Sometime in early 2014 I stumbled upon Piper Thibodeau’s work through the @Sketch_Dailies twitter feed. I easily found my way to her enormous portfolio gallery on DeviantART. I became an instant fan. I quickly realized that Piper was posting a new piece of art for me to enjoy every day. Then I clued in that she had been doing a daily painting… Every day… For (at the time) five hundered-plus days.
I’ll let that sink in for a second.
Fast forward to today and Piper is celebrating her 1000th Daily Painting!
Last summer I had the opportunity to get to know Piper on an interview we did on Comics Coast to Coast. Since then, we have been keeping in touch online and it has been fantastic to see her career take off to include design and illustration work for major houses in television animation and children’s book publishing.
It’s always a great feeling to see an artist as talented and as driven as Piper succeed in what can be an extremely tough industry. What’s more is the incredible, positive example she sets for others and the inspiration she spreads throughout the art communities that she is a part of.
I know she’s a huge inspiration for me.
On to 1001.
Where can you find Piper’s work? Everywhere!
- Piper on DeviantART
- Piper on Twitter
- Piper’s art on Facebook
- Daily Paintings Patreon – Support her work!
- Comics Coast to Coast Episode 209 (July, 2014) – Our interview with Piper!
What are you doing this weekend? You’re coming to the Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival!
DCAF is a fantastic, fun comic annual event put on by Strange Adventures here in Dartmouth. It’s easy to find at the Alderney Landing on the waterfront. It’s easy to get to via bus or ferry – the ferry will literally drop you off at the event – and it’s FREE!
I will be there with Artist Edition Starcrossed books, prints and sketches. You can find me at Table 28. There are a ton of fantastic comic artists and illustrators and local comic shops all attending.
Bring your friends, bring your kids and bring your inner geek!
On our latest interview, we chat with storyboard artist and cartoonist Kyu-Bum Lee about his his artistic interests and goals, his career in the Canadian animation industry and his sexy pinup drawings. You can see some of Kyu’s fantastic and fun work here. Heads up! Some of his illustrations are not safe for work.
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I’m a little behind in sharing what we’ve been up to over at Comics Coast to Coast. It’s been a busy summer!
Two weeks ago we interviewed Peter Wartman the artist behind Over The Wall (2013) and Stonebreaker, currently updating online at StonebreakerComic.com. We talked about his background in design, inspirations, process, and… Transformers. Because it’s always good to talk about Transformers.
- Our interview with Peter
- ShipWreckPlanet.com Peter’s website
- Stonebreaker (From the beginning.)
- Over The Wall (From the beginning.)
Just last week on episode 242 we sat down with the passionate Chris Schweizer. Schweizer writes and draws the historical fiction graphic novel series The Crogan Adventures and recently published 555 Character Drawings a sketchbook of personal work. Chris has a love for history and marries it with his love of visual storytelling.
Don’t miss this one!
- Our interview with Chris
- The Crogan Adventures
- Chris’ Online Store
- Chris on Twitter
- Chris on Tumblr
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Here’s a video where myself, Brian and Matt explain things in a bit more detail.
Last week on Comics Coast to Coast we talked to local Halifax comic artist James Neish about his work, growing up in the Philippines and exploring his Canadian heritage. We dig into what inspires James, what he’s setting out to accomplish, and most importantly, what he loves about making comics.
If you enjoy the interview, keep an eye out for the launch of our Patreon page over the next week or so.
Last summer I was brought on board by Susan Gallant to help design the prototype for the first character in a line of plush toys called Come Along Critters aimed at kids who have parents who travel a lot for work. Stan The Moose was born out of what I feel is one of my favorite collaborations with a client to date.
You can read more about Stan and the world of Come Along Critters on their website.