Wednesday, October 20, 2010

he dreams a city street a hundred ways

Recommended for a perfect night: Listen to loud music. Drink vodka-tonics (vodkas-tonic?). Draw one of your favourite people.

He ate a donut!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Almost there

Thanks to the Nick Novak Scholarship in 2010, Unspent Love, Volume One is on its way to completion. Due November 4, along with an installation of artwork from the series, at Open Studio.

Incidentally, Tara Cooper, modeling in the image above, is the 2011 Nick Novak Scholar! Toot toot!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Blood and Thunder

Oh, hello. I started a little companion blog to chronicle a road trip. It's over here:

On it, with much doubt, I am going to write, post photos, speak and sing.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Talk of loneliness in quiet voices

Another chapter of Unspent Love is up at Top Shelf. I'm so touched by Leigh's assessment, "With this series, Shannon is quietly stitching together a tapestry of human relationships that's devastating in its insight. In this installment, misheard lyrics mean more than the originals."

Thank you, Leigh.

BTW, the song is Lakes of Canada by The Innocence Mission. My all-time favourite band. I even love them more than Bruce Cockburn, more than Mike Doughty. I even love them more than John K Sampson.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


I've been planning this website for a long while and finally finished it last night. James Gauvreau, one of the world's most beautiful people, did most of the work.

Internet, meet

The Toronto Arts Council helped this come together.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Unspent (in other words, buried)

What a satisfying, productive period the summer has been so far (a summer from work for me, though not by the calendar). Current projects are shaping up pretty well, so it looks like I am going to head out for westerly parts through the month of August afterall. I am squirrelly for a break from this city!!

Unspent Love, Chapter 11 is done. This one is terrifyingly sad for me. Gulp.

Two pages excerpted above. Click images for bigger versions.

Not sure when this will appear online at Top Shelf.

Friday, May 28, 2010

28 on the 28th

One of my favourite people just got a liiiittle bit older.

Friday, May 14, 2010

I miss you, stef lenk

New drawings in progress for Unspent Love. Four chapters on the go at once!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Let me draw your FACE (book)

Sword of my Mouth is finally here! Available already in most comics shops! The Toronto launch party is coming up on May 6th, at 7pm, at Tequila Bookworm (512 Queen street West at Portland).

To promote the launch, I am offering to draw your facebook profile pic. Isn't that a cute one above? And below-- look at these charming little faces.

To participate, just send a hi-res Jpeg to shannon AT shannongerard DOT org. I'll make a drawing of it, then you post it as your profile avatar with a link to info about the party or book.

That info can be found on facebook HERE.

Or on the "other internet," The Internet, here:

Monday, February 15, 2010

Set Phasers to Stun

People of the Internet: Sword of My Mouth is Done. Apocalyptic ETA: May 2010.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Draft One Complete!

Move to Condition 2. Draft 1 of Sword of My Mouth -- complete! On schedule for our planned release at TCAF in May.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

How many apocalypses is this for us now?

I'm behind (so behind) in finishing the last three chapters of S-word. January is going to include many 15 hour work days. I'll try to put up weekly sneak peeks here.