Part of the Visualizing the World: A Maps and Geographic Information Systems Speaker Series. Three years ago, Anton Thomas picked up a set of color pencils and began drawing North America. State by state, city by city, he wanted to pay tribute to this vast and beautiful continent by way of pictorial map. Without any idea how long it might take, he stumbled into an extremely dense and lengthy project: The North American Continent. Now, three years and 600 cities later, it is on the verge of completion. In this presentation he will explore methods, techniques and the story behind it - including its peculiar origins right here in Canada.