Friday, January 23, 2015

Pet portraits!

Portraits of some extremely adorable pets as Christmas presents!
Gouache on some nice mystery paper I found in my studio.

Friday, January 16, 2015

TCNJ Portraits

A few portraits of faculty from The College of New Jersey, thanks Kaajal Asher!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Invincible by Amy Reed

Book cover illustration for a really great (and heartbreaking!) novel, Invincible by Amy Reed, for Harper Collins/Katherine Tegen Books! To be released April 28, 2015, available for preorder on HC/iTunes/Amazon.

This is my first of 4 separate book covers for Harper Collins this year, I had so much fun working on all of them and can't wait to post the rest! 

A few other rough concepts:

(I repurposed the bottom left rough as the concept for the Death Cab For Cutie poster!)

Monday, January 12, 2015

Songs From the Forest by David Lyall

Super fun project for a poet from the UK, David Lyall. Wrap around cover for a fold out book of poems and a few of the spot illustrations from inside. (Interior layout not my design.)

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Oh Susanna for Exclaim!

Illustration for review of Oh Susanna's album Namedropper for Exclaim!, featuring cameos by Joel Plaskett, Ron Sexsmith, Jim Cuddy, Melissa McClelland, Amelia Curran and Old Man Luedecke.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Death Cab For Cutie x Rifflandia gig poster

 A dream come true for Julie of 10 years ago, got to illustrate a Death Cab For Cutie gig poster for Rifflandia Festival this fall! 18" x 24" giclee print, I'm not sure if they're still selling copies, but I should have a few available for purchase in the near future. Thanks Joey MacDonald!

 Details, click for larger:

Hi guys!

Thursday, September 18, 2014


Cover & inside illustration for FFWD's coverage of the super rad Beakerhead festival in Calgary last week! 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Prom Goer's Interstellar Excursion Book Cover

Illustrative hand type for The Prom Goer's Interstellar Excursion by Chris McCoy, for Random House/Knopf Books for Young Readers, thanks Heather Daugherty & Angela Carlino!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Man Equals Man Theatre Poster

Poster for the play Man Equals Man by Bertold Brecht for the University of Calgary's School of Creative and Performing Arts! A few other concepts I liked below.

Set in British Colonial India, Man Equals Man presents the forcible transformation of a civilian, Galy Gay, into the perfect soldier. Using Kiplingesque imagery, Brecht explores identity as something that can be dismantled and reassembled like a machine in a parable that the critic Walter Kerr credited with a “curious foreshadowing of the art of brainwashing.”

Herr Bertolt Brecht maintains man equals man
– A view that has been around since time began. 
But then Herr Brecht points out how far one can 
Manoeuvre and manipulate that man. 
Tonight you are going to see a man reassembled like a car 
Leaving all his individual components just as they are. 
He has some kind friends by whom he is pressed 
Entirely in his own interest 
To conform with this world and its twists and turns 
And give up pursuing his fishy concerns. 
So whatever the purpose of his various transformations 
He always lives up to his friends expectations. 
Indeed if we people were to let him out of our sight 
They could easily make a butcher of him overnight. 
Herr Bertolt Brecht hopes you'll feel the ground on which you stand 
Slither between your toes like shifting sand 
So that the case of Galy Gay the porter makes you aware 
Life on this earth is a hazardous affair.