Through my twitter, I stumbled onto Brandon Yan‘s urban planning blog, Masters Planning (he also has a really cool photo blog). What brought me there was The Death and Life of Gastown: Part One and The Death and Life of Gastown: Part Two – A Faster Fall: 1886 to 1914, but he had another post which led me to this really fun blog, Illustrated Vancouver. Essentially it is a collection of Vancouver BC images rendered in art. It is run by Jason M Vanderhill, and he accepts submissions.
Here are a few of my select favourites:
The cover for the Cloudscape Comics anthology volume 1: Robots, Pine Trees, and Broken Hearts. Lineart by Angela Melick / Wasted Talent, colours by Jonathon Dalton, purchased as a poster limited to 50 signed & numbered copies at Word on the Street Vancouver (2010) (contact Cloudscape Comics to inquire about the poster).
English Bay, cover illustration of a promotional pamphlet by Greater Vancouver Publicity Bureau, circa 1928. VPL Special Collections Call#: 971.133 V22V2243g 1928.
A comic cell of YVR from Page 2 of the web serial comic Teach English in Japan, posted May 28th, 2009, by Jeff Ellis – artist/writer and Jonathon Dalton – writer
Vancouver, B.C., 1890: holiday supplement to the “Vancouver Daily and Weekly World” [Vancouver Daily and Weekly World Publishing Company]; lithographed by Elliott, Pub. Co. 120 Sutter St., S.F. Special Coll. Ref. Map Cabinet 912.71133 V2232v 1890