Woodshed Slim playing Old Home Blues at The Mississippi Sessions.
The Mississippi Sessions, is a series of live Facebook shows recorded in a beautiful converted stone church on the banks of the Mississippi River in Appleton Ontario. https://www.facebook.com/Sessions-du-Mississippi-Sessions-1470109613003065/
I had the privilege of performing 4 songs at the most recent session on February 19th.
I’ve been a little quiet about art and comics over the past two years. I have been drawing, though it’s mainly been storyboarding for Littlest Pet Shop, 3 Amigonauts, Camp Lake Bottom and other TV cartoons.
Where I’ve been putting my attention in my spare time has been in music. Visit my music page to see more details.
At the beginning of 2014 I joined a band called the Lonesome Devils. Two years and about 100 plus gigs later, the band folded. From the ashes grew a tight little rockabilly trio called the Hillbilly Hepcats
The Hillbilly Hepcats are an Ottawa based trio playing an energetic blend of burning hot Rockabilly, Roots and 50’s Rock and Roll.
Members: Craig – lead guitar, vocals / Rob – standup bass / Andre – drums
We gig regularly around the Ottawa and outlying area, and we maintain a weekly house gig at Fatboys Southern Smokehouse every Thursday night from 8-10:30 pm. No cover and the Ribs are all you can eat.
If you are in Ottawa and want to come dancing (or just watch) come on down.
The last time I attended Life Drawing was a multi-week session at the Ottawa School Of Art. I had just started working for WaRP Graphics inking ElfQuest: The Hidden Years (I’ll let somebody else do the math!) and I had to drop out of the session because of time crunch and deadlines.
I’ve been wanting to do it ever since, but could never commit to a long multi-week session.
I finally found a couple of monthly drop in sessions and finally made it to one last night. It was a clothed model session at The Atomic Rooster. I haven’t used a pencil (or any non-digital art tool) outside of scribbling stick figure layouts in the margins of a script in about 8 years. I felt like a monkey with a burnt stick.
Frustrations aside, I’m looking forward to the next one.
Hi and welcome to the art of Craig A. Taillefer! I am a professional cartoonist working in the fields of Comic Books, Animation, and pretty much anything else people want me to draw! This site is primarily an on-line portfolio of my work with a resume and contact information, but it also brings all of my web comics, comic books, forums, publishing endeavours and musical activities under one roof. There is a lot to look at so browse away and enjoy!