Posts Tagged ‘books’

November 25, 2011 0

Le Beau Pourri

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This weekend is the 10th edition of Expozine, the Montreal zine and independent comics fair. It’s a big weekend for me, as it seems that most of the people I know in my scene are there. I’ve done little roving reporter visits with my camera, interviewing people in the past. With all of these comics […]

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November 1, 2011 0

Maurice Sendak and Kate Beaton Fail

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By “fail,” I don’t mean those two artists, who are great. Just my efforts to see them or their work today. It took an effort, but I caught up with the Maurice Sendak “Exhibition” at the Jewish Public library. CBC radio on the weekend had told me about it. Unfortunately, the exhibition was 8 double-sided […]

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July 22, 2011 0

Sonja and I

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Shot of a drunken me (Jack Ruttan) and the estimable (and late) Sonja Skarstedt at the now-defunct Double Hook Bookstore, sometime in the early 1990s. Photo by Geof Isherwood.

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April 29, 2010 0

Reading Sketches

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I used to go to more literary readings, and at one point had resolved to draw a portrait of every author I had witnessed read. That resolution went by the boards a while ago, but I still draw at readings when the mood takes me. This was from an event called the “Literary Luau” at […]

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November 15, 2009 0

Expozine 2009

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Made it to Expozine Saturday. Pretty overwhelming. Didn’t do my usual thing of snapping and talking to a lot of the people there, but the place was packed with artists and writers. Did a little video you can see below of turning in a circle with my camera: Took some shots of comic artists I […]

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January 27, 2009 0

John Updike

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Link to New York Times Obituary I grew up with his writing. At one time, tried to read everything he wrote. That would be difficult, considering his rate of production. Still, with all his faults, and his establishmentarianism, he was one of my heroes.

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