What is the TD Summer Reading Club?
TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, all interests, and all abilities. Visit your local library to learn more!
I’m super honoured to be chosen as the official artist for the 2019 TD Summer Reading Club! I’ve spent most of the winter working with the super amazing team from TD SRC to build an awesome batch of fun material for this summer’s program. I’ll be attending the Indigenous & English launch parties in June, and then presenting six comic workshops around the Toronto and Ottawa regions in July/August.
Co-created and delivered by over 2,200 public libraries across Canada, this national bilingual program is developed by Toronto Public Library in partnership with Library and Archives Canada.
For more info about the TD Summer Reading Club and to pick up some of the super fun pieces I’ve illustrated for the program, visit your local library today!
Clayton’s Latest Book: Dog vs. Ultra Dog
Tim loves his pet dog, Tuffy, and Tuffy adores his boy. Tim also happens to be an überfan of the TV superhero Ultra Dog: he watches the shows, reads the books, plays the video games, wears the cape, and even sports Ultra Dog underwear. Despite cajoling from the neighboring cat, Tuffy has absolutely no fear that Ultra Dog is stealing his boy. Ultra Dog is too famous to want a regular boy... right?
Just in case, Tuffy tries extra hard to be super obedient and to outdo Ultra Dog with his love for Tim. But when Tuffy hears about Tim's upcoming trip to Ultra Land, the faithful pup is officially afraid of losing his boy. What's a dog to do? Fight back, of course! Tuffy enacts a plan to beat Ultra Dog once and for all, and the reward is unexpected–but awesome.
A Junior Library Guild Selection, 2019
Clayton ‘CTON’ Hanmer