Jillian Tamaki

Bob Dylan

Apr 30th, 2009

Andre, my editor at CBC, has declared this his favourite Quiz illustration EVER (I’ve been doing it for about 4 years). Success!

Test your knowledge of Bob Dylan.

Siggi Eggertsson

Apr 28th, 2009

Here is something very different but also interesting. Siggi Eggertsson is an Icelandic designer and illustrator and I liked these videos of his philosophies. They are two “automated lectures” that took place in Germany.

(skip to the 3 minute mark if you’d prefer to not watch the intro)

Karen Barbour has a website!

Apr 28th, 2009

I think this may be new! I remember looking for a website a little while ago and not finding one listed.

I love this stuff. I feel the same pangs of jealousy that I get when I see Vivienne Flesher’s or Maira Kalman’s work. Actually resenting not BEING that person is pretty much as irrational as one can get, no?

(By the way, Vivienne did a absolutely stunning Op-Ed the other day about Cleopatra.)

All three women have been illustrating for a while and yet their work is still so true and fresh. Very inspirational.


Apr 27th, 2009

A few 2 minute poses while waiting to hear back from Art Directors.

Student Style

Apr 25th, 2009

It’s really all about attitude. And accessories.

Parsons Mini-Comics Mini-Workshop

Apr 24th, 2009

Here is something that I’m doing tomorrow. Sorry, only open to Parsons Illustration students.

What: Mini Mini-Comics Workshop!
When: Saturday, April 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: 8th Floor Illustration Library, 2 W. 13th
Who: Jillian Tamaki and YOU!

Come learn about comic conventions, the comics industry, self-publishing, and constructing your own zines, artbooks, and mini-comics. A great introduction to those considering submitting work to this year’s MoCCA Festival! Some people think these conventions are only about comic-comics (pictures in panels), but Jillian has amassed a huge collection of books at these things that run the whole gamut of arty, comic-y, narrative, non-narrative, silkscreen, photocopied, etc. etc. She will also talk about her experiences making her first mini-comic and how she did it SOOO wrong. She’ll talk about how to construct these things in a non-painful way. Plus, she’ll answer any other comics industry related questions!

Don’t miss this truly great opportunity to meet with Jillian and get the benefit of her experiences!

Synth Pop

Apr 23rd, 2009

Test your knowledge of Synth Pop.

A Joke About Michael Phelps and Medals

Apr 22nd, 2009

This Michael Phelps illustration is a medal finalist at SPD this year. I wrote about here. Sam helped me with it!

AD and Design: Siung Tjia.

View the other SPD nominees for Single and Story (I especially love Balint’s stuff).

Canadian Design Resource

Apr 21st, 2009

A site I like to check up on is the Canadian Design Resource. I like how they present both good, bad (and REALLY bad), generally without comment. Crafts and First Nations are also represented.

The collection paints a broad and interesting picture. It seems to me Canada once had a stronger visual identity than it does now. ‘Could be the Nostalgia talking though.


Apr 21st, 2009

I have been super swamped these days but I forced myself to sit down and sketchbook this afternoon. This is what came out. So make of it what you will.