Archive for May, 2009

May 9, 2009 0

Touchez pas au grisbi

By in sketches

Sadly, my weekly meet with R. Gagnon was not to be. So I was flying solo. Still, Rick had his effect, because he’s been lending me these great Criterion DVDs of films such as this one, the 1954 French gangster film Touchez pas au grisbi (“Hands off the loot”), from which I drew this very […]

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May 7, 2009 0

Houde and Duplessis

By in montreal, sketches

Two Quebec personalities from the glory days of Montreal. Maurice Duplessis (right corner), Quebec’s frightening Premier from times of yore, is laughing at a joke from the Mayor, Camillien Houde. What project is this about? Wouldn’t you like to know!

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May 6, 2009 0

Maple Trees in Bloom, and small cat ™

By in cats, montreal, ruttan's place

This person I’m doing work for was very impressed with the maple trees along my street. So I thought I’d post a snap. All of this yellow-green is blossoms, which will fall soon, and carpet the sidewalk. Already I can hear the vroom of the street vacuum buggies prowling the sidewalks to pick it up. […]

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May 5, 2009 2

Late Blogging

By in dogs, sketches

I usually do this in the morning. Nothing interesting drawn. But tonight I’ve got Lou Reed lyrics put into the mouths of people drawn walking down the street. “What good a war without killing?” and “life’s like Sanskrit read to a pony.” You have to hear them in the proper Lou Reed deep voice, which […]

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May 4, 2009 0

Sixes and Sevens

By in sketches, watercolour

A little scattered, and nervous, but getting things done. I think these reflect my state of mind. I think everything will be okay, but have no idea at the moment how that will come about.

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May 2, 2009 2

Nod, and Look Sympathetic

By in sketches

Fear of a pandemic grips the planet. Economic collapse has put millions out of work. Outside the window of the Cock and Bull Bar, an angry throng marches down the street for May Day, carrying red and black flags, shouting for justice and revolution. I feel suddenly like I’m in Paris, 1968. I tried to […]

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May 1, 2009 0

Flashback to 1982

By in Uncategorized

Haven’t done this on the blog yet. I was going through old files when a yellowed newsprint page fell out. It’s one of my better cartoons from when I was working on the University of Calgary Gauntlet. Obviously, some of the references are dated. A big issue was cruise missile testing in the wilds of […]

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