Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Here's the link to The Blue Spruce Award...
Check out the other books nominated. Wow. What a great collection.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Okay, a couple of cool things here...

Jeffrey and Sloth (written by Kari-Lynn Winters) has just been nominated for

The Blue Spruce Award! Yahoo!

I'm the feature illustrator this month at Orca Book Publishers.

Friday, November 02, 2007

At 5 weeks, Zoe already had a favorite book!

And at 8 weeks she was an avid reader!! (Alright, I'm exaggerating a little...but proud fathers are allowed to, especially when they are so sleep deprived.)
Okay, I've been very bad with keeping up with this blog lately, but I've been a bit distracted. Zoe Makaela Hodson was born on August 30. She is so adorable!!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

My latest book has just been released! Yahoo! It was a joint effort with the amazing activist/musician Michael Franti (www.spearheadvibrations.com). What I Be was published under Michael's publishing company Stay Human Books and is available through his website. See more of the book at www.whatibe.org!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Big Brother is watching!!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

I was raised on The Beatles and I think they are the best band there ever was.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Nothing can strike fear in your heart like a banana uprising!

Monday, June 04, 2007

A little 4 panel stream of conciousness about what God dreams.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Some drawings from the new sketchbook! It's a lovely moleskine notebook with beautiful paper...seems almost a shame to spoil such nice paper, but it holds the ink so well that I can't resist!

Friday, May 18, 2007

This drawing was the last page in the sketchbook and I finished it in South Africa just before the show. A fitting end to an amazing project and since being home I've already started another sketchbook. (when I should be working!!) I'm addicted.

Some sketchbook goodies!

And yet more fun from the sketchbook!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

I had the good fortune to be involved in a group show in Durban, South Africa with The Sketchbook Project exhibition "OFF THE WALL 2". This revolved around sketchbooks kept by a number of artists for a 6 month period and then exhibited as a group show. To see more go to www.sketchbookproject.blogspot.com

Some Durbanites enjoying the show.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

More monsters!! If there's one thing we need in this world to give us hope for a brighter future, it's monsters.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

When monsters rule the world and balance is restored!!

Monday, February 26, 2007

I'm all about a phat bassline.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

I've always loved Ojibwe art, especially by Anishinaabe artist, Norval Morriseau and the Woodland School of Native Art. These drawings borrow a great amount of their iconography and design. All respect intended.

This was inspired by Chinese poet Li Po (701-762 AD):
You ask me why I make my home in the mountain forest,
and I smile, and am silent,
and even my soul remains quiet:
it lives in the other world
which no one owns.
The peach trees blossom.
The water flows.
More bonsai affection.

Thinking of spring. On the west coast the cherry bloosoms are out in March and are so beautiful. Back in Ontario we still have snow, and they have trees full of flowers.

This image was inspired by a poem by Li Po:

The birds have vanished into the sky,
and now the last cloud drains away.

We sit together, the mountain and me,
until only the mountain remains.

Another old image from long ago and a galaxy far, far away.