Sunday, April 26, 2009

Some recent Quarter-Life Crisis sketches

A post to demonstrate that (a) I'm alive, and (b) working on Quarter-Life Crisis as hard as I can.

So, some images from new sections of Quarter-Life Crisis. A couple pages from a flashback scene, both in original thumbnail (and crudely scripted form) and in penciled form. Then thumbnail sketches and final pencils of a scene of our protagonists staking out a Shoppers Drug Mart in the pouring rain.(I've actually been working a lot on getting a new website up and ready before TCAF.)

Unfortunately, as I get close to finishing pencils on the entire first book, I realize I need to add a couple scenes. Namely, one between the characters of Harper and Sonja ... one that involves the robot 1895s. (Otherwise, they only make one appearance in the first book.)

I also want to add a scene hinting at the sinister projects going on at the Rogers Centre, but haven't thought of a good way to do that and maintain the book's perspective. The book is entirely from Harper's perspective. There's not a scene in it that doesn't include him, and he narrates the entire thing. I don't really want to show a scene with the Rogers that he would have no access to ... It's a bit of a stumbling block for me at this point.

These last-minute additions also make me wonder what sort of extras (if any) I should include in the final printed book. Any requests? Sketches? Maps? Pin-ups? A mix-tape listing (a la AWOL'd or Scud before it)? I'm taking suggestions now.

Saturday, April 25, 2009


Welcome to this blog of mine. The site is in the process of being spruced up. Apologies for the mess. We'll start getting posts up here soon enough.

In the meantime, please visit for samples of my work, as well as those of my fellow members of SketchKrieg!, a Toronto-based illustration collective.

Stripmalling, a novel by Jon Paul Fiorentino that I illustrated, published by ECW Press, is now available in bookstores almost everywhere.

I'm also hard at work at Quarter-Life Crisis, a new book set in a post-apocalyptic Toronto. It's Mad Max meets Scott Pilgrim, and (until I have my site fully operational), you can view its progress here.