It really is.
With the collaborative powers of myself (on brush pen), Amy Wood (copywriter), Steph Guthrie (closer), and Shaunna (scholar), this little beauty was born. In both pink and black (…but we are out of black. One day we will be back in black).
It’s a joke and a graphic and a message and a tote bag. Like Feminism, it’s a lot to unpack because it contains multitudes. You can have your own for a measly $10 via the Drunk Feminist Films Shop. There are also posters, but you need to come to a live event to get one.
I’ve talked about the Superbabies before: Two friends, born in different provinces came together in Toronto only to discover they have the same birthday and were born in the same year… and also were great friends.
Now they celebrate most of their birthdays together and I have to effing miss their awesome PIZZA & BEYONCE themed party this year, so I made a picture. Superbabies, super dancing.
Just look at them dance. They love it like they were born on the same day & year to love it.
(These recent watercolour sketches are inspired by the peerless Kevin Wada. Click to see how a boss does it.)
My illustration of Tracey Wan’s article “Eating Your Way Home” in the most recent issue of Shameless Magazine. As always, read the whole thing… but we are on page 38. As well as a recipe for Wan’s family comfort food.
This time, it’s my pal Steph! I laid the pencil over the painting to fight the wimpyness of watercolour alone. Shazam!
My pal Shaunna is my latest unknowing inspiration/model. Thanks Shaunzie!
This is one of those times where I like the rough a little better than the final. The painting is fine, but the who-gives-a-shit expression on the sketch got away from me a bit. This is a sort of inspired-by portrait of journalist, karaoke savant & all-around-awesome person Kelli Korducki and she did not give me her permission to draw it, so let’s hope she likes it.
My pal Faith is the real life owner of this amazing shirt and the inspiration for this little drawing. Thanks Faith!
A while back after I illustrated an interactive Romeo & Juliet iBook, there was talk of doing Macbeth next. The project was put on hold, but not before I made a sample sketch. Can you tell I used Charles Manson as inspiration for Old MacB? It’s true.
MACBETH: Is this a dagger I see before me?
LADY MACBETH: No, it’s a crown, stupid. (aside) He’s blind as well as homicidally ambitious.
(pause for laughter)
Exuent Macbeth and lady Macbeth.
I have an illustration in the most recent issue of Shameless magazine!
As the tagline says, the article is about , “Why ‘Strong is the New Skinny’ is more of the same”. Karen Ko, a personal trainer and weightlifter, talks about her initial optimism for this new message and her eventual disappointment in discovering that “Strength” as advertised, is just another impossible ideal; one that continues to ignore queerness, women of colour, motherhood, older women, and trans-identified people.
I feel like Ko addresses a lot of the questions that don’t get included in conversations about women’s fitness and body image. But don’t take MY word for it. Check out the new issue of Shameless (subscribe online… there’s an app too!) – read the whole thing of course… but Karen Ko and I are on page 13.
DID YOU KNOW? Sometimes I still do ads for the lovely people at my former place of employ, Curbside Cycle.
IT IS TRUE.
It’s a good sale too. If you are in Toronto, go get a light and a bell before you get a ticket.
ALSO, a few parts of this ad look pretty unreadable here. I swear it’s better in print. One of the unreadable parts states that the sale ends on Sept 30th, and that you need to bring in the ad. It’s in NOW magazine, as of next week Thursday.
ALSO-ALSO, if you are interested in knowing all of the exciting offences you can commit as a cyclist in Toronto and what they’ll cost you if you are caught, here is a handy pdf: http://www.toronto.ca/cycling/pdf/hta.pdf
Now ride safely, you crazy mo’ fo’s.