Toronto Comics Art Festival

Jewish Comics Anthology is showing our work at TCAF – The Toronto Comics Art Festival and I will be there  to sign copies of the book and talk about the  artistic process. I hope to see you all there Saturday May 9th 3 PM to 5 PM at  Toronto Reference Library 

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) exists to promote the breadth and diversity of comics, and what is considered comics, as a legitimate medium of literary and artistic worth. We seek to promote the creators of these works in their broad and diverse voices, for the betterment of the medium of comics and to reach as wide an audience for them as possible.

Illustration thesis process

Illustration representing the artificial importation of cats to Greece that lead to cats becoming a prominent part of the greek tourist culture and historic landmarks and landscapes.

Illustration demonstrating the migration of manatees into the Florida coast due to global warming that is resulting in colder arctic waters that make the manatees seek warmer waters and in particular into factory dump site pools. I took a humorist anthropomorphized approach for this series that is aimed to draw attention in a comical lighter astatic to the adaptations that animals make to human made infrastructures.


I have been nominated on Facebook to participate in the 5 DAY ART CHALLENGE, where an artists is challenged to upload 3 pieces a day for 5 days and they nominated a fellow artists everyday to join the inactive. I really annoyed this opportunity to re observe some of the work I have done and thought it would be nice to include the work I upload in my Artist Blog for you guys to enjoy.

Digital process work from “Ode to the Onion”

Digital process work from “Ode to the onion” that I document as I was designing the characters for my animation, here is a peak into the making of the animation Ode to the onion, and into my process work.

A short description of how I work: I start my process in pencil, I draw all my uncial sketches by hand, and  then I scan my illustration go over it digitally, I use photoshop, Illustrator and then After effects to animate my work and bring it to life. 

Here are some screen grabs of the process,

Liat Shalom