I have an edition of 20 signed and and numbered 6 colour screen prints of the snowy owl painting from Northwest Passage available. I'll be setting up an online store in the coming weeks, in the meantime feel free to email me if are interested in one of these! My friends at Kid Icarus here in Toronto did a great job! Here are some photos of the printing process!
WHEN THE MOON COMES
ILLUSTRATED BY MATT JAMES
Publisher: Tundra Books
In this atmospheric story, a group of kids play hockey on a frozen lake by moonlight. At once nostalgic and timely, this is a gorgeous book that will speak to readers young and old.
The beaver flood has finally frozen--perfect ice, without a bump or a ripple. For the kids in town, it's Christmas in November. They wait, impatiently, for the right moment.
Finally, it arrives: the full moon.
They huff and puff through logging trails, farms, back roads and tamarack swamps, the powdery snow soaking pant legs and boots, till they see it--their perfect ice, waiting.
And the game is on.
When the moon Comes is steeped in tradition and nostalgia: for hockey, for childhood, for a simpler time. The beauty of the text is matched by the brilliant, rich illustrations that wonderfully capture the magic of a moonlit night in winter.
Earlier this month I spent a magical week in the Northwest Territories. I spent a few hours each day hanging out and making art with students from Tuktoyaktuk,Aklavik, Inuvik and Yellowknife. What a trip! Beauty.
Waterloo Region Record on Jan. 11/14
I was the 2013 artist for the TD Summer Reading Club. I created more than 100 images for print and the web. Here are a few of my favourites.
A fun afternoon spent with my filmy pal, Chris. The results weren't exactly spectacular, but here they are anyhow. Kinda cool, I think.