Friday, May 24, 2013

may update

Here's what I've been up to this month...

• I started teaching another extended studies class at ACAD at the beginning of the month. This class is all about illustration. It's my first time teaching this specific class and I'm loving all the different subject matter that I get to cover.  My students seem to be almost as excited as I am about process and the way ideas and images evolve which is so exciting for me. There's nothing like having people respond positively to something you're passionate about. Looks like I'll also be teaching this in the fall if anyone in Calgary wants to learn how to illustrate. I'll post the details when the Extended Studies fall calendar comes out.

• As this is my first spring in the home my husband and I bought last summer, I'm planting my first vegetable garden. I've spent the last little while collecting seeds, doing research, re-building the raised beds and prepping the soil. I just finished planting everything this past weekend. I even bought tomato plants and herbs to transplant - but those aren't going into the garden until the beginning of June.

• I found out a few weeks ago that the picture book I illustrated, Bye, Bye, Butterflies! was nominated for an Information Book Award.

• Here's a little commission I just finished for a local couple:

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

more oval eyes

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

oval eyes

Friday, May 3, 2013

calgary comic and entertainment expo 2013 - recap

Me and a zombie

Last weekend I had a table in the small press section of the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. Although I've been to the con before (years ago when it was quite a bit smaller), this was my first time selling my work there. I wasn't sure what to expect, but the whole thing was a really positive experience.

This was a quick little commission I did at the con

I sold a lot of prints as well as copies of my book, Bye, Bye, Butterflies! I met a lot of really talented illustrators, comic book artists and other cool people in the industry. And the whole event was really just a lot of fun. The atmosphere was so positive and happy and there were tons of great costumes.

The highlight for me - Wil Wheaton bought one of my prints :)

I met so many friendly and talented people at the con that I wanted to take a moment to mention some of them.  Check them out:

Mike Bolt, picture book maker
Danielle Corsetto, Girls with Slingshots
Jennie, The Devil's Panties comics
Anthony Del Col, Kill Shakespeare
Scott Hepburn, comic artist extraordinaire

We've already booked our table for next year :)