Hi! I'm Patrick.
I'm an artist, illustrator, writer, and maker. Basically, I just make things (up).
Once upon a time, I was a seat filler on Canadian Idol (yes, it was a thing) and I was paid in subway tokens. After that, I blowdried the armpits of dancers on a Canadian kid's TV show. Now? I teach kids, and am raising four feminist boys.
Almost every morning, I get up earlier than anyone else in the house to make things (up).
I learned about storytelling - both with words and visually (in pictures) - through rigorous, daily practice, reading (a lot) and studying television production at Ryerson University.
Keep up with me! I'm active on Facebook & Instagram, and you can get emails from me too - I love sending out free downloads and printables, updates on what I'm learning and working, and news on art you can buy!
A Few of my favourite things:
freshly sharpened pencils
the kid's section of the book store
when my kids laugh
that elusive moment of inspiration
the phrase "I have an idea!"