#VisualPeople: How Comics and Chronicles Collide in Canada’s Group of 7

This article appears as part of Visual People, a Q&A series devoted to profiling visually in-tune folks who work in a diversity of industries. Subscribe or follow along on Instagram. #visualpeople by Samantha Mehra This time in Visual People, we talked with Chris Sanagan and Jason Lapidus, the two minds behind the Canadian comic, Group of 7….

Happy Birthday, America.

Red, white and blue is a delicious colour scheme, no? Created with: iPad, Apple Pencil, three colours, and one pen type.

Visual Events: Toronto Comicon 2018.

Every year, nerds of the world (or, at least, of the Toronto area) don their best creative cosplay gear and descend upon the Metro Toronto Convention Centre to gush over their favourite sci-fi celebrities, vendors, comic book artists, and collectors. Everywhere you look, visual people abound. This time around, I had the pleasure of visiting…

Visual Adventure: Masters of the Universe Mash-Up.

This past week, I did a quick study of some iconic North American images from the 20th and 21st centuries: Obama’s Hope campaign poster, and an early but memorable cover from the Archie Comics series. To learn the principles of both, I used characters from He-Man and She-Ra (two seminal cartoons from my childhood) and…

Animation 101!

Another goal for 2018? Learn the basics of animation. Today I took an initial stab at it, using Animation Desk for iPad. Oh, what a time I had. This initial animation took about 3 hours or so, but the program is incredibly intuitive (in my opinion) and makes life a bit easier for the noob…

Folk(s) Art.

I came across these scanned images of doodles and artwork by my parents, the legendary Dale and Anil. Neither were artists by trade specifically, but like me, “dabbled” and put their rich skills to use whenever they could. My mother’s art teacher, and close family friend, was Eric Wesselow, a Montreal-based artist who was known…

I drew a comic (finally).

With apologies to the moon, and with great appreciation for all the comic book artists out there. I find it *extraordinarily* hard to combine humour and illustration – kudos to those who do it so easily! I’d say this honest first attempt of 2018 is “okay”. As an aside: I owe my early love for…