22.11.11 by Jeff

No Fun City

This is a poster I made for our Waterfront train station. A few of us were each given a nickname for Vancouver, I was given “No Fun City”. You can view it larger here.

No Fun City by Jeff Hamada

No Fun City by Jeff Hamada













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Haha, i love this! it’s great how he continues to glare at the cat, as if it summoned the poop bird.

    • im glad you like it!

  • jeff you are the bomb diggity. you are the one shining beacon in no fun city!!

    • drea do you live here too?

      • yes i do! i might have time to swing by waterfront station tomorrow to check it out!!

  • This is at Waterfront? I gotta see this. Excellent stuff!

    • yea i haven’t actually seen it in person yet! i was away, but ill have to check it out this week!

  • steven

    🙂 i just glimpsed at it briefly…thought, oh cool design. then I “read the story”. so good! While they are repeated, the cat’s eyes seem to change with the mouth expressions. I like it!

    • steven

      what do you use to make these kind of drawings? computer? marker?

      • i drew it out and then re-drew it in illustrator

  • haha this is really great!!!

  • Bruce

    Jeff, why would Vancouver have a theme of no fun? Maybe some people may think of Fort St John but Vancouver??? Great comic panel!

    • i believe we originally got the reputation due to some laws regarding noise and it became an issue with music venues – we’ve done a good job of shedding this reputation so i kind of poked fun at it

  • It’s so “calm”. Like it 😀





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