December 6, 2013
New Work for the Globe and Mail
An illustration in today's Globe and Mail, for a Facts & Arguments essay about a man's experience with a museum's overzealous security staff. You can read the article here.
November 29, 2013
The Weekly Standard
Here's a new piece I just did for the Weekly Standard's latest Casual column. You can read the accompanying story here: A Man's Word - by Irwin M. Stelzer
November 15, 2013
I've updated the portfolio, adding new work for Health Solutions magazine, Working Mother, The Globe and Mail, and Education Week (last two shown below).
"Civics in the Common Core" for Education Week
(Click to view images larger, and browse through the portfolio.)
August 19, 2013
Out of office, August 23 - September 8
In just under a week, I'll be shipping out to BC to see my brand new nephew! I will be unable to take on work with deadlines/duedates landing between August 23 and September 8, 2013. Thank you for you interest, and I look forward to working with you when I return.
All the best!
June 15, 2013
Book Review Illustration for the Globe and Mail, and
3x3 Pro Show No. 10
My illustration for Katherine Ashenburg’s review of Lionel Shriver’s book, Big Brother in the weekend edition of the Globe and Mail. Thanks to AD Matt French!
3x3 Professional Show, No. 10
I was also excited and honoured to find out my illustration for Education Week, on the topic of the education reform debate, was selected as a Merit winner in the 3x3 Professional Show, No. 10. Thanks to again to AD Vanessa Solis!
June 9, 2013
Reader's Digest and Globe and Mail
A spot portrait of Mary Walsh as Marg Delahunty for Reader's Digest's "Reader's Write" column in the June issue.
A more somber piece than my usual work, this was an illustration for a Facts & Arguments piece in the Globe a few weeks back. The story was about the author discovering his aging father owned a handgun.
May 2, 2013
Globe and Mail - Mittens!
New Facts & Arguments piece for the Globe and Mail! This essay told of how the author never had mittens or umbrellas as a child, as her mother had deemed them some sort of excessive luxury. When the children went out in the snow, they had to wear socks on their hands in place of gloves. Thanks of course to AD Matt French!
APRIL 24, 2013
New York Observer
I illustrated the cover of the New York Observer this week. Thanks to CD Ed Johnson and Designer Christie Wright for the assignment (also thanks to Ed for taking the photo).
Below is the illustration not in context.
APRIL 17, 2013
Globe and Mail, California Real Estate
Another piece for the Globe and Mail's Facts and Arguments column. This essay was about a woman in the U.S. Foreign Service who reminisces about the Italian grocery store she grew up in as a child. Now stationed in Ottawa, Ontario, she reconnects with the memory by visiting a local Italian grocer.
These two gentlemen appeared in the latest issue of California Real Esate, for an article on negotiating techniques titled "Listen Closely to Your Opponent". Thanks to AD Nancy Duckworth for the assignment; I always enjoy drawing a man in a suit!
MARCH 25, 2013
Boston Globe Op-Ed
A quick turn around for an Op-Ed in today's Boston Globe. It was great to work with unrestricted dimensions and AD Heather Hopp-Bruce made it look twice as good with the page layout!
You can see larger images of the piece in my tumblr post.
MARCH 5, 2013
New Work - Globe and Mail
Here’s a new piece I just did for the always-great-to-work-with Matt French at the Globe and Mail. This Facts and Arguments essay was about a man who drives the scenic, no-winter-maintenance route home on a whim and proceeds to berate himself excessively for his foolishness.
You can see some larger images of the piece in my tumblr post.
You can read the article online at the Globe and Mail, here.
FEBRUARY 22, 2013
New Work - Globe and Mail, Canadian Grocer
and Honours - Applied Arts, Communication Arts
A recent piece for Matt French at The Globe and Mail. It accompanied an essay about a man spoiled by his prodigious reading ability as a youngster, who then finds himself uninterested in keeping up with the pace and practicality of adulthood.
A spot illustration for a column in the February issue of Canadian Grocer. The article discussed how the grocery business is becoming increasingly dominated by non-standard grocery retailers, such as megastores like Walmart and warehouse stores like Costco. Thanks to AD Lindsay Maclachlan!
I recently found out that the above piece I worked on for Vanessa Solis at Education Week was accepted into Communication Arts! Very excited to be included in the publication.
Two of my pieces were also selected for inclusion in the next Applied Arts illustration annual: the above image for Dianne Kapral at Canadian Running, and an illustration for Doug Sternberg at Brand RI, which is just below in the newsfeed so I won't repost the image.
