Thursday, June 10, 2010

So Anyways

Yeah so I've been busy, not illustrating for like a year now. It's not that I don't want too, it's just, it doesn't pay the bills.

Maybe one day, although I doubt it! We'll see. Anyways while I'm not throwing in the towel on the whole idea, I changed gears a few months ago and am now the Creative Service Manager for Sheridan College's Student Union. I have a design team that is awesome, all students and recent grads and we make cool stuff. Thanks to Steve Sills at Squarecrop for moving on and passing the job off too me!

Check out what we do at
We also put out a magazine 6 times a school year. I'm the creative director and love it!

If interested in graphic design or illustration holler at me, if not, maybe one day.
I took my site down cause there is just no point right now, but if you want to see work, just let me know. Although most of it is on here.


Sunday, May 03, 2009

Where have I been?

Well, I've been busy-ish. Not so much with the illustration, but more with life and making scratch to pay for life. Oh we've been working on a few website too, we'll post links when they are up and running!

Anyways, I've got a new mailer coming soon, sometime this week I hope!
It was great to go to Sheridan's gradshow this year. It's amazing sitting back and seeing a whole show without being involved like last year.

It was great so see every body, teachers, friends, graduating students, and most importantly, some really good quality work. Great show everyone and good luck with your hopeful futures!

I for see the summer being slow for me, as my 'other' job is quite busy from now till the fall. So I will post anything new I make or that comes in, otherwise talk to you in a bit.

Oh yeah, Rach and I are going on a 12,000 km road trip down to California, up to BC and back here. We're leaving on the 18th-ish....should be insane!


Sunday, March 15, 2009

Upcoming show!

Hello all. Sorry for the lack of action on here. It's been a busy mid-winter.
Anyways let's skip the crap. Rach and I are in a show to help fund raise for this year's graduating class of illustration kids at Sheridan. We were asked to contribute new or work, and the proceeds will go to help the grad's show in April.

Here's the flyer, tell your friends and people that like buying art! There will be big names and little names and lots of cool work, so come on out and wish Rachel a happy birthday (the 19th) as well!

Rach did the Skate deck and I did the other two pieces.
Pete's piece was used for the flyer. Mark is in the show too, along with some other friends!
Come out and support!


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Friday, February 06, 2009

Time Waster

Wow, it's been awhile!

January has been pretty busy for Rach and I.

We went out to Hawksbury Ontario for two weeks to do another mural. It turned out great and we had a great time visiting Montreal as well!
Coming back home has been busy, and hopefully in the next few months we will be moving, but plans are always perfect on paper!

Oh and congrats to
Rach, she just got her first three jobs all in one week!! I'm super proud of her and I'm sure she'll put them up on her website once they have been published! Yayyyy Rach!

And on to this piece...
Through different sources and personal experience, I've found lately technology to be a big time waster. Before I go on, I'm very thankful for all the technology we have don't get me wrong, we (this modern age) have the ability to perform complex surgeries, figure out all kinds of answers to question and live a more comfortable style of life. However, I think we sometimes get carried away with ourselves, and can lose our perspective and balance with technology.

This piece is just a comment on the negative side of the internet. It's a great, GREAT tool, but it can largely and frequently become a big time waster. Anyways, I'm happy with the result, and I like the idea, I don't think it's to cliche or cheesy, but let me know what you think!

Oh and I hope you all make it out to the 'Cut to the Drummer' show at the Steam Whistle Brewery in Toronto, the opening last night was really fun, and it was great to see some many familiar faces, catch up and see a bunch of great work!
Also Happy Birthday to
Mark Cabuena yesterday!




Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!

I hope the beginning of this year will bring a refocusing of priorities and that the economy won't suck anymore.
I'm amazing with words, sometimes.

Anyways, I've been really, really busy, (as I'm sure everyone has) over the holidays..and leading up to them also I guess.

I'd just like to start out by saying I tried to get this post all lined up and looking organized for a half hour after I made it, and it gets wild at the end, and I don't know why. So just enjoy the ride.
I apologize.

Here is what I have been up too, along with Rach as well!

Rach and I (unknowingly) made the same gift pretty much for each other!
A book documenting our trip in the spring to Italy!!
The book I made was more design oriented, and the one Rach made was more Scrapbook oriented. I think they both look really great!

I came across a company online called and then and there got the idea to make the book for Rachel. So I downloaded their software and made the book, sent it online to Blub, and then sent it back, A REAL BOOK! I would suggest making your photos 10% lighter if you do this, just because the photos turned out a little dark, but not horrible.

I made the book in two sections, Photos of where we were, and the back of the book had a selection of our work and sketches while we were there.

Rach's didn't totally get finished, she had a lot on her plate (80% of the presents she gave were handmade this year!). So, what she did finish turned out really great, I love it! We'll probably be working on it over the next few months.

And last but not least, a few other creations...
While in Florence, we saw a wooden push toy for sale at a farmer's market. We didn't have enough money to buy it for our nephew Ewan, so we made him one for Christmas! Pretty much from scratch. Rach drew it, I made it out of wood and a few other materials, and then she painted it! It turned out pretty good, we have a few adjustments to be made before Ewan gets to keep it!

And some more illustration type stuff to end off this enormous post...
A Christmas card, and two images that were later framed. Everton (a football team in the English Premiere League) and the Argentina Football logo. Oh, and a poster for last night's festivities, I was just messing around...enjoy!

So, thanks for stopping by!
I'll have more stuff up at the end of January!


Monday, November 17, 2008

Cop Couple Caught in Catastophie!!!

This was for an article about two police who are married and in debt, even though on paper they shouldn't be. They feel overwhelmed by the stress of bills and constrained by it.
I don't think it's quite finished but, I like where it's going and I see where there is room for improvement.

I will hopefully be doing a follow up piece to go along side it, as a smaller spot perhaps. Check back for that in the near future.


Monday, October 27, 2008

Green IS the new black

I was trying out type in an illustration for this one. Just messing around really. It seems to me any product being sold to the general public is eco friendly or 'green' which is great to a degree, but sometimes it's seems like it's just said for the sake of the sale, with no actual proof of how it is eco friendly or green-er. This piece in no way shows any of that but just of the line 'green is the new black' - literally.

Some good parts and some not so good parts, over all fun to do in a few hours.