Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Occasionally while doing an illustration I'll have a little trouble getting the position of one the characters exactly how I want it to be. That's when I break out the digital camera and transform into my alter-ego- Paul Lachine supermodel extraordinaire.

It looks a little silly but it certainly does the job. I can even add some hair on top of my head!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

"Violence Against Women" Art Featured at Event

Here are a few pictures that were taken by Kathy Muach who runs the Three Rivers Crisis Center in Wahpeton, North Dakota and sent to by Becky DeVries.

My art on the subject of "Violence Against Women" was featured throughout the event.

It's always a great honor and pleasure to help out at these type of events. People like Kathy and Becky are very special people who dedicate their lives to helping others. It was great to be involved in this event.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Free Lance -Star Section Cover

This was a really fun illustration that was commissioned by the good folks at the Free Lance Star in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

It accompanied a feature story by Paul Akers who spent this past summer visiting several minor league baseball parks, "His aims were to find out what benefits minor league and independent-league baseball bring to a community, and how team baseball above the local-player level is begun, operated, and sustained".

Thanks to Paul Akers for his direction and enthusiasm on this page. Paul made this a very fun assignment indeed.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Cover: Global-is-Asian Magazine

Here are a few tear sheets and close-ups from the latest issue of Global-is-Asian Magazine. It's fantastic publication on public policy produced by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore.

My very special thanks to Ben Tan and Claire Leow for their guidance and professionalism. Working with them on this issue was an absolute pleasure!

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

New Website

I've completed building my new website and it's now up and running. So visit www.paullachine.com and have a look around.
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Monday, July 4, 2011

Windsor Star Cover

A commission piece I did for the Windsor Star made it's way to the front page on Saturday June 2nd.

The artwork Illustrates a story featuring a local resident who has been in and out of jail for most of his adult life. Great read.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Prague Post Illustration

This is an Illustration I did for a piece by Edoardo Campanella about different societies willingness to embrace change. It's a very interesting read.

Thanks to the good folks at Project Syndicate for sending this along for me to see.

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Global-is-Asian Magazine

This half page spread Illustration was commissioned by Global-is-Asian magazine. It accompanies an article by Frank Hartmann who was a visiting Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in 2011.
He is currently a Senior Research Fellow of the program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management at the Harvard Kennedy School.

This full page Illustration also appears in the recent issue of Global-is-Asian Magazine. The piece is written by T.S. Rethinaraj an Assistant Professor at The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

My thanks and appreciation to Sung Lee who's an absolute pleasure to work with.

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Snakes and Hackers

A couple stories have broke lately relating to cyber security.

First is the FBI's raid on gang peddling scare ware. A fake scan would appear to scan your computer screen scanning frantically for a virus and finding multiple ones of course. You would then be directed to a site where you would get your cyber pocket picked.

Another story emerging from the UK is the arrest of a young man charged with hacking into several websites including law enforcement websites.

I did this graphic to coincide with these recent news events.
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Scientists discover 'genes that slow ageing process'

Scientists have discovered key genes that slow the aging process, which could lead to new hope for people suffering from illnesses ranging from heart disease to Alzheimer's.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Deficit Ceiling

Debt ceiling soundbites:

"I think it's absolutely right that it's not going to happen without some spending cuts,"-President Barack Obama

"He realizes now that raising the debt ceiling is so important to the health of this economy and the global economy that it is not a vote that, even when you are protesting an administration's policies, you can play around with."-Presidential Spokesman Jay Carney

"It's true allowing America to default would be irresponsible-But it would be more irresponsible to raise the debt ceiling without simultaneously taking dramatic steps to reduce spending and reform the budget process."- House Speaker John Boehner

"...no lines in the sand"- Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid

"It's time to reject the debt ceiling scare tactics and address the truly frightening reality that our debt is at $14 trillion and growing," -Republican Representative Michele Bachmann

"To tie [deficit reduction] to the debt limit in my view is quite insane,"- Austan Goolsbee, chairman of U.S. President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Flooding in Canada and U.S.

