Illustration

Colour Me Happy

Walking into Ginette Lapalme’s home studio for the first time is like entering the kind of treasure trove of wonders you dream about as a child. Bright splashes of colour cover nearly every paintable surface and cat and dog figurines are organized neatly into a cubic wall unit with Lapalme’s sculpted jewellery creations hanging just above them. Immediately I tell her I wanted to write about her because her work just makes me happy. “Good,” she says with a smile, …

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Myth Maven

Recent OCAD illustration grad Scott has an appetite for a full plate of artistic endeavours and projects. Simultaneously, she works on illustration and web design contracts and has limitless ideas for concepts and side projects of the future. Across a table covered by her huge sketchbook, she speaks of her work and unveils her electric passion for art, cultures and spirituality of all shades. Natalie Kaine: How did you get into drawing and illustration? Sabrina Scott: I’ve been drawing since …

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Eyes Wide Open

One of the first replies that came out of Franzisca Barczyk’s mouth in between sips of steaming espresso was the following: “As long as you are open to documenting a thought or feeling and expressing it artistically, that’s where it can all start.” That is exactly where the natural illustrative progression began: the pencil hit the paper and the rest was history. Technically speaking, her background consists of German and Hungarian roots, but in reality, Franzisca was extremely “visually driven …

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ARB VS. The Universe

After spending an afternoon with Andrew Remington Bailey‘s print Zombie-Comic-Hybrid Attraction Disorder, I feel somewhere in between Brad Pitt in Se7en, pouring over books in the library and George Costanza, trying to get to the bottom of something. It’s been something like a Google-aged, over-caffeinated version of that classic Simpsons bit: Bart sits slumped against the wall as various moments replay in his head “From now on the baby sleeps in the crib…iron helps us play…hello Joe!” But in this …

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