Recent Projects

Richmond Cares Mascot Illustrations

I recently worked with Opacity Design Group to help update the mascot used by the local charity organization Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives. Take a look a the Opacity Design’s detailed description of the project.  

Best Movies of 2019 Cover Illustration

I recently illustrated the cover of The Georgia Straight’s Best Movies of 2019 issue. The usual deadline (2 days) made this only partly complete. Still I like being able to do Yoda.  

Georgia Straight Best of Vancouver Cover Illlustration

I was asked to illustrate this year’s Georgia Straight cover illustration for their annual Best of Vancouver issue with an interior illustration.    

How a Canadian Boy Becomes a Man

This animation was created for the Canadian themed website, wowcanada.ca (still in development!). It’s also a birthday present for my son Kai, on his 13th birthday.

Georgia Straight Cover December 2018

I recently illustrated the cover of the Georgia Straight Magazine for an article about the effects of online Christmas shopping on bricks and mortar shops. Click to enlarge.

2018 Summer Reading Club Website

Through the spring of this year I had the pleasure of bringing Jeff Solway’s wonderful illustrations to life for the 2018 Summer Reading Club website. This marks the fourth year I’ve worked with Cynthia Ford and the great people at the BC Library Association in creating the annual website. Our goal for the site was… Continue reading →

Coffee and Comics! Coffics?

I was recently asked to create a comic that McDonald’s coffee drinkers could read as they sipped their daily brew. I created a story inspired by my own experience as a first time father. Letting Mom sleep meant many early morning walks. If baby slept too that was even better. But you just had to avoid the honking horns and constructions sites… Continue reading →

2016 BC Summer Reading Club Support Website

Rain in Spain was asked by the BC Library Association to create the 2016 Summer Reading Club’s support website. Featuring the illustrations of Lee Edward Födi, this years artwork invites the SRC members to “Book A Trip” to a variety of locations along with a crew of characters right out of a storybook. Each page… Continue reading →

Play “Cranes” on the BC Summer Reading Club Website

RISCS has just created a new game for the BC Summer Reading Club’s website. Can you find the hidden link to the game? You can also play it below. However, if you want to hear the audio you’ll have to avoid the Safari Browser. Have fun! (Answer: click on Mak-r on the left hand side of the page).… Continue reading →

Bargain Village Halloween Animation

Rain In Spain created this animation for Bargain Village, a consignment clothing store. For consignment clothing stores, Halloween is like Christmas. Which makes Christmas like . . . Groundhog Day?