Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year, Muttonhead!

Here's an old concert poster I did for my friend Travis' band... this is going way back to '97.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Head Explodes

... and a warped skull...

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Website Update + Pam Anderson

I've made another big website update... check it out!

+ here's a new cartoon for the XPress!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006


My online portfolio has been updated ...

Thursday, September 14, 2006


Would you marry Steve Nash? ... from a story on Avril Lavigne, appearing in this month's Toro.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Bassett Hound

For an upcoming issue of Know magazine...

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Harper skips The Conference

In this week's X Press. Chrétien skipped it, too.

Thursday, August 10, 2006


America's favourite funnyman, Neil Hamburger.... or perhaps a reasonable facsimile.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Friday, August 04, 2006

Raging Bull

From a series of icons I'm developing for Toro magazine.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Oh, Train...

Everyone has an opinion on the Ottawa O-Train expansion. Do you?

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Snack Time!

My lizard, Chummer, chowing down on a scrumptious cricket. Chummer is an illegal immigrant. He stowed away in a bouquet of flowers from my wedding in St. Lucia.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Ahmadinejad on the Block

So as it turns out, that story about Mahmoud Ahmadinejad requiring coloured armbands to distinguish religious affiliation was false.

Monday, May 15, 2006

The Geoffroi Family

Each Mother's Day (and birthday) my Mom looks forward to receiving a "homemade" card from her son, the artist... which puts the squeeze on me to come up with new ideas!


If you're in Ottawa next Saturday, come check these guys out. They put on an amazing show - you won't be disappointed!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

The Babe

For an upcoming issue of Kayak magazine.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Friday, March 31, 2006

D'Arcy McGee about to get capped

For a kids' book on Canadian crime. Read up on him at Wikipedia, my favourite website.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Friday, March 24, 2006


A p'tit bébé pour vous.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Scrappy Doodles

I tend to doodle on whatever's handy, and usually not in my sketchbook. Go figure. Then I'm cursed with these piles of scrap paper with doodles I don't want to chuck. Enter my Blog. Now I can scan and scrap the scrap! Sweet relief...

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Funny Bunny

Q: What is a rabbit's favourite music?

A: Hip Hop!

See the April issue of ChickaDEE for the rest of the jokes!

Monday, March 20, 2006


Ethics Comissioner Bernard Shapiro has cleared PM Stephen Harper of culpability for "inducing" Emerson's defection from the Liberals. I'm always tickled by all the ridiculous political terms. I dreamt up a couple other ideas before striking on this one...

Monday, March 13, 2006

Sketchbook Scan: Sock 'Em!

Bob Rae considers leadership race

I'm just ramping up with the cartoon syndicate, Artizans. Here's my first solo cartoon:

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Don't Be a Menace to Brokeback Mountain While Sipping Your Perrier in the Hood

For Toro magazine's review of Brokeback Mountain.

Also for Toro, one of a series of icons for campy movies. This will probably print no larger than a dime.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Archives: Polynesian Girl

Here's one from the archives. When I was getting set to go freelance, I took 2 illustrations to turn into promotional postcards. I created this one in Painter, a program I probably haven't touched since.

Years prior to creating this, while I was in Hawaii, I visited an antique shop. I saw a print of Soonie's Rose by Margaret Keane, and it really made an impression on me. I think it served to inspire this drawing.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

X Press Yourself, No More

The Ottawa X Press axed my political cartoon. Evidently, I fell victim to restructuring and cutbacks at the paper.

Does this mean the end of my political cartoons? Perhaps not... stay tuned.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Evolution of a Character

I'm currently working on a project that requires a character of a 12-year old girl. The first sketch I did (and submitted) was done in my "signature" kids' style.

While rendering her, I began to think the lines could be simplified. I drew inspiration for the rework from the "Dora the Explorer" character.

I ended up with a final rendering very close to this reworked sketch, but added length to her legs to make her a bit older. I don't suppose she's quite 12 yet... maybe more like 8? But I don't think it matters too much.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Emporharper and Darth Emerson?

I know, I know... it's usually Darth Harper. But now he has an apprentice!

I feel like there was a missed opportunity this week. I really wish I had done a cartoon on the uproar over the Muhammed cartoon, but I didn't develop an idea in time. Now I have 2 ideas. I might draw them to post here.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Whitman Inked

That was one long day of blogging. A few things to correct on this one, but otherwise, we're good to go. Good night, Beautiful Dreamer.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

He-Man: Part 3

I have to say I rarely sweat anatomy this much, but these legs were really bothering me, and I was determined to get them right. Or almost right... basically, to the point that I could live with them. I also figured it would be good practice.

So here are the many embarrassing stages of He-Man's legs, for your edutainment. There are aspects I like in each of them, but they usually didn't work harmoniously.

A This is the first sketch I made, which came before He-Man: Part 2.

As you can see, I would have needed to pivot his torso in Photoshop to match properly. These legs reminded me too much of the Hulk, and I opted instead to put him in his boots (as he appeared in the cartoon) rather than barefoot.

B I was trying to get different angles on his legs to give him a broad, foreshortened stance, but it just ended up looking like he was perched on something, so I drew a rock for his foot.

If you notice on the left leg, I corrected a line there that belonged over his calf and not under.

C With this one, he wasn't looking as squat as I wanted. I couldn't figure out which way his right foot should be pointing. Duh. As I once told my friend, fellow illustrator Mike Faille, I sometimes find I have drawn something the complete opposite of what it should be. He had no idea what I was talking about.

On it's own, I like his left leg.

D Now I was quite happy with this one, and was almost prepared to stop. It's a pose befitting his torso, and the entire shape of the character is pleasing. Except, it felt like a cheat... I hadn't truly solved the problem of drawing his legs, so I decided to go at it again.

E Voila! The winner. Again, still a few things to fix up, but I'm happy enough with this one to call it quits.

Slim Whitman

If you know old-time country music, you know Slim Whitman. If you don't, make it your mission to find a copy of Slim singing, "Una Paloma Blanca", "Beautiful Dreamer" and "Danny Boy". You'll thank me.

He-Man: Part 2

I've decided to take He-Man to final art, so I finished sketching his body. I often struggle to get legs looking right.... even bloated, muscley cartoon ones. This was actually my second attempt, and I'm still not super happy with it. His chest strap is all wrong, too. I'll try to make corrections when I ink it. Stay tuned.

Ottawa X Press

Every Tuesday, I illustrate a political cartoon for the local newsweekly, Ottawa X Press. The new cartoons are posted on their website each Thursday morning. I invite you to stop by and leave your comments!

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

New Year's Resolution & He-Man

This year, I made it my new year's resolution to start sketching and drawing more — just for pleasure.

A blog seemed like a good venue for showing some of my sketch work... stuff that's probably not destined for my portfolio, but stuff I still think is worthy of being seen. Your comments are welcome and appreciated!

Here's He-Man: