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James Turner’s Steampunk, Medieval Myths, and More…

When the largest dragon ever seen descends out of the night sky and sets the royal tournament aflame, Theo escapes to help. He saves a crippled steam knight, Sir Bentham, from the blaze, assisted by Bentham’s pugnacious squire, Riley.

Together, they decide to hunt the monstrous dragon down — before it can kill again.

But nothing is as it seems, and Theo soon finds himself caught up in an adventure that will turn his entire world upside down…

James Turner’s new young readers’ novel ‘Theo Paxstone and the Dragon of Adyron’ is now available for purchase on Kindle from Amazon.


February 21, 2018

Tea time with Alëna Skarina.

February 16, 2018

NIL: No Blood for Coffee

Here’s James Turner’s poster for his short film with Andrew Foerster and Devin Polaski, which won a number of awards. Watch the video here.

February 15, 2018

Carolyn Gowdy ‘s Upcoming Show at London’s Chelsea Arts Club

THEATRE OF WOMEN is an exhibition of a series of limited edition hand-coloured etchings and collages. A number of these prints are based on a series of earlier works inspired by Simone de Beauvoir’s classic, The Second Sex. With these prints Carolyn processes and integrates her personal experiences and observations into her art with the message that gender equality issues are as relevant for women today as ever.

The show runs from January 30 to February 18, 2018. There will be a private viewing on Tuesday, 30th January from 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm., otherwise viewing is by appointment.

Chelsea Arts Club
143 Old Church Street
London, UK


January 26, 2018

R.O. Blechman in Eye Magazine 95

Eye, the international review of graphic design, a quarterly printed magazine about graphic design and visual culture features a large article on R. O. Blechman’s career and work.


January 24, 2018

James Turner releases new young readers’ novel, Theo Paxstone and the Dragon of Adyron.

‘Theo Paxstone and the Dragon of Adyron,’ is a fast-paced fantasy adventure that brings together steampunk and medieval myths, pitting noble knights in steam powered battle machines against dragons. The feudal Kingdom of Adyron is mired in injustice, and even the heroes have something to hide.

The novel is available for purchase on Kindle from Amazon. Watch the trailer below:

Young Theo Paxstone aspires to a better life. A mechanic at a steam mech repair shop, he slaves away under the sharp eye of the ruthless Master Grimes, along with dozens of other orphan boys. The biggest and meanest of them, Grant, has in it for Theo and his best friend, Ollie, the shop’s parts-spotter cockatoo. The chatty bird helps keep Theo going, as every day is a struggle for survival.

January 22, 2018

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Art by Fiona Smyth.

January 19, 2018


A toast to the New Year! We’re looking forward to what lies ahead. Illustration by Carolyn Gowdy.

January 10, 2018

Jason Munger’s York Region Transit’s 2017 Holiday Bus

Again this year Jason created outstanding art for YRT’s holiday bus.


January 5, 2018

Ten things you probably didn’t know were invented by U of T Alumni.

Ten spot illustrations created by our illustrator Alëna Skarina for @uoftmagazine: “Ten things you probably didn’t know where invented by U of T Alumni.” Read the full article here.

Buckley’s cough syrup.

The pacemaker.


The G-Suit.

The alkaline battery.

The Canadian Sphynx cat.


The electron microscope.

The 56k modem.

The electric wheelchair.

September 21, 2017