Alison Garwood Jones

I Miss My Mommy: a graphic novel to help orphaned adults through grief

Originally published in April 2024 in Blog, Books, Cartoons, Comic, Graphic Novel, Grief, Illustration, Toronto Illustrators

In her graphic novel, ‘I Miss My Mommy’, Alison Garwood-Jones explores the universality of loss with raw and relatable portraits of life after parental loss.”

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Mother’s Day Grief Survey

Originally published in February 2024 in Blog

Hi Everybody: I want to include you in a story about Mother’s Day. I know many of my friends and colleagues here have gone through the experience of losing your mothers. You’re my people. A lot of you are also doing life without your dads. Like you, I’m an orphaned adult. With your help, I […]

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Learner Profile: Megan Fleming

Originally published in January 2024 in Blog

A look at how continuing education and a plan helped one learner find her dream job.

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Dr. Fei-Fei Li

Originally published in January 2024 in Blog

Computer Scientist Dr. Fei-Fei Li told Kara Swisher in a recent episode of the podcast ,On, that she only feels hopeful about the unleashing of AI across society when she feels she is “participating in the change.” “If people like me and you, Kara  — we’re not powerful or extremely rich [and Dr. Li is a female and […]

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Coffee Talk

Originally published in January 2024 in Blog, Cartoons, Comic

The Sunday Funnies. ~ By Alison Garwood-Jones

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The Evolution of Digital Strategy

Originally published in January 2024 in Blog

Digital Strategy has evolved since 2014, calling for marketers to write a new playbook.

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What Employers Are Looking For

Originally published in November 2023 in Blog, Job Search, Jobs for new graduates

This morning, a smart student reached out and asked if she could join me for Office Hours later this week. She wants to know, “What are employers looking for right now?” People who sign up for my digital strategy and writing courses quickly learn that I believe in the Church of Creativity and Eternal Learning, […]

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Penelope Fitzgerald on Builders & Takers

Originally published in November 2023 in Blog

Occasionally, a novelist comes along who distracts me from my love of biographies. Enter Penelope Fitzgerald, the English novelist and author of The Bookshop. I’ve decided this drawing is her protagonist, Florence Green. Florence’s honest attempts to open a jewell of a bookshop in her seaside English town were destroyed by the coordinated efforts of […]

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November gales

Originally published in November 2023 in Blog

I drew this in the Procreate app using an Apple Pencil. I felt lighter when I finished it.

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Why I Love Old TV Commercials

Originally published in September 2023 in Blog

If you want to time travel back to your parents’ rec room and hang out with your 10-year-old self, play these YouTube compilations of old TV commercials as you go about your day. “Nobody can do it like McDonald’s can”  “Coffee Mate tastes great (repeat)  “Brush your breath, brush your breath, brush your breath with […]

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