We got the [rather tongue in cheek word] from Toronto-based artist, Graham Roumieu, that he has a bunch of books out right now: ‘A really super one about squirrels; another called In My Own Words: The Autobiography of Bigfoot; and then there’s 101 Ways to Kill Your Boss’. Indeed. We thought we should check in with him and see where his ideas come from. How do you go about conceptualizing commissioned works? ‘Getting a final image to work in a way that most people find funny or thought provoking is really rewarding. The other fun part is what other people don’t see, aside from maybe an art director, some designers and editors, which are the images that don’t make it onto the printed page. Rough drawings for a piece that intentionally go way too far to ever make it to publication but that I sometimes do to be a smart ass. Don’t get me wrong, I really love my job. But having worked from a home studio all of these years, if I didn’t have the good fortune to work with a lot of people with sick senses of humor, I think I would have started looking for a new occupation years ago’.