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Album Cover Illustration – Aladdin Sane

One of two album cover commissions I received in October 2018 from a fan of my first round of illustrations. He had purchased a few when I made my first batch to hang in his first child’s room. Then he commissioned two when he had another child. Then he commissioned these two as he had another child on the way!

The finished designs were printed on canvas, and stretched over a 12″ x 12″ wood frame.

5th Birth-Bey Card

My son is turning 5, and is absolutely obsessed with Beyblades. I wanted to make a card for him that we could send in to TVO Kids (a local TV station) so it could be read on air on his birthday. It seemed fitting to include his current passion on the front of the card.

For any Bey-enthusiasts out there, Mike is riding on top of Xcalius, Oliver (the dog) is riding on top of Spryzen, and they’re both battling inside a Beyblade stadium.

…in case that wasn’t already obvious.

2017 Brock University Cube Pals

Brock University was once again attending Fan Expo in Toronto, and given the popularity of the previous year’s models, I decided to continue the tradition for 2017. The Schmon Tower was dropped in favour of a sheet of accessories, and the overall design was tweaked to bring it more in line with comic book art.

The number of people who visited the booth excited to get this year’s models warmed my heart.

Brock Fan Expo Comic 2017

This comic is probably the biggest job I’ve done in a long time. Hand pencilled, inked, digitally coloured, lettered and laid-out, this comic took several weeks to put together. While it was a huge undertaking, the end result is something I’m incredibly proud of.

The comic was designed to look and feel like a 1970s comic. It features a faux-DC front cover, a mail-in ad on the inside front cover, a faux-Twinkies ad on the interior, letters to the editor, and a period-specific toy ad on the back cover. Putting together an even better comic for 2018 will be quite the task.

Brock Fan Expo Program Ad

One of the perks of the Brock’s booth package for Fan Expo is the opportunity to create a full-page ad for the Fan Expo program. The ad was pencilled and inked by hand, digitally coloured and lettered, and mimics the covers of DC comics from the 1970s.

The ad also doubled as the cover for comic book that we gave out at the Brock booth throughout the weekend. As almost every attendee received a program, there were a lot of eyeballs on my work.