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Hell with all my friends, @ Salon du livre de Montreal & Expozine!

Was looking for info on something else…

…and found a message from Liliane, sent last year. Not sure i ever got around to posting it, nice little memior inspired she told me from reading Therefore Repent! Made me smile to read it again.

“In the late 70s, there was lots of new religions popping everywhere. They were selling their version of God to anyone who would listen. And mostly try to get the most people to flock to their enlighted gourous. They were recruting in every shopping malls come hell or high water.”…


Just confirmed that i’ll be at
Salon du livre de Montreal
for the first time this year.

Will be appearing with the author of (k), Sophie Bienvenu, Saturday November the 21st, 10h30 to 12h & Sunday November the 22nd, 13h to 14h30.

I’m just wrapping up final art for the BD on (k) today, going to ink it after i post this.
It’ll be good to see Sophie again, not managed to for awhile.

And while book fairs are not typically as fun as the lunch looks to have been – missed that cus’ i was in Toronto for TCAF and wasn’t notified of the date till the day i was leaving town! Rats. – it will still be nice to have a part in promoting the book in the local book market. Just hope my lack of French skills is not too much of a problem.


I will also be at Expozine the week before!

November 14 and Sunday, November 15, 2009, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

We pack them in at the huge room in the belly of 5035 St-Dominique, Eglise Saint-Enfant Jesus, between St-Joseph and Laurier, a walk from, Laurier Metro on either Laurier or from the St-Joseph side, essentially on super trendy Boulevard Saint-Laurent. Near the home of the old MMCJ’s, at Casa del Popolo.
Free admission for that one!
I’ll have the whole flee circus out on display, and be doing sketches, drop in and check out the madness of Expozine!

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Plunging away on #12 of K, looking at the last issue next week and looking for the next gig. Been thinking about pitching and talking to some editors about wfh work…

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As always keep up with K on it’s own sites here & here!

…I’ve been thinking about characters i’d like to draw if i were doing wfh. need to do some sketching later this week for that. Rocket Racoon and Ghost Rider are at the top of my list for marvel…

Did a set of character sketches for Dream Life last week, for a pitch pack as well.

character sketches for dream life
character sketches for dream life

I’ll have a new post on LJ this weekend i think. See you then.

K5, on the stands, and work on the desk

Episode 5 is out, you can watch another little summery of the story by Sophie on the site & there’s comments too – here’s a Google translation link.

Did a layouts for 8 & 9’s covers this week, these are my two favorite versions i think…

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Also Inked & lettered page 27 of Dream Life – great week at the desk. But still need more freelance work. Some illustration or something.

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Episode 3: Ce genre de fille-la & Thinkin’ Chicken’

KpostersBook 3 of K is out!


you can preview some of it here, and this is the main site for the
book where there’s another Vid by the lovely Sophie Bienvenu to see. 6 days till 4 if you’re counting!

Saw posters for the series walking home from a fringe play – this is the second i’ve seen. The other was of book 1’s cover announcing the series. Atlas for the chicken brain pencils wtext

Due to give Sof a call, and get copies of K4 from the publisher. Will have to ask how it’s doing, get some numbers. Hope it’s good. Happy with the way the art’s coming out. Need to get more of it done faster this month, but yeah.

Also this week worked on the first of a new short format comic series, seen here on the left.

This is just a rough draft with only crude sketch art, but i’d be curious about how it strikes people, please let me know by writing or commenting here or on flicker.

The theme is to try to help re-frame the way people see science and how it can apply in a non-dogmatic way to understanding their own worlds and lives.

K, MoCCA and Awesome 2: Awesomer – gone fishin’

Ok, about to take the weekend off and head south for a few days, got some drawing to do tonight and a few errands to run, then catch a train in the am. A quick weekend trip to NY to check out MoCCA for the first time! Woohoo.

Was just at the publishers office, K2: Le dep’ eclaire a des milles a la ronde is on the stands! There’s also another introductory video on the site with author Sophie Bienvenu!

This is the interior BD i did for that, it printed pretty nicely i think.

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Was at TCAF, the Canadian version of this, but i’ve wanted to go to MoCCA for a while, haven’t seen the museum since the early 90’s, and the festival seems to promise much! But you know at TCAF i really only got to have real fun in the evenings, the days were work. Didn’t want to do too of those in a row so didn’t think I’d go this year either. But then i decided i had earned a hobo’s weekend.

This time it’s strictly for kicks, see some freinds and look at comic books. Not sitting anywhere or have a single thing planed. Looks to be fun. May spend a lot of time in panels.

Will post stuff if i have the time, photos and such, and probably use the excuse to play reporter a little on sequential. Good way to shift from the TCAF coverage mode.

