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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Tom of Finland Foundation Erotic Art Fair Weekend

I’m going to Los Angeles to attend the Tom of Finland Foundation’s Erotic Art Fair in West Hollywood this coming March 25 – 27, 2011. I’m so excited! Los Angeles has always been great for me in terms of illustration. I think clients are naturally drawn to my Technicolor palette and generally sunny, optimistic tone. We’ll […]

Pink Triangle Press Index

Here is a cover illustration for XTRA!’s Index, a directory of gay and lesbian businesses in Toronto and Ottawa. This was a regular gig for a number of years which was always a fun challenge – this particular one is a favourite. (Love the queenish Queen’s Council!) Thanks for the work, Brandon Matheson!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I’m not a big fan of Valentine’s Day, to be honest. I spent way too many years alone in my life, plus, the heterocentrism always rankled. However, I thought this would be a good day to post this full-page illustration from Brides magazine, a loyal client for many years, for a story on women who […]

More Out!

Here’s another old piece for Out magazine (May 2004) for an article on gay men’s feelings about hairy  testicles, whether or not to shave, and advice on how. The lesbian couple in the background are based on my friends Jenn and Rachel. Thanks, Tom O’Quinn for the fun challenge!

9 Circles of Gay Hell!

This is one of the oddest commissions I ever received. For the July 1999 issue of Out magazine I was asked to imagine a vision of  gay hell based on the famous Inferno section of Dante’s Divine Comedy. What fun! It appeared in the magazine as a spread but I’ve stacked it here so it’s […]

Charlene Atlas

Here is a comic from ages ago. I know, I know, it’s been done a gajillion times but hey, to me, all the more reason to give it the Vellekoop treatment! Hooray for the hackneyed! I photocopied the art from something called “The World of Small Ads” which I bought on remainder at Book City […]

“The World of Gloria Badcock” Coming Later in 2011

I’ve been working feverishly on a new comic for the fabulous Koyama Press. Here is the cover image! I was really busting my bum to try to finish in time for this year’s TCAF but I’ve been so busy with illustration jobs and teaching that this will not happen. My divoon publisher has been incredibly […]

February Town & Country

Here is my second (and final) manners column illustration for T&C. Did you know they have a Jewelry Director on the masthead? I want that job!

Ontario College of Art & Design University

I began teaching a second semester third-year illustration course this January at OCAD U. My classroom is up there in the wacky checkered pencil-case in the sky. (This architectural wonder has caused extreme love/hate reactions amongst Torontonians. The only thing I regret about the Sharp Centre is the loss of a 50s-style outdoor atrium with […]