12.02.15 by Jeff

Drawings by Artist Miranda Lorikeet Using MS Paint


Drawings of a contemplative nude lady, by Australian HR assistant and artist Miranda Lorikeet, created with MS Paint. More below.

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08.01.15 by Jeff

Cartoonists and Illustrators Around the World Respond to #CharlieHebdo Attack in Paris

charliehebdo-cartoons-17Drawing by Lucille Clerc (French illustrator in London)


Illustrators and cartoonists around the world are paying tribute to those killed in the terrible shooting that just occurred at the offices of Paris-based satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo. 12 people were killed by the masked gunmen, including Charlie Hebdo’s editor and publisher Stéphane “Charb” Charbonnier, and three cartoonists Jean “Cabu” Cabut, Georges Wolinski, and Bernard Verlhac (known as “Tignous”).

Many artists and newspapers took to Twitter using the hashtag #charliehebdo and #jesuischarlie to respond to the killings:


charliehebdo-cartoons-03Drawing by Jean Jullien (France)


charliehebdo-cartoons-10Drawing by David Pope (Australia)


charliehebdo-cartoons-15Drawing by Steve Bell, for The Guardian


charliehebdo-cartoons-11Drawing by Dave Brown, for the Independent


charliehebdo-cartoons-01Drawing by MATT, for The Telegraph


charliehebdo-cartoons-06Drawing by Ann Telnaes, for The Washington Post (USA)


charliehebdo-cartoons-02Drawing by Mala Imagen (Chile)


charliehebdo-cartoons-04Drawing by Ruben L. Oppenheimer (Netherlands)


charliehebdo-cartoons-05Drawing by Joep Bertrams (Netherlands)


charliehebdo-cartoons-08Drawing by Francisco J. Olea (Chile)


charliehebdo-cartoons-09Drawing by Satish Acharya (India)


charliehebdo-cartoons-12Drawing by Michael de Adder (Canada)


charliehebdo-cartoons-13Drawing by Tom Toles, for The Washington Post


charliehebdo-cartoons-14Drawing by Patrick Chappatte, for International New York Times


07.01.15 by Jeff

John Lupo Avanti


Works by Brisbane, Australia-based illustrator John Lupo Avanti. Found via our January Reader Submissions. More below.

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06.01.15 by Jeff

Joel Rea


Paintings by Queensland, Australia-based artist Joel Rea. More images below.

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22.12.14 by Jeff

Rebecca Scheinberg


Tohu va Bohu” by Australian-born photographer Rebecca Scheinberg, a recent graduate of London College of Communications. Here she takes a commercial aesthetic and gives it a “trace of something more sinister, a hint that behind the veil of commercial charm, there is something darker at play.” Found via our December Submissions.

View more images from the series below.

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23.10.14 by Jeff

Wouter Van de Voorde


Photos by Canberra, Australia-based photographer Wouter Van de Voorde. More 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.





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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19.08.14 by Jeff

Animation: “Nightingale and Canary” by Andy Thomas


According to his Vimeo bio, Australian artist Andy Thomas “specialises in particle simulation based motion graphics, inspired by nature and technology”. A simpler way of saying it might be that he makes shapes that react to sounds.

In the video below Thomas makes visuals for two bird sounds from the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision’s archives. It kinda reminds me of that scene in Ratatouille where Remy imagines the colours of taste.

Watch “Nightingale and Canary” below!

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