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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Weekends in Toronto

Originally published in July 2022 in Blog

Weekends in Toronto are Beach Time. #Friyay Behind the Scenes: This morning’s video set up involves a ring light, tape, and lots of chopsticks.

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Storytime with Alison

Originally published in July 2022 in Blog

My latest title is a video book for kids. Even though I adore books on paper, I’m obsessed with experimenting with 21st-century publishing formats. I self-published this picture book through my imprint, Pen Jar Productions. Private imprints are another nod to our ever-expanding creative frontiers. When you are the writer, art director, and publisher you […]

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Blue

Originally published in July 2022 in Blog

Joan is not the first to ponder the arc of civilizations. They peak and then they fall. The Romans, the Egyptians, the Sumerians, the Americans. She came of age during a peak. Now she’s observing the fall. Every day, relentless corruption, catastrophe, and systemic failure. The centre isn’t holding. She returns to the very same […]

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Saturday Art Class

Originally published in June 2022 in Blog

If planting a garden is an expression of hope, so is making art. Drawing our fav pets with Nadifa, Isorine and the young women of The Esplanade. Organized by @JamiiEsplanade.

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Mid-Century Modern Memories

Originally published in June 2022 in Blog

My latest commission is personal for two reasons: 1. It’s a digital watercolour drawing of a mid-century modern brick bungalow that my dad, Trevor, designed back in 1966. The home was demolished by a developer in 2017 and replaced with an out-of-the box McMansion. Thomas Allen (whose devotion to Hamilton’s heritage is beyond beyond) described […]

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How I travel

Originally published in February 2022 in Blog

I drew this Italian hillside town with a waterproof Uniball Vision Pen. I dabbed on colour with a small water brush, and a Cotman travel watercolour set. It’s my first time trying a Talens sketchbook (The Netherlands).

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new york, NEW YORK!

Originally published in December 2021 in Blog, Toronto Illustrators

Peg couldn’t believe how dense the skyline was getting.    Illustration by Alison Garwood-Jones – Photo: Getty Images

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