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This is a very old article about Mike Parsons, but it has been the only decent thing I have found about this artist on the web. I saw him working on the streets of Toronto last September, and I was really interested in buying one of his pieces, but ended up taking his card. When I tried to contact him later about buying a specific piece, he had already sold it at a show. Anyway, he does these fabulous black ink and canvas paintings that are very bold and distinctive. They really jump off of the page and can are harsh, but also funny. The “sequence” paintings I saw last year are not on the link, but they are the pieces I’ve been trying to locate. They show a cartoon-like person going through a transformation over a couple of scenes that are all tied together. The link provides some insight into his work, but I wish I could see more.