Yes, I know that’s a slightly offensive joke, but when are the blind going to read it? There ain’t no braille internet! The archeology of my studio continues with stuff far more recently unseen than all those mid-90s X-Men things of last week. This was officially unseen only two years ago, by many thousands and thousands of Canadians, many of them from the “Big Smoke” itself, Toronto. The occasion was the Seventieth birthday of the Big Blue Boy Scout, and our local paper THE TORONTO STAR, asked me for either an article about it or a drawing, I never recall details…but I’m not one to just write something when I could draw it, or not just draw it when I could write it, or something like that, and I ended up doing both.
The art that ran in the paper was nice and big, but there’s a hell of a lot of colour missing when you slap the image onto newsprint. So, although the drawing and article was distributed to well over a hundred thousand households (I’m guessing the Star’s circulation is far over that number, but I’m too lazy to look it up), the art has “never been seen” in its proper, bright and colourful form, until this blog. Up there. At the top. You have to scroll back up.
Click on the image of the newspaper below and it will open in another window large enough to read the article, should you wish (click twice). It’s not a bad article, I mention the words “Jesus” and “Jews” more than you’d expect, but that’s my nature.
I’ve had a life long association with the Toronto Star, not just because I’ve done articles and artwork for them from time to time, and know some editors and reporters socially…but when I was a young child, my father (Charles) was the city editor, and eventually, managing editor of the 60s version of that paper. So the Star is more like “home” than it is just my city’s newspaper. And since I’ve done a few of these illustrations for the Star over the years, I might dig ’em up, and put them here on the blog. You’ve been warned…(cue scary music!)
Ty the Guy
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