#VisualPeople: Pa-pa-Paparazzi! [Guest Post]

This guest article, featuring new Vancouver correspondent Sharon Roberts, appears as part of Visual People, a Q&A series devoted to profiling visual creators from a diversity of industries. Keep up to date by subscribing, or following along on Instagram. Join me in welcoming Sharon to the series! Scroll down to read more about her and her…

Happy Birthday, America.

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

Happy Birthday, Garfield.

This week marks the 40th birthday of our favourite grumpy fat-cat, Garfield. Just going to draw myself in here. -SM

The Sweet Life: In Conversation with the King of Candy, Jason Liebig #VisualPeople

Every Sunday of my mid-‘80s childhood, with religiosity, my father would walk my sister and I down to the Dépanneur in Kirkland, Quebec. Our mission was to explore the candy aisle with covetous hands. Through this weekly pilgrimage, Bonkers, Punkys, Bubblicious, Bubble Yum, Garbage Pail Kids, Bazooka Joe and other colourfully-packaged pearls quickly became fond…

April Doodle #2: Bone Structure

As a former dancer, I still marvel at the architecture of the body, and how its foundations loco-mote us, almost magically. Using traditional ink on paper, I whipped up a little drawing which explores the bone structure and architecture of our feet and lower legs, which hold us up and propel us in any direction…

April #Doodle: Finding my Zen.

Happy Spring 2018!  Using Adobe Draw on iPad, I whipped up this quick sketch paying homage to yoga and cheeseburgers, both of which allow me to find my zen (on occasion). -SM

Visual Adventure: A Digital Study of Hokusai’s Wave

The movement in Hokusai’s iconic painting, The Great Wave off Kanazawa, has given our eyes a workout for decades. The presence of its several prints in Western collections (the Met and British Museum included) have allowed folks on my side of the globe the pleasure of accessing its foreboding beauty. Normally I wouldn’t deign to…

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…