The Walrus Illustration

I had the unique privilege of illustrating an article for The Walrus magazine. The piece, "The Indie Rock Swindle" is beautifully written by the talented Alex Molotkow. She examines the Polaris prize and the so-called indie Canadian music scene. You can read it in full here, but might I suggest you support your Canadian writers, illustrators and artists and buy a copy? It's on newsstands now. Or better yet, subscribe!

Conceptualizing and crafting the image was an amazing process, skillfully guided by Paul Kim, senior designer and Brian Morgan, art director at The Walrus. Once I worked through my angst and heeded the wise advice from a friend to "enjoy the process" I was pleased with the result. The experience reminded me of the importance of allowing freedom to explore and play with ideas while they solidify.

The three-dimensional illustration is composed of paper, string, glue, one knitting needle and several late nights.


  1. OMG, those little sculptures are AMAZING! Love the photo with the spotlight and all. Wonderful work, Jen. Congratulations!

  2. Thanks a lot, Krissy! It was tonnes of fun to do.