Alison Garwood Jones

Creativity requires solitude

Originally published in January 2019 in Blog, Comic, Illustration, Toronto Illustrators

In my latest comic, I imagine a conversation between two generations of writers. Virginia Woolf and Alice Munro discuss the challenges of being a writer when you’re a woman. It’s been 90 years since Woolf published, A Room of One’s Own, and 51 years since Munro wrote her short story, “The Office.” I brought them […]

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Marie

Originally published in January 2019 in Blog, Profile,

At a time when jaws were agape over Farrah & Cheryl, I had Marie. Because of her, I bobbed & conditioned my hair, worked harder on my smile, & took up figure skating. I also committed to perfecting the sassy comeback with my brothers. #BrunettesInAWorldOfBlondes, #GoingCoconuts

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Morning memories

Originally published in January 2019 in Blog, Illustration, Toronto Illustrators

Shell hunting on the Isle of Guernsey, 1951.

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Student Success Stories

Originally published in January 2019 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 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 the instructor. […]

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