Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Ghost Shoes

Hey friends!
I recently had to fill some space in my living room and threw this Ghost Shoe pair together.

They are friendly ghosts who remind us all that a little foot pain is worth the look.

xox Alex

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Introducing Mark Clennon

Hi friends,
The past long weekend in Toronto was beyond beautiful. I spent most of it outdoors in parks, beaches, and markets.
I was asked by my friend Mark Anthony Clennon to draw some simple text (specifically, his lyrics) on his body for an upcoming photo shoot for his album release.
It was a pleasure and Mark is one of the cutest/ nicest/ funniest people I know. He is super talented and sings like an angel.
The task was simple; my handwriting in lowercase, uppercase, and handwriting. The outcome looked like faint tattoos. I used a Faber-Castell felt tip pen in black.

My curly hair and claw-like hand drawing on Mark

The shoot took place all over Queen Street East, Mark's neighborhood. This is below the Broadview Bridge.

Photos by Nico Stinghe 
Listen to Mark's music here

Monday, May 7, 2012

My First TCAF Experience & Swag

Amazing necklace made by Ginette Lapalme. I've had my heart on this illu for a long time. Sexy tent.

E.T sticker by Ginette Lapalme

Ginette Lapalme tiny zine


My print of Mrs. Doubtfire by Mike Mitchell, one of my favourite illustrators going right now. I was so surprised to see his stuff at TCAF. I most definitely embarrassed myself by how happy I was to see his work.

He asked if I wanted him to draw me something on the back of his postcard and I think my response was "OHMYGAWDYESOFCOURSEILOVEYOUHAVEMYBABIES"

The most delicate book I own now. Illustrated by my friend Selena Wong, this is the most detailed, stunning and romantic case study on rabbits ever. Ugh. I love it.  Go buy it.


This caught my eye at the fair because of the obvious (my city ya'lls) but looking inside I knew I had to buy it. I work on Queen Street West and live near Sherbourne, riddled with tons of shelters. This book shows the areas of interest of each "character" and showcases their personality and traits in a funny way. Although a bit crass (calling one the "Retarded Crackhead", it is a great collection of actual Torontonians.

He personalized it! This had to be my favourite part of coming to TCAF, interacting with artists and getting something direct from the artist rather than through an intermediary.

inside, my favourite, Zanta. 

Pencil from Jim Mezei, a really nice friendly tall blonde lad who loves to draw outdoorsy boy stuffs. 

Zine from my LFF (little friend forever. Seriously guys she is 4'10) Lisa Vanin. She is really talented, funny, and deep.


TCAF totally inspired me to hike up my britches and WERK. I really want to be apart of TCAF 2013 and I have a comic in my brain that needs to be put on paper.

Love yous.