Primarily my work is about preserving, documenting, and analyzing historic illustration and illustrators. I also write on contemporary illustration and practice, visual communication, visual culture, and national identity.
I am an Associate Editor of The History of Illustration, the first textbook to appear on the subject. It will be published in 2018.
I am also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Illustration.
In 2008 I began the Index of Canadian Illustrators. Additions and amendments to it are very welcome.
My 2014 dissertation, A Cultural Trade? Canadian Magazine Illustrators at Home and in the United States, 1880-1960, is about the ways nationalism was expressed in visual culture.
Illustrators I have published on or presented papers on include:
Arthur William Brown
Walter Haskell Hinton
Olive Allen Biller
Many Illustrators based in Victoria, BC
Canadian women who illustrated in Chatelaine in the 1930s