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Bill does Inktober

Selections of scratchboard portraits from Bill Russell’s 2019 Inktober series

October 21, 2019

Opening Tonight

Starting at 7pm, the Northern Contemporary Gallery is hosting Off Brand, an art show that is commentary, criticism and everything in between.

Located at 1605 Queen Street West in Toronto, the show will run until October 22, 2019.

October 17, 2019

More Summer from Alëna Skarina

Recent illustrations commissioned by the Sunday New York Times feature section, “Your Best Summer Ever”.






July 15, 2019

Summer Squad by Alëna Skarina

Summer is slowly on its way and so here is this illustration by Alëna Skarina.

June 13, 2019

Strategic Design by Reactor

The Ontario Media Development Corporation, now known as Ontario Creates, tasked Reactor with designing their current strategic plan.

This lively 20-page brochure in English and French also has accessible PDF versions. Supporting web graphics and an interactive infographic were also created to promote their 5-year plan.




June 4, 2019

Fiona Smyth does Misfits launch!

Fiona was commissioned by Anomaly Inc. to illustrate four panel posters for Hershey’s Jolly Rancher Misfits Launch. You can see the posters on outdoor wild postings and at convenience stores around Toronto.

May 24, 2019

Fiona Smyth to be inducted into the Giants of the North Canadian Cartoonist Hall of Fame on May 11, 2019!

 

 

Artists are elected to the Giants of the North Hall of Fame by the Doug Wright Awards executive committee, which solicits input and suggestions from across the Canadian cartooning community.

This year’s Giants of the North nominees will be inducted on May 11 at the 15th annual Doug Wright Awards, a featured event of the 2019 Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF), which takes place May 11–12 in and around the Toronto Reference Library.

For more than three decades, Fiona Smyth’s work has straddled art, comics, and murals. Since her days as a student at the Ontario College of Art (now OCAD University) in the mid-1980s, her comics have been marked by a bold and overt sexuality—groundbreaking comics tackling female sexuality. Alongside her countless self-published zines, her comics have appeared in Vice, Exclaim!, and her pioneering 1990s Vortex series, Nocturnal Emissions.

Fiona’s work has been exhibited in countries around the world, including the United States, Mexico, Berlin, France, Venice, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan, and Torontonians are familiar with her eye-catching mural gracing the exterior of iconic local club Sneaky Dee’s, located at the intersection of College and Bathurst streets.

Fiona’s publications include The Never Weres, a science fiction graphic novel for teens, and a series of progressive “sex talk” books for children, created with the writer Cory Silverberg. In 2018, Koyama Press released Somnambulance, a career retrospective of Fiona Smyth’s work to date. Presently, she teaches illustration and cartooning at OCADU.

2019 Doug Wright Awards Ceremony
Forest Hill Ballroom, Marriott Bloor Yorkville
Saturday, May 11th, 2019
8pm – 10pm
Free

 

May 10, 2019

Carolyn Gowdy at The Venice Biennale 2019

 

Carolyn’s short film, “Too Much to Dream?” will be shown daily at The Venice Biennale 2019 as part of the ALIVE in the UNIVERSE Project.

ALIVE in the UNIVERSE is an international short art-film project that explores our own emotional explanation of the universe through arts and ideas.
The short films will be screened at the Palazzo Pesaro Papafava this year at the Venice Biennale May 8, 2019 – June 4 2019.

May 7, 2019

Sylvie Fong’s Cheery Ode to Spring

April 11, 2019

Bill Russell Celebrates Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Bill Russell’s portrait of poet and social activist Lawrence Ferlinghetti on the occasion of his 100th birthday.

April 1, 2019