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Sunday, June 15th, 2008

acrylic and permanent marker on canvas, 24\

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acrylic and permanent marker on canvas, 24"x30"

A new painting! I'm working on a few paintings of old toys; this was the best drawing I've come up with so far. Lots of junk in the basement to inspire me.
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More paintings? You bet.

Sunday, July 6th, 2008
2\' x 2\'; acrylic and permanent marker on canvas The dog is driving my car (hmph). 2'x2'; acrylic and permanent marker on canvas. Based on some childhood toys - I found the dog in the car in the garage of the playhouse; guess I left it like that years ago. 2\' x 2.5\'; acrylic and permanent marker on canvas The Cotton Club. 2'x2.5'; acrylic and permanent marker on canvas. 2\' x 4\'; acrylic on wood ROM Puffins. 2'x4'; acrylic on wood. Awesome frame built by Mr. Keating. Based on a drawing I did at the ROM last September. Yes, it's been a slow couple of weeks for comics, but I have been productive. Here are some more paintings! Alright!  
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Mini Comic and the Comic Con!

Saturday, August 16th, 2008
Alright! Comic Con was super fun, super crowded, and the trip was super short. I also used the word “super” a lot. While checking in at a hotel, for example. That has stopped. I made it to a few awesome panels - a comics creator panel (with Mignola, Morrison, Fraction, Lee, and a few others), a graphic novel panel (with Tomine, Modan, Robinson, plus more), a cartoon voices panel (with Billy West), and a Kevin Smith panel about his next movie, Zack and Miri Make a Porno. We also went to a very funny Penny Arcade Q&A, and a comics podcasting panel, with the ISR b’ys in attendence. I also picked up a couple of new books and got a few autographs. Most folks drew a little picture for me - I’ll have to scan some and post later. I picked up several mini-comics and managed to give away a few of my own, which was awesome. If you’d like to get your paws on one, leave a comment or send me an e-mail and I’ll hook you up. How’s 2 bucks sound? Make it $3 if I have to mail it to you. It is very nicely packaged, and the cover has a lovely texture. 29 pages of new comics in one sweet pamphlet. Here are a few choice pics from the trip! Scott illustrated a book, Chopper Zombie, which launched at the Con. You can pick it up at any fine comics retailer near you. And you should! It looks awesome and gruesome!  
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My heart skips a beat

Monday, August 18th, 2008
Here is my first piece of two-dimensional fan art, by the lovely Paul Tucker. Drawn at the Art Marathon over the weekend. The 3-D version of the characters can be seen here. So awesome.
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Sharing my wares

Friday, September 5th, 2008
Check it - The Leyton Gallery website has had a lovely makeover. Now you can visit and see some high-quality images of my paintings and prints. As well as work from my fellow artists at the gallery. Hooray!
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Gettin’ ‘er done

Friday, October 10th, 2008
Well, I've finally found a studio space and I'm working on stuff for my Eastern Edge show in January. Here's the basic idea: January 10th - February 21st, 2009 JENNIFER BARRETT (NL): Werebears and Only Children. A multi-media installation including painting, sculpture and video projection based on a comic strip, Werebears and Only Children. The paintings from the comic strip are presented in the gallery on scale and at viewing height to sculptural characters of the comic strip itself. These characters then end up critiquing themselves. The sculptural figures are approximately 4 feet tall complete with speech bubbles where video dialogue ensues. I will be showing with performance artist Cindy Baker of Saskatoon. And here is a sneak peek:
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