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Sep 29, 2006

Page 23 of Therefore Repent!


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Sep 25, 2006

A friends insights

My friend Cassandra has just started classes at Concordia in the arts program, she's studying performance art, as so has quite an interesting range of classes.

When we can find some time to spend together she often has interesting experiences to relay to me from her classes. Some has been of the too predictable Art School egomania and competition, but a lot has been more interesting and at times she's enjoyed some profound moments.

She's posted one account of these on her blog here, the post titled Judgments and Class Discussions - Found her post refreshing commentary and view of the incidents earlier this month at Dawson, which neighbours Concordia's campus in downtown Montreal.

It's too true, our culture, our species still is too easily led and prone to react in astonishment and disbelief, followed by protectionist fear when things like this go down. We push further away those we push away daily, and when our society gets colder, our media echoes the cries of many people astonishment that the obvious happens.

Gill illustrated a point in his randomish choice of targets: Any human behaviour can happen in any Human space, including the most selfish violet lashing out of the ostracized.

Gill saw himself as a dark figure, but none of us is the sole author of our self-image. Rather it's a by-product of both the way we see ourselves, and the way others do and respond to that. Somewhere along the line others helped to project this persona on him, and others still helped to confirm it time and again. Eventually he simply did what all humans do, he acted out his perceived roll in life.

This truth should not make you fearful, but respect the consequences of taking things for granted, and of pre-judging.

It's true that instinctively humans will make conscious and unconscious judgements about others within the first 10 seconds of having met. But we also posses one of the most powerful thinking devices in the known universe, and are quite able to use it to stay off that judgement till we know more, and even better.

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Sep 21, 2006

Back from Toronto

Returned a few days ago from my trip. Lost almost 10 pounds and my caves are still a bit soar from all the walking I did! Not complaining, really that was a nice Birthday present :-)

Had a great time seeing old friends and most of my family - as usual missed a few of you, sorry, just not enough time. I'll try to not take a year before I get back for my next visit.

So nice to sleep on my own bed though. I'd like to say I spent the last three days just sleeping - could use it - but really I had to get to work almost as soon as I got back.

Cover Art for Therefore Repent Just about put the final touches on the cover for Therefore Repent so it can go into Insomniac's catalog [who so kindly help Jim distribute his books], and I'm now getting a chunk of pages done for a preview we have slated for Taddle Creek's October issue.

While I was in Toronto I put on my roving reporter hobby hat, and had some fun blogging live from the 2006 Doug Wright Awards. My report can be found here on Sequential.

For me the highlights were the interview that I recorded between Seth and Chester, and seeing my old friend Lorenz Peter receive the Best EMERGING TALENT award.

Couldn't go to a nicer or more worthy doodler. His book looks really good, you should check it out.

Bryan has as usual out blog surfed me by a mile and posted these follow up links tracking all the various reports on the nights events. I really haven't had time to read them all myself!

On the whole the show was good. The opening interview was good but maybe would have benefited from a preinterview so that Chester would have been able to answer Seth's question a bit quicker - he's a thougtfull sort who will awnser the hard questions but not without a few errs and umms.

The hall of fame dedication of George Feyer was a tad dry and in general I think it would help a lot to work in some music into the proceedings, a sound track can make even paint drying moderately entertaining so here i'm sure it would keep things from dragging some.

Without it did feel long, as awards tend to be it seems, and im not sure I like the move to the Gladstone. Personally I like funky warm spaces more than large supposedly classy spaces like this. The Liberty Cafe where it was held last year was ok but a tad seedy, and i'm not sure I really know of a space in Toronto that would match the vibe I like the most. Speculating I'd guess that maybe a small theater might be the thing, like the Poor Alex maybe.

As one person suggested the difference in tone may have a lot to do with the fact that this years awards were standing alone, while the last was part of the TCAF festivities so they were attended by a more festive crowd.

This year seemed a bit somber, with Seth and Chester looking very serious in their matching suits and the local luminaries shmoozing briefly, then disappearing just an hour after the events wrapped rather than parting late into the night as they did last time.

But dispite, I'd say good time, and not at all unberable or anything. And It was good to see my Blog parter at Sequential Bryan, as well as Brad Mackay, Chris Butcher, Marc Nugi and the rest of the TO comics crowd again. Been a hermit for the last year, well, for a while now really.

K', I gots' to go draw. Be good

max

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Sep 12, 2006

36

Not quite yet, but I will be shortly.
Sheesh...


I don't feel "36"
Whatever that's supposed to feel like...


Packing right now to go to Toronto this week. I will be spending some time with family and friends for the week of my Birthday, this 15th.

I was thinking I might also go check out the Doug Wright Awards on the 14th, but now I've been asked to record the events again this year so it's official, guest list and all that jazz!

I joke, it was pretty official last year too....but this time I'm going as a reporter! :D I'll be at the Gladstone with my gear on the 14th, Keep your ears pealed on this spot for the posting of the audio from that some time the 15th.

My birthday and you all get the present... humm.



coveridea-kateBeen penciling Therefore Repent! All this week, and worked up some cover designs to pass by Jim. Nothing final yet but we all seem to like the Dog, what do you think?

coveridea-dogNeed to get some chunks of the story lettered and done by the end of the month for previews in magazines Jim has lined up, it's going to be a bit hectic, what with the fussy business of settling into a new work space, and going on a trip this week - been getting a fair bit done but feeling very distracted.

Damn this is a big book!

Going to talk to Jim about doing some kind of web publishing thing with this when I'm in TO, maybe something like a modern tales deal with micro payments? We'll see, If you're interested in that I'd like to know, drop me a line!

More on that and the magazine previews for the story later.

By the way, please do leave me comments, I'd love to get more feed back. I seem to have a code bug or something with this new layout in some browsrs - at least on my end at times...if your having trouble with them that might be it...but I am getting them and they show up here in most browsers...not sure if it's a problem.

Anywho, be good, cheers
Max

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