Is London, Ontario a creative city? A recent London Free Press poll of readers said overwhelming No - we're not. Certainly that is the stereotype about us - we're all white, conservative and middle class here right? Wrong. And many others would refute this view (myself included).
David Redding is a local photographer who's been taking photos of local London artists with the purpose of showing the community just how rich the creative talent is here in the Forest City. His photo of me is above. Check out the website here: http://thereallondon.tumblr.com
Cartoonists in London
Remember in the sixties, when London was a hotbed of talent? We had Curnoe, Chambers, the Nihilst Spasm Band, Ewen, Reaney and more. Well I think something is happening here again - you can feel it in the air. A groundswell if you will, and you don't have to look very hard to find it.
For cartoonists alone, London is becoming a bit of a hotbed. Here are the ones I can name off of the top of my head who live here
- Marc Bell
- Kathryn & Stuart Immonen
- Jesse Jacobs
- James Kirkpatrick (Thesis Sahib)
- Amy Lockhart
- Jason Mclean
- Jaime Q
- Peter Thompson
On a completely different note, here's some recent interviews/reviews with me.
Be sure to check out Squidface and the Medler in particular if only because it's one of the best looking sites around!