Archive for the ‘writing’ Category

July 5, 2017 0

150 Words or Less

By in ruttan's place, writing

For the Canada sesquicentennial celebration, the Atwater Library here in Montreal sponsored a contest where people could write in little stories or memories in about 150 words. I entered three. Didn’t win anything (my pal Joanne Carnegie got a nifty framed certificate as a runner-up), but I enjoyed the challenge of trying to write to […]

October 7, 2015 0

Blue Metropolis

By in montreal, sketches, watercolor, watercolour, writing

Gene Luen Yang Finally getting around to this. The Blue Metropolis Book Fest is Montreal’s premiere English language lit bash, taking place in April. This year I attended a couple of events, mainly centred around graphic novels and their creators. It was great seeing Gene Luen Yang, who gave a workshop on graphic storytelling, and […]

April 16, 2014 0

New Art Review by Jack

By in writing

I’ve written another art article for Rover Arts. As time goes on, I will figure out a better way of sharing these.

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February 19, 2014 0

Decontamination by Jack Ruttan

By in montreal, ruttan's place, writing

Pardon me, this is a little more restoration. This time of a post that apparently dropped off after my server disaster of a couple of months ago. People I’ve met might be interested in it, so I’m putting it up again. It’s a contest entry of mine, which won “entry of the day” for CBC […]

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: […]

November 27, 2012 1

Steve Luxton at the Atwater Library

By in ballpoint pen, black and white, men, montreal, pen and ink, ruttan's place, sketches, women, writing

Years ago, I had the notion that I would make a drawing of every author or poet I heard read, and make some sort of collection. That pledge went by the boards years ago, but I still enjoy drawing people at readings. Not even necessarily the reader. Also the people listening, if I can sit […]