NOW What episode 31: How a Toronto cartoonist turned the pandemic into art


Most creative types will tell you it’s hard to make art during a pandemic. It can be even harder to make art about that pandemic – but week after week, Toronto illustrator Eric Kostiuk Williams has been doing exactly that, writing and drawing NOW’s editorial cartoons about life in the quarantimes.

After almost four months, he’s stepping back for a bit, so this was the perfect time to have him on to talk about bringing a personal perspective to a global crisis… and what it took out of him to do that.

NOW What is a twice-weekly podcast that explores the ways Torontonians are coping with life in the time of coronavirus. New episodes arrive every Tuesday and Friday. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, listen on Spotify or just play it below. And remember, we’re all in this together.



A life-long Torontonian, Norman became the senior film writer for NOW in early 2008. Previously he had reviewed films for Metro newspapers across Canada and covered every video format imaginable (yes, even Beta).

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June 30, 2020

12:24 PM