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Lumps Animates Video For Canada’s National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Phosphor's Lumps (aka Sam Drew) has been working on animations for a very important campaign for the past two years. Sex trafficking is one of Canada’s most lucrative and misunderstood crimes. Let’s Talk About Sex Trafficking is a campaign from Covenant House Toronto aimed at empowering and equipping parents and teens with the tools they need to help prevent sex trafficking in Canada. The images you see here are stills from the videos, which will launch on Canada’s National Human Trafficking Awareness day, February 22, 2024.

At the heart of the campaign are the two videos, illustrated and animated by Lumps, which are based on real stories of sex trafficking survivors. The campaign encourages parents to watch these videos with their teens to help understand the red flags in the luring process and how sex trafficking happens. There is also a microsite for teens featuring animation from the videos that includes information about healthy relationships, safety tips and where to get help.

Animation is a unique way to tell survivor stories. The goal was to tell these stories in a medium that teens would pay attention to, which is why Lumps was picked - Sam's signature style is bright, engaging and accessible. Animation also allows use of symbolism to tell parts of the story and cover a heavy and complex topic in a more approachable way for this audience.

Development of the campaign concept was informed by research conducted with survivors, teens, parents and educators. The campaign is supported by social media advertising, PR and parent and teen influencers.

To find more of Lumps' work check out his portfolio or animation page and get in touch with Trina at Phosphor to commission him for your next project.

Débora Islas for Rolling Stone Magazine

An alluring portrait illustration from the hands of Débora Islas is commissioned by Rolling Stone Magazine.

Featured in the Rolling Stone reviews section, Débora's seductive and beautifully crafted artwork is of Colombian-American singer-songwriter Kali Uchis.

The magazine reviews the musician's new Latino album, one which is entirely in Spanish and is inspired by the timeless, mysterious, mystical, striking, graceful and sensual allure of the orchid.

Débora Islas is represented by IllustrationX

Lisa McGuinness



Focusing on another local artist, Artist Partners have also enlisted - the brilliantly talented Lisa McGuinness.

We think her lovely realistic paintings of real characters,  are  just perfect for the YA marketplace -

Lisa  has spent most of her career as a designer working in fashion and shoe design, taking her all over the world.

Her beautiful work is expressive and stylish - her love of commercial fashion means she’s able to use her art translating it into magazine covers, advertising and branding. 

For more of Lisa’s fabulous work check it out on our website: Lisa McGuinness - Artist Partners

Ing Lee/Bioré


Ing Lee creates the artwork for the release of a new Bioré SkinCare Facial Wash range.

Influencers were invited to get to know the Japanese innovation that cleanses and protects the skin's natural moisture in four unique versions.

With its style inspired by manga and Korean book covers, Ing shows fun, everyday scenes of self-care by all kinds of women at different stages of life.


The launch hit the market in 4 variations: Moisture, for normal and combination skin, Rich Moisture, which cleanses and moisturizes dry skin, Scrub, with exfoliating beads for all skin types, and Acne Care, for deep cleansing of acne-prone skin



Ing Lee is represented by IllustrationX

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