Everything has changed. A visual world now needs a visual language — a language casting a light into the darkest corners, showing us a way  forward. That new language is Illustrationism: a movement and event focused on partnerships and collaboration.

You are among an elite group invited to participate in this invite-only event, featuring a full day of discussion, networking and heroic acts of creative inspiration. Hosting over 200 professionals from design, media, and entertainment industries, the action-
packed day will explore new models of creative idea building. Our diverse panel of business leaders, design innovators, and inspiring image creators acts as an idea generator throughout the day, sparking collaborative activities and new creative partnerships.

We cap off the day’s events with an exhibition of Sheridan College’s 2012 Illustration Grads. We invite you, a VIP participant, to join the industry leading professionals attending the evening show.


Sheridan College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

2008 BAA Illustration Grad Show – Thursday, April 24th & 25th, 7pm

The Burroughes Building, 639 Queen Street West, Toronto

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Movie Night #7

This week I’ll be showing Jessica Yu’s documentary ‘In the Realms of the Unreal’, detailing the fascinating world of Henry Darger – artist, janitor and novelist.  darger.jpg Don’t miss it! B124, 6pm Friday March 28th 

A This Is Not A Reading Series Event

When was the last time you watched a literary graphic novel come into being? At the launch of Skim, writer Mariko Tamaki and illustrator Jillian Tamaki will discuss the evolution of their widely celebrated book with novelist Jessica Westhead and show slides chronicling the process.— A This Is Not A Reading Series eventpresented by Pages Books & Magazines, Groundwood Books and EYE WEEKLY.

Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen St W, TorontoWed, Mar 26; 7:30pm (doors 7pm) 


SKIM is the nickname of Kimberly Keiko Cameron, a not-slim, would-be Wiccan goth at the centre of the eponymous graphic novel by cousins Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki. Life at a private girl’s school is not easy for Skim at the best of times. When the ex-boyfriend of her classmate Kate commits suicide because he was (maybe) gay, Skim’s world is turned upside down. A grief-stricken school may not seem like fertile ground for a clandestine romance, yet that is exactly what blossoms between Skim and her neo-hippie English teacher, Mrs Archer. Sexual confusion, depression, loneliness, suicide, cliques of popular, manipulative peers – Skim provides a portrait of adolescent angst that is as psychologically blunt as it is visually beautiful.MARIKO TAMAKI is a Toronto-based writer and performer — “a talented writer getting better and better,” says Now magazine. She is the author of Cover Me, True Lies: A Book of Bad Advice, Fake ID, and Emiko Superstar, illustrated by indie comics legend Steve Rolston. Visit her portfolio at  JILLIAN TAMAKI grew up in Alberta and currently lives and works in New York. Her work appears in the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, the Walrus, Maclean’s, and the Village Voice. She has received a number of awards for her editorial illustrations, including a National Magazine Award. For a gallery of her work, visit


Amazing 2nd year Illustration student Jen Pilles (also responsible for creating the zine library at Sheridan) and friends are hosting a zine fair, GETTAZINE, on March 19th.   

  • LIVE MUSIC BY: Mariah Burton, Paul Tjepkma, Sarah D., Jordaan Mason

  • Introduction to Zine Culture workshop at noon!
All day zine sales and activities!

  • Special guests: Broken Pencil Magazine!

  • Wednesday, March 19, 2008

  • Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm

  • Location: Sheridan College Trafalgar Campus, (outside the Connexion)

Movie Night #6


  • 6PM Friday March 14th in B124

The star of “RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK” and the director of “ALIEN” take you on a spectacular journey to the savage world of the year 2019 – this week’s feature is Ridley Scott’s ‘BLADE RUNNER’!  A chilling, bold, mesmerizing, futuristic detective thriller from 1982.

‘For No One…’ Show

Illustration students Bryce Huffman, Peter Yuill & Miles Pasick will have work showing at the Loose Canon Gallery – opening on Friday March 14th, 7 – 10pm  artshowpostercopysm2.jpg 

Signs of Spring Show @ the Gladstone Hotel

The Bepo + Mimi Project presents the third in a series of exhibitions that highlight the creative power inherent in illustration.The 1st Sign of Spring is 16 prominent illustrators from Canada and the USA, exhibiting actual signs inspired by the seasonal transition back to warmth.

  • MARCH 7 – 9, 2008

Featuring Illustrators:  Kathryn Adams, Cathie Bleck, Clemente Botelho, Harvey Chan, Timothy Cook, Sandra Dionisi, Karen Greenberg, Jeff Jackson, Jon Krause, Anita Kuntz, Anson Liaw, Greg Mably, Joe Morse, Thom Sevalrud, Lorraine Tuson and Alexei Vella. first_signs_sm.jpg 

Free Movie Friday #5

The Illustration movie of the week will be:helvetica.jpgHelvetica‘, the documentary about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture.  Stay tuned for when we’re back from the winter term reading week – Ridley Scott’s ‘Blade Runner’ will be up next.

‘Radiant Dark’ Exhibition

Our very own Claire Ironside will have work featured in this group exhibition presented by MADE, at The Burroughes Building, 639 Queen Street West, February 20 – 27, 2008.  Check it out! made_rd_invite.jpg

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