Some Canadian Animals

I’m working on a street installation project with Flying Pony’s Andrew Horne. The finished design will be over 15 feet high and feature cut-out cartoon heads by Horne and myself. We’re unveiling the project, Bazaar Bizarre, at the Festival of South Asia along Gerrard Street in Toronto on August 23 and 24.

I drew nearly two dozen heads for us to choose from, including this suite of Canadian mammals that didn’t make the cut (we went with mostly imaginary beasts).

Anyone want to commission me to paint their children’s room or design their tattoos? I think this artwork has (ahem) legs.

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Birthday drawing

Here’s a self-portrait I did for my 48th birthday party invite. I based the drawing on a photo on me emerging from a quick dunk in 14°C Lake Huron.



Great Lakes road trip album

Sasquatch hitchhiking along Highway 17 near Kenora.

Sasquatch hitchhiking along Highway 17 near Kenora.

Christine and I just got back from an 18-day road trip around the Great Lakes. It was really three trips in one: We hiked in Provincial Parks along the north shore of Lake Huron and Lake Superior. We visited some dear friends in Winnipeg. We drove back to Toronto via the Midwest visiting more friends along the way and taking photos of giant roadside animals.

The resulting photo album is big (266 photos), and heavily captioned. Grab a cup of coffee, gather around the internet, and enjoy Swizzle Studio’s holiday slide show!

Slideshow is posted on Flickr for best quality images (no log-in required):