Friday, June 06, 2008

My latest illustrated fiction


Some months back I wrote and drew a 6-page comic for the Toronto-based literary magazine, Taddle Creek, and have been since wanting to post the art here but gave the magazine a chance to publish it first. Actually, I'm not sure if I should post the whole story -- maybe when the next issue of Taddle Creek is out, I'll put the whole thing online!

(The cover, by the way, was drawn by my insanely talented husband Michael Cho. See it on his blog.)

Meanwhile my story, called The Grass Seed, was recorded as an audio clip by the magazine which you can listen to here. Above is the first page of the story, plus a few of my favourite drawings from it below. I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to create this comic story, for an older audience, and of a topic of my choosing -- in this case, thinking about life within the perspective of the universe, and how we and everything in existence are basically made up of the same wonderful, elemental stuff.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Chocolate Cartoons

I design the wrappers for a local chocolatier who has Chocoland's How Sweet chocolates, all fair trade, organic and hand-made. For her booth at the Green Living Show this weekend she asked me to draw some cartoons to display her chocolates, which were glued onto the art and framed in a shadow box. Here's the result! I think it's a super cute idea with the wacky text and all.

Inked with Pitt brushpens on watercolour paper and coloured with watercolours. Here's a close-up of my favourite panel...

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

I love nature...

And yet, I've often strugged with drawing wildlife like birds and trees and horses and dogs and cats... but my latest episode of Luz surprised me! I'm really happy with how this chirping bird in the bare early-spring branches turned out, with the perspective of looking down to the sidewalk and Luz's front stoop.