Illustrator GMB Chomichuk Brings La Corriveau to Life

Get an inside look at putting together the artwork for Canada’s History magazine.

Interview by James Gillespie

Posted October 25, 2018

A lot of work goes into collecting and creating the art on the pages of Canada’s History magazine, like brainstorming ideas, finding a suitable artist for original artwork, and working with the artist to produce the final product. 

GMB Chomichuk illustrated the feature image for “Macabre Discovery” (December 2018-January 2019), a story by André Pelchat focused on La Corriveau, the witch of Quebec folklore. Chomichuk worked with James Gillespie, art director for Canada’s History, to create the final product. 

Flip through the gallery to see the various stages of Chomichuk’s art, and listen to the podcast to hear how Chomichuk took the creative brief Gillespie gave him and turned it into the final product in the magazine.

Chomichuk is the host of Super Pulp Science Podcast and created the artwork for Apocrypha: The Legend of Babymetal, a graphic novel about the Japanese pop metal band.

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The December 2018-January 2019 issue of Canada’s History magazine features an article about La Corriveau. “Macabre Discovery” was written by André Pelchat.

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