Archive for August, 2012

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 […]

August 27, 2012 0

Jack Ruttan hits Coolopolis

By in montreal, ruttan's place

I wrote an article for the estimable Kristian Gravenor’s blog about true crime and good times in Montreal, Coolopolis. [link] It’s part of a series about people’s first apartments. Let me know what you think! Writing for someone else’s blog is like writing for a magazine, except that you have to be your own editor. […]

August 17, 2012 0

Adventures in the Family Tree: My Grandma, Loveny Skogheim Ruttan at Camrose Normal School

By in ruttan's place

I get a little teary-eyed when I hold and look at this: A gentleman in Vancouver who works in real estate sent it to me. He saved it from a pile of stuff, then googled, and found my page dedicated to my grandmother. [link] So he e-mailed and graciously sent it to me. It’s in […]

August 10, 2012 3

Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue Garlic Festival

By in color, montreal, ruttan's place, sketches, watercolour

Garlic is fun stuff, and good for you too, they say. A friend of mine is co-organizing a festival devoted to it in the Quebec riverside town of Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. Read about it here: My connection is that I drew the bulb which made it on the festival T-Shirt: Another friend said it looked like […]

August 8, 2012 0

Bike Path on the Lachine Canal

By in color, paintings, watercolour

Near the Saint Paul lock.

August 7, 2012 0

Loch Ness Monster

By in paintings, watercolour

August 1, 2012 0

Kentucky UFO Incident

By in paintings, watercolour

While I don’t believe the stories, these are fun for me to draw.