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Why Not Zoidberg?!

I usually don’t draw existing characters as I find it has little to add to the broader visual landscape/conversation, but fun is fun. Having enjoyed Futurama a little too much lately I thought Dr.Zoidberg was worth a shot… like him, maybe? (he asked casually)


Scream If You Love Process!

Who doesn’t love drawing forceful human actions?! NO ONE, that’s who! Awhile back, the beautifully designed & extremely well written Oxford American gave me a call to illustrate a feature on Elena Passarello’s story “Harpy”. Anyhoo, the title Harpy got me all riled up & a huge pile of rough work ushered forth from ye olde pen!


Erykah Badu Process

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough get a call from Vibe Magazine to work on a portrait of Erykah Badu whereI was happy to give a solid collection of options, ranging from ‘classic portrait’ (chosen for the final) to semi-cubist to imagery inside her silhouetted body.



Like many people, I grew up reading & drawing comics… It’d been ages since any of those characters were put to paper, so I thought I’d […]


Short Animations

Here are a few animation sketches of both my colour & black & white work. The black & white scene is simply to show the layering possibilities, which under better hands could be far more complicated, paced well, & include colour or other moving elements — for example: a landing airplane in the background, depth-of-field focusing, etc.

Icon, I Did!

As a break from updates & general busy work, I thought I’d toss together a possible cover, but using a book of fiction: Roddy Doyle’s ‘Bullfighting’. The drawing within was originally done for the Globe & Mail’s book review of the same novel. I like the almost 60/70s-style feel that this series has, & wanted to give it a go.


Just Monkeying Around

Some early stage doodles of a baboon for the Zoo gallery show. As animals are always a treat to draw, I started playing with a baboon that would have a print-style feeling. These are some of the early versions of the image which were not quite the look I was intending, but (imo) fairly interesting none the less. The final piece below is where it all ended up.


What I'm Listening To

The Clash, Rock the Casbah

Ty Segall, Bullet Proof Nothing

The Handsome Furs, Repatriated

Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs, Violent Girls

Quirks & Quarks, Podcast

WNYC's RadioLab, Podcast

What I'm Reading

"Big Bang" by Simon Singh

"The Information" by James Glick

"Why Does E=MC2?" by Bryan Greene

Work I like

Elissa Parente