Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Cats and Space (two loves)

I'm well into writing the sequel to my upcoming sci-fi book MiNRS (release date is September 22nd, from Simon and Schuster) I thought I'd post something silly, but spacey too.

I always tell kids during my school visits to "check out my blog for cat cartoons".

Voila, an oldie but a goodie...

Now.. back to work.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Off the Eaten Path - Montreal!

I recently visited Montreal for the Montréal en Lumière Festival, and was treated to some AMAZING hidden gem meals.

In case you missed the Wheels section of the Toronto Star this weekend, here is my Off the Eaten Path column about that trip.

The restaurants:

(didn't make the column but had great food - Restaurant Vertige)

And the store Fou D'ICI! 

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Art Works

Any artist can tell you that there's always hard work, pain, and lots of stress, behind every success.

That's the subject of the new book, Art Works.  It's part of the Well Aware series from  Pearson publishing - designed to get kids in schools to talk about mental health.

Laura Carlin and I got to interview some amazing artists (with links to their websites).

Measha Brueggergosman 
Guillaume Côté
Nina Matsumoto
Marty Chan
and the folks from Famous PEOPLE Players


Monday, March 30, 2015

VAN GOGH Grafitti Artist?

What if Vincent Van Gogh had used spray paint instead of oils? Here's my take (on Vincent's birthday).

And that's Paul Gauguin in the window ruining Van Gogh's confidence.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Book launch!

The Toronto Public Library and Small Print Toronto (two of my favourite organizations) are hosting a Neil Flambé #5 book launch tomorrow (Saturday, March 28) in Toronto!

The "mystery" part is sold out, but the book launch at 3 is open to everyone... and I'll be giving some stuff away. If you are in town and near College and Spading, drop in and say hello!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015