Following the success of Frank’s Sunny Day Adventure, a book published by BC Responsible and Problem Gambling Program, Gary was honoured to be asked to illustrate and create the book design for the second story. Frank’s FaceBook Fiasco explores the impacts of online gaming addiction and how to recognize when it becomes a problem. This educational reader continues to remind Gary just how important the process of a narrative is to share, relate to and learn from.
Gary’s design process was to hand draw the illustrations and then convert the drawings into digital files where he could then colour within Adobe Photoshop. This technique helped keep consistency throughout the illustrations with the use of colour and brush styles.
StoryWalks® Illustrations and Board Designs
The success of this publication grew into StoryWalks®, an activity for families to enjoy while out on a walk. The experience encapsulated Frank’s story on illustrative boards along a path and aimed to create discussion on the topic of online gaming addiction. Helpful information was also available through online QR Code scanning that linked to the BC Responsible and Problem Gambling website and services.