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Pelléas and Mélisande

A couple of years ago I made these designs for an imaginary production of Claude Debussy’s Pelléas and Mélisande. It occurred to me the opera is really about a highly dysfunctional family and so I thought to approach as if it were an Ibsen or Strindberg play by updating the setting to late 19th century […]

More Christmas Cards!!

More Christmas cards: like the holiday promotional mailers below, these were all inspired by the Albert Racinet book, “The Historical Encyclopedia of Costume.”

Christmas Cards 2012!

This past weekend I cranked up CBC 2 and painted these gouache on coloured paper Christmas cards for colleagues and family. Saturday was Aida, live from the Met and Sunday was the all-day Christmas concert from countries across Europe: the perfect soundtrack for making these pictures! I had so much fun! Happy Holidays, y’all. I’ll […]

Happy New Year!

This is the third promotional mailer I did with Reactor for the 2012 holiday season: gouache on coloured paper with some different coloured paper elements glued on. This one was inspired by my recent trip to Japan. Tokyo is populated by what, to western eyes at least, seem to be gigantic crows. Each morning you […]

Happy Holiday!

The second in a series of mailers I did with my reps.

Season’s Greeting!

Here’s a Christmas-not-Christmas card from me! This year I decided to choose the entirely unrelated theme of “Far Off Lands” for a seasonal promotional email. I drew inspiration from Albert Racinet’s Historical Encyclopedia of Costumes. The piece was done in gouache and coloured pencil on coloured paper. I made a very quick sketch and, because […]


I recently returned from a trip to the style-obsessed, ultra-futuristic, mega-meta-tronic city of Tokyo! That dynamic duo, Chris Butcher and Peter Birkemoe of The Beguiling book store here in Toronto organized the trip for a motley crew of Canadian artists to attend the Kaigai Comics Festival at Tokyo Big Site, a monolithic convention centre straight out […]

More Magazine.

Here is a page from the November 2012 issue of More for a piece on this taboo subject. I immediately thought of Edward Gorey and tried to infuse the illustration with a touch of his spirit (but without the cross-hatching). Thanks, AD Shelley Frayer, for thinking of me for this!

Hudson’s Bay Company : “Beauty, The Guide,” September Issue.

The September issue of The Bay’s online magazine, “Beauty, The Guide” did a feature on me and my work in fashion and beauty. The editor, my old friend Dave Lackie also commissioned several pages of illustration for a story on free things you can get or see in a department store’s cosmetics floor, such as […]

CA Magazine

My pal Bernadette Gillen commissioned this for Chartered Accountant Magazine. The story concerns fraud, which we often think of as a crime primarily committed by men. Apparently women are just as capable of fraud too! The picture is of Leonard Cohen, whose manager (and former lover) Kelley Lynch took over $5 million from the singer/songwriter. […]