Author Archives: Shayne Letain

GS Best of Vancouver Cover Illustration

My friends at the Georgia Straight magazine have published their annual Best of Vancouver (26th annual!) edition. Again, I was asked to create a cover – this one featuring the “Dr. Bonnie Approved” events that we all long to engage in again.  

Some Old Georgia Straight Covers

Here are a few of my favourite Georgia Straight cover illustrations from very long ago.

Georgia Straight Best of Vancouver 2020 Cover Illustration

I was happy to be asked to illustrate the cover for The Georgia Straight’s Best of Vancouver issue for the second year in a row! Of course our subject was the pandemic, but I was asked to create something that felt inspiring. I thought this was a suitably defiant pose. BTW – Wuxtry is holding… Continue reading →

2020 Summer Reading Club Website and Animation

This year’s edition of the BC Library Association’s Summer Reading Club’s website is now live. This year’s featured illustrator is Bambi Edlund, a wonderful illustrator and animator. Take a look at the website.   I also created a short animation featuring Bambi’s illustrations. Take a look at it below. I’m excited to say I also… Continue reading →

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 →