I was commissioned by Spin Master Games to create 41 faux tarot cards for the game, “Trust Me, I’m Psychic.” I had a great time being “weirdly symbolic” and was fortunate to have all the references I needed close at hand. I’m a huge fan of tarot art and have a collection of decks that … Continue reading Fun and Game!
Carousel Players, a theatre company for young people, commissioned me to create art for their 2018/2019 season. In addition to a new adaptation of Peter Pan by Fiona Sauder and Reanne Spitzer, Carousel is staging, Whole World by Sean Dixon, and The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito by Tomson Highway. Fifth House/Fitzhenry & Whiteside … Continue reading Theatrical!
Second Story Press commissioned me to illustrate the cover of A Cage Without Bars, a middle grade historical novel by Toronto author, Anne Dublin. It tells the tragic story of enslaved Spanish Jewish children on the island of Sao Tome in 1492. An inspiring read for all ages! Advertisements
It feels like the right time to revisit this charming and powerful story about two warring villages brought together by the curiosity of a young girl named Mira. Toronto author, Laura Alary, has written a beautiful legend for our times that appeals to all ages. It was a great pleasure to illustrate this inspiring story … Continue reading A Story For Our Times
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An African Alphabet by Eric Walters, illustrated by Sue Todd, Orca, 2017. 9781459810709 Format: Board book Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 What did you like about the book? African animals, one for every letter of the alphabet, are depicted in this…
From the archives, something spooky for Hallowe’en, a wrap-around cover for Cricket Magazine. For the theme of Day of the Dead I created a hand-carved linocut print with digital color. BOO!Filed under: Art, children's publishing, Illustration Ta...
The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators BookStop launched today! For one month #SCBWIBookStop has tons of books for kids and teens you can browse and buy. Check out my page for An African Alphabet written by Eric Walters, published by Orca Book Publishers. Advertisements Filed under: board book, Design, Illustration, Illustrators, picture book, … Continue reading SCBWI BookStop
Aimee Reid, author of the enchanting picture book, Mama’s Day with Little Gray, interviewed me for her blog about children’s books. Check it out and read her other fascinating interviews with children’s authors and illustrators.Filed under: Art, board book, Illustration, Illustrators, Interviews, picture book, Printmaking, Theatrical Tagged: abc, African, alphabet, animals, cabaret, children's, dance, girls, … Continue reading Interview with author, Aimee Reid
I have had the pleasure of creating art for the Sun Life Financial Waterloo Busker Carnival for several years. It is one of my favourite assignments and this year was no exception. It is worth the drive to Waterloo, Ontario to catch a bunch of awesome street performers working their magic from August 24 – … Continue reading The Buskers are Coming!