Sunday, December 26, 2010

Thesis 2

Here are some more images from my thesis that I am currently working on about how the futuristic technologies we may have imagined to be living with at this point in time would only create more problems within our everyday lives.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Here is an animation I made! I'm pretty happy with it, I plan on making this into a web series of 12 episodes that I will work on occasionally. enjoy!

written, animated, drawn, voiced and music by me

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thesis 1

I haven't posted any illustrations on here for a while cause I am currently working on my thesis at art school. Here is one of the images I have done so far for it.

My thesis is to create a series of illustrations proving that the futuristic technologies we may have imagined to be living with at this point in time would only create more problems within our everyday lives.
Here is one more...

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Playing Music (?)

Next to drawing, my favorite thing to do making music. I have been recording music since I was around 9 and have recorded a total of 72 albums so far. Of course most of those are un-listenable messes, I think they show a slow progression into the making of real music. (maybe)
Last year on this day I played my very first concert in front of people. It went well. So well in fact, I decided it was time to start distributing my music to others to see what people thought of it! So after many long nights of working here is a five song ep that I have put together this past year. The plan is to release it in a month or two as a split cassette ep with my friends Armans Frozen Peas, but here is a download of it until then. I also plan on releasing the full length album I have been working for even longer then this sometime later this winter. I'd love to hear what you all think as I am mostly posting this as a learning experience for myself, but also for you all to hopefully enjoy.
Have a nice day!


love Joren

Monday, September 27, 2010

Running Scared

This is my first try at animation for animation class. We had to make a walk cycle. It's short. Enjoy

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Fun With Dirt

Today I experimented with markers, I am trying to come up with some kind of newish style to use for my thesis in September.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Stringed Victory

This is an Illustration I did for and about the CNE.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Futuristic Family Portraits

Some drawings from the series of futuristic family portraits that I made for the "Milk Thistle" show at Function 13.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Brown Shoes Don't Make It

This is a button I designed for Worn Fashion Journal's 10th issue launch party a while ago! sweet!

Oh hey, I also have an art show coming up! It's called "Milk Thistle" and the opening is Saturday July 10th at 7pm at Function 13 which is located at 156 Augusta Avenue. Hope to see you all there! It will be fun I promise!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Extreme Illustration! To The Max!

An illustration for an article about a gym that uses it's employees to intimidate their members into signing up for personal training sessions and manipulates everyone that sets foot within.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Volcano Worshipers Hour

screen printing!

Friday, May 28, 2010


This is my first attempt at screen printing in my summer screen printing class.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Bad Days

Here is the art I made for last night.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Hot Mess Magazine

My wonderful friend Sabrina Scott took time out of her busy life this past March to put together a beautiful, full color, 24 page magazine full of fresh OCAD talent called "Hot Mess". This piece made it into the magazine! There will be a launch party for the very first issue of this magazine tomorrow at The White House Gallery (277.5 Augusta Avenue). Also to celebrate the occasion I will be displaying three new arts that I made today and yesterday at the opening. Everyone in Toronto should come to this cause it's going to be super fun! Doors at 9pm. Hope to see you all there! Also don't forget to grab a copy of the magazine! IT'S FREE!

(cover by Sabrina)

Also, special thanks to everyone who came to visit our TCAF booth thingy! I had a really great time and met tones of cool people!
(photo courtesy of this Jamie guy.)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

TCAF 2010

This Sunday from 11am till 5pm I will have a table (or half a table or something) at the "Small Press Schooner" put together by the good people of Wowee Zonk at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival! Come visit me, buy some books, bring me food. I will be "debuting" 3 brand new books and one collaboration comic with my friend Michael. All books are handmade and hand numbered.

This is what is new...
Diary Excerpts From The Saddest Man Alive Issue #2

Diary Excerpts From The Saddest Man Alive Issue #3


not FUNNY (collaboration with Mike Ellis)

this will be available still too..
Diary Excerpts From The Saddest Man Alive Issue #1

TCAF is at The Toronto Reference Library located at 789 Yonge Street.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

March 22nd 2002

Last night I finished issue two of "Diary Excerpts from the Saddest Man Alive." Here is one page from it...

Friday, April 23, 2010

Two Spot Illustrations

We had to do two spot illustrations regarding two different articles for a travel magazine. (I apologize for the bad scans)

This was for an article about a Swedish town that is collapsing, (literally) and must be moved to another location.

This was made for an article about a town in Japan that separates their recycling into 34 categories.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Movie On The Way Down

For this, our teacher gave us a hand written card that said, "do you like to be in motion pictures TV give us a call" and we had to make a 2 page spread about it as well as including the card in it. I did two.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Observational Sketchbook Volume One

This semester we had to keep an observational sketchbook. Here are some pages from it.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Summer Chills

For Hot Mess Magazine.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Solvestra Solves Everything

We had to make a poster for a pill that solves everything called, "Solvestra". If only it were real :(

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

OCAD Zine Fair

Last night I stayed up really late and wrote and put together a 10 page comic zine for the OCAD zine fair. It will be available tomorrow in the main lobby of 100 McCaul for OCAD's second annual zine fair. It's called "Diary Excerpts From The Saddest Man Alive." There will probably be a very limited quantity, because I haven't made them yet. Wanna buy one? Let me know! I am making more!

Monday, February 15, 2010


For this project we had to make an illustration for the Criterion DVD case of one of my favorite movies Idiocracy. My teacher liked two of my roughs so he told me to do both. I'm happier with the first one then the second one, but I like both actually!

this is the second one,

Monday, February 8, 2010

Diary Excerpts From The Saddest Man Alive: November 18th 1995

Here is a comic I made. I might do a zine/series of bad break-ups starring this guy.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I've Been Having a Hard Time Sleeping Lately.

I've been having a really hard time sleeping these past few nights. Instead of tossing and turning I did this...(see below.) Also here is a drawing for a project I'm doing that I like.