Toronto’s Hidden Artist: Robb Mirsky

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In light of this weekend’s Toronto Comic Art Festival, taking place at the Toronto Reference Library, I wanted to share a feature post about a modest, yet insanely talented artist: Robb Mirsky.

Robb has been a co-worker of mine for the past year, but I only recently became aware of his badass talent in comics, and illustrations – he’s the real deal. I discovered Robb’s passion for this art form one day in during a casual conversation at work. We glazed the topic and I didn’t think much of it – until we connected via WordPress. I told him about my blog, he told me about his, I checked it out, and the next thing you know, I’m his biggest fan.

Sure, I claim to be a lover of superheros and I can appreciate the raw talent put into comics. The amount of detail, creative thought and self-motivation is simply inspiring. But, I have to admit, until I saw what Robb could create, I was never fascinated with this art – I’m officially fascinate, and you will be too.

Let me explain. Of course, Robb is attending the TCAF this weekend, so he created this awesome comic to distribute – self promotion is key! Here’s what happens when a slice of Toronto’s talent decides to spew greatness onto paper:

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And, hey, I’m not the only person who appreciates this guys talent. He’s been notice by publications around the city, as he should be; he’s been drawing and creating his original art since the age of 10.

Most recently he had a feature in blogTO as one of the ‘Top 10 Concert Poster Artists in Toronto‘. He created an amazing poster for the music band ‘Garbageface’:

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Then, he had this spotlight in ‘Toronto Comic Jam’:http://issuu.com/tomking/docs/tcj_vol_19_iss_4__online_version_/c/su3d3n6

Those are just a few of the places Robb’s work can be seen. If you’re hitting the TCAF make sure you snag a copy of The Lemon Brigade!

I know you’re probably all itching for more so you might as well get social with Robb…

Follow him here: https://twitter.com/RobbMirsky

Or here: https://instagram.com/mirsktoons/

And definitely here: http://robbmirsky.com/

You’ll get to know Robb, and his pure artistic aggression toward so many of life’s daily frustrations with everything he posts. He also enjoys a good beer, ripping on terrible music, and obviously spending time with his beautiful wife and baby boy! He’s a cool guy who just happens to be a stellar artist, so show him some love and let’s get comics back on society’s radar!