Posts Tagged ‘photos’

November 2, 2011 0

Exploding Toothbrush Sequel

By in ruttan's place

It seems that my exploding toothbrush experience wasn’t as unusual as the manufacturers claimed. Now Health Canada has announced a recall. They don’t make that model toothbrush any more. I got interviewed over the phone by Canadian Press. Nice to have a little effect on things. UPDATE (Nov 3, 2011): Now I’ve got some fairly […]

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October 24, 2011 0

Eric Drooker at Drawn & Quarterly

By in montreal, sketches

The other night I went up to the Drawn & Quarterly bookstore on Bernard Street, in the vaguely trendy area of Mile End in Montreal. Amazingly got a seat right by the lectern, with a view of the screen, as below. Drooker’s event was billed as a Workshop on Art and Activism, but it was […]

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October 20, 2011 0

Daniel Clowes and Seth

By in montreal

Saw them the other night, at an event sponsored by Drawn & Quaterly publications. Two big cartoonists at the tops of their games. Didn’t have much to say to us struggling types. Neither of them really uses a computer, or worries about people reading their comics. Clowes talked about what it was like being nominated […]

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August 17, 2011 4

Ruttan family ephemera -E.H. Ruttan and Son General Store, Hardisty, Packing Tape.

By in ruttan's place

I wanted to share a family heirloom, a roll of gummed paper packing tape from my Great Grandfather’s General Store in Hardisty, Alberta. It dates from about the depression (not the current one, I mean about 1932-33), and is slightly stuck together from the gum, but I’ve unrolled a little as you see. Nice phone […]

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July 22, 2011 0

Sonja and I

By in montreal

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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June 30, 2011 0


By in montreal, ruttan's place

Taking a break from all the sketchbooky angst to post these shots of a performance of “Pinocchio” in the local park, still going on, even as I type this!

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June 11, 2011 0

F1 Confusion

By in horses, montreal, paintings, sketches, watercolour

Yesterday, I went to check out the Formula 1 Festivities downtown in Montreal. Snapped a few photos, as above. Kind of tiring, the whole thing, so I took a pit stop in Dorchester Square, ate French Fries, and sketched the equestrian monument to the wildly popular Boer War.

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November 15, 2010 1

Expozine 2010

By in montreal

Happy with how the video turned out, because I didn’t work that hard trying to get every little thing, or even amazing things. Leave that to other chroniclers. This is just my view of the show. I made sketches, which will be posted later, and I might also make an effort at identifying some of […]

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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

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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 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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