I was recently hired to do an illustration for use in an independent Canadian documentary. Titled, Karmageddon, the film casts some light on the life of Western Buddhist yogi Bhagavan Das. A popular figure in the sixties, he partly came to the general public’s attention after being featured in the book Be Here Now.
The illustration I did depicts Kali, a hindu goddess Das identifies with. Kali is usually depicted standing atop Shiva, holding the decapitated head of the demon Raktabija.
Even though this is quite different from what I usually paint, it was an enjoyable project overall and the client was great to work for. Most images I looked at of Kali seem to be done with airbrush but I used acrylic for my final stage.
I dropped off some issues of Leisure at the renowned Beguiling comic store in Toronto on Markham Street yesterday. If you don’t want to pay shipping costs, or you want to put my name in the Beguiling clerks’ brains, buy a copy from them; my comics are on the first floor in the zine section.
If you buy a Leisure issue from them send me an email saying so so I can keep track of how many are still there. Thanks friends.
Hi there, my name is Tim Comrie and I’m an illustrator, cartoonist and painter from Toronto, Canada. I’ve tried a lot of different media and attained some satisfaction from each but, most recently, comics and illustration make up the bulk of my output. I’ve been a comics fan for a long time but it wasn’t until a few years ago that I really decided to get serious about making my own. I’d started to read a few Canadian-born/based cartoonists, namely Seth, Chester Brown, Joe Matt, and the less-established-but-great Ethan Rilly. I appreciated the honesty of these artists’ writing and the deceptive simplicity of their artwork. It occurred to me that I’d really like to do something in that vein.
Anyway, I just published the first issue of a series I’m writing and drawing called LEISURE and I’m really proud of it. If you like the unsolicited soliloquies of Woody Allen, the horrible truth of The Larry Sanders Show, and the sexual allure of Steve Buscemi, I think you shall enjoy Leisure.
Click on the above image to see the first few pages or to order a copy for yourself or your pet or hairdresser.