©Susan Smythe-Bishop 2022

Shortly after I started doing cartoonish drawings in 2013, I thought about doing a series that dispells the myth that working in Film PR is a sexy career, because it is NOT a sexy career!  I love working in film PR, but I don't know anyone who is really in it for the glamour. In September of 2013, the Toronto Star commissioned me to do four drawings to illustrate what it is like for those of us working behind-the-scenes during The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).  On September 12th - these drawings below ran in the paper.  It was the first time I have ever been published, and I was utterly shocked, yet extremely honoured to even be considered for it!!