Scary Times from Bill Russell

November 3, 2015


Bill Russell created Scary Times to showcase his interest in skeletons and Day of the Dead culture.

Recently he repurposed images from his best-selling book Dance of Death, published by Reactor in 1987, into posters, prints and other merchandise.

View some images on his FaceBook page.



Barbara Klunder at David Kaye Gallery

October 27, 2015

Barbara Klunder's Naked Truth

Barbara Klunder’s Naked Truth at David Kaye Gallery
October 29 – November 22, 2015
Meet the artist: Saturday, October 31, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

In Naked Truth BARBARA KLUNDER is showing a number of quick gesture drawings that speak to her love of putting line to paper… and capturing the essence in each pose. Drawing is the basis for all the incredible causes that she has worked on employing her wicked humour and spirited drawing style to great effect.

Blair Drawson and Anita Kunz Showing Erotica

October 23, 2015


Blair Drawson and Anita Kunz will be exhibiting a number of works exploring the themes of love, lust, and the politics of desire at Charlotte Hale’s small gallery.

Show runs November 5th – 29th, 2015

Charlotte Hale & Associates
Fine Art, Photography & Design
588 Markham St.
Mirvish Village
Toronto, ON
M6G 2L8

Barbara Klunder at Textile Museum of Canada

September 17, 2015

Be sure to look for Barbara’s “Laura Secord” rug at the show!



Bad Cop Illustration Process by Bill Russell

August 7, 2015

This Behance portfolio shows sketches and a final scratchboard illustration by Bill Russell detailing his process illustrating a short story called ‘Bad Cop’.


Recent Drescher

July 2, 2015

This is a piece Hernik Drescher recently did for art director Soojin Buzelli for Plan Advisor Magazine.


Time Past

June 30, 2015

These are a couple of old SX-70 Polaroids of the original Reactor second floor studio at 51 Camden Street. These were taken in 1983. That’s Jeff Jackson in the fourth picture.






R.I.P. – 51 Camden Street

June 26, 2015

Posted by Louis Fishauf

51 Camden Street – home of Reactor Art + Design from 1982 to 2014. And for 19 years before that, home to Camden Cooper Garments, my dad Nathan’s schmatta business in the old garment district. Nathan and his partner Sam Warner bought the building in April 1963 for $53,500.

Throughout my teenage years, I spent summers and weekends working for my dad, hauling rolls of textiles up to the third floor, and helping to lay down hundreds of layers of cloth on the long cutting table, to be cut into the pattern pieces for the stretchy slacks and ski jackets that were the mainstay of the business.

In 1982, upon my dad’s retirement, I took over the second floor space where Bill Grigsby and I started Reactor Art + Design. I was Reactor’s creative director for 13 years until 1995 when I decided to pursue life as a freelance designer/art director/illustrator. Through up-sizing and down-sizing, Reactor was a tenant in the building for over 32 years until it was sold in 2014.

51 Camden_then+now

I’m feeling a little Horse

June 12, 2015

An early scratchboard illustration by Bill Russell.


Fresh Fruit by Sylvie Thamsir

June 11, 2015


A new still life done with graphite pencil on paper by Sylvie Thamsir.