pursadobla-he's got snakes for arms!!

"Syrup Pursabobla"
14x18" Giclee Print
Edition of 5
Printed by William Oldacre @ Fine Art Print Studio, Toronto

I based the final off a random doodle in one of my sketchbooks that I happened to like. For those of you who care about the whole process of illustrating, here it is:

The Manimal Show-Aftermath 1...

Friday (April 16) was the opening night of the Manimal Show in Toronto, of which I was a participant. I snapped some pictures during set-up and here's the best of the bunch:
Setting up the front window at the Smiling Buddha

The final set up of the front window

Manimal Art on the walls...

More Manimal art...

Thanks go out to Ryan James Terry for putting the show together and congratulations on the great turn out and success of the night. Thanks as well to the folks at the Smiling Buddha.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Manimal Art Show-Friday April 16.

From the press release:

Come one come all!
Olive Industries is proud to present the Manimal Art show!! Be it (hu-)Man? Be it Beast? Be it somewhere betwixt the twain? Only your eyes can see the truth should you muster up the courage to witness the sheer spectacle of such things as only the Heathen Gods and 10 visual artists could imagine.
Featuring new works by Matthew Daley, Holly Gilmour, Claire Manning, Mitch Papineau, Ryan James Terry, Michael Aaron Tessier, Tina Tsai, Elan Umholtz, Paul Wolk, Damian Zuch, the evening will surely mystify, amazify, and confound patrons of all ages! (who are 19+!!)
Entertainment for the ears will also be provided by rock and roll artists Rescue Room, electronic musicians TAngA, and acoustic duo When We Was Young.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Recent Bon Vivant Excursions...

Top: Choco Tastes-Tidings Feb/March 2010
Bottom: Mondo de Vino-Tidings April 2010