The Someday Funnies and BIG BANG with En Masse!
Sometimes you get to find yourself amidst historical events.
I had a small part in two major things launching this November!
I ended up being one of a hand full of Montreal artists who helped Michel put the final touches on his long delayed monster project, an amazing anthology of original strips about the 1960s! Word that it had found a new publisher followed an interview with TCJ about it.
It was an honour to get to work on the pages of some amazing artists like Herb Trimpe, Ralph Reese, Bill Griffith, Bill Lee, Ed McCormack, Ed Subitzky, Ay Jay, Stelling, Picha, and fucking Pierre Berton! To name a few. I’ve worked on collections of classic comics as a archivist/clean up artist before, and as an inker. But this was my first colouring job outside of my own work.
And the big news is it’s all done now, and the first launch parties are booked! Starting with here in Montreal, at the Paragraphe Bookstore
Montreal, Thursday, November 10 at 6 p.m.
Choquette’s audio-visual presentation of the backstory will be given at the McGill Faculty Club, 3450 McTavish.
Followed by a book signing just down the hill at Paragraphe Librairie / Bookstore. 2220 McGill College
And then back in Montreal for November the 23rd.
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly around 7pm. No details yet. 211 Rue Bernard Ouest.
handily the one at Paragraph is close to home for me! And I just need to get out more often so going to try to make both. See you there!
And while in Downtown Montreal, swing by to see…
En Masse @ Big Bang!
En Masse is a loose collective of mostly Montreal artists run by Jason Botkin, Fred Caron & Rupert Bottenberg. Along with a large core group of artists and occasional stringers they’ve been putting up eye pooping B&W murals all over the place for a while now.
I’ve joined in the fun once before, and last week they invited me to once more, for a show at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts!
A big gang of us covered the walls of one of the large gallery rooms with wild drawings. Only wish I had more energy at the time. I took a few shots with my phone the days I was involved, and my partner Angela got some of the final show the night of the Vernissage. And here’s a clip of the over all.
Had fun at the launch of Big Bang. I’ve got just a few square feet in this, i was not totally pleased with what i did but the great thing about these collaborations is someone will polish off something a bit unfinished if your not feeling it. The thing is amazing, much thanks to the gang for having me join in a little!
This was the work of: Andrew DaSilva, Antoine Tavaglione, Astro, Billy Mavreas, Carlos Santos, Caro Caron, Chris Dyer, David Samson, Dewey Thang Nguyen, Beef Oreo, Fred Caron, Fred Casia, Gene Pendon, Jason Botkin, Jason Wasserman, Kevin Ledo, Kirsten McCrea, Krista Bursey, Lisa Czech, Mark Unterberger, Melissa Del Pinto, Étienne Chartrand, Olivier Roy, Pascal Rodrigue, Peru Dyer, Peter Ferguson, Raphaele Bard, Rupert Bottenberg, Salgood Sam, Tyler Rauman, Tyson Bodnarchuk, Rage5, & Alan Ganev!
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