Posted in Latest Site Updates on December 21, 2009 by Vec
|The Imagyn Film Festival (IFF) is a student film festival against gendered violence. Gendered violence is any type of violence that targets a specific gender. For example, bullying and sexual harassment are common forms of gendered violence. IFF was established by the Women’s Studies Department at Laurier University in 2009 and held again in 2010. The festival features film screenings of work submitted by high school and post-secondary students, workshops, community speakers and panel discussions.
I was asked to design IFF’s 2009 promotional poster. The organizers wanted solid colours and a comic-style illustration to give visual weight and prominence to the poster. This is an example of where illustration can stand out against a sea of posters and capture the target audience’s attention.
Posted in Latest Site Updates on December 12, 2009 by Vec
The first panel of the intent worksheet.
Legal concepts tend to be abstract and difficult for children and youth to understand. To help explain such concepts to children and youth, the Ontario Justice Education Network asked me to illustrate three short educational comics on the legal concepts of mens rea (intention or knowledge or wrongdoing) and actus reus (guilty act). The comics elucidate the relationship between the two by depicting different types of mens rea and actus reus.
The comics explain two types of mens rea (intention and willful blindness) along with a scenario of no mens rea. Intention is when a person intends to commit the actus reus. Willful blindness is when a person knows the act is probably illegal but ignores the illegality of it. In some circumstances, a crime was committed with no intent in which case mens rea is not present.
OJEN believes that education is a vital component in creating a justice-literate society which, in turn, helps to reduce criminal activity. Visit the OJEN website to find out more about the great work it does: www.ojen.ca/