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Luke Ramsey: November Buzzer illustrator interview

The November print Buzzer image and Luke at work

Have you checked out the latest print Buzzer yet? If you have, you’ll notice the fantastic cover image by Luke Ramsey. Here’s a little more about the man behind the image:


Tell us about yourself and your art.

I’ve been living on Pender Island for the past seven years, traveling the globe with my art when I can. I balance my practice between illustration, murals and drawings I exhibit.  My art is generally about organized chaos, or conveying a positive message whether it be ugly or cute.

How did you come up with your illustration?

Making a drawing for Translink is important to me, because public transport brings together different people regardless of race, disabilities, religion, style, gender and age.
I wanted to include all these varieties in the image.

Do you take transit? If so, what’s your favourite mode of public

There’s no public transit where we live, but when I do leave the island I use public transport often. I do enjoy catching Translink’s Canada Line, that’s why I included it in my drawing.

What can we expect from you in the future?

I hope to do more public art projects in the future and publish a sci-fi book.

We were very happy that Luke fit us into his busy schedule. And we’re super glad that he provided us with this very cute (not ugly) cover for the Buzzer!


  • By The Canada Line, November 14, 2012 @ 3:41 pm

    Luke we love your work.

  • By Jane Koo, November 15, 2012 @ 12:24 am

    This is excellent. Good job Luke!

  • By chocodum, November 27, 2012 @ 11:32 pm

    The Muslim woman with a burqa is pushing a Sikh boy with a patka in a stroller.

  • By abe, December 2, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

    Even though I embrace all religions and races, I believe that the woman wearing the burqa is extremely misplaced in this illustration. It only makes oppression against women more acceptable (it isn’t part of the muslim religion at all).
    Showing this everywhere in Translink is quite shocking.

  • By Robert Willis - Buzzer Editor, December 4, 2012 @ 11:29 am

    Hello abe: Thank you for your comment. I’ll let the artist speak for himself about the content of his work. “Making a drawing for Translink is important to me. Public transport
    brings together different people regardless of race, disabilities,
    religion, style, gender and age.”

  • By Mike, December 8, 2012 @ 10:53 am

    Luke’s work is amazing.

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