Jo Lalonde

Released Monday, 7th January 2019
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Jo Lalonde tells Aaron she was an artist since she figured out how not to eat the crayons. First
apprenticing as a tattoo artist before learning the chalk art trade under legendary Canadian chalk artist
Chalk Master Dave, best known for producing the iconic
superhero mural on the outside of Silver Snail's former Queen Street location. Jo tells tales of her own
superheroism while dealing with the few pedestrians who don't pay attention and walk over her hands
and art. Not to mention dealing with other various street buskers while she plied her trade at Toronto's
Yonge-Dundas Square before eventually moving a few blocks up for a safer, more secure place to
work. Plus, she tells us her favourite superhero for putting chalk to sidewalk.
You'll also learn what it takes to draw a great chalk mural on the sidewalk and why those 3D chalk
optical illusions are never done spontaneously and are sometimes more trouble than their hits on social
media. She tells us why superheroes get her the most attention and how she got the opportunity to draw
an Overwatch mural for Activision. This episode is the fate of the artist writ large with an unvarnished
look at all the blood sweat and chalk dust it takes to nurture and live off such talent.
This episode was sponsored by and recorded at Hairy Tarantula during their
Hairoween Grand Opening Celebrations on Halloween Weekend 2018.

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