Carolyn Gowdy in the special Christmas 2020 issue of The Spectator Magazine.
Carolyn’s latest commission in The Spectator Magazine forÂ “I Live Here Now” a short story by Ian Rankin,Â is currently on newsstandsÂ in the UK and across the world, USA, Canada and the Euro Zone.
You can see it here.
R.O. Blechman Turns 90
Happy Birthday from everyone at Reactor!
This week, in Print Magazine Steven Heller wrote a nice memory piece.
Here’s a link to an earlier article on Bob.
October 9, 2020
Maurice Vellekoop Creates Art for StoryCorps Animation
Commissioned by Richard O’Connor of Ace & Son Moving Picture Co., a Brooklyn, New York animation studio, Maurice developed master illustrations for a short film for the American non-profit public radio initiative, StoryCorps.
“My Aunties” is written by Stefan Lynch and Beth Teper. Stefan Lynch was raised by gay parents in the early eighties. He was cared for and loved by a group of adults, largely gay men, who he called his â€œaunties.â€ Stefan remembers the succession of AIDS-related illnesses in his family, including the death of his father in â€˜91. Even in the face of terrible sickness and loss, his aunties showed him how to survive and care for one another.
Listen to Stefan and Bethâ€™s original StoryCorps interview.
The animation is available on YouTube.
Rike Ablang Helps The Planet
Last month, Rike was part of a team hosting “How to Help the Planet” week on Instagram. Rike’s art from that week is included here
Â ÂMarch 10, 2020
Black Bellows Now Brewing
Black Bellows opening afternoon and night January 15, 2020.
February 3, 2020
AlÃ«na Skarina’s cover art for Internazionale Magazine for a story on young activists
November 8, 2019
Bill Russell’s Postcard Adventures
Bill Russell always carries a small postcard-sized watercolour pad on his vacations. Bill Grigsby suggested putting a postage stamp on each and mail them to himself. So far none have gone missing. Here are a few from Bill’s recent trip to Vancouver Island.
August 20, 2019
Summer Squad by AlÃ«na Skarina
Summer is slowly on its way and so here is this illustration by AlÃ«na Skarina.
Fiona Smyth does Misfits launch!
Fiona was commissioned by Anomaly Inc. to illustrate four panel posters for Hersheyâ€™s Jolly Rancher Misfits Launch. You can see the posters on outdoor wild postings and at convenience stores around Toronto.May 24, 2019