In my other life, I do improv. There’s a nation-wide high school tournament in Canada called the Canadian Improv Games. I played on my high school’s first team in 1998. Since then I’ve volunteered for the Games, doing everything from delivering workshops, to hosting and helping to run the tournaments in Regina in Montreal.

Since about 2001, I’ve done illustrations and/or designed the poster for the Regina tournament. Here’s the poster for this year’s tournament:

And of course, you can’t have a tournament without tickets!

The Improv Games are often referred to as a ‘loving competition.’ And if the 1980s taught us anything, it’s that love is best personified as a bear shooting laser beams out of its stomach.

I’m really sad to miss Regina’s tournament this year. This will be the first time since 1998 that I won’t be present at a Canadian Improv Games tournament. Hopefully I’ll still be able to feel the tummy lasers from across the border.