Archive for October, 2011

October 28, 2011 0

Pen and Ink Cats, etc.

By in cats, men, sketches, watercolour, women

Mr. Boggedy only WISHES he could catch rats! It’s a pain thinking up clever titles for these posts of sketches, so I’m just going for the search engines! Here’s my old pal, Howard Shore (with a random DVD lady): Bonus! A woman pointing! Is she actually wearing anything, or am I just lazy? Could have […]

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October 26, 2011 0

Drawings of Thugs and Women

By in men, sketches, watercolour, women

Sorry, they’re not together. Some other time! The guy here is my trying to recapture impressions of this character I saw on the street, who could have been a thug ordered by Central Casting. Don’t think I caught the exact look of malice on his face which unsettled me, though! Women in pencil, and colour:

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October 24, 2011 0

Eric Drooker at Drawn & Quarterly

By in montreal, sketches

The other night I went up to the Drawn & Quarterly bookstore on Bernard Street, in the vaguely trendy area of Mile End in Montreal. Amazingly got a seat right by the lectern, with a view of the screen, as below. Drooker’s event was billed as a Workshop on Art and Activism, but it was […]

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October 22, 2011 0

A Utopian Moment

By in men, sketches, watercolour, women

Somebody asked me where the name “Utopia Moment” came from. It’s something I made up, when I was in a Brian Eno type of mood (he likes to give enigmatic titles to his pieces). I think it refers to the instant when everything feels perfect; but it’s so fleeting it’s hard to grab onto and […]

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October 20, 2011 0

Daniel Clowes and Seth

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Saw them the other night, at an event sponsored by Drawn & Quaterly publications. Two big cartoonists at the tops of their games. Didn’t have much to say to us struggling types. Neither of them really uses a computer, or worries about people reading their comics. Clowes talked about what it was like being nominated […]

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October 17, 2011 0

Cat Fight!

By in cats, watercolour

My Cat Fight comic. Based on my Youtube video here

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October 16, 2011 0

Science Fiction Experiment

By in men, paintings, watercolour, women

Got carried away painting something in one of my books. The more complex you make it, it seems the more the flaws show up. Oh well, I enjoyed doing it. Trying to manage my lights and darks, my perspective, also my colour palette. The interesting thing about doing these is that they never quite get […]

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October 15, 2011 0

Cats and Cookies, and Chat

By in cats, sketches, watercolour, women

Today I was painting cats and cookies. Also, I’d like you to take a glimpse at the bare bones of a new site: Jack Ruttan’s Art Chat.

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October 12, 2011 0

New Stuff…

By in cats, men, sketches, watercolour, women

.. but somehow the same. Sigh. If anyone cares, that strange object in the upper right-hand corner is a doodle of an Italian drinking fountain I made to illustrate an anecdote to someone. Coloured it in.

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October 11, 2011 1

Griffin Art – Séguin Poirier Gallery/Studio

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A visit to the Seguin Poirier Gallery-Studio in Griffintown, Montreal. This is another of my little point-and-shoot camera video interviews focused around aspects of the art scene I happen to encounter during my wanderings in Montreal. I’m formalizing it now as “Art Chat” and have bought that name as an address for a web […]

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October 6, 2011 0

A whole bunch of drawings

By in cats, men, sketches, watercolour, women

Just putting up a lot of things. I’ve been drawing them the past week, scanning. Now they’re backed up a little. So here they are, all at once.

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October 4, 2011 1

New Comic – “The Golden Calf”

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I don’t really know where this comic came from, because it grew out of the first panel, and I took it from there without knowing about characters, or a joke, only that I had to do a six panel story. Guess I was influenced by reading about R. Crumb’s “The Book of Genesis,” because I’m […]

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October 3, 2011 0

Art Chat: Vera O. at Chez Pops

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This is a video I made of an artist at Chez Pops talking about her work, during an exhibition at the facility for Montreal’s Journées de la Culture.

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October 2, 2011 0

Slightly Random

By in men, sketches, watercolour, women

Busy as of late. I’ve been drawing things in the between times, but not really putting them up. Maybe it will even out, but I wonder. Anyhow, here are some more drawings and paintings. Some are sort of from life, some not. I’ll let you guess. The guy below, in pencil, is roughly inspired by […]

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