Wednesday, December 24, 2014

#foodcrisis: A Feeding 9 Billion Graphic Novel

The book is launched and live on Lulu for sale as an e-book and as a paper graphic novel!    

The cover art is all me.  The pages posted below are penciled by me, inked and lettered by the excellent John Perlock.  Thanks also to Rocco Commisso who penciled seven of the other pages in the book.   And the story is of course by Evan Fraser, special thanks to him for his vision and for bringing me onto the project.  

You might want to check out some of the Whiteboard Animation videos Evan and I did together with Director of Photography, Dave Woodside.  You can scroll down this blog to March 2014 for a few of them, or go to Evan's site at  This book too is part of his Feeding nine Billion Project.  

Friday, August 29, 2014

#foodcrisis Graphic Novel Teaser Cover!

The free teaser is about to launch, September first or thereabouts, representing roughly the first third of the book.  Just finished designing the cover!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

#foodcrisis Graphic Novel

Here's a continuation of my work with Prof. Evan Fraser on promoting global food security.  Great collaboration here with Evan as the writer, myself as the penciller, and John Perlock as the Inker.  This will be a graphic novel of about 70 pages.

Friday, March 14, 2014

AIDS Committee Guelph

Here's my homage to 1990's stock illustration.  You used to see a lot of strangely surreal yet cartoony paintings of faceless characters, usually in business suits, doing symbolic corporate stuff like climbing ladders, leaping over obstacles, and working together as a team.  The only thing missing from mine here is the business suit!

Actually, this was an experiment in Corel Painter trying to make generic figures in conversation for the AIDS Committee of Guelph (now being rebranded as ARCH"), for a booklet about challenges and solutions of a "Magnetic" relationship.  "Magnetic" is a term given to a couple where one person is HIV positive and the other is HIV negative.  What a great community service project!

Anyway, after way too many hours of experimenting in Painter (don't worry, I'm not charging by the hour!) I decided to finally take the advice of my client/art director and revert to my normal style of essentially clear line coloured comic art.  Ended up with this, which I think is much better for the project.  Nice and light and friendly. Way less generic but still simple enough faces to relate to a lot of people.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Whiteboard Animation: Feeding Nine Billion

I've been doing a lot of Whiteboard Animation lately.  I love this project, both as a great creative opportunity and because of how valuable this information is to the human species.  It's based on the extensive research of Evan Fraser, who is the driver and director of these videos.

You'll notice these are numbered videos 2 through 5 on YouTube.  Video 1 was done by my buddy Scott Chantler, who got too busy making comics to continue on this project... lucky for me.  Go read Scott Chantler's comics.  He's awesome.  No, wait... first watch these videos, then read MY comics, then read Scott Chantler's Comics. ;-)