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At this point, the IAmMatthewian Project, AKA Project Canada, AKA Sherry Lai’s Canada (which is my own name for it) probably doesn’t need an introduction on this blog. (If you need one, however, just read up on this post.)

Back when I was first introduced to the fandom, I set my mind on creating every conceivable kind of merchandise to promote these Canadian capers. Backpacks, pencil cases, phone coverings, and even collectible figures (as seen here, although that didn’t come around until a few years later). This idea expanded to include sticker albums, which led to me designing this provisional cover.

Although I call it a sticker album cover, I was actually intending to use it as a scrapbook to store newspaper and magazine clippings about Canada. Much later, however, I created a newer design for the sticker album (seen below), and have used the space inside for that purpose.

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IAMP/PC Official Sticker Album (2016 Edition) – Front Cover Design
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Sherry Lai’s Canada – Sticker Album – Front Cover (2013 Edition)

As with any book cover, it needs to visually introduce the reader (or viewer) to what they can expect inside. Since PC isn’t very well-known, I felt obliged to include every character on the cover so people would know who they’re dealing with and associate them with the mini-fandom:

  • Matthew Williams/Canada (of Hetalia: Axis Powers fame)
  • Victoria Cheung/British Columbia (in the rollerskates)
  • Ralph Campbell/Alberta (in the cowboy hat and red neck bandana)
  • Owen Douglas Carswell/Saskatchewan (in the yellow-green-brown plaid shirt)
  • Ilan Riel/Manitoba (in the red hat with earflaps and yellow scarf with a snow shovel)
  • Oliver Stanley/Ontario (in the glasses and Toronto Maple Leafs hockey jersey)
  • Jean Tremblay/Quebec (in the navy blue-and-white pinstripe waistjacket)
  • Marie McCain/New Brunswick (with the anchor tattoo, axe and hammer)
  • Joel Alexander MacKenzie/Nova Scotia (actually in a different outfit to what he usually wears, as designed below by Clolymy on DeviantArt, with the fiddle):

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  • Catrina Damhnait Williams/Cape Breton (not part of the ‘canon’ cast, but a fan character created by askcapebreton on DeviantArt)
  • Benjamin O’Reilly/Newfoundland (Senior and Junior, as was customary in the old IAMP)
  • Labrador
  • Anne Montgomery/Prince Edward Island (in the ginger braids and dark green pinafore)
  • Kate Sahneuti/Yukon (in the pink Wellington boots with a pickaxe)
  • Cymbeline Thanadelthur/Northwest Territories (with the blue beads)
  • Nanook Puqiqnak/Nunavut (with the light orange bows)

Cape Breton, the only non-canon character shown on the cover, has largely disappeared from more recent works for PC, though I did draw her in my ‘new’ art style a while back:

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Catrina Damhnait Williams

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