What’s better than a powerhouse gang of awesome girlfriends? I don’t know if anything is. Sync those cycles (bicycles or… other cycles) and ride out, girls. I did this illustration for a Simpsons themed art show (Fun Fact: it did not get in.) but I like it so much I want it to see the light of day.
I wrote a very vomit-inducing statement to accompany it, and no, you don’t get to see that. My hatred of sincere, existential, culturally nuanced, jargon-filled artist statements is perhaps what keeps me from achieving success. YES. THAT MUST BE IT.
I have a new poster for sale! It’s available through my store for a mere $20 and makes a lovely gift for any child, or anyone who needs a little more courage in their life.
I am going to make more for all of the letters of the alphabet… or at least most of them. No, ALL of them. I will do it! This decision brought to you by the letter B, for bravery!
I know, I know – who uses the mail anymore? Well, I am going to a little bit when I send out these postcard mailers. If everyone in art/design school is being advised that this is an arcane practice (they are), then it means maybe my antiquated paper promo with authentic “stamps” will be unique! Special! Not at the bottom of a pile of similar crap! We’ll see. I’ll send them out and see what happens. That’s like, The Secret, right? These mailers are my intentions and the post office box is the universe, and my future clients are god or something? I haven’t read that book.
Oooh! Sexy promotional piece! If you are a magazine or publisher, look out. This might be under a romance manuscript in your slush pile. Just staring off to the left of you. Asking, “What does it all mean?”
It means hire me.
Posted in Graphic Design, Illustration
Tagged @GillianGoerz, Artist for hire, Caricature, GillianG.com, Graphic Design, Illustration, Illustrator, OCAD, postcard, Toronto
Meet Cherise! Cherise is 9 years old, her favourite colour is aquamarine, and her favourite food is cake. She loves to spin around, but hates being dizzy.
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I was happy and proud to work on some drawings for my delightful friend Elizabeth Callahan’s new business. This business is the best thing to hit Toronto, perhaps ever. Why wouldn’t you want a gourmet, homemade, delicious lunch delivered by bike to your small cubicle, your slow retail shop, your downtown location? And delivered by a sweet, charming woman, no less!
Here’s a drawing I did for her promo postcard:
Why not book yourself some delicious lunches, RIGHT NOW: lillyslunches.com
This version is for her “about” page:
If you or someone you know suffers from a boring lunch, a dull office experience, the insufferable monotony of the same lunch options, day in and day out, the antidote has arrived. Was your grease-stained bag of fast food lunch made with LOVE? I DOUBT IT. Lilly’s Lunches are.
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I’ve seen people dumpster diving behind the corner grocery store near my house, and frankly, I am almost always so jealous of the sweet stuff they are getting. Barely wilted arugula in a tub that I paid $3.99 for the day before. Who is the fool here? “He or She who is without shame gets the free veggies from the dumpster” – Morgan Freeman, March of the Penguins*
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*This quote may in fact be a total made up lie. Better watch that Penguin movie to be sure. They are like little humans with bigger hearts until they do something “cruel” and then it’s just their nature.
Posted in Comics, Illustration
Tagged Cabbage, Caricature, Dumpster, Freegan, Freeganism, Gillian Goerz, GillianG.com, Illustrator Toronto, March of the Penguins, Morgan Freeman, Shawshank Redemption
An ill-conceived typography joke. But I like the cute fox and the fat, fat dog.
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A little drawing of my main man getting his beauty sleep.
So many great projects on the go this month, I am finding little time to finish the comics that are also on the go. Such as the tale of a prairie girl come to a big city party that goes WAY over her head… OR DOES IT? Really, it’s too early to tease for this one because it’s going to be a solid month before it’s ready to go up. Fortunately there are other things to post, like ink drawings of sleeping dudes.
I update every Wedneday and Saturday, and I post periodically on twitter @GillianGoerz.
If you are finding this blog for the first time, WELL DONE, but also read the last post to explain this one. Or just read this sentence:
Now for more Engagement Photos the Reflect the Real Relationship of the Couple!
These two got engaged on Spring Break in Cancun.
They aren’t shallow, they just know what they want: great profile pics.
Those aren’t cigarettes.
“He has just the best taste. This matches the Hermes toenail clippers with embedded swarovski crystals he got me on our 3 week anniversary which is when I knew, he was a keeper.”
(nice mock turtle neck, guy)
I hope these doodles find all 7 of my readers healthy and fine. I will be on “vacay” when these posts go up so I hope to get into more regular comic (and other art & design) posting right away! Regular Wednesday & Saturday posting shall continue until I have so much material I need to add another regular day. But for now, Wed & Sat it is! Set your VCRs to stun and I’ll see you on Saturday!
@GillianGoerz on twitter should fill all those between-post cravings!
I’ve been building a lot of ads at work, which is nice because I am afforded the freedom to do pretty much whatever I want. This is what I wanted to do most recently:
– the blog reveal (oh, be still thy beating hearts) of my piece from the Romance of the Wheel (soon to be displayed in the Bicycle Film Festival art showcase at the Gladstone – details to follow);
– Another COMIC! What are these comics? ask those lost in Internet’s musky depths, finding this blog only when an image search for flamenco dancing in Holland brings you here (this happened). Well, it is where I draw a pictoral retelling of other people’s submitted oft-told stories of substance use and abuse. Sad, scary, squalid, shilarious (see how I kept it alliterative by adding another “s” there? Pronounce that “sil-air-eous” in your head, not with a “sh”), these are the stories you keep in your back pocket for the fireside. Share them with me and I will make them into a hastily drafted comic for ever or as long as Internet shall live (2 weeks max). Email your true stories to gilliangoerz(at)gmail(dot)com. Request your pseudonym or email your permission to use your real name and likeness. If you send nothing I will MAKE IT UP with all the possibility that entails. Choose wisely.
Requests, followed by threats. That is what I am all about. More of that on twitter: @GillianGoerz