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more ladies [May. 20th, 2011|04:14 pm]
colleen macIsaac
Jane Jacobs, urban community planner and activist, author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities.


Frances (Fanny) Wright, feminist, freethinker, and writer.

And a little comic the I posted on my wordpress blog last week but forgot to post here:

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TCAF COMICS [May. 13th, 2011|01:21 am]
colleen macIsaac
TCAF? Yes, it was incredible. Here's some quick and dirty hourly-comic- day-style TCAF comics! It was partly to tell a few pre-TCAF anecdotes, so it gets a lot shorter as it goes on, but anyway....here it is!


This was my second year at TCAF, and it was a truly wonderful time. Chris Butcher and the TCAF team do such a fantastic job, and the volunteers never fail to amaze me. I wanted to link to some websites of all the great people that I met, got to hang out with again, or chatted with briefly and wished that I had more time to hang out with. My apologies to those whose names I misspelled in the comic -- looking it over again, I see there are a few.

So, some amazing people, listed in order of appearance in the comic. Please check out their work if you haven't already, as there's a heck of a lot of talent in them there links.
Robin McConnellJason Turner, Ed Brisson, Brian Evinou, Joe Decie, Jordyn Bochon, Tim Carpenter, Rosemary Travale, Craig Ardnt, Miriam Libicki (and Mike Yoshioka), Stephanie Mannheim, Kate Drwecka, Lior Zaltzman, Colleen Frakes, Jess Fink, Kyla Vanderklugt, Mike Holmes, Faith Erin Hicks, Tim Larade, Love Love Hill, Jordan Bursach (and Madeline Boyce), Saicoink + Arabesque, Dave Roman, Raina Telgemeier, Victoria Lyasota, Michelle Kay, Jesse Jacobs, Brian Fukushima, Emily Carroll, and Kate Craig.  

TCAF! Why are you so good? I have a feeling it is because of a lot of hard work by a lot of great people.
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Pictures and Spring Flights [Apr. 29th, 2011|05:00 pm]
colleen macIsaac
Halifax Crafter's Spring Flight this weekend! And then TCAF the next! May, you are a whirlwind month of awesome things.

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painting round-up and a lucky find [Apr. 6th, 2011|04:09 pm]
colleen macIsaac
More portraits:

Gloria Hollister Anable (American explorer and conservationist)

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Also, last week I made a really lucky discovery in a local thrift shop: a letter signed by Robertson Davies tucked in between the pages of a play that he wrote in 1954. I wrote about it here and scanned the letter, if you'd like to have a look.
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green things [Mar. 17th, 2011|12:28 pm]
colleen macIsaac
Painting round-up!

plus, some ladies and an illustration fridayCollapse )
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Valentina and Amelia [Mar. 8th, 2011|06:06 pm]
colleen macIsaac
Valentina Tereshkova:

Amelia Bloomer:

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lines and ladies [Mar. 4th, 2011|11:42 am]
colleen macIsaac
Some things from the past week:

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Trying to write more, draw more, paint more, post more.
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(no subject) [Feb. 24th, 2011|09:21 am]
colleen macIsaac
Working on a little portrait series amongst other work. Nothing fancy, just a little fun project.

I give you Isabella Bird.

Also, I never posted it here, but I did Hourly Comic Day a little while ago.
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Illustration Friday - winter [Dec. 27th, 2010|11:01 am]
colleen macIsaac
Out of the blue, here is an Illustration Friday based off of a little old lady I saw walking down the street the other day, valiantly pulling her cart through the snow, bent over so she was shaped like an "L".

Also, I did some drawings for our local weekly The Coast this week.

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Hope everyone is having a lovely month!
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seasoning [Dec. 3rd, 2010|12:39 pm]
colleen macIsaac
Every year I try and make a set of screenprinted cards to send out to people.
Here's a version of the one I made last year:

If you'd like me to send you a card, I just finished printing a new design yesterday, and they are looking for homes! Comment with your address (I'll screen the comments so no one else will see), and then keep your eye on the mailbox!

Also, the Halifax Crafter's Winter Carnival Handmade Market is this weekend on Saturday and Sunday, and I shall be there selling my wares! 11-6 at the Olympic Centre.
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branches [Oct. 31st, 2010|12:46 pm]
colleen macIsaac
hey, why not.

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from beyond the grave [Oct. 29th, 2010|01:22 pm]
colleen macIsaac
Did you think I was gone forever?
Not quite, not quite.

A small Hallowe'en comic, as that time is almost upon us:

And, if you are in Halifax, I am performing in An Evening of Grand Guignol. It's a production of three short plays from the French theatre of horror (and comedy), and they are pretty dang fun (and seasonally appropriate) so if you are around town you should come and check them out!

Also, if you are looking for me, I'm over here a lot.
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Illustration Friday: Paisley [Jun. 22nd, 2010|10:53 am]
colleen macIsaac
Basically these things are all just watercolour doodles.

and a picard back here, but this time it is of the jean-luc varietyCollapse )

I've been working on a bunch of things recently; one of those things is a new website design! I am saying it here in hopes that it motivates me to actually finish it.
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Illo Friday: Trail [Jun. 11th, 2010|09:50 am]
colleen macIsaac
It's been a while.

In other news, looks like there's this website for promoting Atlantic Canadian artists called The Sponge that I was mentioned on. And if you happen to be in Ottawa, there's a few older pieces of mine up at Canteen Gallery at 238 Dalhousie St.
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oh, may! [May. 17th, 2010|11:47 pm]
colleen macIsaac
There are beautiful green trees all around whose leaves seem to double in magnificence each day! The market is full of asparagus and fiddleheads and leeks and small verdant delights. I am working a lot at dayjobs and am full of terrible drawings, but I am trying to get them out of my system, so here are some of the less awful doodly ones:

Yup, still obsessed with those Piccard folks.

another one or two hereCollapse )

Also, I went to TCAF the other weekend! It was a really great experience and I'd love to go again sometime. I met so many amazing people and have a bunch of photos that I need to post but don't have time to sort through as of yet. Special thanks to roomies Jordyn and Tim; we lived together in a fancy hotel LIKE KINGS! I was also very pleased to finally get to meet Rosemary and Craig and Zack and Jordan and Yien and Troy and Brenda and Jeff and Stephanie and Dave and Raina and Phil and many others, whom I will properly link to in a decent post soon. There was also a great Halifax contingent, and I got to see some people I haven't seen in a very long time. So many lovely folks. What an incredible festival!

And speaking of fairs, I'll be at the Crowd Control Sound & Art Fair, which is May 29th, 11:30am-4:30pm at the Bus Stop Theatre. I shall be selling my wares there, including a bunch of new comics and buttons that I made for TCAF. Sweet! (Also I will post about those items soon and provide a way for online people to purchase such things).
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