Halloween illustrations

I had a great summer this year, but I’m always excited for my favourite autumn season. Joel and I put on a big Halloween display at our house, and I look forward to it every year when the kids fill the streets by the hundreds for trick-or-treating. Here are some unashamedly Gothic Halloween-themed illustrations:


Portrait of Edgar Allan Poe

Westport in Bloom sign

I’ve never illustrated a municipal sign before so I was pretty excited when the local Westport in Bloom committee approached me to design a sign for their new pollinator garden. I had a lovely time illustrating all the flowers and designing the sign!
There was an unveiling event last week of the garden and the sign. It was so nice to see a large group of townsfolk gathered together in I don’t know how long. It was good for my morale ?

Society for the Protection of Birds

lllustration depicting bird saviour Emily Williamson who co-founded the Society for the Protection of Birds in the late 19th century. As a result of her campaigning, the use of exotic bird feathers in hats decreased over time.

Chip stands for Chatelaine Magazine

It’s nice when a side-project gets you paying work! Joel Kimmel and I teamed up (as Every Chip Stand) to illustrate chip trucks across Canada for a travel advertorial in Chatelaine Magazine. Super fun assignment!

You can see the online article here (with larger illustrations than the print version).

Our side-project Every Chip Stand is now in its 4th year and we’ve illustrated over 50 chip stands, mostly across Ontario (there are a LOT)! We’re always open to illustrate visually interesting-looking chip stands, so if you know of one we’ve not covered, please let us know. Recently we’ve set up an Etsy print shop to buy prints of our chip stand illustrations. And of course, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @everychipstand to see all the illustrations (including the ones Joel did for this Chatelaine article).

Serious Smoke Food Truck – Saint-Jean, NB

Mr. Spudd’s Poutinerie, Regina SK

La Poutine, Edmonton AB

Ken’s Island Fries, Charlottetown PEI

Jeannie’s Fries, Chaffeys Lock ON


Shameless Buns – Vancouver, BC