Archive for February, 2014

February 26, 2014 0

Bluebeard and Friends

By in ballpoint pen, black and white, color, pen and ink, watercolour

Inspired by this engraving by Gustave Doré, I did this picture: Bonus young Anita Ekberg:

February 26, 2014 0

Morning Pages

By in pen and ink, pencil, sketches, watercolour

I didn’t draw all of these today. Just was tardy in uploading them. Here are a few of my pals from the Montreal Monthly Comic Jam. Actually, this is last month’s meeting. There was another last night, but I didn’t have the energy to go. Here I was in a bit of a pissy mood, […]

February 22, 2014 0

RIP Judy Mappin

By in montreal

. She was really one of Canadian literature’s heroes. I think bookstores (along with book festivals) are a kind of conduit through which authors and readers can keep in touch with each other. Social media, too, but the events allow for face to face contact. When I was a newcomer to Montreal, I felt like […]

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

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 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: […]

February 12, 2014 0

Coreopsis Profiles Jack Ruttan

By in montreal, ruttan's place

This online magazine, Coreopsis, based in Berkeley, California, has an interview with me, also a gallery of my work. Quite thrilled with this. Above is the image I did as a “cover.” Still quite cold here, and this is appropriate, because there are three skating rinks in the park across the street. May have to […]

February 11, 2014 0

Shirley Temple Thoughts, and Watercolour Faces

By in color, Coloured Pencils, heads, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

A little sad about Shirley Temple, whom it seemed was an icon of indomitable “cute” childhood, and also proof that you could be a child star, and then turn out all right. Drew this image not as a portrait, just as an idea, based on her image. Also did some proper faces from magazines, in […]

February 1, 2014 0

Some Anonymous Woman

By in color, digital, women

I’m getting used to the idea that most of my drawings not done from a photograph will be slightly cockeyed and spidery. Still adventuring in the digital realm, however. For better or worse.