Wednesday, June 27, 2012

minding your own business

Here is an illustration I created for FFWD this week. The article talks about author Chris Guillebeau, who's newest book, The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future, and his philosophy on pursuing a job that you want to have. The particular job I illustrated pertains to a man who delivered mattresses by bicycle, who is mentioned within the article.

Read it here.

On a side note I feel like I've drawn a lot of bikes this month, I think I'm starting to get the hang of them...

Your song of the day is the title track from The Sideline Story by J. Cole:

Monday, June 25, 2012

world fit for chillin'

Above is poster I made for World Fit for Chillin' in support of World Fit For Children.

WFFC is a great organization that focus' on improving the quality of life for children around the world. Read more about how WFFC aims to help here ,contact the Alberta chapter of WFFC here to get involved.

Come out to the Motion Gallery on July 6th and hear lurkN and Donna Martinez turn the party out.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

sled island film

Here is an illustration for BeatRoute in relation to the films that will be showing in correlation with Sled Island. You can check out the Sled Island film schedule here. You can read the article oin the BRAND NEW BeatRoute website here.

Your song of the day is from Trust who closed out the first day of Sled Island for me and left me tired at work.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

bike safety x sled island


Here are some illustrations I completed for a bike safety poster that is being posted during Sled Island in correlation with Bike Calgary. Megan Erickson handled the design, and did a wicked job!

 Sled Island is now in full swing, so come out and enjoy some music with me.

Your song of the day is "Bike Home" by Humans who will be performing at the East Village Block Party tomorrow as well as at HiFi with How to Dress Well on Friday!

Monday, June 18, 2012

june freq mag

In this month's Freq magazine I talk to tattoo artist and illustrator, Brian Nelson. Brian Nelson is responsible for creating the album artwork For Yelawolf's official debut album "Radioactive" off Shady Records.

Read my interview here.

I also reviewed the album The Money Store from alt-rap group Death Grips. Listen to one of their tracks, "Get Got", below.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

another chance for a slow dance

Here's an illustration for FFWD Weekly for an article about Queer Prom. Read it here.

This year the second annual Queer Prom will take place, hosted at the Arrata Opera Centre by The Miscellaneous Youth Network.

Thursday, June 14, 2012


Here's the full image of the Curiosity piece that I had only partially posted last week. It will be hanging up at Waves along with some of my other artwork until the end of the month. I will also be creating prints of this one I think :)

Your song of the day is "Curious" by Pin Me Down

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Here's this month's sex column illustration, the subject was "taboos". Pick up a BeatRoute off newsstands to give it a read!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

tracks on tracks poster

Shout out to my good friend Ian who spotted my Tracks on Tracks poster in Toronto, and snapped a pic. Tracks on Tracks is going on right now as T.O.'s NXNE festival gets into full swing, read more about Tracks on Tracks here.

Your song of the day is brought to you by Tracks on Tracks artists Shred Kelly and friends of the show Green Couch Sessions:

Green Couch Session - Shred Kelly from Green Couch on Vimeo.

Monday, June 11, 2012

some fin to think about

Here's my illustration for this week's FFWD issue, the article is about activists trying to bring down the shark fin trade, which is primarily fueled by shark fin soup. Read all about it at the FFWD site here, or pick up a copy on newsstands.

Your song of the day is summer jam courtesy of Sharkey and featuring Jean Grae:

post waves show post

The reception for the show at Waves went awesome! Great turn out and response. Thanks to everyone who joined me on Friday to make the show a success, the support was overwhelming! Special thanks to my friends, Erin who planned the majority of the show, String Bridges for playing their awesome music, Jaron who DJ'd to close out the night, Waves Coffee House for giving me the show and all the staff that was on, that was their first art reception night they've done, the other Waves on 17th for lending us their sound equipment, Grant for filming video, Sam who'll be helping me document some of the work, Zoe for printing off the event posters for me, Aaron who made the slideshow, my parents who helped transport some of the artwork, everyone else that offered to help, got out he word and came out to the reception!

If you were unable to make it to the show you can still see the majority of the artwork on the Waves Coffee Shop walls, which will be remaining up until the end of June.

Friday, June 8, 2012

show tonight

Here is a piece of a painting that will be on display at tonight's art show, come down to see the full thing at Waves! The band should be on at 8:00-8:30 (String Bridges!) and after that the DJ (Bonnaventure James!). There will also be some prints for sale, if you have some cash you're trying to get rid of :)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

arteries press

A bit of press in BeatRoute for the show tomorrow in the
Arteries section.

Come hang out at Waves tomorrow!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

sled island banner

Spotted on Stephen Ave.

show this friday

My art show is coming up this Friday (June 8th), come down and enjoy some art and music at Waves Coffee House on 6th street.

The Facebook event page is here.