The Mississippi River in the U.S. and the Assiniboine River in Canada continue to rise flooding homes and making others still dry very nervous. Hopefully the river levels have peaked and will start to soon recede.

However the prognosis is not good as it's predicted the effects will last for weeks.

This is today's Illustration on the subject.

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Dysfunctional Relations

This from a 2010 opinion poll conducted by Angus Reid/VisionCritical.

If a referendum on staying in the continental group were held today, 42% would vote to get out; 35% would vote to stay.

If given the chance, many people in Britain would distance their country from the European Union (EU), a new Angus Reid Public Opinion poll has found.

In the online survey of a representative national sample of 1,984 British adults, 51 per cent of respondents say EU membership has been moderately negative (26%) or very negative (25%) for the United Kingdom.

Conversely, seven per cent of Britons say the EU has been very positive for the UK, and 31 per cent regard it as moderately positive.

If a referendum on the UK’s permanence in the EU were called, two fifths of Britons (42%) would vote in favour of pulling out, while 35 per cent would vote to stay.

If a plebiscite on the UK adopting the euro were called, a large majority of Britons (79%) would vote against abandoning the pound as the national currency. Only nine per cent of respondents would welcome the euro.

Overall, party allegiances make some difference in how people in Britain feel about the EU. Conservative voters are largely inclined to say EU membership has been detrimental for the UK (66%), but so are many Labour (41%) and Liberal Democrat (41%) voters.

Almost half of Labour (48%) and Liberal Democrat (46%) followers would vote in favour of remaining in the EU in an eventual referendum, while a majority of Tories (57%) would vote to pull out.

Adopting the euro is out of the question for most Britons of all political stripes. At least seven-in-ten Liberal Democrats, Labour and Tory supporters would vote against embracing the EU currency.

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Hard Questions For Pakistan: Part 2

A visual guide to those wondering exactly where Bin Laden's compound was located.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Hard Questions For Pakistan

With the hunt for Bin Laden finally over the U.S. will now turn it's steely gaze toward the government of Pakistan.

Some hard questions need to asked as it's pretty hard to believe that the Pakistan government had no idea that Bin Laden was hold up in a large custom built compound a stones throw from a Pakistani military instillation.

This is today's Illustration showing Pakistan holding out it's hand in assistance and friendship with a little secret hidden in it's sleeve. This is not to say that this is what Pakistan has done but rather what it sure as hell looks like it's done.

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Monday, May 2, 2011

The Eagle Descends

After 10 years the hunt for Bin Laden is finally over.

Information is starting to trickle out ever so slowly about the daring raid by U.S. special forces on the compound that was sheltering al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.

It'll be interesting to see how the world reacts to this momentous news story. Will Pakistan implode? Will the Muslim world react with rage or relief? Will Obama's political foes look to discredit his leadership in the planning and execution of this historic military maneuver. Will the conspiracy theorist have a new target to focus their suspicious minds on?

Here's a link to a story about a man who Twittered (if that's a word) the raid unwittingly.

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Economy Recovery?

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Nationalists' Rise Not Finnish

The rise of Nationalist parties in Europe continues with the recent election results in Finland. The right-wing populist party True Finns and it's leader Timo Soini took 19% of the vote on Sunday with a strong anti-Europe ,anti-Islam platform.

Here's a link to some excellent articles from Spiegel Online on the Finnish vote and it's potential impact on the rest of Europe.

Today's Illustration was on this subject.

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Bad Incentives

This Illustration is about bad financial incentives that lead to fiscal disaster.

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Obama's Balancing Act

Trying to govern from the center isn't exactly easy.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Hold Your Jets Mr. Harper

Some pretty interesting information is coming to light about the process and real costs in the purchase of F-35 fighter jets by the government of Canada.

Here's a link to a great piece by US defense analyst Winslow Wheeler.

I did this Illustration today on the subject.

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