Posts by Paul

Current mood in 4 drawings

Quick set of sketches to show my soul crumbling to dust (and hair). Here’s a handy GIF for effect: The initial idea was started a bit differently, as per the drawings below, but ended up overworked to the point of embarrassing oblivion, so it will not be shown here (you’re welcome).

New Podcast: Drinks With Mom

My mom and I started a podcast. Appropriately titled Drinks With Mom, we’re going to get together every so often and try a cocktail or other beverage and chat. The first episode, featuring Manhattans and some discussion about a speeding ticket she once found in my underwear drawer, is up now on all your favourite […]

Lyric video for Dog Is Blue’s “Flightless Birds”

Taught myself some rudimentary After Effects to cobble together this simple lyric video for Dog Is Blue‘s “Flightless Birds,” the lead track from our third full-length album, Dead and Gone. Check out the entire thing here: Or on the streaming service of your choice here:

Stan Rogers cover

This cover of Stan Rogers’ “The Idiot” was recorded while working on a soon-to-be-released Dog Is Blue album. It’s a classic Canadian folk song finished just in time for Canada Day. As usual, the cover image is a digital illustration based on a detail from the original Northwest Passage album artwork from 1981.

Drawing the “Bearded Bandit”

A colleague at the Toronto Star asked me to do some illustrations for her story on infamous Toronto-area bank-robber, the “Bearded Bandit.” Fun fact: he robbed the bank I used as a kid. The result was 3 quick illustrations based on court documents: some items police found in his possession, him getting into his truck […]

High school art

It’s pretty obvious that my life peaked at 16 when I drew this shirtless, winged, motorcycle-riding, lightning-eyed man for my high school art class. At about 18×24″ and all pencil crayon, the original is a spectacle. If anyone has a van and an airbrush, let me know.