“Blair Drawson … has worked as an editorial illustrator for many of North America’s most notable magazines – among them, Time, The New Yorker, Esquire, Rolling Stone and the New York Times Magazine.” Details. 3, March/April 2018.
He was part of a group of young Toronto graphic artists in the late 1980’s, which included Jamie Bennett, Jeff Jackson, Anita Kunz, Maurice Vellekoop and Rene Zamic whose work had spread throughout both the North American and European markets. . “I was in New York at a symposium a couple of weeks ago and everyone was talking about what a hotbed of talent Toronto has become.” Said Kunz, “Art directors now seem to be on the look out for people from Toronto.”
On 5 April 2018, Canada Post honoured this illustrator with a first day cover and a commemorative stamp.
Cover dust jacket front:
Memoirs of Montparnasse. Writ., John Glassco. Oxford University Press, 1970.
Not Wanted On The Voyage. Writ., Timothy Findley. Viking/Penguin Books Canada Ltd., 1984.
Stones. Writ., Timothy Findley. Viking/Penguin Books Canada Ltd., 1988.
The Telling Of Lies. Writ., Timothy Findley. Viking/Penguin Books Canada Ltd., 1986.
DISC AUDIO 33 RPM:
Joy will find a way. Performer, Bruce Cockburn. True North Record. TN 23. 1975.
stealing fire. Performer, Bruce Cockburn. True North Record. TN 57. 1984.
PERIODICAL TEXT ANTHOLOGY:
Weekend, 29-6, 10 Feb. 1979: “ Fear of Loving.” Writ., Don Hammersmith: 15.
Weekend, 29-33, 18 Aug. 1979: 25 Years on the Pill.” Writ., Edward Shorter: 14-15.
Toronto Life, 23-12, August 1989: “Two Words”. Writ., Isabel Allende: F25.
Details. 3, March/April 2018: “Great Canadian Illustrators”: 6-7. Canada Post Corp.
The Toronto Star, 20 Nov.1988:“Vital Designs.” Writ., Christopher Hume: G1.
Weekend, 29-6, 10 Feb. 1979: 15.
Image from Canada Post stamp 5 April 2018.