I just got back from TCAF (Toronto Comic Arts Festival) 2015 and it was a great experience. I think it’s very important for authors and artists to build a healthy relationship with their readers, and it was a great pleasure getting to meet mine (you are the best <3).
I spent the next couple of days hanging out in Toronto. This city reminds me of New York so much, half the time I was there it felt like I was in a different country. Here are a few drawings from my trip:
Bard on the Beach is a Vancouver thing, where plays by the Bard are performed, well, on the beach. This is my first one, and proved to be a pleasant surprise. Ladies and gentlemen – A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Even before the play began it was apparent that the entire production design takes on a very contemporary twist. I like the direction they took. I think the updated sensibility really appeals to the west coast audience.
Theseus and Hippolyta.Identities, particularly the lack of them, is a prominent theme in this play. Here is an illustration of the male characters’ identities blurred together.And the female characters’ identities blurred.
Here’s the latest reportage drawing I did at Gastown, it’s really one of my favourite places to draw in Vancouver. I tried to include as many iconic symbols that represent Gastown as I could – cobblestones, bricks, the beautiful Victorian lamps, the Flatiron-esque building, people eating and drinking, the statue of Gassy Jack, the metallic chains and posts, and the gorgeous Vancouver fall foliage.
A stranger stopped to watch me draw as I carved the cobblestones on the ground and laid bricks on the buildings. She asked me if I was into math because she thought my drawing was “clean and precise”. I thought most random strangers would’ve said my drawing was spontaneous or messy, so that was a very flattering and interesting thing to say, it totally made my day!