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 SeasonalSongs.ca
• 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 Amazon, Indigo, Barnes & Noble and at strumandthewildturkeys.com
• 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.
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
Other press + links
• A Firefly's Journey - Book Trib book review
You can find more of my work on these other platforms
• 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