Sunday, 31 August 2014

Middlebury Magazine...

I recently had the pleasure of being able to do several illustrations for Middlebury Magazine, including the cover of the Summer issue which is out now. Middlebury Magazine is published by Middlebury College, a liberal arts college in Vermont. The illustrations were for an essay on summer reading. It was a real pleasure to work on these, and the magazine looks incredible - beautifully printed and designed. A big thanks to AD Pamela Fogg.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Storylines Festival 2014...

I had the pleasure of being invited to attend the Storylines Festival 2014 Family Day in Wellington on the weekend - it was an action packed day and I got to meet loads of very nice people. Thanks to all the lovely folks who came and said hello!

And congrats to the winners of the 'Bug Hunt'.

I took this little guy and some of his bug friends down with me....

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

To This Day...

Excited about the recent release of this book from Annick Press - 'To This Day' by Shane Koyczan. I had the pleasure of being one of the illustrators who got a chance to illustrate a verse each from this fantastic anti-bullying poem. It was a thrill to be asked to participate, along with so many other talented illustrators, and to be part of something so positive.

From the publisher's website:

'Now this extraordinary work has been adapted into an equally moving and visually arresting book. Thirty international artists, as diverse as they are talented, have been inspired to create exceptional art to accompany “To This Day.” Each page is a vibrant collage of images, colors and words that will resonate powerfully with anyone who has experienced bullying themselves, whether as a victim, observer, or participant.

Born of Shane’s own experiences of being bullied as a child, To This Day expresses the profound and lasting effect of bullying on an individual, while affirming the strength and inner resources that allow people to move beyond the experience. A heartfelt preface and afterword, along with resources for kids affected by bullying, make this book an invaluable centerpiece of the anti-bullying movement. '

Pantograph Punch

New illustration for the great Pantograph Punch , for an article about the arts scene in Hamilton. Check out the full thing here.