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Happy Thanksgiving Weekend.

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Here is Maurice Vellekoop’s commission from The Boston Globe for an article titled, “Thanksgiving, or how to eat American politics,” by Rachel Laudan, author of “Cuisine and Empire: Cooking in World History”. Her piece traces the evolution of the ‘traditional’ turkey dinner as a kind of populist reaction against stuffy, aristocratic, European modes of dining. Sarah Josepha Hale, editor of Godey’s Lady’s Book (pictured bottom left) democratically proposed inviting children to join adults in a simple, nutritious meal that was a reaction against the fancy sauces and elaborate molded desserts beloved of monarchs across the Atlantic. It was she who persuaded Abraham Lincoln to declare Thanksgiving a national holiday 150 years ago.

November 29, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving and thanks to the farmers!

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Illustration by Blair Drawson.

November 28, 2013

The Market is Up by Stephanie Power

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November 27, 2013

Français by Alain Pilon

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November 25, 2013

Rebel Angels The Infernal Comedy by James Turner

James Turner’s satirical graphic novel will be published this spring by SLG Publishing.

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After eons under Satan’s oppressive yoke, rebellion breaks out in the Infernal Realm. The demon hordes realize they got a raw deal and declare, “What the heck were we thinking?”

A sample installment is available for download

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November 22, 2013

Mustard and Mayo by Alena Skarina

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November 21, 2013

The Fan by Blair Drawson

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If you want to see more of Blair’s work, download An Odd Sea, a liberty-taking retelling of Homer’s classic. Written and illustrated by Blair Drawson and published by Reactor, the EPub book, An Odd Sea is available on Apple’s iTune Store in the iBook classics section.

November 19, 2013

James Turner Works For Ontario Power Generation

James Turner was recently commissioned to created a number of illustrations for John Roberton of KBS+ for Ontario Power Generation’s information web site on their “Safe Place to Store” Deep Geologic Repository public proposal.

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November 15, 2013

David Cronenberg EVOLUTION

Yesterday Tomio Nitto went to the David Cronenberg EVOLUTION Show at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Tomio is not only a big fan of Mr. Cronenberg’s work, he has had the great pleasure of doing work for him. Tomio created artworks for both movies ‘The Fly’ and ‘Madama Butterfly’. Tomio was delighted to have the original artworks signed by Mr. Cronenberg.

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November 14, 2013

The Art of Place

Video of Bill Russell digital drawing (see below) musician Brian Gore on his iPad at MIX 107.9 FM in advance of his performance at the Shell Theatre in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.

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November 13, 2013