I never imagined it could happen to me. 

It started with a phone call

Some of it was funny.

A lot of it wasn't.

I needed to heal. I used my art.

Here is a 1-minute excerpt from my talk.

“So engaging, informative and personal. I think the event is worthy of a Ted talk.”  BEVERLY SHAFFER, Oscar-winning Director

"A brilliant and memorable way to learn!”  TERRY GANDELL, Educational Consultant

"Made me feel the value of life.” 
CAROLINE LEAF, Animator and Painter

"A gem, artistic, poetic, emphatic, and medically coherent." 
DR. PETER BOGATY,  Director Montreal Cardiology Clinic

"Larry David meets the Dalai Lama.

Please scroll down for other talks I have given


SICAF 2013 (Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival) SOUTH KOREA

SICAF Programmer and Manger Kyung Hwa LEE (Kaye) and professor and superb animator Mike Ngyuen.


BookFest Windsor 2012

Panel Discussion "PICTURING THE STORY"
(me, far left) (Alexander Finbow, middle) (moderator Karolyn Hart)
Glad to have been part of this excellent literary event!

Speaking to crowd at Roy Thomson Hall in TO


Celebrating Canada in UAE

2006 Invited to Abu Dhabi by the Canadian Embassy there to 'Celebrate Canada' in the UAE with other illustrators, authors and performers.

I'd like to include a small piece written by acclaimed Ottawa-based writer, Rachna Gilmore, who attended this uplifting event and expressed so eloquently what we all felt:
"We brought and shared stories from around the world because Canada is a nation of people from around the world...Sharing our stories is a way of making connections; it is as symbolic and powerful as sharing bread , and a celebration and affirmation of our common humanity."



Pastels from THE SWEATER

Illustrations from THE HOCKEY SWEATER

Illustrations from THE BOXING CHAMPION

Illustrations from THE LONGEST HOME RUN

Illustrations from THE FLYING CANOE
Illustrations from KISHKA FOR KOPPEL