Alison Garwood Jones

James Baldwin

Originally published in January 2018 in Blog, Cartoons, Racism, Toronto Illustrators, Visual Storytelling

When the going gets tough, the weak blame. It appears to be a human default setting. I often dream of good deeds, And individually extracting myself from the white man’s shitty record on race. “But you can’t,” Ta-Nehisi Coates told a podscast audience I was part of … “Any more than I can get out […]

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Living in a success culture

Originally published in January 2018 in Blog, Illustration, Toronto Illustrators

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Student Success Stories

Originally published in January 2018 in Blog, Continuing Education, Social Media Instructor

Illustration by Alison Garwood-Jones If you are on this page because you’re thinking of enrolling in my U of T  Digital Strategy course this winter, I can see you! Seriously. I’m glad you stopped by. Whenever I take a course — I took Creating Comics and Graphic Novels (2489) last fall — I always Google […]

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Sixties style

Originally published in January 2018 in Blog, Toronto Illustrators

In this New Year’s Instagram Trunk Show, I’m modelling a tunic from Pierre Cardin’s Cosmocorps Collection from 1967. Monsieur Cardin turns 96 this July. I hope he still gets a charge from a needle pulling thread like I do from his space age designs and those kooky sixties model poses.

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Kitchen prep

Originally published in January 2018 in Blog, Toronto Illustrators

In my latest adventure, I worked as a kitchen prep cook at The Merchant Taps & Tavern. The Christmas season was busy and they needed extra hands. Suiting up in a fresh apron and rubber gloves, I spent each day making 40-lb meatloafs, prepping giant containers of jerk chicken marinade, mixing big bowls of fragrant […]

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