SMYTH Fiona

SMYTH Fiona

This Toronto based artist teaches illustration and cartooning at Ontario College of Art and Design University.

Her cartoon strip “Cheez” ran in the weekly newspaper Exclaim! for nearly ten years. Cheez a collection of  100 strips was published by Pedlar Press in 2001. In addition her strip “Fazooza” ran in Vice Magazine for eight years.

She created the science fiction graphic novel The Never Wares which was published by Annick Press in 2011, and illustrated What Makes a Baby (2013) written by Cory Silverberg and published by Seven Stones Press. This was followed up by Sex Is A Funny Word (2015).

In 2018, she contributed to the Four Panel Project, “Maw Spoke” an experimental work based on the four panel format which appeared in 4 Panel 2.

Somnambulance is a retrospective of her work.

WORK:

CARTOONIST:

BOOK GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content experiment:

4 Panel 2. Popnoir Editions, May 2018:  “Maw Spoke.”.

PERIODICAL TEXT:

 Content story graphic:

 Descant, 164, Spring 2014: “The Maul.” 68-77.

Owl, 37-2, March 2012: “The Pest.” 19.

CARTOONIST & ILLUSTRATOR:

BOOK GRAPHIC COLLECTION:

Content & Cover:

Somnambulance. Koyama Press May 2018.

ILLUSTRATOR:

BOOK TEXT & GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

 Content story:

 The Secret Loves Of Geek Girls. Bedside Press, 2015: “Montreal, 1993.” Writ., Mariko Tamaki. 243-247.

PERIODICAL TEXT & GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content story graphic:

Canadian Notes & Queries, 104, Spring 2019: “The North Wing: Selections from the Lost Library of CanLit Graphic Novels Episode Twenty-Four, Marie-Claire Blias’ Mad Shadows’’, as adapted by Fiona Smyth.” 32-33.

Cover front:

 Taddle Creek, 42, Winter 2018/2019. (“The Rheum”)

CO-ILLUSTRATOR:

PERIODICAL TEXT & GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Cover front:

 chickaDEE, 30-2, March 2008, co-illus., Steve Manale.

SOURCE:

Article book :

The Secret Loves Of Geek Girls. Bedside Press, 2015: “Biographies”: 276.

 Article periodical:

Descant, 164, Spring 2014: No title. 254.

Owl, 37-2, March 2012: “Creators”: 24.

Taddle Creek, 42, Winter 2018/2019: “Fiona Smyth”.

GALLERY:

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE BY CARTOONIST\S\SMYTH Fiona, Taddle Creek, 42, Winter 18,19, fc.jpg      “The Ruem.” (cardboard, paper, polymer clay, and acrylic gouche) Taddle Creek, 42,Winter 2018/2019. Front cover.                                                                                    In this image Fiona sought to illustrate “… female angst and dread, the sometimes ill-at-ease feeling of introspection. This room is not a safe space or escape from external threats.”