Torontonian artist and illustrator Gary Taxali has unveiled a near-complete preview of his art show at Narwhal Gallery this Thursday January 28th, entitled “The Taxali 300″. A collection of prints on found objects and ephemera, it’s a wonderful example of his style, influenced by pre-war cartoons and illustrations. A lovely way to spend an hour.

Taxali is notable for having given Google the finger, literally and figuratively, when they approached him and other illustrators to produce illustrations for their various pieces of software, with no intent on paying them. In this instance, it probably would have been a very good ‘portfolio piece’, but Taxali decided that his work was worth being paid for, particularly when a (very) large company making lots (and lots) of money was the one who came calling, asking for freebies. Good on him.

- Christopher


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  3. Scott Robins says:

    Hey did you know that Taxali has a picture book coming out from Scholastic called “This Is Silly”?

    Should be interesting to see what he does….

  4. Straight for the art | The Taxali 300 | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment says:

    [...] Canadian artist, illustrator and cartoonist Gary Taxali has an art show coming up at the Narwhal Gallery in Toronto. The good news for those of you who don't live anywhere near that city is that almost the entire exhibit is up online for you to peruse. (via) [...]

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