The problem with me having a blog is that I forget that I have a blog. Consequently, my blog does not get updated.
But no more! Today I will begin making posts on a regular basis! Today I am a changed man!
For starters, I thought I’d post some of the illustrations I’ve done for Prairie Dog magazine in Regina.
After losing my weekly strip in the Leader-Post, I started seeking out other venues. I sent stuff to magazines across Canada (and even a couple from the USA) … but the only ones who even responded were from Regina. I guess I’m invisible everywhere but home … or maybe I don’t exist anywhere but home. Hm.
Anyway, I approached the Prairie Dog with the idea of doing a regular strip for them. Prairie Dog is pretty ‘with it’, so I figured the staff and readership are probably more aware of the same ephemera that draws my attention.
Sadly, they also don’t have a lot of money. And they need space for those sweet money-making advertisements. So, there are no comics.
On the plus side, they have asked me to do a few covers and illustrations. The three above were done for an article focusing on fun things to do in the summer:
The first cover I did for them was for an issue that responded to the proposed redesign of the Public Library’s Central Branch. The concept was for the cover to depict the best library ever made.
At the time I was frequently visiting paleofuture.com, a blog the highlights what past generations believed the future would look like.
My favorite predictions of the future come from the late 19th century. Everything is a zeppelin! Even things that don’t need to be zeppelins, like coffee tables and barber’s chairs – for some reason everything has a set of propellers and/or a balloon.
I’ll leave it at that for now. More posts in the near future!