First of all, I have to say, I have some pretty awesome friends looking out for me!

Recently, a friend sent me a message on Facebook, you should do this!
(She also heads-upped me on the Georgia Straight cover artist call, I swear she’s my art guardian angel!)

It was a cover artist call for the Growler Magazine, a quarterly publication all about craft beers in Ontario and BC (now with craft cider added- yum!), calling for an artist to illustrate 4 (!!!) covers for them over 2020.

I sent my work off , and got an exciting email back saying they’d love to work with me!
They had seen my strongman/strong beer birthday card in my portfolio, and we based the first cover on that. They do two versions, one for BC and one for Ontario, so for BC, our guy is wearing the traditional lumberjack/mack jacket print suit, and Ontario, a more business-like blue pinstripe suit.

Both editions just came out, you can find them online here (and there *may* be something else coming up with our strongman on it, stay tuned!), I’ve also previously spotted them in the wild at London Drugs and Save On Foods.

SO exciting and such an honour to have been chosen, it’s such a cool publication and I love their vibe!
Now I’m brewing up some ideas for the next edition coming for spring/summer, I have a few ideas that may be a little different and fun!