Posts Tagged ‘Film & TV’

May 31, 2010 0

May Comic Jamming, Arthur, etc.

By in men, sketches, watercolour

The last Thursday in May means the Monthly Montreal Comic Jam. I actually worked on some pages of comics, but it’s more of a get-together for local artists, to share and show off, and also collaborate on things. I got my bud Rick Gagnon to colour this picture of mine above, which turned out swell. […]

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October 31, 2009 2

Bein’ an Extra

By in montreal, sketches

One of the things I do, since writing gives me such a loose schedule, and I’ve been involved in movies and such, is play an extra, or “background performer” in local shoots. It’s kind of fun, if you don’t take it seriously, and you get a bit of money, and sometimes hobnob with stars, or […]

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June 21, 2009 0

Mad People and Sewing Machines

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Another Mad Men-inspired drawing. I don’t know what the background is. I started drawng the character’s Japanese screens, but now it looks more like the inside of a space ship. Next, junk-y old sewing machine a friend left me, and I had in the back shed. Another friend thinks I can make big bucks if […]

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June 11, 2009 0

Drawing Kinski

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These guys (1) (2) (3) have the right idea. Making images of German actor Klaus Kinski is fun. So much so, I included his daughter, Nasty.

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May 22, 2009 0


By in sketches, watercolour

Pretty busy with work, which is mainly finding work. Did this sketch this morning, in tribute to one of the purple-haired ladies in UFO, the old British TV series. Will try to do a better one, sometime.

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May 9, 2009 0

Touchez pas au grisbi

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Sadly, my weekly meet with R. Gagnon was not to be. So I was flying solo. Still, Rick had his effect, because he’s been lending me these great Criterion DVDs of films such as this one, the 1954 French gangster film Touchez pas au grisbi (“Hands off the loot”), from which I drew this very […]

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April 12, 2009 0

Back to Colour

By in montreal, sketches, watercolour

Reported in an earlier post that the Art-Tec store had gone out of business and was having a sale. I saw the building while going by in a bus, taking my cat to the vet (it was to get her stitches out from spaying surgery: very successful). But the store was sad: all of the […]

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April 5, 2009 0

Alarming Alien Cats

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The “They Live!” alien family who put up the lost cat poster in yesterday’s drawing got their pet back. This has made their gruesome little daughter especially happy. When they’re not telling earth people to “OBEY” and “CONSUME,” this couple collects cats from different worlds. Below, the “Alien ™” cat has forged an alliance with […]

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April 4, 2009 0

They Live!

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More pics drawn collaboratively at the Cock N’ Bull bar on Friday night. Sadly, my friend Marr wasn’t there, but Rick and I drew some choice items. The one above, by both of us, based on the John Carpenter movie, makes me smile every time I look at it. Then there’s Erich Von Stroheim, drawn […]

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March 27, 2009 0

Morpheus & Neo

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Still been sick and busy. Plus, my little cat is at the vet’s getting her tubes tied, or ripped out (whatever they do to spay little cats). So not much on the sketch front, outside of this. Apparently, I missed strange goings on at the Montreal Comic Jam last night, which I will have to […]

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March 11, 2009 1

Creative License

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Here’s something fun. This caricature I did of former Prime Minister, the late John Diefenbaker, is going into an upcoming political documentary. Rather than just downloading it and using it, they were nice enough to ask, and we negotiated a fee. That’s classy, and it’s nice to think of something of yours sticking around, maybe […]

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February 17, 2009 0

Pile o’ Faces

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Here are a bunch of faces I drew last night, while watching a DVD. Not always so great trying to paint while watching something, esp. an interesting but relatively contemplative film such as Two Lane Blacktop, which demands more attention than an action flick, or similar. Generally, I wait until playing a flick again for […]

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February 16, 2009 0

The blog rolls ever on and on…

By in sketches, watercolour

Precious few visitors, it seems, but the numbers were coming from points in the day, so you’d have to add them up to get a daily total. I’m not going to share that with you! Above, a painting loosely inspired by the terrific cop thriller Infernal Affairs, sort of the Hong Kong version of The […]

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February 13, 2009 0


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This is Philarette, one of the loveable characters from the movie Malpertuis. He’s especially adept with rusty scalpels and other instruments of taxidermy. “This isn’t going to hurt… Well, maybe a little….”

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