One of the things I’m really excited to see is the Indy Spinner Anthology i have a story in with Rantz Hoseley, AWESOME 2: AWESOMER. It’s pretty amazing looking, here’s the specks!

Edited by Indie Spinner Rack’s Charlito and Mr. Phil!
Preview



You can’t keep a great indie anthology down! The boys at Indie Spinner Rack have been producing the premiere indie comics podcast for over three years, and in 2007 produced the aptly-titled AWESOME anthology. Now they’re back, along with a few dozen of their friends and favorite guests… who happen to be some of the greatest cartoonists in the industry!

AWESOME 2: AWESOMER is edited by Charlito and Mr. Phil, hosts of Indie Spinner Rack, and designed once again by Eisner nominee Jon Adams. Contributors include Chris Duffy, Sarah Glidden, Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey, Jeff Lemire, Alex Robinson, J. Chris Campbell, Robert Goodin, Alex Cahill, Chris Schweizer, and MANY more — with a cover by the legendary Jeff Smith!

What’s more, half the proceeds from every book sold will go to fund a student scholarship to the Center for Cartoon Studies! What are you waiting for!? Pick up AWESOMER today! — Softcover Graphic Novel (Anthology) with inserted mini-comic, 200 pages, 6″ x 9″

SHIPPING MAY 2009!
Awesome 2: Awesomer
$14.95 (US)
Diamond: MAR09443
ISBN: 978-1-60309-039-1

The set from Flicker for my story in that is here.

K2 on the racks in 4:12:54……

Episode 2 of (k) is on the shelf in 4 days and counting, you can the seconds even on the home page here.

I got my own copies Monday and it looks pretty good, not totally keen on the font that was picked for the final lettering, but in the end not being functionally bilingual really it was simpler to let the publisher do it.

Saw them first in print at the post office the other day as i picked up my own box a week late after recovering from the festival.

It was stacked over with the magazines and smokes in its own little box. Later that day postering with a friend on my day off we past some giant ones for our series plastered on a large stretch of constructions sidings on Parc ave. That was fun, the art for book one holds up pretty good blown up huge like that. I’ll have to go back to get a snap shot of that to send to Sophie. For a gig that started off pretty badly it’s coming out well for now. Ultimately required a degree of divestment on my part but so it goes sometimes. Having spent the last few hours noodling on some more DL pages, i’m thinking about the sketches i did for 4, trying to get into finishing them & wondering where the text for 5 & 6 are…

Report from the desk:

Posted this on P&P and then relized i should put it here…

And a day of rest – geeeeezzzzz, man, came back from TCAF the hard way, had to get a cover and BD done for Monday, and almost, but not quite made it. lettering on the BD is temporary, the publisher is going to use their font once they do final edit.

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Last week : TCAF was pretty awesome, though i have some mightily cranky notions about the building we were in – not a fan of the architecture, looks good on camera but where i was sitting, it was not a very human feeling space too me, never was a big fan of that one – i sat right under where this was taken from.

But a lot of people loved it and I’m told the library is ecstatic about the festival and provides the space happily which is not how the last place treated them so that’s great for Peter and Christopher! Probably will grow on me, i just really loved the old Vic building we were in, had great feeling about it.

Saturday was insane! I mean packed! wow.


No one seemed to know were the ac controls were + i had been up pretty late Friday night being social as well as hulling 525 magazines clear across town and back again on foot [transit] Friday afternoon/evening to get to the Seth reading.

I had also chosen to wear something semi formal involving a jacket. = i was wrecked after day one.

Susi diner saved me and had a good time at Chips launch. His new book looks really sweet, hope to actually read a comic soon, it’s in the short stack.

Day two was more mellow, and cool enough i didn’t think about taking off my sweater, which it looks like i should have – this was all nice till later on when it was clear the sales were going to be slow.

Despite repeated attempts i was unable to crack the boredom by starting a rubber band war with Craig A. Taillefer, who just gave me funny looks. yes, that look exactly. Brian Evinou & Liz Baillie were grate neighbors, Brian did a lot of drawing. If i hadn’t been so burnt out both days i might have felt bad about not being into it!

Last minute scramble to spend money in the last half hour left me with a small profit i spent on mothers day dinner. I bet folks with brand new books to sell did well. Also moved I’d say about 450 of 525 copies of the free Sequential magazine which were well received for sure. Got a short list of people who want to be in the next one if there is one.

The After Party Sunday night was nice, and i had a good time hanging out with Eric Kim & Co. Monday. Met a whole bunch of cool people on this trip in fact.

Had a few days off to see family, and got some sketching done. Missed my buss, took 12 hours to get home in all and crashed hard.