Monthly Archives: September 2009

A quick slogan/logo for TGBA

Today I made a little something for a podcast of a very special friend of mine. Two Guys Being Animals always have the most ridiculous slogans and so I while listening to their latest podcast I decided to make them a little bit of a logo for one of their slogans. It was done pretty quickly, but it came out ‘books’ nevertheless I think. Maybe if they like it, I’ll make them a logo based on this, but better. We’ll see.I figured I have to start my actual sketchblog off somehow right. Well, there’s no better time than now. TGBA make your Sundays Fundays

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News: I will be reading at the ‘Word on the Street Festival’ again this year!

Yey! I will be reading in the 'Raise-a-Reader' corner again!

Yey! I will be reading in the 'Raise-a-Reader' corner again!

I will once again have the pleasure  to be part of the annual Word on the Street Festival! This year it will take place Sunday September 27th. It will be as always at Library Square downtown (in front of the Vancouver Public Library), and as last year, I will be part of the ‘Raise-a-Reader’ Tent. I will be reading my new book ‘Paulina P. for Petersen’ at 3.20 pm.

Also reading in the Raise-a-Reader’ corner this year is one of my very favorite illustrators ever Julie Morstad who made the loveliest set of ABC cards for Simply Read Books! I have actually never heard her read anything, so I will be sure to be there at 12.20pm which is when she is scheduled to read her ABC cards. Reading ABC cards, that should be very amusing! There will also be several other authors and illustrators from Simply Read Books at the Raise-a-Reader tent this year, which is great! You can check the Word on the street webpage for more info regarding the schedule, map, and for information on the other readers and performers and activities that will take place. I had a great time last year, and I will be sure to take my camera along this year, something I failed to do in the past! Hope to see you there!

Ps: one of my favorite parts of the Festival is the ‘Word under the Street’ which is dedicated to local alternative Comic book, Graphic Novel and Zine artists! Last year I got to meet Peter Bagge which is pretty dang cool in my books… well, not in my books literally but you know what I’m saying… hopefully. :)

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News: Performance ‘Show & Tell’ at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Admission ticket to the 'Show & Tell'

Admission ticket to the 'Show & Tell'

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For the Vancouver Art Gallery’s inaugural ‘Family Fuse Weekend’ June 13th& 14th, a weekend dedicated to exploring contemporary art and culture through participatory and interdisciplinary activities, including performances and workshops; I had the luck of being asked to do a performance revolving around Cities and Neighbourhoods, since this was the theme of the first Family Fuse.

What I came up with was a presentation called ‘Lisa & Pancake’s Neighbourhood Award Show & Tell’, which consisted of me showing and explaining various awards that me and my dog Pancake made and gave out over a period of time in and around our neighbourhood for categories such as for example: ‘Coolest Neighbour’, ‘Meanest Cat on the block’, ‘Best Toy’, ‘Radest Security’, ‘Place I will go to more’ etc… The idea is to take a look at your surroundings, and by coming up with fun awards to give out to you can make someone happy, a place more special, and just on the by learn a lot about the people and places that make up your neighbourhood.

I also made a pamphlet to accompany this presentation that explains in four easy steps how to make your very own version of our presentation. It’s called ‘Lisa & Pancake’s Guide to making your own Neighbourhood Awards’. You can click on it here to download and print out the pdf for free! It’s fun to make and give out awards, and it’s fun to get awards too so go on and give it a try! Also, send me some photos per  e-mail if you do a presentation of the awards you give out and the people and places that received them, or if you live in Vancouver, feel free to invite me to your presentation! I would love to attend!

Make your own Neighbourhood Awards_The Guide

At this point I should also mention that my dog Pancake was not allowed to be part of the real presentation, but I did find a very excellent replacement in the form of my friend Heidi Nagtegaal who was cool enough to play the part of Pancake for the weekend wearing the dog mask I fashioned for this occasion. Thank you Heidi for being such a good sport!

Here is a pretty rough video of a good chunk of one of the presentations we did as well as some photos of the weekend and presentations.

Some of the Activities and Performances of the day, including us.

Some of the Activities and Performances of the day, including us.

Me during a 'Neighbourhood Award Show and Tell' presentation.

Me during a 'Neighbourhood Award Show and Tell' presentation.

The team: Heidi aka Pancake and me doing our presentation

The team: Heidi aka Pancake and me doing our presentation

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What it would have looked like if you were sitting in the audience

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Answering questions and hanging out with kids after the presentation.

Reading 'The Day it All Blew Away' with some really sweet kids.

Reading 'The Day it All Blew Away' with some really sweet kids.

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Heidi, Stew who came for moral support wearing the Pancake mask, and me.

Kristen Roos, Cris Derksen, Heidi Nagtegaal.

Kristen Roos, Cris Derksen, Heidi Nagtegaal.



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