Recently, Pierre-Luc asked me to draw him a UPA-style avatar for his Twitter account. These are really fun and quick to make, and I’ve had quite a bit of practice mimicking this 1950’s style in animation school, so I felt right at home.
Then Cab was like “OMG I WANT ONE”, so there you go!
Just a little something I promised Isabelle and Megan, the two authors and artists behind the webcomic Namesake! I caught up with the comic recently and had to pay a little homage to the most haunting scene (so far). (Go read Namesake, you guys. It’s awesome.)
It felt good to finally draw a female character that’s not a little girl with a leather hat.
An illustration of Florence (the main protagonist of my graphic novel) I did in 2007, way before I even knew what to do with her and her universe. <3
(There’s another, older illustration here if you’re interested.)
The political situation in Quebec keeps worsening. It’s frightening.
We want elections. Now.
I was searching through my old files and found this. It’s the oldest illustration of my character Florence (from my upcoming graphic novel La petite révolution) I ever scanned. This is from 2005, I was almost done with college. I wanted to make a comic with that character but didn’t have any ideas. How weird that I picked her up exactly for that now?
For the record, Florence is even older than that — I have very clear memories of the first baseball-headed girl doodles I did sitting at a table in my high school library circa 2000-2001. Her design pretty much stayed the same all that time. It only took me ten years to build a universe around her.
A little something I did for my niece Alice, who owns her very own wolf costume. 2010, but I felt it was appropriate to post it today.
RIP, Maurice Sendak.
L’enfant des toits / Roof Child
Florence, the main protagonist of my graphic novel La petite révolution (The Little Revolution), coming out this fall! I just finished thumbnailing out the whole thing yesterday, and this is my way to celebrate.
Somehow the toning effect doesn’t resize well… this should look better printed out. Maybe I could sell prints! Anyone would be interested?
I’m gonna declare this done before I go crazy with the details.
This is the second of fifteen illustrations I’m doing to celebrate my story Jinx’s fifteenth anniversary. This is the main villain, Ikanem, in the banquet room of his fortress, wondering when was it that his country went wrong.
(Tumblr resizes a lot, so click here for a bigger version!)
Whew, I’m done! It didn’t turn out exactly as I wanted it to, but close enough. Halfway through I was pretty discouraged but now I like it, I think. Gotta do backgrounds more often, they’re so gratifying!
So this is the first of fifteen illustrations I’m doing to celebrate my story Jinx’s fifteenth anniversary. This is the main character Samiko, doing Samiko things — sulking at night in her room at the Alliance (governmental armed forces) and thinking how she doesn’t really belong anywhere.
Thanks to those who came by the Livestream session!
(EDIT: Forgot to mention that I tried Ryan Andrews’ technique for this, and it’s really a lot of fun! I’ll try it again for sure.)