Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Toronto Back Alleys 2011, Again

Another one in the series of back alley drawings. I think I've posted almost 20 of them on this blog over the years. This one was done a little while ago, and took a bit longer than usual. I actually completed it in 2 sittings, mainly due to the amount of detail. Like the others, it was painted in gouache and ink on board.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Koyama Press

Koyama Press is an wonderful local indie comics publisher, run by the one and only Anne Koyama, who is affectionately referred to by some folks as a patron saint of comics. They've put out some excellent and daring comics and have supported or launched the careers of many young cartoonists. As a friend of mine likes to say, "If there was an Anne Koyama in every city, indie comics would be unstoppable."

A little while back, Anne asked me to contribute to her art project of having various artists do their own takes on her "Kick Ass Annie" logo. So this one was painted as my contribution. It's a small painting, done in gouache and ink on 9" x 12" paper. And if you like this one, you should check out the other artwork that she's collected from contributors.