Last week was the week of good news!
Firstly, I found out that five of my works are runner-ups in Creative Quarterly most recent (33rd) competition in the student/ recent graduate illustration category. As a runner-up my pieces will be featured on their online gallery for four months in the winter.
Secondly, on September 29th my film LaCuna screened at the Edmonton International Film Festival and won the Jury Prize for Best Animated Short Film. This project was a huge time investment and is more experimental than most of my works, so the recognition means more to me than most accolades.
And thirdly, two professional creatives, who's work I deeply admire have written quotes in support of my book, Photobooth: A Biography. Illustrator & comicbook artist, Jillian Tamaki and author & CBC's host of Wiretap, Jonathan Goldstein both wrote some kind words for me.
“Photobooth: A Biography is an impressive and ambitious project. A
deep exploration of an unexpected topic that is in turn historical,
journalistic, and personal.”
— Jillian Tamaki
“Fitzgerald has created something that’s more than candid personal
memoire, more than carefully researched cultural history — she’s created
a work brimming with that rarest of things: love. That I should use
such a word to explain a young woman’s feelings for photobooths
certainly sounds improbable and maybe even a little crazy. And that’s
precisely why this book is so wonderful.”
— Jonathan Goldstein
Up top is my "author's portrait" and below is the book cover. More information can be found at my publisher's website.