"Fabulously entertaining educational guidance"

The Harare Herald (Zimbabwe, December 6,1989)

"I've known Jeff for ten years now. His work has

always been of a high standard...he has contributed

much over the years through teaching and


Ben Wicks, Cartoonist (December 5,1977)

"Please consider this an endorsement for the course

you directed at Winfields Junior High School during 1974-1975. Videoart was pleased to assist in

this venture!"

Bob Kane, President, Videoart (August 5,1975)

"Congratulations on your efforts"

Lynn Johnston, Cartoonist (July 26,1982)

"Jeff's informal and delightful demonstrations

were an important addition to our exhibition."

Charlotte Buel Johnson, Curator of Education,

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y.

(August 5,1976)

"Thank you for sharing your wisdom, experience

and knowledge with us."

Ms. LeBow, Teacher, Langstaff Secondary School, Richmond Hill, Ontario (December 4,1996)

"Our intermediate students, as well as our primary

students thought you were terrific!"

Jim McGugan, Teacher, Glen Shields Public School,

Vaughan, Ontario (April 25,1988)

"You were just terrific with the kids. Thanks for

staying after to talk with them."

Marg Arpin, Markham Public Libraries, Markham,

Ontario (January 15,1988)

"They were all very excited about what they drew

and many felt much more confident with art. Many

parents commented on how impressed they were

with their children's drawings."

Jodi Fine, Teacher, Ross Doan Public School,

Richmond Hill, Ontario (June 30, 2000)


More nice things people have said…


Mr. Wakefield has a wonderfully insightful methodology and background in cartooning.

Captivating teaching method.

-         Elisa Petosa

Grade 1 teacher, Sixteenth Avenue Public School, Richmond Hill


Your lesson was absolutely amazing!  I never knew how artistic I could be when taught by the right person.  You’re awesome.

-         Ms. Rybak

      Sixteenth Avenue Public School, Richmond Hill



After every performance, I do a critique of myself – I am my own best/worst critic -  so I really appreciate the following totally unsolicited comments.  For obvious reasons, I don’t include the students’ full names or their schools.


From Samantha:

I really like it when Mr. Wakefield came to our school.  I liked it because he showed me how to draw cartoons that I never knew how to before.  He is a really great artist.  Thank you so much, I learned a lot.


From Brandon:

Mr. Wakefield, you have taught me how to draw even better than I did before.  You are the best artist ever.


From Yacov:

I thought your lessons were amazing.  I don’t think they are worth $3.00.  They are worth $1,000!


From Stephanie:

Thank you for teaching me to draw so many things.  Your cartoon characters are amazing!


From Jennifer:

You made me realize that cartooning can be easy as 1,2 and 3.  I thought cartooning is the hardest thing.  You also put humour into it.  Thank you for everything!


From Rebecca:

I really liked the cartoonist because he showed us many ways to make an “invented” character look new and how to make it a new character.  He drew a Sponge Bob, even though he had never drawn one before.  It was so good.  At the end, of the class, he signed a bunch of drawings from the class.