Monday, September 19, 2016

Casual Business

Instead of printing a pile of business cards for con-goers this year I now have this casual business STAMP! For leaving my mark on bits of paper, foreheads, etc.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Saturday Painting

I have a keen friend who goes painting every Saturday and I've been tagging along in an attempt to absorb her better arting habits. We've explored a different bit of Toronto each weekend, like tourists in our own town!

July 9: Riverdale Farm - Trespassing

July 3: Waterfront Festival

 July 2: Distillery District

June 25: Mt. Pleasant Cemetery - Nips&Porky visit a gravestone

June 18: Allan Gardens

Thursday, July 28, 2016


There are rubber shavings EVERYWHEEERE.

Monday, February 29, 2016

2016 Annie's: Racing Greyhounds

My classmate/coworker Taha Neyestani and I were nominated for the student category for the Annie's (Taha won the top prize, you can see his masterpiece here: We fretted over what to wear and I had the semi-mad idea to make a skirt for it. It mostly turned out okay.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

If n&p were a TV series...

You can be sure I would push for a BACKSTORY EPISODE of course! Nips was abandoned at the police station where he was taken in and brought up in the police academy while Porkington is from a well-to-do aristocratic family but chose to dedicate his life to public service.

I pictured this hypothetical show taking place on normal backgrounds but switching to the newspaper for travel shots, transitions, opening sequences, and closing credits. There would be a nice big story arc that spans the season like a proper episodic drama and smaller arcs and themes between.

There are also plenty of supporting actors in my TV series musings:

Suffragette bunbuns
Bunbun with Onions
More bunbuns
Cameraman & Subject
Morning Tea & Pasties

Friday, January 1, 2016

Thursday, July 9, 2015


I couldn't think of anything to draw and was doing a lot of ships at work lately so borrowed this scene from Master and Commander for a design/study exercise. Next time I’ll do something colourful and non-British, I promise!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


I went to Peru recently and meant to do a Peruvian-style pattern but it turned out a bit tiki instead.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Nips & Porkington Illustrations

These were two 'thank you' drawings for people who helped a bunch. It was a little strange to use pencil again after so long.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Casebook of Nips & Porkington: It Moves!

Oh forgot to mention there's a tumblr film blog:

Probably the smarter thing would have been to make a model sheet but I just used the better-looking board drawings instead... Now I have to make everything up when I animate.

Some of my favourite frames that you might feel but never see! Actually when I had my film critiqued by Mike Surrey he specifically stopped at this part to tell me that the weight is in the joints and my knees never move. I've fixed it since.

And finally this, because it looks kind of exciting:

Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Casebook of Nips & Porkington

Some old storybeats and concept drawings:

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Casebook of Nips & Porkington: AAAH 4th Year Film Project...

Presenting "The Casebook of NIPS & PORKINGTON", the 2-minute film-extraordinaire! Yes I've animated a whopping 4 seconds of those 2 minutes so far.
Some concept stuff and life drawing-influenced doodles. I'm collaborating with a talented UofT music student for the score but still need to find me some voice actors.