Since June is also Pride month, a time of year that is close to my heart and soul, I would like to start off with a throwback link to a project by Toronto's Our Space, collecting personal stories of gay and bisexual men's experiences with the medical system and sexual health. I was deeply honoured to be given the opportunity to draw sketches illustrating these men's personal stories- ranging from the funny and hopeful to the heart-wrenching. (you can read them here)
I've been working with various LGBTQ community organizers and activist organizations around Ontario to create posters promoting their projects, services and campaigns for some years now- long before the Yozhik is Blue Illustration Studio was even a fully realized project in my head- and hope to continue for many years to come.
I would also like to announce my upcoming attendance at Yeticon artist alley- a return visit, but nonetheless very exciting for me! I have many new prints of original artwork on sale this year, and will of course be offering on the spot commissions, as before. Something new this year that I'm especially excited about is the raffle for one free commission- for more details, you'll have to come see my booth! ;)