Tuesday, May 23, 2017

LEIGHTON RELIQUARY: An Imagined History

This past Spring, I had the pleasure of working with my previous collaborator Pete Balkwill to create a supplementary comic story for an amazing artistic endeavour. Working with the assistance of the Leighton Art Centre, and other talented artists in Calgary, we created LEIGHTON RELIQUARY, an art show on display at the Centre from March to April. Now that the show is officially finished, I present the entire comic in all its Canadian history glory!
















This was easily one of the most fun and rewarding comic experiences I've had thus far, the perfect outlet to explore my fascinations with Canadian history, the creative process, heck, even haunted houses! The book is still available at the Leighton Art Centre gift shop and I will have copies at future comic shows to be announced!

I'm actually working full-time as a freelance comicker and illustrator at the moment (WHAT?!? DREAM COME TRUE? HELL YEAH!) and these kinds of gigs really keep the creative spirit thriving. Cuz hey, let's get real, some days even working on comics can feel like a regular day job!

I've been working on a huge comic project since late 2016 that hasn't been officially announced yet, but I'm half way through the second of four issues so I'm hoping I'll have a chance to talk about it soon. You can get a few sneak peeks at my Instagram account!

I'll post a few more updates very soon, including snippets from comic classes I've been teaching and further design work on my comic REACTIONARY.

Thanks so much for reading! Talk soon!

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