Alison Garwood Jones

Bill Cunningham left us a memoir — oh joy!

April 3, 2018

Bill Cunningham memoir discoveredSource: The New York Times

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Let’s help more

April 3, 2018

Demonizing the Poor illustration by Alison Garwood-Jones

Let’s give what we can: time, encouragement, money, and love.

For those who have much and are still cranky and upset for some unknowable reason, it’s probably because you’re not doing enough for others.

Changing someone else’s sense of what’s possible, changes your own.

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The Bouvier Sisters

March 17, 2018

Jacqueline and Lee Bouvier illustration by Alison Garwood-Jones

Jacqueline and Lee Bouvier, 1951.
Watercolour illustration by Alison Garwood-Jones

 

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Gender equality …

March 12, 2018

Monetize That cartoon by Alison Garwood-Jones

Monetize That cartoon by Alison Garwood-Jones

Monetize That cartoon by Alison Garwood-Jones

Monetize That cartoon by Alison Garwood-Jones

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Missing them

March 3, 2018

Catherine and Trevor Garwood-Jones

 

Catherine and Trevor Garwood-Jones

Catherine, Trevor, Peter and Richard.

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Handrawn social media portraits vs. bitmojis

February 16, 2018

Illustration of Eden Robinson, author

Does your #bitmoji express the real you (even with 1.9 septillion options)?

Not in my books.

Hand-drawn #portraits catch the flutter of your spirit and reveal your hidden strengths way better than the frozen stare of digitized art.

Portrait Sketch by Alison Garwood-Jones

Email me if you’re looking for an illustrated social media profile picture. Because creativity is a part of everyone’s job description today. — P.S. I could even make you a #superhero!

Joe Shuster as Superman, by Alison Garwood-Jones

I’m at alison.garwoodjones@gmail.com

There, I’m done shilling.

#gigeconomy #drawing #doodling #graphicvisualizer #marketing #branding #freshperspectives #YourCreativePotential #creativemindset

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Pinecones

February 12, 2018

Pinecones and Berries Painting by Alison Garwood-Jones

Bluebird winter day. #illustration #watercolour #nature

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Homemade brush holder

February 10, 2018

Joe Shuster illustration by Alison Garwood-Jones, with homemade brush holder

My brushes kept rolling off my desk. Then I remembered that old salt dough recipe from First Grade, and I baked a brush holder! In this sketch, it’s Joe Shuster, co-creator of #Superman.

Most Americans don’t realize Superman sprung from a Canadian brain. But it makes sense to us. We’re quiet, we’re strong, and we have eachother’s backs — all the qualities that Clark Kent and Superman have.

America would never have created such a bland, straight arrow.

#SuperHeroes #pentelbrushpen #watercoloursketch #toronto #canadianheroes

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James Baldwin

January 29, 2018

James Baldwin cartoon by Alison Garwood-JonesWhen 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 of being black.”
OK then, this I know: putting others down to raise yourself Up lowers everyone.
Look, it’s burning up my fair countenace with frustration that this madness persists!
If democracy is civilized disagreement,
Then I disagree with history’s stance on race.
Get some new thoughts, fair ones.

Cartoon Bubble Sources:

I Am Not Your Negro, by Raoul Peck
Remember This House, an unfinished manuscript by James Baldwin
The Fire Next Time, by James Baldwin
WTF Podcast with Marc Maron, Episode 878.

 

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Living in a success culture

January 20, 2018

My Mother Died, cartoon by Alison Garwood-Jones

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