I've been asked to upload some samples of my calcollages. What are calcollages, you ask? They're drawn collages made by tracing from various sources. Calcollage is a portmanteau I came up with to describe this technique, combining the French words "calque" (trace) and "collage" (um, yeah, collage). I'd like to say I invented the technique itself - I did come up with it on my own, just playing around with tracing paper - but I'm sure other people have done similar things in the past. Anyway, I've been making these for 15 years or so and they've been published in The Walrus magazine and, very recently, Carousel magazine (yay!). Here are some examples:

- W.A.Davison