Alison Garwood Jones

Wednesday Sketches

Originally published in August 2022 in Blog, Illustration, Toronto Illustrators

It’s an oddball mix today showing the pulse of humanity.

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Friyay

Originally published in August 2022 in Blog, Toronto Illustrators

 Joni does James! She feels good. Playing with the technology of the Reface app. Oh the things we can do! #Friyay

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Monetize That

Originally published in July 2022 in Blog, Comic, Toronto Illustrators

Still one of my favourite episodes from “Monetize That,” my comic strip that unpacks success culture. This episode was first published in 2019 — before Covid. It feels like it has found its footing even more profoundly in our current moment.

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Be An Agitator

Originally published in July 2022 in Blog, Toronto Illustrators

Jane Jacobs’ persistence moved mountains. She was dismissed in multiple ways: For not being an academic Of being “a troublemaker” Of being a “liberal agitator” For being a woman And finally, when nothing else worked, for being “wanton.” Yes, even Jane was accused of being an office slut by her managing editor at Iron Age magazine. […]

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Does your boss make you work weekends?

Originally published in July 2022 in Blog, Toronto Illustrators

It’s important that our bosses and clients don’t set Monday deadlines that pressure us into working on the weekends. (Working for yourself is another story). By speaking up en masse, we can steer our culture into recognizing that weekends are sacred time that are meant to be spent how we see fit: napping, doing laundry, […]

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Your ancestors are cheering you on

Originally published in July 2022 in Blog, Surface Design, Toronto Illustrators

After your folks die, you spend years going through what remains. Sometimes what you discover makes you feel as if your relatives are wooting and cheering from the great beyond. To wit: I vaguely recall my family saying that my grandmother owned and operated a small restaurant in London in the 1950s. The Pier Restaurant […]

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Reaction to the Great Backslide

Originally published in June 2022 in Blog, Toronto Illustrators

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Virginia and Alice: A Zine

Originally published in May 2022 in Blog, Toronto Illustrators

A zine about two writers trying to write.

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Working For Free

Originally published in April 2022 in Blog, Toronto Illustrators

Building your castle on someone else’s land is deceptively simple and attractive … until the landlord changes the terms on you. Etsy sellers are facing a 30% hike in their transaction fees. The plugins exist to go out on your own. Sure, it will take time, but what you get back in pride and ownership […]

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Choose Your Life

Originally published in April 2022 in Blog, Toronto Illustrators

A friend of Benjamin’s parents took him aside and bestowed upon him his best piece of career advice. “Just one word, Benny: Rebar.” #Toronto #CondoBoom #ShitTonOmoney #ChooseYourLife

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