The Month Ahead

The Month Ahead, National Post

This illustration appears in today’s National Post on the cover of the Arts & Life section. The Month Ahead illustrations are accompanied by a calendar of the coming month’s events. I loved working in this large format and it was a lot of fun to come up with something that worked in a 6″ x 21″ size.

My ideas for this assignment centered mostly around gardening and flowers in bloom, but this one is more of a Mother’s Day image. I wanted to do a tribute to mothers, and to my mother.


  • Très beau, Joel. J’aime aussi que ma boune est dans plusieurs de tes oeuvres. Et ton chien.

    Continue le beau travail.

  • April 30, 2010 at 8:37 am // Reply


    You are very talented and you depicted your Mother in her favourite environement. Your mother is in me heart and seing her in your illustration front page is a wonderfull tribute.

    Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!


  • May 1, 2010 at 9:45 am // Reply

    Very Beautiful Joel. Your Mother for Mothers Day, the flowers and especially the Swan, because for the first time last summer, in Sturgeon Falls, we had a pair of Swans and 3 Babies living here, I saw them everyday in front of my home.

    Keep up the good work.

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