Puppet-A-Go-Go logo

Christine has a new art gang, Puppet-A-Go-Go. From the Puppet-A-Go-Go website:

Puppet-A-Go-Go is a collective of four artists: Christine Cosby, Alexa Fraser, Trisha Lavoie and Clelia Scala. Our aim is to bring puppets to the people and people to the puppets. Puppet-A-Go-Go will launch in the spring of 2016 in St. Catharines, Ontario, expanding over the next four years into a big, annual puppet festival by 2020. Our first year will feature puppet exhibitions, puppet-making workshops and artist talks. One of our projects will be collaborating with artists, youth and the general public to create 1000 finger puppets to show at the Niagara Artists Centre.

I designed this logo for Puppet-A-Go-Go:



Ghoul’s Gold is out


Ghoul’s Gold is out! For the last year, I have been illustrating and designing and generally stickhandling this young adult adventure novel. Author Doug Archer has written a great book, full of pirates and ghosts and zombies, all hunting for lost treasure along the Great Lakes’ coast.

Ghoul’s Gold includes 10 vivid black and white plates along with illustrated title pages for each section. I mined my collection of vintage adventure books and horror comics for references, and breathed life into Brogan, Brycen, Heather, Angus the zombie, and the rest of the characters. Preview all the illustrations in this gallery.

Working on this project with Doug and impeccable layout artist Jodi Miller has been rewarding to say the least.

Check out the Ghoul’s Gold website for information about book launches, readings, and where to buy.


Birthday Beatdown poster

My drummer pal Tony Lee celebrated his 50th birthday last week with a six hour gig featuring 20 bands he plays in or his friends do. It was a great night of music and a reminder of what a talented town Vancouver is.

Tony asked me to illustrate the show poster. It was a real treat: Tony’s a great designer (particularly with type) and though we’ve been friends since high school, we don’t collaborate often. My pen-and-ink drawing highlights Tony’s sartorial sensibility, and features a drum kit brimming with Mad Magazine-ish jokes.

Here’s the poster (click the image to see all the drum kit gags larger):


Tony and I collaborated in another way for his birthday, reuniting our 1990s band Lozenge to play three songs at the birthday party.