Saturday, November 7, 2015

SOTS 2015 print

It's that time of the year again... CBC Radio Toronto is greeting up for SOUNDS OF THE SEASON!

The annual CBC open house with great guests, amazing music, silent auctions -  all to raise money for Ontario food banks.

One of my favourite days of the year.

Each SOTS I make a limited edition lino-print - given as a thank you to people who donate $100+ (and then email me to tell me they've done this). All the details are on the website.

I was inspired both by the leaves that are still amazing and visible outside my studio window - as well as a recent rush of Canadian pride and hopefulness....

The print is about 5x6 inches and each one is hand-printed and signed by me.

I'll also be doing a live drawing (all day long) that reflects the day of programming. I sit in the foyer outside Glenn Gould Studio and doodle.

Here's last year's....

Drop by and say hello!

Friday December 4 - starting at 5:30 am~

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Cat doodle

When I visit schools I always draw cats as part of my cartooning class.
Then I tell the students to check out my blog to see an example - but I haven't put up a new one in a while.

So here's a cat I doodled on the bag that our dinner arrived in (delicious Indian food from a restaurant named Banjara)!

I kind of like the cat's detached attitude and throw-back preppie outfit.

Just a doodle, but a good example of the importance of doodling all the time. Practice, practice, practice.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Hallowe'en Treat!

One of my fans - Duncan - sent me these pics of his costume this year... Neil Flambé!

He even did the Neil proboscis! And he made the wig himself!
(he did have some sketches I made for him to go by.)

What's even more wonderful is that Duncan used his night to get food for the Hallowe'en for Hunger campaign. Wow.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Neil #6 preview

As I await the edits on MINRs2 I'm also wrapping up the artwork for Neil Flambé #6 - Neil Flambé and the Duel in the Desert.

(Available for pre-order now!)

Here's a sketch from the book - Neil has to cross the border with his goofball cousin Larry.

Larry, of course, almost gets them detained and Neil has to hurriedly hand over the passports.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

What's this?

I do dozens of schools visits each year and I always give a drawing lesson at the end of my presentation.

I ask the kids if they can draw a circle, even a bad one. Then I show them how they can turn it into almost anything - a planet, a pig, a cat, a bunny.

So... what do you think this is? Send me you best pic (tweet me at @kevinarts #circledoodle) and I might even give away some stuff.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

For Reese

I just had a great chat about MINRs with Reese from WXGM in Norfolk, VA.

Promised I'd post the pic of me and Gordon Ramsay!

Yes, the dorkiest picture of me ever.
I look like Gordon is going to eat me!
Or maybe I'm his ventriloquist dummy.
Or possibly Frodo meeting Gandalf.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


I had a great time visiting the South with Kevin Sands and Lisa McMann on our #advenTOUR for MINRS, Blackthorn Key and Unwanteds.

Lisa is on her way to Toronto! And look who else is joining our little reunion! Ken Oppel and Evan Munday!

The only sad part is that the amazing Margaret Peterson Haddix will be unable to join us. Maybe we can Skype her in?