Saturday, January 07, 2017

2016 Wrap-Up Part 4: Carte Blanche & Rosie's Stories

My favourite creative project of the year was my "Rosie's Stories" piece for Carte Blanche magazine. I was asked by Georgia Webber (herself a talented cartoonist), to submit a comics piece. There were really no constraints other than the work should be new (not previously published).

The Inspiration

A source of constant job and inspiration in my life is my daughter. She is hilarious, witty, charming and full of fun. At the end of the year last year, she had brought home some diaries from school - each kid in the class had to write a daily entry in a workbook about anything they wanted. I read through the entries and found many of them to be thoughtful, deep and funny.

I asked her if it would be OK if I illustrated some of her entries. She was all for it so "Rosie's Stories" was born. There's 5 strips in all, here are just a few... Click on an image for a larger version.

2017 and Beyond

I did a few more projects in 2016, but they haven't seen print yet, so I'm holding off writing about them for now. For 2017, I will continue to work away on my Gerald Bull graphic novel and am looking to firm up some exciting collaborations! Wish me luck!

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