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Seasonal Songs for Southern Ontario

Seasonal Songs for Southern Ontario is a series of four classical music movements composed by Suresh Singaratnam with vocals by Daisy Press. I created four artworks to coincide with the pieces and the time-lapses of these creations have been set to the music and lyrics in video form. This whole project was graciously funded by the Canada Council for the Arts.

Watch the videos and more at

• Radio Interview - Howl CIUT 89.5 FM - May 24, 2022  - Host Valentino Assenza welcomes composer Suresh Singaratnam @sureshtrumpet & artist Alana McCarthy @alanamccarthyart to talk about the project “Seasonal Songs For Southern Ontario”  LISTEN BELOW

Strum & The Wild Turkeys Press

Strum & The Wild Turkeys is a picture book illustrated by me, Alana McCarthy and written by Noa Daniel. The story is about finding your voice through a sense of belonging and the transformational power of music.

Released in Hardcover, April 30, 2021, Strum and the Wild Turkeys is available for purchase on AmazonIndigo, Barnes & Noble and at


Book Trailer for Strum and the Wild Turkeys

Dwight Powell & Maxi Kleber read Strum and the Wild Turkeys as part of the Dallas Mavericks Reading Program

Global TV - The Morning Show interview

CHCH interview on Morning Live with Annette Hamm

Global News Weekend with Mike Arsenault

Meet the Author and Illustrator of Strum and the Wild Turkeys - Alana McCarthy and Noa Daniel are interviewed by Ilene Winokur of Journeys to Belonging on YouTube

• Child's Life Magazine - Feature written by Justine Bicknell

CBC - Interview >  Here and Now Toronto with Gill Deacon - May 5, 2021: A peacock and a pack of wild turkeys inspires Noa Daniel to write a book for the classroom.

Plunder Shock Magazine

Plunder Shock Magazine is a rad art mag, with a focus on street art, cartooning, lowbrow art, comics, illustration, and pop art. It's such an honor to be featured and share my artistic journey. Featuring in-depth interviews with established and up-and-coming visual artists from Canada and beyond.


• Plundershock - Issue 3 - Grab a copy 

• Plundershock - Instagram

• Plundershock - Youtube Interview - Check out the interview to learn more about my art journey

Geeky Pet Press

Geeky Pet  is a series of pop-culture pet portraits painted by me, Alana McCarthy. They went viral on the internet back in 2012. Featured on Buzzfeed, The Mary Sue and I Can Haz Cheezburger.  They even got a nod from Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Jr. when he posted my Catvengers piece to his Facebook page.

• Geeky Pet on Etsy - Shop prints, stickers, undies and more

• Interview on Innerspace - Morgan Hoffman from The Space Channel's Innerspace Show interviewing Alana McCarthy

• Worship the Brand - Super Cats: The Fan-tastic World of Alana McCarthy's                 Geeky Pet Art

• Whiskey With My Book - Interview with Alana McCarthy

• The Art Hunters 

• Trend Hunters 

• Geek With Envy

• Catster


Other press + links

More Press

• A Firefly's Journey - Book Trib book review 

Canvas Rebel Interview

• 5 Pro Tips for Using Spraypaint - Cottage Life

You can find more of my work on these other platforms

 Working Not Working

• Behance

• Reedsy - Are you an illustrator or designer looking to work with independent writers? Click my Reedsy referral link and we both get $100 after you get your first job. I personally love Reedsy, I set my own rates and negotiate with the clients and Reedsy only takes 10%. I've done many picture books and book covers through their service.

• Wescover - Mural and chalk work

• Skillshare - Teaching illustration classes including Watercolour Pet Portraits: Likeness, Composition and Costuming

• TikTok - @AlanaMcCarthyArt

• Creative Lady Directory

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