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Patrick Wong: Buzzer illustrator interview!

Patrick Wong: Buzzer illustrator interview!

Patrick Wong and his March 2011 Buzzer cover illustration!

Again, we continue the tradition of interviewing our Buzzer cover illustrator! Here’s Patrick Wong, who drew the illustration on the cover of the March 4, 2011 Buzzer.

Tell us a bit about yourself and your art!

I’m a digital illustrator here in Vancouver and my background is actually from graphic design where my experience was in print production and printing. I do stock and assignment work which focuses much with lifestyle – fashion imagery influenced by postwar magazine illustration from the 50’s and 60’s.

How did you come up with the Buzzer cover? Can you talk a bit about the other concepts?

There wasn’t an editorial this month so the theme only needed to be centered around Vancouver and the TransLink system. Concepts where created for bus, skytrain, and seabus separately all conveying the notion of positivity while traveling to work or school.

What kind of work are you doing lately, and where can we see it?

I’m currently working on a series of health and wellness images which should be completed by the end of the year and examples of my work can be found at

Do you have a regular transit route that you take? And do you have favourite seat to sit in on the bus or SkyTrain?

I regularly take the Canada Line and the #17 – with no favourites for sitting.

Check out more of our past illustrator interviews here:


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