Illustrator Rémy Simard's comic style gives us a sneak peek into college life at the University of Alberta, past and present. Created for alumni magazine New Trail's column smalltalk and art directed by Marcey Andrews these quirky lighthearted illustrations poke fun at the realities of the college experience.Read More
Life is full of mishaps and new adventures. Illustrator Remy Simard puts a comedic spin on these stories for a recent issue of Canadian Underwriter. Art directed by Gerald Heyden, Remy creates some priceless scenarios (and the expressions we imagine go along with them) that capture all that life could throw at you. Hopefully you bought the insurance!
Often labelled as a way to tap into your inner child I'm here to say that adult coloring books deliver more. Much more. When our artist Remy Simard was approached by Blue Star Coloring Books to illustrate a new adult coloring book I was pretty intrigued. A quick Google search revealed a wealth of information about the stress relieving properties of these little books. Could coloring release the tension I carry around each day? Worth a shot.
The experience was pretty transforming. My multi-tasking ways melted away as I became engrossed in the art of staying in the lines. A sense of accomplishment washed over me at the end. A masterpiece? Not quite, but that didn't matter much. I had a greater prize, a sense of calm. Coloring is my new meditation.
Remy Simard chose to center his first coloring book with Blue Star around the topic of birds; birdwatching being Remy's own form of relaxation. So grab your pencil crayons and dive into 30 beautifully illustrated pages crying out for some color.
Remy Simard is a celebrated illustrator. See more of Remy's work.
It's never easy to explain a complex theory, never mind making it an enjoyable experience. When Editor Terry Bullick at apple magazine was tasked with a story about brain development she turned to illustrator Rémy Simard to help her communicate this intricate topic to her readers.
Rémy's fun, lighthearted, comic book style was the perfect way to break this story down into easy to understand concepts. A quick 5 minute read and you too will be an expert on brain development.
Visit Rémy Simard's portfolio for more examples of his unique illustration.
i2i Art Inc. is proud to congratulate Rémy Simard, a guest of honour at the 37th Salon du livre de Montreal. With over 80 titles to his name, Rémy both authors and illustrates children's books. His humour is ever present.
The book fair runs this Wednesday November 19th through Monday November 24th, if you're in Montreal don't miss this opportunity to pick up some perfect holiday gifts!
Rémy's latest book, Mes Dinky is published in the Pomelo Éditions by La Watermelon. This beautifully colorful book is perfect for anyone with a passion for cars--especially small ones. Rémy has his own collection of 140! In Rémy Simard's own words, "I can not remain indifferent to a car, it is beautiful or ugly."
This the cover of Mes Dinky
And here's a sneak peek of the delightful illustrations you'll find inside.
Rémy is probably best known for his popular series Boris, which he wrote and illustrated.
Art director Jamie Mitchell wanted to take the need for a diagrammatic illustration for the article "Do a good scan, Stan!" and have a little fun with it.
He chose Rémy Simard for his ability to do just this! Jamie envisioned "...a very cute, funny dog in multiple positions/facial expressions, being scanned by a microchipwand." Our favorite part of this illustration is in fact the dogs facial expressions.
Here is a peek into Rémy Simard's process. Upon receiving Jamie's brief, Rémy began sketches for presentation.
...and after a bit of back and forth as Jamie and Rémy tweaked the sketches, here is the finished art
Here we are mid summer and what better time to do a little of this... 'Rr' for Relax is another ad in the 'alphabet card' campaign for The Teacher's Credit Union. To see more of Rémy Simard's lighthearted illustrations check out his updated portfolio here.
The Corktown Seed Co., commissioned Rémy Simard to contribute his fun and kid-friendly illustrations to their fresh new branding effort for the Teacher's Credit Union. Here is a sampling of the alphabet cards for the ongoing, 'It Pays To Be You' campaign, art directed by the lovely Cai Li. To see more of Rémy Simard's work visit his updated portfolio here.
Sneak peek: Rémy Simard, working with editor, Alison Kooistra, has brought Anna Fienberg's words to life in Annick Press' latest Graphic Novel, Horrendo's Curse. Horrendo and his young friends enter into the dangerous world of swashbuckling pirates, where they are captured and worked to the bone. In the meantime, they are even busier as they conjure up their cunning escape plan! We're sure you'd love to find out what happens next, but I'm afraid you're just going to have to wait until the fall of 2013 when Horrendo's Curse hits bookstores! More to come...
After much praise for his illustrations in Duped!, Rémy Simard was asked by Colleen MacMillan, Associate Publisher at Annick Press, to illustrate their next book entitled Robbers!. Robbers!, the second book in the graphic novel series for young adults, was art directed by Antonia Banyard. Author Andreas Schroeder, the “resident Scam-meister” on the former popular CBC Radio show Basic Black, spent twelve years reporting on ingenious frauds, swindles, and hoaxes committed around the world. He continues this fascination with a series of books.
Annick says: "Each story (in 'Robbers!') offers a glimpse into the high-octane underworld of the boldest of robbers. The writer’s fascination with criminal masterminds and the illustrator’s action-packed graphic depictions of real-life thievery make this a compelling read for fans of mischief, mayhem, and bad guys on the run."
'Robbers!' hit book stores this month, but why leave the comfort of your computer? - click here to pick up your copy today!