Creative, enthusiastic and passionate about art, writing, design and illustration.
Born in Ottawa Canada, I've been has drawing and writing ever since I could hold a pencil. A Bells Corners Art League Award winner & Staff Award winner in Fine Arts, I went on to study art at the University of Ottawa and later pursued animation at Algonquin College. A deep love of comics and illustration lead me to create a 4 issue comic anthology with fellow cartoonists called "Abraxia’s Dream".
I've illustrated five children’s educational books with Swordfish Toys in Australia (Alphabet Madness, Crazy Counting, Shapes, Colours and Mazes - forthcoming) as well as three children’s picture books with UK - Canadian author Bobby Salvin (Naughty Nutcap, Momma’s Magic and Foolish Finn), the former a 1st place winner of the 2013 Daryn Tsuji Prize. The latest children's book I designed and illustrated (Eraser Cookies by Rosina Schnurr) is forthcoming.
Currently I coordinate the monthly Ottawa Comic Jam Group at the Shanghai Restaurant (est 2009) and create character designs and scripts for Brain Power Studio in Toronto, Canada.
My work is lyrical, simple but rich, combining black & white comic art with ink washes. More often than not, my comic artwork takes ‘comic’ to heart and incorporates humour, usually self-deprecating. I have a variety of styles, from traditional super-hero to more cartoony and a gamut in between, which I use to express different stories and themes.
With a background in fine arts and over twenty years in the animation industry, I bring a level of professionalism, creativity and spontaneity to your project.
I can create characters from the ground up to specification, in almost any style required. From realistic rendering, to comic book genre all the way to cartoony and caricature, my traditional 2D work will reflect your desire and satisfy your vision.
I work quickly, respond to correspondence in a courteous and prompt manner, and am approachable when it comes to changes, suggestions and critique. (Understandably, excessive changes, after prior approval, will incur an extra charge.)
I charge $25/ hr for labour, with materials costing extra. My minimum rate for a project is $25. I communicate via email, but will be happy to use WhatsApp, FaceTime or the phone as well. I prefer payments via Paypal, e-transfer or Guru.
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