Posted in Latest Site Updates on March 13, 2010 by Vec
|The Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) is a national organization working to improve the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS and to increase Canadians’ awareness of HIV/AIDS through advocacy, education, programming and services.
CAS held Leading Together 2010: The 6th Canadian HIV/AIDS Skills Building Symposium in early March 2010, drawing a variety of people from the Canadian HIV/AIDS community. People attending the symposium exchanged information, skills and experiences to devise new directions for HIV/AIDS research and support.
I facilitated one of over 60 workshops at the symposium. My workshop, Educational Comics and HIV/AIDS Awareness, explained how comics can be used as educational tools in campaigns and in programs to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS. I provided a brief overview of HIV/AIDS comics, explained why comics are good educational tools, gave some criteria on how to make a good educational comic and outlined how comic workshops can be used in activity-based programs to help people living with HIV/AIDS.
Check out these websites to learn more about HIV/AIDS in Canada.
Canadian AIDS Society: www.cdnaids.ca
Posted in Latest Site Updates on March 01, 2010 by Vec
Yes it did. Hit After Hit was a compilation of truly horrible 80s one hit wonders that my oldest sister "rediscovered" in the late 90s. She decided to play it for me and I still own the tape out of nostalgia.
Posted in Latest Site Updates on February 28, 2010 by Vec
In 2009, I contributed some illustrations to the online-food magazine Spezzatino. Spezzatino is published by the Healthy Food Bank and has a unique format in that each volume is themed around one food. The goal of the magazine is to accumulate an encyclopedic resource that covers the history, cultural significance, production and cooking of healthful foods.
My first contribution was to the magazine’s sixth volume which was themed on plant- based diets. The illustration was a 17 x 11 inch two-page spread for Elizabeth Harnett’s article Eat Your Greens: Plant-Based Eating and the Environment. The image depicts the article’s topic: the relationship between plant-based diets and ecological health. I used acrylics and ink in the rendering.
My second contribution consisted of 3 coffee illustrations for Siobhain Crowley’s article A Coffee Affair. With this issue’s theme being coffee, Crowley wrote a humourous account of her love affair with her favourite neighbourhood coffee shops along with their unique connoisseurs, styles and atmospheres. Each illustration captures the mood of a particular café. These illustrations were done in ink and pencil crayon.
Proceeds from the magazine’s sales go to the Healthy Food Bank. The money is used to purchase fresh produce and nutritious food for people in need across North America.
The Healthy Food Bank: www.healthyfoodbank.com