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Sun Life Financial

Waterloo Busker Carnival

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Sue Todd was commissioned by the Sun Life Financial Waterloo Busker Carnival. This is the 16th year that Sue’s linocut art has appeared on posters, t-shirts and other material promoting the annual festival of street performers.

Sue Todd Illustration
illustration of Cover of board book, An African Alphabet, written by Eric Walters, published by Orca Books. 26 pages of animals from Africa, hand-carved linocut with digital colour.
illustration of Historical fiction based on Robert Fulton's first steamship voyage down the Hudson River. A play in the series Setting the Stage for Fluency, by educational publisher, Red Chair Press. Commissioned by Dinardo Design.
illustration of Linocut art advertising the annual Waterloo Busker Carnival. Sue Todd has created art for this festival of street performers for several years. The acts include jugglers, clowns, acrobats and all manner of odd creatures including Marie Antoinette! The image appears on t-shirts, posters and other promotional material.
illustration of Historical portrait of Mathieu Da Costa, the first black man to visit Canada in the early 1600s. He was a free African employed as a translator by French traders and explorers. Commissioned by Andrew Perro Design as a mockup stamp for Canada Post.
illustration of Tomson Highway’s musical cabaret is now a picture book published by Fifth House/Fitzhenry & Whiteside. The story of a wingless little mosquito from Manitoba is a great way to introduce students to the joys of staging a musical production. 72 pages of hand-carved linocut illustrations with digital color.
illustration of Tomson Highway’s musical cabaret is now a picture book published by Fifth House/Fitzhenry & Whiteside. The story of a wingless little mosquito from Manitoba is a great way to introduce students to the joys of staging a musical production. 72 pages of hand-carved linocut illustrations with digital color.
illustration of Hand-carved linocut art appears on t-shirts, posters and other promotional material advertising the festival of street performers.
illustration of Bus wrap for Kids Mobile Health Clinic, commissioned by Banner Health, Phoenix.
illustration of Amenities map of convention cities in the United States commissioned for the cover of Executive Update magazine. Hand carved linocut art with digital color.
illustration of Hand-carved linocut art appears on t-shirts, posters and other promotional material advertising the festival of street performers.
illustration of Cover of spiritual book by Deepak Chopra. Image of sun, hand-carved linocut with digital color.
illustration of Illustration from a play about Robert Fulton's first steamship voyage down the Hudson River. Hand-carved linocut art with digital color, commissioned by Dinardo Design.
illustration of Linocut illustration of Ben Franklin at his writing desk, published in Weekly Reader magazine.
illustration of Birthday image for Marianne Carus, founder of Carus Publishing, now Cricket Media. Hand-carved linocut art is based on the High Priestess tarot card.
illustration of Hand-carved linocut illustration of a children's choir depicting the African American poem by James Weldon Johnson. Art is colored digitally.
illustration of Sample illustration from graphic novel biography of Josephine Bonaparte. Work in progress. Hand carved linocut illustration with digital color.
illustration of Prototype greeting card for Catholic greeting card company. Linocut art with digital color.
illustration of TV commercial for Kia cars. Hand-carved lino-cut with digital color. Cajun wedding scene with decorative border.
illustration of Illustration from the educational picture book, One Last Wish, an Indian folktale published by Red Chair Press. Linocut art commissioned by Dinardo Design.
illustration of Happy elephant from an African folktale, carved in linoleum and colored in Photoshop.
illustration of Cover
illustration of Linocut illustration of a medieval style angel. Hand-carved with digital color.
illustration of Linocut illustration from children's educational picture book, Medio Pollito, a Mexican folktale published by The Child's World.
illustration of Hand-carved linocut illustration with digital color excerpted  from the children's picture book, Mira and the Big Story. Scene of young girl in a tree observing the neighbouring community. Written by Laura Alary, published by Skinner House Books.
illustration of Fairytale with knights and a princess based on the story of the swan prince. Hand-carved linocut with digital color, commissioned by Shubrook Bros. UK.
illustration of Scene from the picture book of Aesop's fable, The North Wind and the Sun, published by Scholastic Canada. Linocut illustration with digital color.
illustration of First Nations animal legend published in My Way 2 by Forlag Malling Beck, Denmark. Linocut with digital colour.
illustration of Linocut illustration depicting the Palm Sunday story of Jesus' entry to Jerusalem. Cover and inside spread of The Little Lutheran/The Little Christian magazines.
illustration of Editorial illustration for corporate story. Linocut with digital color.
illustration of Amenities map of Ward 15, a Toronto neighbourhood. Linocut with digital color and hand lettering. Commissioned by Ward 15 City councillor, Josh Colle.
illustration of Wrap around book cover for young adult mystery series published by McClelland & Stewart. One of five covers in the series, all hand-carved linocut with digital color.
illustration of Full page in Business Law Today magazine, published by The American Bar Association. Illustrating the a story about retail points cards. Linocut with digital color.
illustration of Black and white illustration for Walmart bread bag. Hand carved linocut.
illustration of One of 12 animal illustrations appearing in the 2015 Weather Guide Calendar published by Andrews McMeel/Accord. Linocut art commissioned by Jennifer Barry Design.
illustration of Full page illustration for St. Anthony Messenger magazine, published by Franciscan Media. Biblical legend depicts Zacchaeus hugging a sycamore tree.
illustration of Linocut illustration depicting the first nations creation story of Sky Woman.
illustration of Black and white spot art for the Wall Street Journal. Hand carved linocut.
illustration of Full page illustrating the story, Skin Deep, a fairytale published by Weekly Reader magazine.
illustration of Linocut art with digital color. Personal work.
illustration of Linocut art with digital color. Self-promotional.

Profile

Sue Todd is a Toronto based illustrator living in two worlds, the analog and the digital. Sue has literally carved out a niche with her lino-cut technique which she then colors digitally, thus enjoying a variety of activities to fire her passion for problem solving with imagery. Among Sue’s influences are medieval woodcuts, the art of Jim Flora, and the woodcuts of Frans Masereel and Jose Francisco Borges. Sue’s colorful art has appeared in books, magazines, posters, t-shirts, a TV commercial and on a bus. Her client list includes Barnes and Noble, Crown Publishing, Pearson Education, Klutz Press, Andrews McMeel Accord, The Wall Street Journal, the American Bar Association, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Walmart Canada and more. Sue is exploring the world of children’s publishing by writing and illustrating her own stories, presently works in progress. For relaxation, Sue paints oil portraits, both analog and digital. Sue is an associate of the Ontario College of Art, now OCADU.

Style/Techniques

Animation, Black & White, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Figurative, Graphic, Lettering, Line, Line with Color, Mixed Media, Scratchboard, Stylized, Type Design, Woodcut, Whimsical, Concept Art

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Action, Adventure, Animals, Book Covers, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Comic Book, Corporate, Editorial, Education, Fantasy, Food, Greeting Cards, Health, Historical, Icons, Industrial, Landscape, Maps, Mystery, Nature, People, Political, Portrait, Posters, Product, Religious, Romance, Science, Scientific, Sports, Technology, Transportation, Wildlife, Americana, Agriculture, Feminine, Masculine, Spiritual, Youth, Ethnic, Environmental, Financial, Urban