Posts Tagged ‘montreal’

November 7, 2010 0

Les 48 heures de la bande dessinée de Montréal

By in montreal

I was at the above-named event today. Plenty of cartoonists, plenty of cartoons. A surprise for me, because I didn’t know many of them. The Montreal comics scene is indeed diverse. The first day, Saturday, is devoted to creating strips: cartoonists are paired up to produce these. Sunday is for displaying the finished work to […]

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November 6, 2010 0

The Rise of the Octo-Moose

By in montreal

I visited this show last night, at Galerie Monastiraki. Wasn’t really sure what they were doing, whether it was a book, or a show, or what. Turned out to be art. Here are some snapshots: I also made videos where I chatted with the artists. Very pleased that I’ve begun to be able to use […]

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October 30, 2010 0

October Montreal Comic Jam

By in men, montreal, sketches, watercolour

Something special for this month’s comic jam. Pierre Landry from CBC Radio came and interviewed us about the comic jam. Maybe this is a result of the press attention we got in the Gazette a couple of weeks ago. Here are some snaps from the Jam, including the interview: And you can listen to the […]

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October 28, 2010 0

Phantasmagoria at Galerie Yves Laroche

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I visited the vernissage for this show last night, which was a lot of fun, perfect for Hallowe’en. An artist friend on twitter suggested I check it out. So I did and wasn’t disappointed. Did a little bit of a reporter thing, with my electronic devices: my tiny Lumix Camera, and my cigarette-lighter shaped voice […]

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September 19, 2010 0

Old Port

By in montreal, sketches, watercolour

Off to the Old Port yesterday. I’ve been pretty tired lately. Don’t know why that is. Anyhow, I drew some of the sailing ships which had docked there, (on my other blog, don’t ask why — I haven’t quite figured it out), and painted this building. I’ve painted it before, when it wasn’t quite as […]

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September 13, 2010 0

Montreal Comic Con 2010

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Please check my set of still photos from this year’s Montreal Comic Con. I’m still messing around with the videos, and will upload those in a later post. This maybe serves as a taster, and I know people will want to see the photos.

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September 13, 2010 2

Saturday in the Park

By in men, montreal, ruttan's place, watercolour, women

I’m behind in my blogging, as usual. September seems to be a whirl of events and parties. While my health is back (for now!) it’s hard to get out to everything. I promised to record a few of these, so here we are. These are shots and sketches from the weekend party in Mederic Martin […]

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August 25, 2010 0


By in montreal, ruttan's place

The Park party is happening Saturday, Sept. 11. The website for it is here –

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June 21, 2010 0

Old Port

By in men, montreal, sketches, watercolour, women

I enjoyed doing these pictures of the Old Port, painting away while people on wheels and feet sailed past me. I’m the crazy hairy guy with the paint box, which is all right with me. Funny, though, how when you sit down, suddenly 400 school kids on lunch break sit in the same area you […]

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June 16, 2010 1

Hospital Story

By in montreal

Something I don’t usually do on this blog. A acquaintance of mine e-mailed me a very unpleasant hospital story. I just find it upsetting, but he wants to spread it around. His name is Robert M.Smith. A long-time Montrealer, and a good writer & poet, he feels intimidated by blogs and the web. Even so, […]

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June 14, 2010 3

L’Écho d’un fleuve

By in men, montreal, ruttan's place, sketches, watercolour, women

One of the pleasures of living in this little neighbourhood here (whether it’s called “Centre Sud” or “Les Faubourgs” –I’m really not so sure) is the now annual urban art event L`Écho d’un Fleuve, taking place on rue Dufresne, just below my front door here on Rouen. Who’d have thought there were so many artists […]

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June 5, 2010 0

“Compassion Club” Raids

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I did one of my now-rare political cartoons, about this story. I was mad at the time, and wondering if the drawing would be too harsh, but now it seems kind of mild. Ink seems to soak up a lot of the anger. I’m not even that big a pot person, but think the laws […]

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June 3, 2010 2

The Power of Free Beer

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Didn’t see many of my usual English language blogging buddies at the special Yulblog event last Tuesday. That might have been because it was a day earlier than the usual monthly get-together, and also in a special venue, L’Assoimoir on Notre Dame, just West of the Cathedral in Old Montreal. Might also have been because […]

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April 5, 2010 0

This Always Happens…

By in cats, dogs, men, montreal, sketches, women

I’ve been in a bit of a mood lately, and not posting much. But still drawing things. Some of which are clever, or all right. I’ve actually got 3 comic strips on the go, which I’d like to finish. Those, of course, are all brilliant. We’ll see. In the meantime, because Easter weekend was warm, […]

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