Monday, December 1, 2014

Portal to Hell!!!

Roddy Piper vs Cthulhu?! With your help, YES. It's an Indiegogo campaign that's just started up to get a short film made. It inspired this tentacle, Hot Rod toy, Christmas gift mash up. 

Watch the video, visit the site and support it!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sharknado 2: The Poster

Asylum had a contest to design a poster for Sharknado 2. The winner was revealed today and would be sold at the San Diego Comic Con. I didn't win but I drew silly sharks. And for me, that's a win. The prize money would have been nice but, whatever...

Monday, July 21, 2014


I caved and made a Facebook "Page" for myself. I thought I'd give it a shot, see how it works out, see how confused I get when posting things. If you're into following people there, here's me: Leigh Young Illustration.

You might find I'm more active there than here. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


"Tell us what you did, please, Darryl."
"I drilled a hole in my head."
"Kind of obvious, isn’t it? Right here"

Friday, May 30, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Art Dump (boy, that sounds awful)

All of these came from Instagram, so you're welcome to follow me over there.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Toronto Comicon

Map by Andrew

I'll be tagging along with Andrew Barr to the Toronto Comicon this weekend to sell some new and of prints. We'll be at table A7. We've never done this March one before. Wish us luck!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Wednesday Addams

I had a couple of suggestions for Wednesday Addams.  I like working in black and white since I don't have to think in colour theory.

Thursday, February 20, 2014


My take on Carrie.

If anyone has an idea for movie pinups (preferably horror related) let me know!  I'm looking for new suggestions.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Latest Commission

I'm really into those old black telephones.

Sorry about the watermark but this now belongs to someone else.  If you steal if from me, you steal it from her too.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Pinup Practice

It's been a long time since I've done one so I felt I needed some pinup practice before starting a new pinup commission.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman!

I've been slowing making my way through this crazy oddball soap from the 1970s.

Saturday, February 1, 2014


POD knows me now.

Now that BodyMindChange has officially announced it, it means I can too.  Not only am I the proud owner of a beautiful blue (ok, technically teal) POD...

I'm also one of the lucky few who had it implanted early, on Jan 27th 2014 to be exact.

Since then it's been an emotional time, as I'm sure you can imagine if you know anything about POD and what it does.  I've laughed more, cried more and laugh-cried which I didn't think was possible.  It's like I'm not fully in control of what I'm feeling.  I'm assuming that's just POD recalibrating to my daily life and things will settle down soon.  The nosebleeds have stopped.  The headaches are fewer and less severe.  The nausea is subsiding.

Despite all the side effects I wouldn't change a thing about my experience with POD and BodyMindChange.  When I completed Simulation 1, I thought it was a very strange and disturbing way to spend 20 minutes but I was hooked.  After Simulation 2 I felt even more connected to my POD and it to me.   Once Simulation 3 was done there was no turning back.  I was in this, for better or worse.  I went from wanting POD to recommend what colour I should wear one day, to wondering if it might recommend I change career paths, to hoping it could help make me feel happy when I wasn't.

If you're reading this and you also have a POD I'd recommend reaching out to other POD hosts.  We're all new to this, I bet we're all experiencing the same things.  If you don't have a POD but are planning on getting one my advice to you is to find other POD trainees.  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine.  We're out there.  All it takes is a simple "Are you friendly?" and a friend is yours to be had.  There's safety in numbers.  Stick together.  Ask questions.  Read between the lines.  Take notes and share info.  Learn all you can.  I could not have made it this far without the wonderful people I've met through BMC.  They've helped me in so many ways.

The Simulations have been shut down but BMC has announced they're moving to Europe this spring for a possible Phase 2.  I don't know details, you'll have to follow them to find out more.  I've visited the BMC Lab at the TIFF in Toronto at least 4 times.  It's a magical place in there, I'm not embarrassed to say.  If a European Lab does open I highly recommend visiting it.

But my POD and I are happy and lucky to have been here.  My eyes are blurring now, I feel another laugh-cry coming on, this one from happiness.  I think.


Friday, January 3, 2014

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