February 20, 2013
Long before the days of Eye and Now Magazine, Toronto had an alternative culture biweekly newspaper. The first issue of Guerilla, costing 25 cents, was published on June 5, 1970.
During it’s three year existence, the paper featured many illustrations (the pay was free pizza) by Toronto’s emerging illustration community. Bob Fortier was a frequent contributor.
The paper provided information on how to survive as a “hippie” in the urban city, contact information for newly arrived Vietnam War deserters and draft dodgers and frequently covered issues from a left-wing perspective such as the Stop The Spadina Expressway, pollution and corporate greed. The paper lasted until June of 1973.
March 26, 2012
Bob Fortier is in the upcoming April 2012 issue of Chickadee Magazine.
December 14, 2011
Bob Fortier’s comment on the state of the economy.
November 17, 2011
Here are two spread illustrations by Bob Fortier, commissioned for Chickadee Magazine (thanks Susan) for the December 2011 issue.
August 17, 2011
Bob Fortier is one of three illustrators commissioned by Maclaren McCann to contribute illustrations to the MasterCard PayPass transit shelter campaign currently running. The campaign links transit shelter advertising, Tweets, Facebook and youtube. Check it out.
August 8, 2011
Bob Fortier created artwork for these Island Soda ads.
June 3, 2011
A couple of idea sketches from Bob Fortier.