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Gold! Alberta Magazine Awards

A little while ago I received the delightful news that my illustration Alberta Oil magazine won Gold in the Illustration category in the 2013 Alberta Magazine Awards.

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Strength Through Design!

Sometimes you just have to freak out a little when an art-director/designer makes your illustration look like it’s made of gold, which is what happened in this weekend’s Focus section in the Globe & Mail.

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AMA Nomination

I just happily learned that I’m a finalist in the the 2013 Alberta Magazine Awards in 14 Showcase. Thanks to the kind folks at Alberta Oil magazine & their fantastic art-direction! Last year I managed to score ‘Best Illustration’ (2012) for another illustration for Alberta Oil — the Great Horse Race — shown below as well.

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New Prints Are Up!

Slowly but surely more & more prints are making it up on my Etsy store. Head on over to the shop & have a look. Of course, if you’re interested in a piece that’s on my site but not the Etsy store, toss me an email & I’ll get it up in all haste.

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Applied Arts Award!

I just got a spot of good news — a few of my favourite illustrations from this year will be in the 2012 Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Awards. A series of 3 book reviews for the Globe & Mail with the ever great to work with David Woodside made the cut as did a fun illo of a horse race for Alberta Oil magazine with Andrew Forbes.

Scholastically Inclined

Aside from feeling like I’m staring down a shotgun barrel with a train of molten lead ripping forward with all the prep & presentations, methinks this semester’s going to be interesting. Even in my short time teaching, it’s been both energizing & impressive watching a student get excited &/or grasp a concept for the first time & seeing that ‘click’…

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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