The other day I was walking downtown near the French University on Saint Denis street. They’re having Frosh week, which means crowds of kids wearing sacks and funny hats, made to do humiliating things. One of those was to beg for change near where actual poor people do, on Ste. Catherine street.
I’m afraid I snapped at one of them. She vanished quickly, but I hated myself for losing my cool like that. She was probably just soliciting for charity, and I was misinterpreting.
Still, it made a subject for one of my rare comics. I’m happy with how it came out, in watercolour and all. Will try to do some more, on better paper, and with more planning. Still, I like this, and think it’s a new direction for my work.