Tuesday, December 27, 2011

:: jason kidd challenge ::

jason kidd challenge

This week's Caricaturama Showdown 3000 challenge is NBA super star Mr. Jason Kidd! I really really wanted to incorporate the "Maverick M" on his forehead, but it proved too much...

Regardless, I am really enjoying drawing for fun again. I could seriously play with all these wonderful shapes and textures all day long.

Thanks for dropping by :)

Friday, December 23, 2011

:: Happy Holidays ♥ Hilary + Steph ::

:: Happy Holidays ♥ Hilary + Steph ::

Seasons Greetings from both of us. We hope that you and your family enjoy the holiday spirit. Looking forward to seeing you in 2012!

♥ Hilary & Steph

Thursday, December 15, 2011

:: bruce lee challenge ::

bruce lee challenge

Very sorry for the lack of posts, but I'm back! AND I've been busy with some very exciting projects!

First off, this illustration above is for the Caricaturama Showdown 3000; a motivational group that issues a weekly challenge for artists to caricature. I've joined this group in the summer and week after week I see all these amazing artists submit wonderful caricatures. And week after week, I find an excuse NOT to draw... but NO MORE! It's time to join in the fun.

And what better week than the inspirational Bruce Lee challenge?

I had a lot of fun with this piece and already looking forward to the next one!

Secondly the ridiculously talented Vince Chui and I are working on a secret art project that we hope to reveal in the new year. It's been ten years in the making, so what's another couple weeks before we share?

Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

:: Help send a book to Japan ::

Help send a book to Japan


Some of the wonderful people at The Canadian Embassy in Japan scheduled book readings at elementary schools in the Sendai region of Japan on July 15, 2011. They have chosen to read The Legend of Ninja Cowboy Bear to the children.

In total there will be roughly 150 students that will have the book read to them in English and Japanese, and be lead through a number of games by the staff from the Canadian Embassy.

We would love to provide a book for every child.

Please consider making a donation to provide books to these children. A $10 donation will provide 1 copy of the book for a child in Japan at one of these readings.

More details here.

Thank you kindly for your time.

Hilary Leung

Monday, June 20, 2011

:: what time is it? ::

.: Ice Kingdom :.

"Ice Kingdom" is my tribute to Pendleton Ward's fantastically designed and always misunderstood Ice King. My favorite Adventure Time episodes are "Prisoners of Love", "The Eyes", "When Wedding Bells Thaw" and, well any episode that features the big nerd, er I mean the Ice King.

Please vote for Ice Kingdom here.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

leaf play

steven alan fall 2011 concept

There's just something magical about autumn. The brisk cool air. The wonderful colors and textures. The crunchy leaves...

My favorite childhood memories involve playing in bright and beautiful autumn leaves.

I didn't have to look far for my fall pattern inspiration. The sweet colors please my emotional tastes and the mathematical tessellations appease my intellectual half.

That is what my favorite shirt pattern would look like. I love that I can still play with leaves even now.

Above is my submission to the Steven Alan & Threadless challenge.

To see more slides, please click here.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011



My heart goes out to all those affected by the disaster in Japan. I hope families and friends find their loved ones. I hope Japan recovers from this catastrophe. I hope mankind unites with kindness and compassion.

Kibou is the Japanese word for "hope". The kanji for mankind (人) is written like a crack inside the rising sun. My design is based on the hope that people everywhere will help hold the pieces of Japan together in this tragic time.

If this design is selected, I will donate 100% of the proceeds to the American Red Cross in support of the people who need it most in Japan.

Donate to Canadian Red Cross here.

Support and Vote for KIBOU here.


Friday, January 28, 2011

Bacon Eggs And Toast

The Original Breakfast Club

Bacon Eggs And Toast - All part of a balanced breakfast! B.E.A.T. was inspired by my friend Peter Jamieson.

It fits Threadless' Sharpie 80's Glam contest theme because I er, spent countless hours drawing teenage mutant ninja turtles in the 80's.

Plus the toaster accessory was super popular in the 80's. True story (I was there.)

Four glam colours on kelly green. Please send support here:

Bacon Eggs And Toast - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Ninja Cowboy Bear

2010 has been an unbelievable year for ninjas, cowboys and bears! It is hard to believe that it was only two years ago when we self-published, "The Legend of Ninja Cowboy Bear". We've since signed on with a great publisher (Kids Can Press), published a second book, released French editions of both "L' Histoire du ninja, du cowboy et de l'ours" and "La solution Ninja", participated in so many great book store parties, fun school functions and of course amazing Small Print events! There's even a big ninja cowboy bear fan base in South-East Asia!

2011 will be another exciting year! David and Hilary have been working hard to complete the third book, "Ninja Cowboy Bear presents: The Call of the Cowboy". This sequel will explore one of our favourite characters and will be released in Fall 2011 by Kids Can Press. We also plan to attend more school visits in 2011 (please check www.ninjacowboybear.com/about for more details.)

IT'S OFFICIAL! Ninja Cowboy Bear has been optioned for an animated television series! Please check back regularly for updates in 2011!

To celebrate, we've created some Ninja Cowboy Bear paper craft toys for everyone to enjoy. Thanks to Marshall Alexander for allowing us to base our designs on his templates. Free Ninja Cowboy Bear paper craft toy pdf download available here!

Again thank you all for the wonderful book interviews, kind reviews, sweet award nominations and staff picks! We really appreciate all your support and could not have done this without you - you are all stars!!