Archive for July, 2014

July 31, 2014 0

1940s Canadian Gas Ration Coupons

By in ruttan's place

Something interesting I found, going through my files looking at old cartoons the other night. An envelope full of old gas ration coupons from my Great Grandpa’s business in Hardisty, Alberta. I don’t think I have the stickers that were supposed to go in the windshield, but all the other items, plus the old stamps, […]

July 31, 2014 0

Fritz the Hobbit

By in black and white, comics, old comics

A twitter exchange with a University of Calgary alumnus reminded me of this comic I did way back in 1979, for the University of Calgary GAUNTLET. Unhappily, I couldn’t find the first episode in my files, so this is all I’ve got. The narrative is already a little shakey, because I think installments came out […]

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July 31, 2014 0

Lachine Canal

By in montreal, paintings, watercolor, watercolour

This wasn’t working as a painting, so I decided to see if I could put little people along the front of it. That didn’t work perfectly, either: some “pentimenti” here — that’s because it’s transparent watercolour, except for the white. Still, fun to try, and I’m not so annoyed with it anymore.

July 28, 2014 0

Nora the Tuxling

By in cats, color, Nora the cat, paintings, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

July 25, 2014 0

Inspired by George Stubbs

By in dogs, horses, sketches, watercolor

George Stubbs is one of my favourite painters. Not just because of his horses and dogs, (though those are great, too), but his wonderful, very sober, 18th-century people.