Archive for the ‘collaboration’ Category

June 16, 2023 0

Gene Luen Yang

By in black and white, cats, collaboration, comics, sketches

Back in the early 2000s, I got to do a workshop at Montreal’s Blue Metropolis Book Festival with the great Gene Luen Yang. A movie adaptation of his graphic novel American Born Chinese is currently coming out. The book the movie is based on is an amazing exploration of being young and having a Chinese […]

February 27, 2017 0

Hollywood’s Greatest Trick

By in collaboration

Taking a break from the sketchy things to post this: More here:

September 25, 2015 0

Jack Ruttan – Storyboards and French-English Translation

By in collaboration, ruttan's place, self-promotion, storyboards

I’ve made up a promotional postcard to advertise my skills. It’s going up on walls and into mailboxes in the real world, because I’m thinking people like to hold something in their hands. It’s also something cute to hand out after a face to face meeting. Remember those? My “adobe illustrator” skills were a little […]

July 29, 2015 0

Back at the Comic Jam

By in collaboration, color, pen and ink, Rick Gagnon, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

Hadn’t been to the Montreal Monthly Comic Jam for a while. My pal Rick Gagnon invited me over, so I decided to make the effort. Pleasant seeing Rick again. He embellished a couple of drawings of mine. The watercolour is especially great, because he did this (using my paints) in very low light, where it’s […]

February 26, 2015 0

Rod McKuen’s Co-Existence Bagel Shop Blues

By in black and white, collaboration, comics, Rick Gagnon, sketches

The passing of Rod McKuen the other month reminded me of this comic a friend of mine and I did, based on a spoken word recording made by this famous (maybe in-famous) poet. The “official” beats hated these, as sort of climbing onto the bandwagon, but I think they’re funny and unpretentious. I did the […]

March 26, 2014 0

March 2014 Monthly Montreal Comic Jam

By in brush pen, collaboration, color, Coloured Pencils, montreal, Rick Gagnon, sketches

It’s been a while since I’ve shown my face at one of these. Also, the last post on this topic got wiped out in my server crash. Since it paid tribute to a late friend, I’m going to have to put it back together again. Still, even though I had to be reminded and coaxed, […]

February 21, 2014 1

Drawings of Me, from Thailand

By in ballpoint pen, black and white, collaboration, ruttan's place

These fell out of an old book. They’re from the time in Thailand in 2008 when I went over to help organize an art exhibition of Montreal Comic artists. I think I’d put them away because I felt it would be narcissistic to put them up. Well, no more, really. If I’m drawing people, it’s […]

February 19, 2014 0

Car-Free Day, 2009

By in collaboration, comics, montreal, ruttan's place

Browsing around, trying to resurrect some Jack links, I found this story I hadn’t seen before. I had spent a day in the street with some other cartoonists during “Car-Free Day” in Montreal, drawing comic strips on easels. Car Free day meant that they basically shut down the city core to cars. This isn’t done […]

February 18, 2014 0

The Ascension Trilogy Book One — Sins of the Father

By in collaboration, digital, ruttan's place, writing

I enjoyed doing this book cover for Thelonious Legend, a new author. It’s a young adult story, but really looks to me like one of these cool “underground” or Beat books from the early 1960s. Sounds like a cool story. He’s putting it out himself in various formats. Visit the links below to see: […]

August 31, 2012 1

Chilling at the Montreal Comic Jam

By in black and white, brush pen, collaboration, Rick Gagnon

I’ve been occupied with things— haven’t really been blogging much. Also haven’t gotten out for a while to the monthly Montreal Comic Jam. That happens near the end of the month at a strange little bar in east downtown called l’Escalier. (“The Stairway”) Very studenty, hippie sort of bar…. Anyhow, the event has morphed into […]