julie morstad's the wayside launch

On Friday TYPE books on Queen Street will be hosting a launch for illustrator Julie Morstad’s latest book, The Wayside, published by Drawn & Quarterly, and I’ll be holding a Q&A with her during the event. This is definitely something a little out of my comfort zone, but I do love a good chat! 

You may know Julie’s work from her books, the children’s books she’s illustrated, the cover of the Neko Case album Fox Confessor Brings the Flood which she illustrated (she also provided illustrations for the video for “People Got A Lotta Nerve”), various print publications including The Walrus and The Globe & Mail, etc. She’s even designed wallpaper. Her work is seriously amazing.

Julie Morstad in conversation with Anabela Piersol + book launch for her D&Q title The Wayside
Friday, 23 November 2012
6PM, with Q&A at 7PM
TYPE Books, 883 Queen Street West, Toronto

The photo of curios above is from Foxtail and Fern, and when I saw it, it immediately reminded me of the book.


  1. I knew the Neko Case album cover but didn't know the illustrator. Her work is really beautiful! Have fun at the q&a.

  2. That last photo is breathtaking - what wonderful artwork!

  3. Love seeing your new name! Good luck on Friday...

  4. Her wallpaper is beyond gorgeous!

  5. I was in that roll out wallpaper show with Julie in Vancouver! I am definitely going to this. I love her work SO MUCH!

  6. I didn't know the name of that artist. And I'm glad that I came here and read that post. I loved the Neko Case album's cover design! Wish I could view those illustrations in book - maybe someday it will appear in my country :)
    Linn from all-is-pretentious.blogspot.com

  7. I'm a huge Julie Morstad fan, so I'm bummed that I'm nowhere near Toronto. Have fun at the Q&A!