28.12.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Brandon Celi

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A selection of recent projects by Toronto-based artist and illustrator Brandon Celi (click here for previous post). More images below.

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18.08.14 by Jeff

Brandon Celi

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Works by Toronto-based illustrator Brandon Celi. More below.

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11.05.17 by Jeff

Vancouver Comic Arts Festival 2017

Artwork by Brandon Graham

 

The Vancouver Comic Arts Festival 2017 is almost here! The Roundhouse will host the free two-day event May 20+21, with a vendor fair featuring hundreds of comic creators from BC and elsewhere, panels, workshops and art lessons for kids. Festival hours are 10AM to 5PM on Saturday and Sunday. More info below.

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20.10.14 by Jeff

Drawing On The Past: Submissions Gallery

Here it is, at long last, all of the digital submissions to our “Drawing On The Past” art project in collaboration with Herschel Supply. If you somehow missed it, I asked people to submit drawings of people, places, and things, that positively affected their lives.

Huge thanks to everyone who took part! The artworks you all sent in were terrific but I was blown away by some of the intensely personal stories many of you shared. I loved reading through them all, and at our art show here in Vancouver (photos here), many people came over to me to share their favourite stories. It was cool to see people actually connecting with the art on the wall (this is something I don’t often see at art shows for some reason).

Sorry it’s taken so long to get all these submissions published, but I think when you see how many there are, and imagine typing them all out, you’ll understand. Big thanks to my sister for helping transcribe all the handwritten stories.

 

 

THE SUBMISSIONS 

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My mother told me about this true story of a family of crows in our backyard. A young crow fell from the nest and got stuck. They never stopped crowing. They got my mother’s attention and she got the young crow free. My mother’s way of showing how unrelentless her love is for me and our family was narrating this story. She told me that like a family of crows, even if one strays away, she’ll never give up on them. My family (including my ancestry) has evolved in so many ways but the traditional ways in which family is vital and strong has never wavered. I am a queer gender-fluid artist and my family of crows (present and past) loves me no matter what. That love will always be present and I can belong.

Name: Lost Boy

 

See the rest of the submissions below. Just a little warning here, there are A LOT of images for your browser to load.

 

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12.10.09 by Jeff

Wild Things’ Forts V

More wonderful forts for our Wild Things’ Forts project! Make sure you pop over to Weloveyouso to see the amazing submissions there too! Deadline is midnight tonight!

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Here’s an email from Steph Grant (sent with this photo):

Cops got called last night… the cops laughed, took pictures with us and we served them pumpkin pie. they said they hadn’t seen anything like this and we explained why we were doing it. It was great… we are going to do this more often, next time… hammocks IN the fort!

Thanks!!

Steph + Stef

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