JANUARY 29, 2013
New Work - Brand RI, Globe and Mail, Boating, Gallery Nucleus
I had the pleasure of working with AD Doug Sternberg to illustrate Brand RI's Commentary column in their last issue. The article was about the push and pull between historical preservation and new development in Providence, Rhode Island.
This was a fun quick turn around for Matt French of the Globe and Mail. Matt wanted a bit of a Norman Rockwell feel for the piece, which was great for me, as I'm a huge fan of mid-20th century illustration.
Just received my sample copy of Boating Magazine in the mail! This is the spread I illustrated for AD Patrick Greenish in December. The article is about non-skid decks and how insight can be gained by turning to Leonardo Da Vinci’s investigations of friction. Patrick approached me with the great concept of this play on the Vitruvian Man slipping on a boat deck. Gestural renditions of Da Vinci’s inventions dot the article throughout.
Something I'm especially excited about is that I’m in the same issue as one of my favourite illustrators, Tim Bower!
Apart from the usual magazine illustration, I painted up this little original for Gallery Nucleus' Power in Numbers show. My first foray into gallery shows, and I was pleasantly suprised to see it sell the same day it was posted!
NOVEMBER 26, 2012
New Work - Globe and Mail, Canadian Cycling, and Reader's Digest
I got a call from Design Editor Jason Chiu this week to provide some illustrations for the Globe and Mail's annual online brokers survey. The tight twenty-four hour turnaround was an exciting challenge! Above are three of the five illustrations I provided.
Dianne Kapral of Canadian Cycling asked me to illustrate their column, Crankology, last month. I had the pleasure of drawing both a grouchy cyclist and a happy-go-lucky hippie cyclist (complete with butterflies and bike basket). Thanks for the fun gig, Dianne!
This was the second spot for Reader's Digest "Readers Write" section, illustrating readers' favourite words. The above is for the Dutch word, gezellig. Thanks, Chantal!
NOVEMBER 13, 2012
New Work - Globe and Mail, Canadian Running, and Reader's Digest
Here's a new piece I did for the Globe and Mail's Facts and Arguments section! A very touching story to illustrate. Thanks again to Matt French for the opportunity.
You can read the article here.
This was my first illustration with Canadian Running. A fun piece to draw! Thanks to Dianne Kapral for the gig.
I've been doing a few spots for Reader's Digest's reader response section, and the first one just came out this month. This response was a brief anecdote about a tour-guide mascot. Thanks to AD Chantal Levesque!
OCTOBER 16, 2012
New Work - Education Week
I had the great pleasure of illustrating Education Week's commentary section this week. The piece was for an article concerning whose voices are heard in education reform, and just how representative those voices are of the average American. You can read the article here.
See some of the process on my blog!
OCTOBER 14, 2012
New Work - Shipwreck
A new promotional piece. See some of the process work on my blog!
AUGUST 14, 2012
New Work - Globe and Mail
I had the opportunity to illustrate the Facts and Arguments essay in the Globe and Mail today. It's a great section to work with, and a wonderful story once again. Thanks to Design Editor Matt French!
JULY 29, 2012
New Work - Maui Time and National Post
Jim Bray of the National Post asked me to illustrate Usain Bolt for their Olympics feature last weekend. This was my first sports illustration and it definitely makes me want to do more! Drawing something straightforward and dynamic was a great change of pace.
Read the Anatomy of a Sprinter feature over at the National Post.
JULY 19, 2012
New Work - Globe and Mail, and Alberta Venture
Globe and Mail
I was lucky enough to illustrate the Facts and Arguments section of the Globe and Mail today. It was a wonderful essay to work with. Thanks to AD Cinders McLeod for the opportunity.
JULY 9, 2012
The Artfuls - Interview
I was recently interviewed by Tony Lewis of The Artfuls, a website featuring interviews with illustrators from around the globe, and acting as platform to showcase their work. It's a great site and I encourage you to check it out. Thanks to Taryn Gee for recommending me to it!
Read the interview here.
JULY 5, 2012
Illustration Friday - Refresh
I participated in Illustration Friday this week! This was for the topic, "refresh".
JULY 3, 2012
Honours - Applied Arts and Creative Quarterly
My illustration of Albert for R.A. Lafferty's story, Eurema's Dam was selected for inclusion in Applied Arts. Thanks to Marco Cibola for overseeing the production of this piece!
This piece for a book review of Haruki Murakami's 1Q84 was selected as a runner-up in Creative Quarterly 28. Thanks to Dushan Milic for art directing the illustration!