Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Another robot for the monthly giveaway. This little guy loooves watermelon. Too bad about the rust!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Close Encounters

What's going on ...? This is the recent printed illustration I did for The Canadian Sportsman. I had a lot of fun with this piece and again I didn't have to draw any horses! Brilliant!

Here's the first sketch I did:

And the second one:

As you can see they went with the first sketch, check out the inks:

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Quarter Life Crisis (more!)

More sketches, including robot designs, the streetcar the protagonist brothers travel around in, the Bay Street Thugs and more. Suggestions and ideas are heartily welcomed.

Quarter Life Crisis

Some sketches from the new idea I'm working on, Quarter Life Crisis, that post-apocalyptic Toronto sci-fi thing. I think you've seen all these already. The last sketches are of the paramilitary tribe in Toronto.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Failed Catalogue Ideas

We're working on our fall catalogue at work, and were in a rush to get a cover done. They asked me to try some stuff out, but didn't like either of them. They were to be wraparound covers in two-colour.

They're both kind of rushed (I worked on them while I was in Montreal this weekend for a book launch). In the end, we went with a Michael Cho illustration.

Canadian Joe Meet donation

The Canadian Joe Meet is this Saturday with Larry Hama is the guest of honour, along with Hasbro Canada. As part of the door prizes, I've donated this piece of all the exclusive characters from the past Can Joe Meets.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

City State

I just finished my first illustration for Toronto Life. Its the banner for blog on their site, 'City State.'

After sending a bunch of sketches, they selected the one they liked best. Pencil sketches above.

I kept the people separate from the subway wall, so I could easily move them around, if need be.

As it turns out, they did want the 'City State' more centred, so I moved the standing hipster. (They also wanted her magazine to reflect the new cover design of the magazine, even though you can barely see it.)
my first post! jason loo's "awol'd".