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Itty-Bitty DOS Game Canvases: Bazaar of the Bizarre 2018 Edition

Once again we come together for my favourite holiday market in Toronto.

Every winter the Bazaar of the Bizarre sets up shop at Pia Bouman School of Ballet (6 Noble St., Toronto).

With three rooms packed with dozens of exhibitors, there is something for everyone!

Bazaar of the Bizarre Frostbite 2018 Saturday December 15th

Like the past couple years, I’ll be filling the niche of gift shopping for your smart-ass geeky friend who knows everything and wants nothing.

Tough crowd.

The itty-bitty DOS game canvases are the perfect intersection of cute & retro nostalgia for everyone from casual gamers to the computing pioneers that designed your PCB and chipsets.

Retro DOS game tiny canvases
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Screen Shot 2018-12-13 at 3.43.18 PM.pngScreen Shot 2018-12-13 at 9.23.17 PM.pngI’ve broken down the canvasses this year into four categories: platform games, adventure games, ADND ports and puzzles.

How many of these canvases do you recognize?

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Check out my instagram page to see closeups of each one and read commentary on the history of each game.

Come find me this Saturday at the Bazaar and pick up your favourite.

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DOS game nostalgia @ Bazaar of the Bizarre: FrostBite Edition 2017

The itty bitty DOS game canvases have been wildly successful.

I’ve received such amazing feedback on them and many commissions throughout the year.

A new set will be ready for your viewing (and pawing) pleasure at the upcoming Bazaar of the Bizarre: FrostBite edition 2017.

Scroll down for a preview of new DOS Gamer Nostalgia canvases!

Plus come see many new original watercolour pieces and prints of older collections including the Live Wire Series!

I love this arts and crafts show so much!

It’s a wonderful community event, where many local designers, jewellers, artists, tinkerers and makers gather to network and share their wares. The December edition is the perfect time to score unique gifts and get inspired for the holiday season.

Join us December 10th at 6 Noble Street, on Queen Street West just west of Dufferin.

Free admission all day!

The Bazaar of the Bizarre is brought to you by premier community supporter Plastik Wrap.

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DOS Game Mini Canvas Collection 2.0

Looks like the nostalgia force is strong in the DOS gaming generation – the last batch of DOS Game tiny canvases sold out in the first half of the day at the last Bazaar of the Bizarre.

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The Spring edition of the Bazaar of the Bizarre: Circus Sideshow 2017 takes place on
Sunday, April 16 in its established home at the Pia Bouman School of Ballet and I’m back with a whole new set of itty-bitty-pixely-screens, featuring beloved characters like DopeFish, Stan S. Stanman and Purple Tentacle.


Check out a preview of the new collection here:

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MS DOS Gamer Nostalgia Series

Some of the greatest adventures of my childhood started with the C drive prompt impatiently blinking for input.

The 90s were the golden age of graphic adventures for LucasArts, Westwood Studios, Sierra and many more. These were games written by playful geeks for geeks – entertainment for the emergent technocracy that was daring, quirky and intelligent.

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To commemorate early PC gaming heroes and heroines, I’ve created this series of tiny paintings of some of my favourite DOS games.

All these will be available at the upcoming Plastik Wrap Frost Bite: Bazaar of the Bizarre on December 14th at the Pia Bouman School of Ballet and Creative Movement – 6 Noble Street, Toronto.

Preview the collection here!

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