New Book!

Book cover of Canada Doodles
Just as spring hits, there’s a new book out that I illustrated, called Canada Doodles! Written by Megan Radford, it’s a book full of half-completed cartoons for you, the reader artist to finish!

It’s part of an entire series of doodle books put out by Gibbs Smith—but this one has exactly 150,000 times more Canada in it than the others!

Get it at your local bookseller, or try one of these:

Chapters/Indigo (Canada)
Amazon Canada
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon France
Amazon Germany
Amazon Japan
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Shortlisted for Lane Anderson Award

While this isn’t directly related to the drawing side of my life, an award nomination is always worth mentioning!

My latest book, Canada Recycles, which I co-wrote with my wife Laura Suzuki, has been shortlisted for the Lane Anderson Award in the Young Readers category! The Lane Anderson Award celebrates the best science writing in Canada, and we’re delighted to be included in such company. There’d never been a book detailing recycling in Canada—and books about other regions were written years ago—so this project demanded a lot of primary source research to discover the current state of recycling of a variety of materials in Canada. It’s nice to be noticed: this sort of thing takes a lot of time to talk to the folks on the front line, assemble and then write in a friendly—and accurate—way.

So thanks to the Lane Anderson committee for putting us on the shortlist!

First card every year

Along with my family’s yearly New Year’s card, it’s become a tradition for me to draw my Mom’s Christmas card. This year a natural topic sprang up: she had moved to a condo, and thus the condo igloo was born!

The sketch:
MomXmas2012sketch

And after Mom’s approval:

MomXmas2012final

Pencil, watercolour, ink, coloured pencil.