What does it mean to be ‘old’? It means that you, as an older person was born in a different generation as the younger and more ‘new’ generation. That’s it.  It means, you have lived for a long time and should be proud of that, never ashamed.

It does not mean, that you are weak or crippled. It especially does it mean, that you should be treated without respect. I think, to reach that stage in life is a wonderful thing. You have lived your whole life, or a great portion of it, with wonderful journeys and experiences along the way. I can only imagine the stories you have to share and to tell.

Joanne Seto

Honestly, I think to be told from an elder that ‘everything is going to be okay’ and ‘you’ll do just fine.’ Is a beautiful gift, one that you cant buy with cash.

Joanne Seto

 Regardless of what age you are at right now i’m sure many of you have stories to tell your friends and family. Whether you are a teen, a young adult or an adult you’ll develop stories along the way of So imagine all of the stories that your elders have bottled up inside of them. Think about how wonderful it would be for them to be able to share their stories to the younger kids and let them know that everything will be okay.

Joanne Seto

So don’t feel old simply because somebody is young. I just hope to spread that it’s not a shameful thing to ‘be old’. You are wise, you have a story. Tell those who are following the same path to not make the same mistakes. Guide them, teach them, let them know that everything is going to be okay.

[Subway sketches with black ball point pen]

Copyright © 2013 by Joanne Seto


Queue the music… QUEUE THE MUSIC!


How I feel when my earphones stop working on one side..

Sitting on the subway on my way to gym and all of a sudden I hear a crackling in the left side of my earphones which only means one’s happening. I adjust it and move it a little and eventually it just was on the point of static every 2 seconds. The thing is, I was only angry because I was already on the way to my training so it’s not that I could go back home and grab my other pair. Not to mention, it’s so hard to workout without your own music and having no choice but to listen to the same 10 songs they play on the radio.

Ah, this is what I get for not having the best quality earphones. But! Having said that I had some fun with my pen drawing this. So in a way I guess I turned this negative into a positive! I break my ear buds but i get this wicked drawing out of it. Walking dead influence is strong on this one.

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I had mustered up this Venom drawing in time for Toronto’s Comicon. Ever since childhood, he’s been my favorite marvel character, so I couldn’t think of anybody better to draw than him.


Quite a lot has happened this path month. I joined an amazing group of artists called Spent Pencils (ill provide the link bellow to the facebook page). I had previously already met a few of the very talented members including of course, my boss, who was the one that offered me to join. It was a very warm and heart felt welcoming that I was so happy to be apart of. Everybody was extremely nice and welcoming. I love that everybody in the group is very passionate for art and well..just very down to earth with no cocky attitudes.  Just bunch of people who have a passion for art.


It was my first time behind the table and it was an awesome experience! To see people looking at my drawings and buying prints of them was an amazing feeling. The venom prints sold out and a few of my designs were bought as well. At the time, I was happier to see people picking up the drawing and smiling at it more so than the money. It was a great first experience and i’m looking forward to FanExpo, which ill be prepared for this time!

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Stranger days

Haven’t been drawing as much as I thought I would since I have 2 hour subway trips to work now..I guess I was too caught up with my novels. Now that those are over; i’m bringing my sketch book around with me more often.

I was having trouble getting back into staring at strangers and trying not to glare at them without being so obvious. It’s always a challenge when you want to examine their features and are unsure of how much time you have. The only parts I was able to draw of this man was a quick gesture of his facial shape and hat..the other details and shading are either made up with exaggeration or from memory.

The wire attached to the back of his head is to show his disconnection to reality. Perhaps it was the attitude he gave that rubbed off on me. Either way this drawing felt good because 90% of it was out of mind. Just needed that foundation and idea.

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This man did not move from this position for the longest time. Which of course, was in favor to me. He was very heavily concentrated with his crossword puzzle and if you think about it that must have meant he dug into his memories to help him unlock something that he may or may not solve. And on that note I just had a massive image projection of what he might have been picturing. Sweet.

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